This afternoon on Southampton Common the glorious sun offered just the right amount of warmth as it beamed down from a cloudless sky on the party to welcome Ella to the greater population. Friends and relatives arrived from as far away as Swindon and Lincolnshire.
We all brought our own picnics and beverages, just about leaving room for Andy’s splendid cake.
As usual my random subjects can be identified by accessing the galleries.
I did visually eavesdrop on a number of scenarios like this conversation between Rob, Helen, and another;
or Elizabeth and Viv taking in the panorama.
This little chap came with his own transport;
One little girl enjoyed nursing the baby of the hour;
Several boys took to a narrow running stream.
We all gathered around a small marquee where Danni, watched by her husband and daughter, made an endearing speech in honour of their small miracle.
Andy and Ella then cut the perfectly light jam centred sponge cake that Andy had baked and distributed large wedges all round.
Jackie photographed the tiered cake and the tin of matching cup cakes. Observant readers may notice the main confection’s similarity to a certain Italian tower. Unfortunately she who shall be nameless trod on it.
We needed no further sustenance this evening.