It was seven years ago today that Lelya bounced into this world, I say bounced because she weighed a whopping 10lbs and 10oz. Ouch, but do you know what girls? not a so much as a stitch needed! She took less than an hour to arrive and was delivered by 2 wonderful paramedics on my bedroom floor using the mirror on my wardrobe. She maybe beautiful but I promise you she is a real handful.
These days children do not have Birthday's they have Birthday weeks, Leyla's started with a family day out at Kew last week, today is the cake and candles ceremony, tomorrow I am taking her to St Martin-in-the-Fields to hear this, preceded by a bite to eat. On Saturday her Auntie will take her out to see a film and have a Birthday tea and then finally on Wednesday she is off to Cyprus for 10 days then flying back via Istanbul! Seriously can you believe it? and all I ever got was pass the parcel, musical chairs and a birthday tea for a few friends, kids of today do not know how lucky they are!