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Wishing a Happy and fruitfull New Year to you all

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I hope everyone has had as nice a Christmas as we have. As T and I retired in November I had plenty of time to prepare for it this year. We had a joint retirement ‘do’ and our daughter and son had this cake made for us.


Everyone said it was a good likeness except for the fact that T is usually to be found sitting with his back to the wall with a cuppa in his hand. It took me untill the middle of December to cut it up as I didn’t want to spoil it. We carefully removed the figures, sand and wall then my legs fell off and then my head. I can allways say that I kept my head and my legs held out ’till I retired.!!
Emily helped me trim the Christmas tree


Matthew decided he wanted to help the young ones eat their dinner on New years day, and i thought it better to leave them in the kitchen, they ate more from him than they usually do!!


We enjoyed the last of the beans I had frozen through the summer

Although we have had loads of snow and the temperatures have been below freezing much of the time the Hostas I potted up in September are still growing!!


Spring is round the corner hopefully, the nights beginning to pull out and there are signs of new life out in the borders. Time to get the seed catalogue out and plan for this year. Hope it’s a fruitfull one for us all.

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Happy New Year
And Happy Retirement :o)

3 Jan, 2010

 

Best Wishes for 2010 and enjoy your retirement, hope that cake tasted as good as it looked and thats a cheeky smile on your handsome babysitters face..lol....

3 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Hywel and Lincslass. Looking forward to some spare time. The cake was a beautifull fruit cake. Saddly all gone now.

3 Jan, 2010

 

What a great cake, a lot of thought must have gone into that. Wishing you both a long and happy retirement, and a very happy 2010

3 Jan, 2010

 

Thanks Tulsalady.

3 Jan, 2010

mad
Mad
 

What lovely photos and what a remarkable cake. Someone very clever made that. I hope you carry on enjoying your retirement with your lovely family. Love the two little ones in their high chairs, how sweet.
What a shame your legs and head fell off!! Glad you enjoyed your Christmas.

3 Jan, 2010

 

Thankyou Mad. It's the children who make the Christmas special isn't it.

3 Jan, 2010

 

You really will enjoy being retired! It's great to be able to do what you want, when you want. :-)))

3 Jan, 2010

 

I can't wait for the spring so I can get into the garden and spend time as I really want too.

3 Jan, 2010

 

Loved the cake, so funny...
Hope you both enjoy your retirement, having the children is a bonus, Emily looks a poppit!! hope you have managed to get your head and legs fixed, you wont be much use in the garden otherwise...lol

3 Jan, 2010

 

:) lol. Thanks DottyD

3 Jan, 2010

 

enjoy a long and happy retirement. I am so envious.

3 Jan, 2010

 

best wishes and happy retirement from me too,great cake i wouldnt have wanted to cut it :o))

3 Jan, 2010

 

Good luck for the year ahead and best wishes for your retirement!

3 Jan, 2010

 

all the best for your retirement and happy newyear, what lovely granchildren

3 Jan, 2010

 

Thankyou everyone. Happy New Year to you all.

3 Jan, 2010

uma
Uma
 

Happy New Year, Homebird!

5 Jan, 2010

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