So it was the end of February and it had been trying to snow all day – its obvious, lets have a Beach Party! This was the theme of the LJOY Purim event – 60 kids dressed in beach theme (but then I guess its normal for their age to be wearing shorts and T-shirts even in winter!) and some interesting and imaginative costumes!
Click on the cocktails to see the pictures!
Last year’s “Joseph Meets Glee” was a hard act to follow, but they managed it! My parents arrived from Manchester for the weekend, just to see the show. So many kids, so much enthusiasm – it was a joy to see. Full credit to Sagi for organising, directing and being “The Man”. They have worked so hard and it showed. I haven’t met one person that didn’t enjoy it – and there were 450 over the 3 shows! It meant so much to the kids that they feel “empty” now its all done, no rehearsals – Rachel has a “little hole”. For details about LJOY go to their website.
For photos of the evening click on the image below
What can I say, such a proud family! This was the most fantastic day and I even baked a cake to celebrate! Take a look at the photos and you might see somewhere that I just couldn’t keep out of the piccies!
After 50 glorious years, Ma and Pa celebrated their Golden Wedding Anniversary over the whole weekend, nothing like celebrating in style! Whilst their Wedding Anniversary is Jan 1st we started on New Year’s Eve, celebrating with Family Y (who?) Despite their advancing years Mum and Dad trounced us young uns at “smart mouth” and charades. Motzei Shabbat we had a little party, and a lot of mess and cake! Monday afternoon everyone was invited to Manchester for a slap up tea at Yeshurun. If you want to see some photos and music then click here.
Below is the book that was made of the celebrations – they’ve not changed much have they!
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Gosh, its nearly a year since I posted last – sorry about that! David is now 17 and to celebrate the puppy went sledging in the morning with Family Y (younger elements of). Then he came back for the cake that his sister rescued after his Mother decided to take it out of the tin when it and the icing was still ward. It promptly fell to bits and half was mush – great tasting mush I hasten to add! Anyway Rachel saved the day and turned it into an iceberg with a penguin, and just to be topical, it even showed evidence of global warming with grass at the bottom!! In the evening it was over to Manchester to the JS bar with Grandma and Grandpa. Yes that was a magical relighting candle in the photo. Despite his provisional licence arriving on his Birthday by some fluke and a lot of grovelling by his Mother to the DVLA, he will have to wait to get behind the wheel as we value our lives!! To see the photos of the day, click on the one below