Tea Time #11 – Birthday month

I read somewhere recently, (I can’t remember where though), that the mother should be congratulated on the birth-day of her children rather than the way we do it now, showering the birthday child with gifts and birthday wishes.    I presume because the mother has done all the work in producing said child.  I don’t mind this idea! I remember sending my mother flowers when I turned 40, (a quite significant birthday at the time), and congratulating her on having me all those years ago.  I know that mothers the world over are more than happy to shower their offspring with love and best wishes on their special day.

It’s time for Justine’s Tea Time #11 and I find I am in a reflective mood as we share a cup of tea together.

My 3 daughters all celebrate their birthdays within a few weeks of each other and as a result I too celebrate their arrivals and congratulate myself for producing such beautiful and clever girls (with the help of my husband of course!)

I had my 3 girls over a period of 5 years but all their birthdays fall within a short space of time – from the start of May to the start of June!  This was good and bad at the time! They all got to know that they didn’t have to wait long for their special day but it was all very concentrated in a short space of time in the middle of the year.

If you’ve read any of my posts you will know that I am very family oriented. I have a special page  on my blog just for my posts that I’m most proud of and they are mainly posts I’ve written about my family. My daughters are now grown up and live far, far away but we are in constant contact so the world doesn’t seem too big most of the time. At birthday times though I find that I miss them more. I wrote a special post for my middle daughter, who turned 30 at the beginning of May, and it has been one of my most popular posts.  (Click here if you missed it.) I also included her special birthday food in last month’s Tea Time.

This time it’s my firstborn daughter’s birthday and my wish for her on her birthday was for her to be as happy as she was in this photo from many years ago. The other photo is of us both at her 30th birthday vintage shindig just over 2 years ago.  I bravely travelled on my own to visit her in the UK (all the way from Australia) for her special party – it was a real hoot with everyone dressed in 50s style and with a great band rocking the night.  Great memories!


My happy girl

My happy girl

Mother and daughter

Mother and daughter

It’s been so nice to spend some time with you all, thanks for having me visit and allowing me to reminisce. If it’s your birthday this month then happy birthday to you as well (and to your mother).

Deb 🙂

  One thought on “Tea Time #11 – Birthday month

  1. May 28, 2015 at 1:54 am

    Awe that is so so cute, brings tears to my eyes again good ones, but that is because I am such a sop!!! And a 50’s party?!!!! Why wasn’t I invited? lolol…looks fab….you are such a proud mummy and i totally agree that actually the present we get on our childrens birthdays is the fact we have our children, present enough hey?

    Thank you for joining and sharing 😀 ❤

    Justine xx

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  2. May 31, 2015 at 5:56 pm

    What a lovely post again Deb! The photos are gorgeous. Three very happy faces. Best birthday wishes to you and your daughters! X

    Liked by 1 person

    • May 31, 2015 at 6:18 pm

      Thanks, it’s a busy time for us! What was I thinking all those years ago??

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  3. June 7, 2015 at 3:45 pm

    That photo of Melanie as a toddler could be you. Your happy smile is beaming out of your daughter’s face Deb – and I find it funny to see this, as I always thought she took after Grant!

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    • June 7, 2015 at 8:00 pm

      Thanks for your lovely comment Jen. Ask mum & dad and they’ll tell you she looked very much like me as a baby. I think she’s a great mix of us both.


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