Oh my, was this really fourteen years ago (give or take a few days)? Look at my little bonny first born. How did she grow so quickly. Only yesterday she was 21 months old and we were in Dorset:
Then she was three and had a baby brother to play with:
and five before we knew it. She knew that she was a princess though:
almost seven and another baby brother:
and then pretty soon she was nine and had moved to the countryside where we are today.
And today she's 14 and I'm wondering where those years went and why they went so quickly.
We had a lovely breakfast this morning with Tom who had taken the day off as he is away in Paris this weekend. Take a look at some of Amber's lovely presents.
This is from Raj (with a little help from Daddy) - it's a CD case made from old floorboards and finished off with walnut oil:
a padded pinboard made by Rohan (with a little help from Mummy):
here's a close-up because I just love the fabric and the pins we used:
matching doorstop made by moi:
and while I was at it a pencil roll too:
the inside of which:
Ofcourse, she's got lots of other bits and bobs too - her main present being an i-pod dock with speakers. I also got her some books on behalf of my parents - Cold Comfort Farm and Love In A Cold Climate and some Friends videos to add to her collection. I think you could safely say that she's got a bit of everything really. So it just leaves me to say Happy Birthday to my dear daughter. I know we have our little ups and downs Amby but I do love you so very much.
Sorry for the hasty post but Tom and I spent a lovely, but rather long morning going around salvage yards leaving me with about an hour to make the birthday cake (which is in the oven at the moment). So I'd better dash .....................
PS there is a tutorial on how to make the pinboard on my sidebar.