Jackie took an early morning walk around the garden with her camera.
First she produced general frosted garden scenes;
then focussed on various similarly coated leaves;
not forgetting Camellia blooms;
or Nugget in his thermal vest. “Where’s Nugget?” (62)
Late this afternoon we drove to Elizabeth’s house at Pilley where we joined her, Danni, Andy and Ella for the infant’s first birthday celebration. Elizabeth produced an excellent spaghetti Bolognese with fresh salad and garlic bread. This was followed by a most moist carrot birthday cake. Jacki drank Hoegaarden; the rest of us various red wines. Ella abstained.
For the second time today Jackie took all the photographs.
Ella continues to be a great pointer. In the second of these pictures she is clearly aiming for the camera.
She is gaining confidence in furniture walking even though the process gets a bit tight at times;
sometimes she forgets she is meant to hold on.
The one-year old enjoyed opening her cards
the wrapping paper bearing various animals was equally attractive to her.
Her birthday cake candle especially delighted both her and her mother,
In truth she was past caring when it was time to eat the cake.