23 Sep 2016

Five on Friday


Hello everyone.  I hope you've had a good week.  I'm joining in Amy's Five on Friday link-up. You can find the link-up and see whose participating here.

Our local grandchildren celebrate their birthdays in September seven days apart from one another so this week I'm sharing some of the photos taken over the years when we've been on holiday in Italy. It has been fun looking through my photo archives and putting these collages together. 
Over the years especially since we moved to Sheffield in our retirement it has been interesting to see the two of them develop, progress in their studies and out-of-school interests. Our grandson (now fourteen) enjoys sports, is a good all-rounder and is doing well in football as a goalkeeper and in rowing events. This year he was voted Sports Personality of the Year at his school.  As for our granddaughter it's hard to believe that she has just celebrated her eighteenth birthday. She has another year at college before she goes to university, but will visit different ones soon and apply for a place where she hopes to continue her studies in health sciences.  





Our granddaughter hosted a birthday party for her best friends and we were invited to the informal buffet.  She bought and prepared the food, chicken, pasta salad, mini pizzas, filled rolls, small cakes and nibbles and also made the chocolate cake decorated with Kinder wafer biscuits and chocolate eggs.






We certainly ate well and enjoyed the party.  The weather was good and we were able to sit out in the garden during the early evening.  This week she's continuing the celebrations by going out for a meal in town with more of her friends.

Sunday was another sunny day so after lunch Mr. P. drove us down to Ladybower Reservoir and we walked from one side to the other along the walkway by the dam wall.  After the walk we went to the nearby Yorkshire Bridge Inn which is a pub and restaurant and had a drink in the garden.  I'll share more of the walk another time.




Meanwhile, I wish you a good day, a peaceful weekend  and I hope to speak to you soon.
Linda :)

18 comments:

  1. Lovely sets of pics here. What a talented girl your granddaughter is. The cake and nibbles are something else. Good for her. And happy birthday to both the grandkids.

    Diana

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  2. Oh that cake is mouth watering!

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  3. You have lovely grandchildren Linda, it must be good to have them live close by. The birthday party sounds wonderful and the cake looks amazing:)

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  4. Lovely to see how your grandchildren have grown over the years! You must be very proud of them indeed. Thank you for joining Five On Friday, lovely to see you, have a good weekend! xx

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  5. Happy birthday to your grandchildren! Time just flies by doesn't it? My son turns 25 today and it just seems like yesterday he was a baby.

    That cake looks delicious!

    Have a great weekend

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  6. Oh happy days, Linda. Don't they just grow up so quickly! We've had some lovely weather lately. My daughter's birthday is also in September, we had some great outdoor parties when she was little, it's a good month.

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  7. What beautiful grandchildren and how wonderful to be able to look back on the years and see how they have matured and look forward to who they are becoming. Happy Birthday to them both.

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  8. How lovely to be able to visit and see your grands grow up. Love the way that cake was decorated! Very creative. Beautiful photos! Wishing you a good day, too!

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  9. Happy Birthday to each of your grands! My youngest son has a September birthday as well, and was astonished to find himself being 41! Wishing you more happy days as well, Linda. xx

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  10. Happy birthday to both grandchildren. It must be lovely to have them close by so that you can share in their achievements. That cake is fabulous.

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  11. Happy birthday to your grandchildren. How lovely to be close enough to watch them grow and develop over the years (those years pass so quickly). Beautiful pictures of the Reservoir.

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  12. Children and grandchildren grow up so quickly, don't they? Lovely to see the photos through the years. Your granddaughter is very talented to prepare all that food for her party. The cake looks amazing.

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  13. You must be very proud of your grandchildren. Lovely that their birthdays are so close together. That seems to happen a lot in families. Our special month is March. Have a lovely weekend :) B

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  14. Dear Linda,

    Your grandchildren are so lovely and what a nice thing hosting the birthday party and preparing all the food. Happy belated birthday to your Grands. You must be very proud of them and so clever making the wonderful cake
    Hope you are enjoying a relaxing and lovely weekend
    hugs
    Carolyn

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  15. How fun to see your beautiful grandchildren. Your granddaughter really went all out on that cake. What a treat for her to prepare the food and you got to just attend and enjoy. What special family time.

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  16. Your grandchildren certainly have grown ! 18 ! Mine will be 6 in November ! Could be my great great grandchild ! I don't see him very often because my son lives and works in Amsterdam. The Yorkshire landscape looks so beautiful !

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  17. Wonderful images of your Grandchildren. It's hard to beieve how fast time goes by especially the older we become.
    Ladybower Reservoir looks beautifully peaceful. What a gorgeous area you live in.
    Have a fantastic new week :)x

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  18. Those are great photos showing how they've changed over the years. Especially love the one of them standing by the water fountain. :)

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