Tuesday, October 27, 2015


This year was a big one for our son. He turned 18 in September.
He did not know what he wanted to do so I said leave it to me!

He was a bit worried and a little scared I think when I said to tell his friends to bring
a sleeping bag, a cushion and a torch and they would be with us all weekend.
But not knowing made it more exciting.

Friday which was his Birthday we had a family celebration, starting with presents,
a special Birthday breakfast then cake. Later on we went to our local pub so he could
order his first drink and had a lovely meal there.

On Sat it was a early start. They all spent time in the cars trying to guess
where they were going. 

 They were going Tee Surfing.

After getting kitted up they headed for the trees.

I did not stay to watch as I am scared of heights. They also went on a very high
zip wire. Then it was a picnic lunch then off again mountain biking around the woods
for the afternoon.
They came home exhausted had a pizza each for tea then off again in the cars , this time
with their torches. We dropped them off in the dark at a Maize Maze.
While they were there we cleared the lounge so they had room to sleep in their sleeping bags
and prepared the coffee table full of food and drink for them all to watch the film 'The Maze.'
When they got back.     Day One a success!
Sunday was not a early start, which I think they all appreciated.
We took them Go Karting then to a Giant Zip Wire across a quarry then had a another picnic in the sun Then ended the day at the pub with our son buying his friends a much needed cold drink.
We had been so lucky the weekend had been beautiful. And they all went home exhausted but
with happy memories.

Boys will be boys, I still have one unclaimed pillow and a bag with trainers in.....


  1. What a party you threw for your son! It was amazing! HappyBirthay to your 18 year old!
    xo Robin

  2. Looks like he had an amazing time over his birthday weekend, well done Mum!

  3. I didn't read the whole post when I commented earlier. I don't quite get the "friends circle" thing but I will follow your blogspot address. What a handsome young man and what a party you threw for he and his friends! Wow! I never did that for my kids...in fact they're hitting late 30's and 40's so I can't even remember back that far. LOL! I'm sure those memories will stay with them for a lifetime!

  4. Great party planning...he is one lucky boy....or, should I say "young man". Happy Birthday to your son, on his 18th Birthday.

  5. What an amazing party. Belated Happy Birthday to your son.

  6. Happy Birthday to your son!!! What a wonderful Mum you are to have arranged such a great weekend!!! It sounds like it was a great way to celebrate! xx