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Birthday boy in the house!

Oh my goodness, how time is flying!

Claire Sutton's son

Tom turned 15 on May 4th and was I think even more excited about the prospect than ever before…  possibly because  he told us that “when I’m 15 I shall have a girlfriend and a beard”. On the day I was most relieved to find a beardless 15-year-old I can tell you and as far as the girlfriend? Well apparently she has a name, is in year nine and he has waved at her… that boy makes my heart swell. Witnessing Tom’s sheer delight made me once again realise I AM LUCKY… who would have thought 15 years ago that I would say that. After the shock and enormity of Tom’s birth had altered our world with such force it was unimaginable to ever think life would be normal. Birthday happiness aside, there are many many times in our day-to-day lives that I feel so very lucky that I have the chance to see things through Tom’s eyes; his simple and uncluttered view on life, the joy that bubbles from within when he is excited and happily sharing things with us, and his complete naturalness with people. Tom’s birthday fell amidst the current and constant debate of the new NIPT test (I read an article by Dominic Lawson linked to here, should you wish to read it.) As we spent our time celebrating the birthdays of our special son with amazing families that I feel privileged  to call friends, I couldn’t help but reflect on all we have because Tom is in our life…

Long table

On Tom’s wish list were super duper trainers and all things sporty and branded and whilst I wouldn’t admit a sports shop is my favourite kind of shop, I found myself desperately trying to accommodate his desires with Maddie’s help (she is the boys personal stylist don’t you know.)  We also felt a Gym Membership would be a great gift for Tom and when  he saw the equipment at the gym his face was a picture, here is a little video of him just testing things out prior to this weeks induction..

Mummy and Arnold came to stay and join in the celebrations which was lovely, we tootled around together and whilst we were out the subject of footwear cropped up. I was wearing my new cheeky QVC purchase, these Aqua blue Clarks shoes – I can’t tell you how comfy they are and how many lovely comments I have had whilst wearing them. Mummy on the other hand was sporting her comfiest of shoes, bearing in mind she has had difficulties since her broken ankles plus she has Parkinsons so comfort is vital. Step in Skechers… ( like what I did there! ) I am absolutely amazed how many feet I spot wearing Skechers, it’s world domination I think! Unfortunately, as Mummy left my house she managed to wonder straight past one of her pairs in my hallway, so frantic parcelling up by me occurred plus a treat of two new pairs ready for her honeymoon cruise to the Norwegian fjords. She is very happy not least of all because of the speedy delivery from QVC.

Skechers

I had the loveliest of days belatedly celebrating my birthday with some of my dearest friends in London. We started at the V&A where we saw the theatre exhibition and had the funniest time dressing up in costumes, unsurprisingly there were photo opportunities galore and just seeing a ballet barre OBVIOUSLY meant it was waiting to be used,  trouble was I was in a frock… oh well!

Barre

Costumes

We then wandered to Sketch just off Regent Street, an absolutely fabulous place for Afternoon Tea. It was heavenly, from the fabulous rose gold decor, the quirkiest of loos – they looked like space pods had landed, and of course the most exquisitely delicious cakes, sandwiches and… champagne! I loved it… TOTALLY.

Afternoon tea

We sat having coffee in the gardens at the V&A so very appreciative of the sunny weather and who would’ve thought I would be presenting my Skechers  show that very weekend in our beautiful new garden set at QVC. We were so well looked after by our superb backstage team with April, Abby and Ellie all ensuring that Vonda and I had lots of water, Fitover sunglasses and of course were safe in the sun with Ultrasun.

Now talking of sun “Where have you gone? Please do hurry back it was soooooo lovely having you, perhaps this bank holiday May 30th you will deign to be back?”  I so hope so as we are featuring our ‘She’s Gotta Have It ‘ event and I would love to be in the QVC garden presenting it in the sunshine!

Elemis

Now, I was thinking it might be rather nice to give you the opportunity to have a treat from me, a kind of ‘She’s (or He’s) Gonna Get It’ now!  kind of thing. So if you would like to be in with a chance of winning the fabulous ELEMIS treats pictured above (the prize includes Pro Collagen Cleansing Balm, Papaya Enzyme Peel, Gentle Rose Exfoliator, and Pro-Collagen Advanced Eye Treatment), all you have to do is answer this simple question…

What date in May was Tom’s 15th birthday?

The winner will be selected and announced on my blog in seven days just pop your answer in the replies below. To read our standard terms and conditions click here

Hopefully you will be able to join me on:

Friday, May 13th at 9 am with the Morning show, 10am with Logo and 1pm fun with the Lunchtime Show.

Monday the 16th at 9am with the Morning Show,10am Cook’s Essentials and Nexxus at 12pm.

Tuesday 17th at 9am on the Morning Show , Ultrasun at 10am and with Kelly Hoppen at 12pm

Lots of love and… good luck!

Claire xx

287 Comments

  1. Paula English May 11, 2016 at 5:18 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th.
    Happy Belated Birthday Tom!

  2. caroline knight May 11, 2016 at 5:21 pm -  Reply

    May 4th.What a lovely family and what a handsome boy Tom is,a girlfriend is just around the corner!Lovely blog to read Claire as alwaysx

  3. Diane May 11, 2016 at 5:23 pm -  Reply

    May 4th Happy Birthday Tom!
    Claire, thanking you for your honesty which is so important to us parents of these wonderful people who can teach the world so much. Toms girlfriend is a very lucky girl X

  4. Susan Podmore May 11, 2016 at 5:29 pm -  Reply

    May 4th happy birthday

  5. Lynn May 11, 2016 at 5:37 pm -  Reply

    4th May Claire. Glad he had a good time.

  6. Val elliott May 11, 2016 at 5:46 pm -  Reply

    Tom was 15 on the 4th May 2016. What a lovely teenager Tom is. Tom looked great on the gym equipment, go Tom go!!!!!!!

    Best wishes
    Val

  7. Diane May 11, 2016 at 6:05 pm -  Reply

    Hi again Claire, I forgot to mention it was my Daughter on the
    Harley Davidson in that picture I shared with you, remember? X

  8. lorraine May 11, 2016 at 6:15 pm -  Reply

    It was May 4th looks like you had a great time.

  9. Karen Gower May 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is 4 May and I can remember his birth announcement on QVC. the time has flown!

  10. mrs j grice May 11, 2016 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    may 4th is tom`s birthday

  11. Karen Reynolds May 11, 2016 at 6:29 pm -  Reply

    4th May – strong willed Taurean – I have one!!!!!

    I would love to hear your story of when/how you heard the news of your darling Son and how you dealt with it. You don’t realise how inspirational you are of a Mum of a son with Downs. You glow with pride when you write about him. Xxxxx

  12. Andrea Egan May 11, 2016 at 6:57 pm -  Reply

    Happy Belated birthday Tom on May 4th

  13. Maureen Holmes May 11, 2016 at 7:04 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s 15th birthday was on May the 4th , same day as my son Mark who turned 17.

  14. Denise Thomson May 11, 2016 at 7:05 pm -  Reply

    4th of May was Tom’s birthday. Happy birthday! Time passes so quickly and you suddenly find your children are all grown up. Enjoy all these precious moments x

  15. lorraine t May 11, 2016 at 7:09 pm -  Reply

    may 4th xxx

  16. bernadette hancock May 11, 2016 at 7:17 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s 15th. Birthday- 4th May. Happy birthday!

  17. Margaret Rees May 11, 2016 at 7:26 pm -  Reply

    The answer is May 4th the same as my grandson except he was 27 years

  18. Nadia Ansary Clark May 11, 2016 at 7:26 pm -  Reply

    The date was 4th May. I am so pleased he had a lovely day

  19. eileen mc neice May 11, 2016 at 7:35 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. Happy Birthday Tom.

  20. Hilary Hooton May 11, 2016 at 7:42 pm -  Reply

    Love your blog, Tom is a lovely boy and it’s great you are so proud of him. Answer to you competition question is 4th May.

  21. Kevin May 11, 2016 at 7:55 pm -  Reply

    Tom was 15 on May 4

  22. Teresa Brown May 11, 2016 at 8:01 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday is the 4th May xx

  23. Jenny ruscoe May 11, 2016 at 8:03 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, Toms 15th Birthday was on 4th May. xx

  24. Angela Dulley May 11, 2016 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    May the 4th be with you….

  25. Sue Wilson May 11, 2016 at 8:26 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. Happy birthday!

  26. Davina Morris May 11, 2016 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday is May the 4th. (Star Wars Day)!! xx

  27. Jacqui Hand May 11, 2016 at 8:50 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s Birthday is May 4th
    So glad that you all had a great day.
    XXX

  28. Col May 11, 2016 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    The lovely lad was 15 on the 4th May and loks as if he had a great time

  29. Col May 11, 2016 at 8:53 pm -  Reply

    The lovely lad was 15 on the 4th May and looks as if he had a great time

  30. Jane Hulley May 11, 2016 at 9:01 pm -  Reply

    I think Toms Birthday is May 4th x

  31. Karen james May 11, 2016 at 9:12 pm -  Reply

    Tom,s birthday is May4th

  32. Norma hall May 11, 2016 at 9:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Clare just wondered did you ever get the “welcome to holland”story I sent? Norma x

  33. Elaine Green May 11, 2016 at 9:27 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 4th May

  34. Ellen Dawson May 11, 2016 at 9:37 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday was the 4th may great blig Claire That was ment to be blog sorry

  35. Jane long May 11, 2016 at 9:46 pm -  Reply

    Your very handsome Tom has his birthday on the 4th May xx

  36. Debbie Jeffery May 11, 2016 at 9:48 pm -  Reply

    Lovely blog as usual Claire and Happy birthday to Tom!! The answer is 4th May which is also the day I has my scan for my soon to be 15yr old son x I would love to win the prize as I’ll be 40 soon (yikes) and could do with some pre birthday pampering ahead of the celebrations xx

  37. Alison May 11, 2016 at 10:06 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, what a lovely blog and belated Happy Returns to your wonderful son Tom x x
    The Answer is – 4th May.
    Thank you :-) x

  38. Dawn Rogers May 11, 2016 at 10:08 pm -  Reply

    May 4th.
    Belated happy birthday to Tom xx

  39. Jean Harris May 11, 2016 at 10:12 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. A felloe Taurean!

  40. Kathleen Matthews May 11, 2016 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    Toms 15th Birthday was 4th May 2016.

  41. lisa jorgeson May 11, 2016 at 10:32 pm -  Reply

    The 4th of may.I hope tom had a wonderful birthday.my son turned 16 and he is ADHD/autistic and never cesses to amaze me.the way he sees the world is truly innocent and beautiful.x

  42. Mary Biondi May 11, 2016 at 10:34 pm -  Reply

    May 4th Lovely Boy.

  43. Christine Milnes May 11, 2016 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    His birthday his 4th may

  44. Jules V May 11, 2016 at 10:46 pm -  Reply

    4th May.
    A very happy belated 15th birthday Tom. Such a special and gorgeous boy X

  45. Michael Davis May 11, 2016 at 10:51 pm -  Reply

    May the 4th be with you!! Lovely Tom,s birthday is on the 4 th may. So nice to see he had such a wonderful day I bet he was near to bursting with excitement I’m so glad you all had a lovely time with your family and friends. You have a wonderful family and friends and from reading your blogs you are a very special mummy!!
    My wife loves elemis we should have shares. Lol xx

  46. Jelena Novakovic May 11, 2016 at 10:54 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire, Tom’s b’day was May 4th! Happy belated birthday to you all! :)

  47. brenda phillips May 11, 2016 at 11:00 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was May 4th

  48. Liz mc fall May 11, 2016 at 11:42 pm -  Reply

    Many happy belated birthday wishes to your son Tom. Whose birthday date is the same as mine May 4th…..xx

  49. Collette Whitfield May 11, 2016 at 11:50 pm -  Reply

    Tim’s birthday was on Wednesday 4th May.

  50. Eng Winter May 12, 2016 at 12:26 am -  Reply

    May 4th was Tom’s 15th birthday. thank you for the opportunity to win Elemis skincare products.

  51. Meenu Baker May 12, 2016 at 5:58 am -  Reply

    Date is 4th May x

  52. Sandra Russell May 12, 2016 at 6:35 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was MAY 4th

  53. Carol Morris May 12, 2016 at 6:42 am -  Reply

    Toms birthday was on May 4th. It looks as if he had a lovely day Claire. There is nothing like a family get together to share these occasions . We do the same every time there is a reason to do so!! Fingers crossed for the ‘Get it now’ competition.

  54. Susan Barker May 12, 2016 at 6:48 am -  Reply

    It was 4th May

  55. Maria Austin May 12, 2016 at 7:35 am -  Reply

    May 4th 2016 Many Happy Returns!

  56. Elaine Townend May 12, 2016 at 7:40 am -  Reply

    Toms birthday was 4th May.

  57. Linda Marshall May 12, 2016 at 7:48 am -  Reply

    Happy birthday to Tom, which was on the 4th of May.
    You really do write a lovely blog Claire, i look forward to reading it and keeping up with your family news.
    much love
    Linda xxx

  58. Jane Willis May 12, 2016 at 7:56 am -  Reply

    his birthday was on May 4th

  59. Jennifer brammer May 12, 2016 at 8:03 am -  Reply

    Answer) May 4th.

  60. Anna Birch May 12, 2016 at 8:07 am -  Reply

    Tom turned 15 on May 4th

  61. Janice Papworth May 12, 2016 at 8:11 am -  Reply

    Tom’s Birthday was May 4th – Happy Birthday Tom!

  62. Cath May 12, 2016 at 8:35 am -  Reply

    May 4th 2016

  63. linda walker May 12, 2016 at 8:38 am -  Reply

    may 4th happy birthday tom x

  64. Juliet Dean May 12, 2016 at 8:52 am -  Reply

    Birthday was May 4th

  65. Linda Spevick May 12, 2016 at 9:02 am -  Reply

    May 4th is the answer.

  66. Debbie May 12, 2016 at 9:05 am -  Reply

    Tom’s special day was May 4th xx

  67. Yvonne May 12, 2016 at 9:09 am -  Reply

    Answer May 4th

  68. Frances Saxby May 12, 2016 at 9:21 am -  Reply

    Answer 4th May. Time does move fast. My son has moved out of the family home to work in london. Another chapter begins.

  69. Linda Dunn May 12, 2016 at 9:25 am -  Reply

    Happy birthday Tom,his birthday is 4th May. Linda Dunn xxx

  70. Alfreda Emery May 12, 2016 at 9:39 am -  Reply

    BIRTHDAY IS MAY 4

  71. Jennifer D May 12, 2016 at 9:47 am -  Reply

    May 4th, the same day as my best friend Lola,who turned 50 on that day!!

  72. Felicity Winter May 12, 2016 at 10:06 am -  Reply

    4th May is Tom’s birthday

  73. Annette Donnelly May 12, 2016 at 10:09 am -  Reply

    Tom’s 15th birthday was May 4th – many happy returns xx

  74. Vanessa May 12, 2016 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    Happy belated birthday Tom for the fourth of May xxx

  75. Deborah Thompson May 12, 2016 at 10:41 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on May 4th xx

  76. CAROL PATTRICK May 12, 2016 at 11:04 am -  Reply

    Answer: May 4th. Very happy belated birthday wishes Tom x

  77. Sally Rowland May 12, 2016 at 11:06 am -  Reply

    Answer May 4th Happy Birthday Tom

  78. Louise Clyne May 12, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s 15th birthday was 4th May.

  79. Elloise May 12, 2016 at 12:07 pm -  Reply

    His birthday is may 4th !

  80. GAIL CHAPMAN May 12, 2016 at 12:10 pm -  Reply

    may 4th toms birthday

  81. Yasmine choudhry May 12, 2016 at 12:23 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    Happy Birthday Tom. Hope you had a great time.
    Answer is May 4th
    Children are such a blessing which i will never have unfortunately like so many other people in the world.

  82. Satveer Rathore May 12, 2016 at 12:28 pm -  Reply

    His birthday is 4th of May

  83. marilyn jones May 12, 2016 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    That VERY HANSOME young man Tom ‘s 15th birthday was on May 4th. He definitly has that James Bond je ne sais pas aura, such a lovely looking son .

  84. sue May 12, 2016 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday is May 4 th

  85. marilyn jones May 12, 2016 at 12:52 pm -  Reply

    Sorry Claire I meant je ne sais quoi! Anyway Tom has what it takes in bucket loads but you do not need me to tell you that, he radiates goodness in that photo.

  86. Angela Lindsay May 12, 2016 at 1:00 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was 4th May

  87. carol Gamble May 12, 2016 at 1:05 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on 4th May.

  88. Karen May 12, 2016 at 1:06 pm -  Reply

    Tom was 15 on 4 May

  89. Tanya Walsh May 12, 2016 at 1:13 pm -  Reply

    May 4th – Happy belated birthday!

  90. Jo Butterworth May 12, 2016 at 1:34 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday was the 4 th of May

  91. YVETTE PEARSON May 12, 2016 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    May the 4th…
    May The Force ALWAYS be with You Tom!!!

  92. Fiona Findlay May 12, 2016 at 2:29 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s Birthday was the 4th May.

  93. Tracy May 12, 2016 at 2:44 pm -  Reply

    May 4th was the date. Happy Belayed Birthday Tom. Looks like you had a great time xx

  94. Kathleen Colgan May 12, 2016 at 3:13 pm -  Reply

    Toms Birthday May 4th

  95. Jan Beal May 12, 2016 at 3:28 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was May 4th. Hope you had a great birthday Tom :)

  96. Sue Hopkins May 12, 2016 at 3:29 pm -  Reply

    Toms Birthday is 4th May and you all look very happy.

  97. carol williams May 12, 2016 at 3:32 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday is May 4th—Happy Birthday Tom

  98. Chris N May 12, 2016 at 4:22 pm -  Reply

    4th May, a Taurean like me. Happy Birthday Tom.

  99. Elaine Pinchen May 12, 2016 at 4:37 pm -  Reply

    May 4th is Tom’s Birthday

  100. Cheryl minton May 12, 2016 at 5:00 pm -  Reply

    May 4th happy birthday tom x

  101. janice reeves May 12, 2016 at 5:24 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday falls on May 4th

  102. janice reeves May 12, 2016 at 5:25 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday is on May 4th x

  103. Kim vernon May 12, 2016 at 6:24 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was May the 4th hope he had a great dsy

  104. Maria E May 12, 2016 at 6:30 pm -  Reply

    4th May Happy Belated Birthday Tom

  105. Sandra Holloway May 12, 2016 at 6:35 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    What wonderful words you have written I also have a child (well he’s now 27) crikey where has the time gone who has special needs and like you we have had and still are crossing many hurdles but my hubby and I wouldn’t have it any other way although Daniel does not have a disability that’s visible which sometimes I think is harder as I feel I have to explain as he looks perfectly normal, but I have to say our lives have been enriched from having him they come into the world and we have hard times ahead but we’ve had some wonderful and amazing times, and I wouldn’t change a thing about him as if we did he wouldn’t be my Daniel anymore, he has a wonderful girlfriend and is a very kind generous and loving young man.Tom is also a lovely happy young man and remember we are the lucky ones a children with special needs only go to special people.
    Love and best wishes
    Sandra

  106. Jenny Bell May 12, 2016 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    May 4th 2016

  107. Helen Brunton May 12, 2016 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    May 4th – and May the 4th be with you Tom!

  108. Sarah furness May 12, 2016 at 8:31 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s lovely birthday was on May 4th !

  109. Sue Kirk May 12, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on May 4th. Belated birthday wishes to Tom.

  110. Margaret Summers May 12, 2016 at 9:42 pm -  Reply

    A very happy albeit belated birthday Tom for 4th May, looks like you had the best of days! Well deserved too.
    Lovely blog Clare, thank you for sharing your special family stories.
    Warmest regards Margaret xx
    Ps wonderful to hear about your mummy and Arnold, I too am getting married in September in later life and how very excited we all are

  111. Chris Fish May 12, 2016 at 9:44 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was 4th May, belated good wishes, looks like he had a great day! A special boy with a very special mum, you are an inspiration Claire x

  112. Janet Turner May 12, 2016 at 9:52 pm -  Reply

    Tom s birthday is May ethics.

  113. Pauline Fisher May 12, 2016 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    May 4th Toms birthday

  114. Keryn Murphy May 12, 2016 at 10:27 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was may 4th , love reading your blogs about your family especially tom you can tell how proud you are of him X

  115. Anne Green May 12, 2016 at 10:34 pm -  Reply

    Hello Claire, Tom’s 15th birthday was on 4th May. {belated happy birthday}
    My son was due on 4th of may in 1981
    but he kept us waiting till the 9th. {our only child}
    My husband died when he was just 6 and
    has always been a wonderful son to me.

  116. Ashley May 12, 2016 at 10:39 pm -  Reply

    Answer is the 4th May.

  117. Sue f May 12, 2016 at 11:51 pm -  Reply

    Happy belated 15th birthday Tom for the 4th may. Claire your blog is always filled with the love and pride you have for your family, I to am a mum of three all boys well men now. Tom seems to be enjoying the gym so glad he’s had a lovely birthday.

  118. Beth May 13, 2016 at 1:59 am -  Reply

    May 4th… Happy belated birthday to you both!! :)

  119. Jo Drake May 13, 2016 at 3:01 am -  Reply

    May 4th.
    Happy belated birthday Clare and Tom.

  120. Alison jones May 13, 2016 at 4:51 am -  Reply

    Toms birthday was May 4th hope he had a good day

  121. Carol sibbit May 13, 2016 at 5:35 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire, toms birthday is May 4th.

  122. Valerie May 13, 2016 at 8:54 am -  Reply

    Happy belated birthday for May 4th Tom

  123. YVONNE May 13, 2016 at 9:21 am -  Reply

    Tom was 15 on the 4th May. How the time has flown. Belated Happy Birthday Tom.

  124. Sue Cadman May 13, 2016 at 9:49 am -  Reply

    May 4th. Belated birthday wishes Tom.

  125. Muriel Bishop May 13, 2016 at 9:53 am -  Reply

    Toms birthday is 4th may .

  126. Beryl Anderson May 13, 2016 at 10:09 am -  Reply

    Happy Belated Birthday Wishes Tom May 4th

  127. Anne Wilson May 13, 2016 at 10:12 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was 4th May.
    Happy Belated Birthday Tom xxx

  128. Pamela Blackwood May 13, 2016 at 10:18 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was the 4th May
    Happy belated Birthday Tom

  129. Eileen May 13, 2016 at 10:39 am -  Reply

    Hi Toms Birthday was the4 of May , how grown up he looks my sons was the 12may.hope he Tom had a great day.

  130. Jacqueline Matheson May 13, 2016 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    Tom was 15 on May 4 2016, happy be lated birthday ☺

  131. Jill Cope May 13, 2016 at 11:02 am -  Reply

    4 May.
    Belated birthday wishes to Tom.xx

  132. Kathryn May 13, 2016 at 11:10 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire,
    Lovely blog great to catch up on Tom’s and your birthday celebrations.
    Great times, belated congratulations to you both.
    My answer would be 4th May for Tom’s 15th birthday, how time passes so very quickly.

  133. Kim Gill May 13, 2016 at 11:54 am -  Reply

    May 4th. Hope ha had an awesome day:-).

  134. Teresa Nicholas May 13, 2016 at 12:14 pm -  Reply

    Hello hope Tom enjoyed his birthday on May 4th.

  135. Karen Hunter May 13, 2016 at 12:18 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 4th May

  136. Jackie Brady May 13, 2016 at 12:42 pm -  Reply

    Hi Clare, Toms birthday is the 4th of May,thankyou for your wonderul blog x

  137. MARGARET MULHOLLAND May 13, 2016 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    May 4th fingers firmly crossed

  138. Jean May 13, 2016 at 12:58 pm -  Reply

    4th May… Loving your blog X

  139. Patricia Daly May 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    4th May Toms birthday . Yes Time does fly .

  140. Jan C May 13, 2016 at 1:59 pm -  Reply

    May 4th Belated Birthday Wishes.

  141. Sue Self May 13, 2016 at 2:28 pm -  Reply

    May 4th!!!
    What lovely warm blogs you write Clare, always such a delight to read.
    Your amazing courage and fortitude to look at some of the sadder times in your life and make them places of love and beautiful land marks are inspiring.
    Thank you.
    Sue x

  142. Jane Sanderson May 13, 2016 at 3:26 pm -  Reply

    May 4th, belated happy birthday

  143. Cathy May 13, 2016 at 4:00 pm -  Reply

    Answer 4th May a taurean like me
    happy belated birthday Tom.

  144. Christine May 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire you all looked as if your enjoying yourself.
    The answer is 4th May
    Take care x

  145. Beverley May 13, 2016 at 5:55 pm -  Reply

    4th May Happy belated birthday Tom! What a lovely family you have Claire!

  146. Claire May 13, 2016 at 6:12 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. Belated happy birthday xx

  147. carole forster May 13, 2016 at 6:49 pm -  Reply

    Answer 4 th May

  148. Julie May 13, 2016 at 7:08 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday is 4th May.
    julie x

  149. theresa May 13, 2016 at 7:22 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday is 4 may. So nice to read in your blog that Tom had a lovely birthday with family and friends. Both Tom and Joe are lucky to have Maddie as their stylist if she has as much style as her mum. Hope you have a good week end take care x

  150. Sheila Margrett May 13, 2016 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on May 4th. What a proud Mum you must be.

  151. Karen Dobson May 13, 2016 at 9:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire the answer is ,Tom’s birthday is the 4th May 2001 . The same date and month of my wedding anniversary. Karen xx

  152. Jane May 13, 2016 at 9:41 pm -  Reply

    May 4th thanks Claire

  153. Judith Brown May 13, 2016 at 9:50 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s 15th birthday was Wednesday, 4th May, 2016.

  154. Ann Woollard May 14, 2016 at 12:14 am -  Reply

    It’s the 4th May. You must be so proud of Tom.

  155. sue May 14, 2016 at 7:14 am -  Reply

    Tom’s Birthday was 4th May.

  156. Linda May 14, 2016 at 9:33 am -  Reply

    4th May is Tom’s birthday. He is obviously such s joy to you and these special children give you so much love and joy. My niece has Cerebral Palsy so special!

  157. M Smith May 14, 2016 at 10:11 am -  Reply

    May 4th. Belated Happy Birthday Tom.

  158. Julie May 14, 2016 at 11:04 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire, answer is May 4th I love reading your blogs & hope Tom had a fab birthday. Lots love Julie x

  159. Mary bruce May 14, 2016 at 11:37 am -  Reply

    The answer is 4th may, my wedding anniversary xxx happy birthday to Tom

  160. Cassandra May 14, 2016 at 3:31 pm -  Reply

    May 4th your gorgeous son turned 15 xx

  161. Sylvia Ash May 14, 2016 at 4:18 pm -  Reply

    The answer is the 4th May. I love to read about all your family and the “Goings On”.

  162. Gwen Carter May 14, 2016 at 5:11 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. Belated Happy Birthday Tom!

  163. Jennifer Cann May 14, 2016 at 5:13 pm -  Reply

    toms birthday is on may 4th and mine was may 7th just a tad older than tom ( 54yrs older) lol, hope he had a super birthday for a beautiful boy

  164. Eileen Archibald May 14, 2016 at 8:38 pm -  Reply

    May 4th is the Lovely Tom’s birthday. Looks like he had great fun xx

  165. Karen M May 14, 2016 at 9:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire ,Toms birthday is the 4th of May , Happy belated birthday to Tom and Claire
    Take care x

  166. Susan Pringle May 15, 2016 at 8:43 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire. Tom’s birthday was 4th May. Thank you so much for your wonderful blogs. I love reading them. Love Sue x

  167. Jo May 15, 2016 at 10:48 am -  Reply

    May 4th, Happy Birthday,

  168. Natalie Brown May 15, 2016 at 1:15 pm -  Reply

    It was the 4th May, happy belated birthday Tom. Loved reading your blog x

  169. Yvonne mary May 15, 2016 at 1:27 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is on 4th May. Happy birthday to your beautiful son,now 15yrs old ! How time flies!Best wishes love Yvonne x.

  170. Juliet Robinson May 15, 2016 at 2:05 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th. Hope he had a nice day. X

  171. Loraine Plumb May 15, 2016 at 3:10 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire what a great time you had and what a great lad tom is the 4th may was his 15th birthday best wishes to you and your family love Loraine xx

  172. Catherine griffin May 15, 2016 at 5:59 pm -  Reply

    The 4th may you are such a lovely bubbley person I am so happy for you and Tom is very lucky to be born into your lovely family xx

  173. Stephanie martin May 15, 2016 at 6:39 pm -  Reply

    Happy belated birthday to Tom.
    The answer: is May 4th

  174. Janet cullen May 15, 2016 at 6:52 pm -  Reply

    4th May is the date

  175. jewels May 16, 2016 at 12:02 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire. Answer: 4th May. Tom looks so smart in his uniform. A handsome chap.

  176. Ally May 16, 2016 at 8:02 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire
    Tom’s 15th birthday was on 4th May.
    Celebrations looked great!
    Ally

  177. Carol Luther May 16, 2016 at 12:13 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was 4th May.
    Happy belated birthday.

  178. Lynn May 16, 2016 at 12:57 pm -  Reply

    May 4th . Happy belated birthday .

  179. Catherine beynon May 16, 2016 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire Your gorgeous son was born 4th May 2001 – same year as my son.
    Catherine

  180. Lynn emmitt May 16, 2016 at 4:44 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday was May 4 th.xx

  181. Teresa May 16, 2016 at 5:47 pm -  Reply

    4th May. What a wonderful piece about Tom’s birthday! X

  182. Christine Bird May 16, 2016 at 6:06 pm -  Reply

    May 4th – I hope you had a Very Happy Birthday Tom

  183. Clare May 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on May 4th – looks like he had a wonderful time! :)

  184. Chris Calvert May 16, 2016 at 8:05 pm -  Reply

    It was the 4th May, looks like you all had a fantastic time :-)

  185. Marie Menzies May 16, 2016 at 8:06 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on the 4th of May.Hope his day was everything he wished for.x

  186. Vicky May 16, 2016 at 8:07 pm -  Reply

    Tom was 15 on 4 th may, my son was 16 on 5th may my son has autism, in my eyes the best people are born in May !!!

  187. Kay jones May 16, 2016 at 8:08 pm -  Reply

    Toms birthday is may 4th

  188. Julie Campey May 16, 2016 at 8:09 pm -  Reply

    May 4th
    Star Wars day

  189. Sandra Calcraft May 16, 2016 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    His birthday was May 4th.

  190. Chris Atar May 16, 2016 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    May 4th happy birthday

  191. Emma Gray May 16, 2016 at 8:10 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. Belated happy birthday to you both!

  192. Natalia May 16, 2016 at 8:11 pm -  Reply

    Happy 15th birthday and it was on the 4th may

  193. Janice Thompson May 16, 2016 at 8:17 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s Birthday is 4th May, Happy Bekated Birthday Tom. What a lovely blog, your son is a credit to you x

  194. Rachel said May 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    May 4th :)

  195. Eileen Kenna May 16, 2016 at 8:22 pm -  Reply

    Hi Clare, Tom’s birthday was Star Wars day. May the 4th.
    I hope he had a most fabulous day. I love reading your blog updates about how your family is getting on.
    I’ve no idea how you do it.
    Full on family, busy job and all the assorted trimmings – and you still look fabulous and always bright and sunny disposition. You are a inspiration.
    Good luck to everyone for the competition.
    Take care. xx

  196. Emma May 16, 2016 at 8:43 pm -  Reply

    Toms bday is 4th May. Happy belated bday.

  197. JO ODONOGHUE May 16, 2016 at 8:44 pm -  Reply

    may the 4th be with Tom – happy day of birth wishes to you both

  198. Debra McCabe May 16, 2016 at 8:46 pm -  Reply

    May the 4th be with you Jack xxx

  199. Janine May 16, 2016 at 8:52 pm -  Reply

    His birthday was 4th may x

  200. kellie May 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm -  Reply

    What a handsome young man Tom is, his birthday is 4th May.

  201. Lisa De Redder May 16, 2016 at 9:35 pm -  Reply

    4th May happy belated birthday to Tom from a fellow Tauren X

  202. Louise G May 16, 2016 at 9:58 pm -  Reply

    May the 4th……be with Tom for many, many years to come!

  203. Jane Knowles May 16, 2016 at 10:15 pm -  Reply

    4th may !Happy 15th Tom !! Cannot believe your 15 already x

  204. Shirley Man May 16, 2016 at 10:41 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. Happy belated birthday.

  205. Ann May 17, 2016 at 12:52 am -  Reply

    Toms birthday was 4th May.

  206. Alison Taylor May 17, 2016 at 12:54 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was 4th May.

  207. Linda May 17, 2016 at 1:04 am -  Reply

    4th May . Definitely looking good at the gym , hope you had a lovely day Tom .

  208. Victoria May 17, 2016 at 1:11 am -  Reply

    Happy belated Birthday for May 4th Tom. You all look like you had a wonderful time celebrating. Best wishes x

  209. Deborah penn May 17, 2016 at 3:55 am -  Reply

    Toms birthday was the 4th May. Fingers crossed for all those Elemis goodies.

  210. Heather May 17, 2016 at 4:48 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire. 4th May 2001..Happy Birthday !!

  211. Anne Miller May 17, 2016 at 5:20 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is 4 May

  212. Delvena Johnson May 17, 2016 at 5:33 am -  Reply

    Tom’s 15th Birthday was on the 4th May.

  213. Jane Peck May 17, 2016 at 6:25 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on 4th May. Belated happy birthday Tom and enjoy your trips to the gym!

  214. Liza Barbour May 17, 2016 at 6:44 am -  Reply

    Tom’s Birthday is 4th May. Happy belated Birthday x

  215. Mrs J I Peacock May 17, 2016 at 6:46 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on 4th May.

  216. Lisa Subachus May 17, 2016 at 7:09 am -  Reply

    May 4th hope you had lots of fun!!

  217. Claire Francis May 17, 2016 at 7:21 am -  Reply

    Happy birthday tom,may 4,born to be a life long star wars fan.

  218. Georgina May 17, 2016 at 7:35 am -  Reply

    Hi, Claire. May 4th and may I wish Tom a very belated birthday, where does the time go.
    Georgina

  219. Tracy Witty May 17, 2016 at 7:52 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on May the 4th – Star Wars Day!

  220. Denise Crompton May 17, 2016 at 8:34 am -  Reply

    Tom was born 4th May 2001- Happy belated birthday

  221. Anne Coombes May 17, 2016 at 8:37 am -  Reply

    May 4th was Tom’s birthday. My sister was born disabled, but amazed us all with her ability to tackle anything. I was always envious of her rollerskating skills, when I couldn’t even stand up on skates. She was a bundle of mischief and went on to achieve skills to have a challenging career. She did well, as I am sure Tom will. Good luck and love to him.

  222. Karen nicholson May 17, 2016 at 8:47 am -  Reply

    Hi claire. Your precious boys birthday is May 4th x

  223. Karen nicholson May 17, 2016 at 8:48 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire your precious boy was born on May 4th x

  224. Norma Hudghton May 17, 2016 at 9:29 am -  Reply

    Tom was 15 on the 4th May, Many Happy Returns.

  225. Sandra moffett May 17, 2016 at 9:51 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was 4th May happy belated birthday Tom xx

  226. Sarah Warner May 17, 2016 at 9:54 am -  Reply

    May 4th sounds like it was a good one! Belated Happy Birthday !

  227. mandy jennings May 17, 2016 at 10:04 am -  Reply

    the 4th of may xxx

  228. Deirdre Edwards May 17, 2016 at 10:10 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th. A belated Happy Birthday to him from me.
    .

  229. Paraskevi Tsaroucha May 17, 2016 at 10:33 am -  Reply

    Tom`s birthday is on May the 4th

  230. Jane Whitehead May 17, 2016 at 10:47 am -  Reply

    May 4th Xxx

  231. Jinanne May 17, 2016 at 10:58 am -  Reply

    4th of May xx

  232. Karen Patel May 17, 2016 at 11:13 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th.

  233. Lyn Cobley May 17, 2016 at 11:26 am -  Reply

    May 4th is Tom’s birthday. The best gift in life is children. I have a son too, he is 23. David.

  234. Mags May 17, 2016 at 11:37 am -  Reply

    May 4th.
    x

  235. Jan Simmons May 17, 2016 at 11:44 am -  Reply

    MAY 4th…………BE WITH TOM ALWAYS! Xxx

  236. Caroline Camm May 17, 2016 at 11:46 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th. Glad he had a lovely day! X

  237. Nora May 17, 2016 at 11:52 am -  Reply

    Belated Happy Birthday Tom for your birthday on the 4 May.

  238. Lorraine Martin May 17, 2016 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    Fingers crossed I’m a winner – can’t win an argument me. Ha Ha!!
    Handsome Tom’s birthday is 4 May.

  239. Julie Buckley May 17, 2016 at 11:55 am -  Reply

    Hi Claire toms birthday is May 4th my daughter says the word normal should be removed from the dictionary, this is the girl with dyslexia dyspraxia adhd she has a full life a BA in photography, works conventions as a photographer teaches puccussion at a youth orchestra

  240. Cath Lee May 17, 2016 at 12:40 pm -  Reply

    Happy birthday on May 4th Tom all the best to come

  241. Denise wilkinson May 17, 2016 at 12:46 pm -  Reply

    Tom was 15 on May 4th. Many many happy returns to you. We too have a very special grandson who will soon be 10, he has brought so much joy into our lives I can’t tell you, so yes like you WE ARE VERY LUCKY. We should all enjoy each day we are given.

  242. fiona carne May 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm -  Reply

    May the 4th was your lovely boys birthday,you must be so proud of him,wait till he reaches 18 and promise yourself you won’t cry,i have four my youngest is 18 then I have a 20,21,22 year old it goes to fast.

  243. Pat Nichols May 17, 2016 at 12:51 pm -  Reply

    Tim’s birthday is May 4th – what lovely photo’s of a great day !

  244. Elaine Clabby May 17, 2016 at 1:16 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is on May 4th,five days before my brother who oddly enough wanted trainers too!

  245. Di Ingram May 17, 2016 at 1:35 pm -  Reply

    May 4th – Happy belated birthday Tom.

  246. Janice Park May 17, 2016 at 1:44 pm -  Reply

    May 4th – hope he had a lovely day.

  247. Valerie Marsden May 17, 2016 at 1:55 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was May 4th – happy belated birthday Tom

  248. khadi May 17, 2016 at 1:56 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire. Birthday May 4th. Looks like you are having fun x

  249. Maria Obrien May 17, 2016 at 3:02 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is 4th May :-)

  250. Irene May 17, 2016 at 4:35 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th Happy belated birthday

  251. Mary McKenna May 17, 2016 at 5:22 pm -  Reply

    4th of May

  252. Diane Squires May 17, 2016 at 5:41 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is 4th May

  253. Julie bourne May 17, 2016 at 5:54 pm -  Reply

    May 4th toms birthday
    What a lovely blog Claire

  254. Sharon Hayles May 17, 2016 at 6:09 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire. Tom’s birthday was on the 4th May.

    Happy belated birthday Tom x

  255. Nicola Mason May 17, 2016 at 6:19 pm -  Reply

    May 4th like 2 of my best friends!! Hope he enjoyed his birthday goodies looks like he’ll be participating in London marathon on his next :)

  256. Helen vickerstaffe May 17, 2016 at 6:37 pm -  Reply

    4th May, lovely blog Claire X

  257. Jackie May 17, 2016 at 6:54 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is the 4th May happy belated birthday Tom hope you had a lovely day

  258. Patricia May 17, 2016 at 6:58 pm -  Reply

    May 4, 2016 = 15

  259. Alisonboswell May 17, 2016 at 7:25 pm -  Reply

    4th may is toms birthday

  260. Kim W May 17, 2016 at 8:12 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. Hope Tom had a great day.

  261. Mandie Paxton May 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    4th May – was my wedding anniversary that day ☺️❤️ xxx

  262. Emma Cartledge May 17, 2016 at 8:37 pm -  Reply

    Birthday was the 4th May

  263. Lesley Collings May 17, 2016 at 9:09 pm -  Reply

    May 4th was Tom’s birthday x

  264. Chris P May 17, 2016 at 9:10 pm -  Reply

    4th May. Love the pic of him in his school uniform!

  265. Jill Wright May 17, 2016 at 9:18 pm -  Reply

    May 4th. Happy birthday Tom. X

  266. Irene Peacock May 17, 2016 at 9:28 pm -  Reply

    Answer is 4th May. Hope Tom had a great birthday.

  267. Hester Tulloch May 17, 2016 at 9:55 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was 4th May Day before mine I was 70.

  268. Michelle norman May 17, 2016 at 9:56 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday 4th may what a lovely young man you and your family must burst with pride best wishes x

  269. Judith Lennon May 17, 2016 at 10:03 pm -  Reply

    Happy belated birthday wishes
    Tom for 4th May

  270. Annette marjai May 17, 2016 at 10:09 pm -  Reply

    may 4th. Happy belated birthday Tom.x

  271. Dawn Deakin May 17, 2016 at 10:25 pm -  Reply

    4th May, hope you had a great day Tom.

  272. Breda Griffin May 17, 2016 at 10:28 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was 4th May. Happy birthday Mr Handsome .

  273. Elaine whyteside May 17, 2016 at 10:30 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is the 4th may

  274. Sandra hogan May 17, 2016 at 10:43 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th. Happy belated birthday to you. Doesn’t time just fly by x

  275. Debbie McLean May 17, 2016 at 10:55 pm -  Reply

    The lovely Tom had his birthday on May 4th.
    I have followed his progress from your blogs and he has grown into a lovely young man I bet he gets very tall.
    Lovely to see him so excited and he couldn’t wish for a better mummy and daddy and brother and sister in you the rest of his family.
    Claire you do a fabulous job you should be so proud. Xx

  276. Rose Edgar May 18, 2016 at 2:38 am -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th x

  277. Pat Crozier May 18, 2016 at 5:03 am -  Reply

    May 4…….handsome young man. May the 4th be with you Tom. xx

  278. Helen Izzard May 18, 2016 at 12:39 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was on May 4th and what an inspirational and fantastic young man he is

  279. Elizabeth Keenan May 18, 2016 at 1:11 pm -  Reply

    Hi Claire Tom is so lovely such a nice blog. His Birthday was 4th May.

  280. Lesley Elmes May 18, 2016 at 2:50 pm -  Reply

    May 4th, happy belated birthday Tom X

  281. Jeanetta Lumsden May 18, 2016 at 4:33 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was may the 4th “Happy Birthday x

  282. susan headington May 18, 2016 at 6:04 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday is May 4th when he was 15

  283. wenna clark May 18, 2016 at 10:29 pm -  Reply

    Tom’s birthday was the 4th May x

  284. John C May 19, 2016 at 7:23 am -  Reply

    May 4th Hope you had a wonderful day

  285. margaret calvert May 19, 2016 at 7:24 am -  Reply

    4th May hope you all had a fabulous time

  286. Lesley May 22, 2016 at 9:37 am -  Reply

    May 4th! I still remember his first appearance at QVC, he was such a beautiful baby…now that beauty is inside as well as out. You have done such a wonderful job with your children Claire, especially the fighting you have had to do for Tom. It has been a pleasure to watch them grow.
    Love always Lx

  287. Margaret May 23, 2016 at 4:46 pm -  Reply

    Lovely blog as always Claire time does fly Tom is such a handsome young man … if its not being cheeky may i ask where you got your family plaque its lovely id like to buy one thank you

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