Glamorous Patrick’s 90th Birthday.

I’m really supposed to be banned from the computer at present as I have very sore hands (poss RSI) so a rest is called for.

I’ll be resting from tonight  anyway as I’m off to London with the family to celebrate my father’s 90th Birthday! We’re celebrating not far from the East End where Patrick _48965513_blitz7sep40


was born and grew up and from where he joined the navy as a young man of nineteen. From here  he saw London alight in the Blitz , from here his family were bombed out twice and evacuated to Somerset where he eventually settled.

His father was a merchant seaman with many stories to tell. Patrick told stories too, every night when he could he told my brother and me a story at bedtime.. I guess that’s where I get my story telling gene from…

How lucky are we now, to still have an independent, life loving, cream suit and bow tie wearing, dancing (yes dancing- you heard me right),  glamorous as one of my dear friends described him, father and grandfather?

It’s a true blessing and long may it continue. Happy Birthday Glamorous Patrick – we’ll have a blast…



  1. Congratulations Uncle Pat on your 90th Birthday. Nice to hear you are celebrating in style and at a venue close to your roots and with the people that mean the most to you. You truly are a very lovely warm and interesting person, and how very fitting to be described as glamorous. You should have been a film star, it would have suited you down to the ground!

    Take care and enjoy many more birthdays to come.

    Love and Best wishes, Elaine, Dave Lucy and Amy xx

  2. Belated congratulations Uncle Pat!! Hope you had a wonderful time together.Yes I’m sure you did a bit of tap dancing on your 90th Birthday & had a few drinks to celebrate,love to all the family Lynn,Dave & family xxxx

    • avril

      March 14, 2014 at 12:16 pm

      Lynn – thanks!!! Great to hear from you – will pass on your congratulations, love to all the family – Avril xx

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