The Centenary is almost here.

Here I am in England on a scorching hot summer’s day. It’s 30ΒΊ C, and my mom-in-law’s garden is probably longing for some rain.


There’s not a cloud in the sky, but happily the weather forecast says the temperature will drop a little in time for the weekend.


In spite of the heat, the fairies continue to dance across the lawn, always observed by the ever-watchful black cats.


The flower pots are looking lovely,


but this waterlily really steals the show.


The cards have started arriving ahead of the centenary birthday celebrations this weekend. So exciting!


Stay tuned for more pics and a report on the proceedings. Tomorrow we will go and pick up the cake, and in the evening, hubby and I are taking the train up to London to meet our son and daughter and their families, who are over from South Africa and the USA, and we’re all going to see the show ‘Wicked’.

103 comments on “The Centenary is almost here.

  1. Such a beautiful garden, AD! I remember being so impressed when you blogged about It before – the fairies and the cats are such a lovely addition too. Btw did she receive a letter from the Queen?

  2. Time with our loved ones are always special. Hope you enjoyed the reunion with your son and daughter and their families, and “Wicked,” of course πŸ™‚

    Love those fairies. Very interesting pieces. Thank you for showing them. I am now contemplating on having them in my lawn πŸ˜‰

  3. Fantastic photos and wasn’t it a glorious day! What a beautiful garden too! Wishing you and your family a wonderful time and a memorable 100th birthday. what a nice occasion to see all family again and celebrate together !!

  4. How exciting. And I hope you enjoyed Wicked. We had rain this am in London. Not sure if you got some. The temp isn’t nearly so bad today. Have a wonderful celebration.

  5. Oh wow! She’s got a stunning garden AD and you’ve captured it all so well! Love the fairies and the flowers! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing and have fun sweetness and enjoy! πŸ˜€ *big hugs*

  6. This will be a day to remember…and recall with every photo taken and every card given. Please send some cake through the cables…. πŸ™‚ Have a wonderful time…

  7. Wonderful, Wonderful!
    What a lovely garden!
    How nice to already have received some celebratory cards.
    I’m excited for the celebration & look forward to hearing all about it!

  8. What fun! Beautiful garden and that water lily is stunning! I’m sure you’re beside yourself, having a fab time. Keep calm and carry on! πŸ˜‰

  9. Wow, AD. Here today, and gone tomorrow.
    Have a wonderful time with all the family. Gran will be so happy to have everybody around on that auspicious day.

  10. You’ve brought the sunshine back with you – it’s been raining all week up my way and a huge relief it was too πŸ™‚ Enjoy.

  11. How exciting to have the whole family together, hope you have a wonderful time…..and I am sure the Birthday celebration will be awesome……looking forward to the post…..Wish your Mom-in-law “Happy Birthday from NC”

  12. “happily the weather forecast says the temperature will drop a little in time for the weekend”

    Noooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  13. Glad you made it safely AD!
    If you don’t post before the day – do wish MiL a very happy birthday from me – not every day a gal reaches a century!!

  14. and here we sit in the RSA thinking all it ever does in England is rain… Please give my best wishes to the Birthday girl… only 100 years .. how I would love to sit and talk to her about all she has seen come and go in those years… my best wishes to her and all the family, may she have many more… but she must now just have a 100th birthday every year and never get older…

    • I was talking to here this afternoon about her early life. Her memory is as sharp as razor. I’m so looking forward to her speech on Sunday. πŸ™‚

  15. I suppose that we will have to wait for your Sunday edition for a pic of the star of the show πŸ˜€

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