Yesterday my daughter drove up for the day from Winchester, Hampshire and we celebrated her 30th birthday (which is today) with a family lunch at the Jackdaw Inn in the pretty village of Denton between Canterbury and Folkestone. This is the place where DD2 and her fiance will marry next May and we managed to take some lovely photos in the garden where they will hold the ceremony. It was the first time in a couple of years that we've all been together and we had a fantastic time.
The birthday girl and her younger brothers
My wonderful kids
Kids, partners and dad
Birthday girl with mum and dad
Dad and mum
Today I did the Race for Life at Folkestone for the very first time. DD2 and I walked the course (5km or 3.1 miles) in approx 53 minutes. DD3 ran the distance in 21 minutes and came 6th out of approximately 3000 entrants. It really did look like a sea of pink on the Leas at Folkestone. But, of course, the main reason for doing the race was to raise money for cancer charities and it was announced that over £135,000 was raised just from this one race. As there are similar races held throughout the country I'm looking forward to finding out what this year's overall total will be.
Me, DD2 and DD3 before the race
DD3 working out before the race (her Honey Boo boo impression!)
A medal for everyone
I have had an absolutely wonderful weekend, one of those magical islands of time that we all shared together and something to always remember as my children are now leaving home, scattering and building their own homes and families.
I hope your weekends were as amazing as mine was. Love, Helen x