Monday, August 26, 2013

Daffodil Day

On Friday, 23rd August we celebrated Daffodil Day. This day is very special to me in that it is a major fundraising day for the Cancer Foundation to raise money for research into a cure for cancer. I lost my darling Dad to this terrible disease many years ago and I’m always willing to support any fundraising event for this great cause. Every bunch of daffodils that are sold in the supermarkets help to boost the total of funds raised. This always signals to me that spring really is just around the corner. My little $6 bunch were just so pretty I just had to share them with you.
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We also had a wonderful birthday celebration on the weekend. Mr FH celebrated his 60th birthday. We had invited 38 close family and friends to help us celebrate in a private box at the city races. We had the most wonderful day. Guests arrived at midday and were served entree, main course and desserts and we finished at 5.30. Such a great time was had by all. Somehow I completely forgot to take photos of the beautiful food!!!
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This is the view from our room. It was the most beautiful day…..the sun was shining and just a gentle breeze. As usual with our family, there is always some sort of drama. Our son-in-law was feeling unwell on Friday night but thought he was ok on Saturday morning but deteriorated as the day went on. Our daughter ended up having to take him to hospital at 10.00pm and he was diagnosed with pneumonia. No wonder he was feeling so unwell.
It is just starting to rain – a great finish to a lovely weekend.
 
Suzy


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20 comments:

sparkle100-havealook.blogspot.com said...

I like those flowers also. Great day for cancer.

Kayla Janachovsky said...

Beautiful table! I'd love if you'd link up to The DIYers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-last-weeks-top-three.html

NanaDiana said...

What a beautiful DAFFY day. Love daffodils! Happy Birthday to the Mr. It looks like a wonderful time was had! xo Diana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

So pretty. Thanks tons for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, marty

Martha's Favorites said...

Hi dear friend: I lost my father to cancer as well. It is a heart ache. Love the flowers and the good work you do. Blessings, Martha

Karen said...

Hi There,
I just love that Royal Albert trio. I have never seen that shade before.... it is so gorgeous! Happy Birthday Mr. FH. My hubby and I are nearing the big 60 too! Take care,
Karen

Tea in Texas said...

Having a flower sale to raise money for cancer is a wonderful idea. The daffodille bouquet is lovely with the pretty yellow rim cup and saucer. What a great way to have a birthday at the races and celebrate with the family and friends is very special. Have a great Spring week!

Pam

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SavannahGranny said...

Happy birthday to Mr. FH. Sounds like you have an awesome celebration. I also love the pretty tea cup with the daffodils. Perfect color match.
Blessings, Ginger

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Daffodils for a very worthy cause! We have Daffodil Day here in Canada in April. Yours are beautiful and so is your teacup! Thank you for sharing and coming to tea.

Blessings,
Sandi

Pamela said...

Your daffodils are so bright and cherry! Thanx for joining THT.

tablescapesbybev said...

Beautiful flowers! They are perfect in that coffee pot.

Linda (More Fun Less Laundry) said...

Your teacup is beautiful and so are the daffodils. Such a great cause!! Happy birthday to your hubby and I hope your s-i-l is feeling better. I had a bad case this winter and I know how it feels. Linda

Patti @ Pandoras Box said...

What a lovely day with friends and family! I know how easy it is to forget to take photos - Always happens to me, too!

thepaintedapron.com said...

Beautiful daffodils with the gorgeous china tea cup!
Jenna

Ann K said...

The teacup and saucer looks like it could have bloomed from a daffodil bulb! Such brilliant, beautiful flowers and for a worthy cause! Hope and pray your SIL is feeling better soon!! Have a wonderful weekend!
Ann @ Cairn Cottage
http://cairncottage.blogspot.com/

Candy S said...

Love the Royal Albert teacup and saucer set. The daffodils makes the yellow in the teacup pop.

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to your husband and all the best for a speedy recovery for your SIL. The daffodils are such happy blooms. Looks like a fun venue for a party.

Ruthie Miller said...

Dear Suzi,
Daffs are so cheerful. Happy flowers. Good work.
Ruthie from: http://www.ladybstimefortea.blogspot.com

Kathy A Delightsome Life said...

What a wonderful event - daffodils are such happy flowers - I lost both parents to cancer - loved this post. I am delighted that you shared with Home and Garden Thursday,
Kathy