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Joyous family reunion (sort of)

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Jane10 Sat 25-Apr-20 15:18:47

It's DH's birthday. I did my best to make it as special as possible in the way of food and treats and even made him a card. However, easily the best bit was a secret surprise I organised with DD. Her and eldest DGS ambushed us on our daily walk in a secluded area. I must stress that social distancing was absolutely maintained throughout although the urge to hug DGS in his tiger onesie was almost unbearable. We had a lovely but distant chat and then carried on our walk on our own. DH said it was the best birthday ever and we've not got to the champagne and smoked salmon for later. (Well I've been saving up! ).
A strange birthday but almost more special under these odd circumstances. ? ??

GrannySomerset Sat 25-Apr-20 15:23:43

How fantastic, and what a wonderful DD to make it happen. Yet another example of what really matters!

Norah Sat 25-Apr-20 15:23:49


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Oldbutstilluseful Sat 25-Apr-20 15:27:26

Congratulations Jane10 on making the day so special for your DH. It must have been lovely for your daughter and grandson to have the opportunity to see you both from a safe distance. Happy birthday to your DH, and a pat on the back for you

Jane10 Sat 25-Apr-20 15:29:28

It was amazing how just seeing them and being able to talk to them directly was just great. It truly is the little things.

jusnoneed Sat 25-Apr-20 15:48:44

What a lovely idea, the simple things are often the best.
Hope you both enjoy the treats!

My friend takes herself out for a long walk or bike ride most days. While she was out for a walk through woods and across local hill, she thought she'd phone her son and ask what they were up to, he replied "we're walking down the hill behind you!" She was over the moon, even though she couldn't give the grandchildren a cuddle. Pure coincidence, not planned.