It’s the sixth of April 2020 and day fourteen of Coronavirus Lockdown. It’s also seventy years since a very special set of triplets was born in Preston. The youngest of those triplets is my mum. My grandparents already had three children when, at the age of 42, my grandmother gave birth and doubled their offspring in one fell swoop. They were the first surviving triplets to be born in Lancashire, so every milestone birthday has been documented by the Lancashire Evening Post. They made it onto the front page today.
I’d invited my parents for a celebration lunch and and the triplets had a joint party booked for next Saturday evening. Not only that, my youngest brother and his family were going to travel from New Zealand and spend a few weeks here. They had a new baby at the end of last year who we were to meet for the first time. We were so looking forward to it.
Thankfully, my parents are fit and well and I’m so glad that my mum isn’t alone on this very special birthday. I know we’ll celebrate in style when we can.
Green polka dot dress
My green polka dot dress is one I chose for a cancelled work trip to America. I thought it’d be ideal for travel because of the loose, easy-to-wear fit. I wanted to wear something a little more dressy today than the stay-at-home clothes of the past fortnight. The dress is bright, cheery and, although it doesn’t quite make up for the disappointment of cancelled celebrations, it was nice to give it an outing.
Stay safe x