Three-score years, plus 10…


Jill Franks' mother-in-law's birthday cake What a wonderful day of  celebrations.

I dedicate this blog post to my adorable mother and father-in-law. That sounds so formal doesn't it? Mum and dad sounds so much warmer.

Mum was 70 and wanted a low-key time with a few close family members. It was a truly special day honouring a mum, wife and dear friend to many.

She has so many special qualities. Her kindness, warmth and love is very endearing. The little things she does makes our relationship very special. We have had special moments that I will treasure forever. I adore her and see so many of her wonderful ways in my husband.

It was a very busy day. She adores beautiful gardens and the day was perfect to visit the Watermill Gardens for lunch. It was the perfect chance to try out my new posh camera that Larry had bought for my birthday.

Jill Franks' mother and father-in-law I was as discreet as possible as she doesn't like having her picture taken but is thrilled with the pictures of her great day (see right), especially when we had a lovely evening at the hotel and restaurant where she was married, and also when we presented her with a cake with dad's favourite picture of her on, from when they were first married (see top left).

I would love to hear about your special days that you will remember forever…



  1. Magda Chetty September 3, 2009 at 10:14 pm -  Reply

    Hi Jill What a great way to celebrate a big birthday, your Mum looked like she had a great time. good for her.
    Iam sure she will remember that day for ever. The day that I will never forget, is the day of my 50th birthday.
    We moved to Mallorca (Spain) 8 years ago, and even though I do love it here, I miss the friends I left behind in London. But on my 50th, my husband phoned all of them and Invited them to the party he gave for me, I did not know that they are all coming, so it was so great seeing them and being together on my birthday, it is a day I will never forget.
    All the best talk soon.

  2. Nicola Rippon September 5, 2009 at 10:36 am -  Reply

    What a lovely lady she looks! I’m not sure why’d she’d mind having her photo taken – isn’t she pretty?

  3. Fiona September 6, 2009 at 3:33 pm -  Reply

    Hey Jill, How are you? I was watching you on QVC earlier today on the Elemis show and spotted your watch… Is it on QVC? Loved the red patent strap… Fx

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