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Sunday, June 10, 2007

Happy Birthday, Eleanor

21 years ago today, my first child, Eleanor, was born. A beautiful baby, and now - so quickly - a beautiful young woman.

We were - are - such proud parents ... I had never seen such a beautiful baby, and Lucius brought his office home and set up his computer in the garden so that he could work alongside the two of us in the startling heat of that June.

Now, 21 and just finished at university, awaiting the result of her degree, her life is before her ... good luck, darling girl - and MANY HAPPY RETURNS OF THE DAY!


Ilva said...

Happy birthday from me too! Absolutely lovely photos!

Cottage Smallholder said...

Happy Birthday Eleanor!!! I do hope that all turns out well. It is so stressful waiting for exam results.

And well done Joanna. The photos are endearing, you look so happy.

Many congratulations to you all on such a big day.

Amanda at Little Foodies said...

Happy Birthday to Eleanor. Good luck for the exam results. Amanda

thepassionatecook said...

congratulations (belated)! i always think that it's the mother that should be celebrated on a birthday, not the child... seeing what you go through at birth!
looking at the pictures (stunning style, by the way, you really lived it to the full, didn' you?) isn't it funny how styles might change dramatically, but babies always look the same?