Yesterday we had one of those family occasions you only have once in a blue moon.
It was my Auntie Jean’s 90th birthday, so we had the gathering of the Walter clan at Polkerris, Cornwall. Sadly, not everyone could make it, but those that did made it an exceptional event.
Here’s a photo of us all on the right. We took over the top end of the Rashleigh Arms, whose management kindly turned on the sea for us, so we had a great scene outside the bay window.
It was a sublime, relaxed affair, topped off by a beautiful speech by my Dad and two choruses of “Happy Birthday” for Auntie Jean, who was at her sweetest.
As always with these occasions there were some wonderful old photos to view and marvellous stories to hear. This photo on the right is of the family in 1960 at Erdiston Court, Bude. I am in my dad’s arms at the back, aged one.
And look! I had hair! And it was blonde!Tweet