Friday 21 December 2012

Sweet sixteen

She turned sixteen today and it felt to her like she'd waited forever for this milestone to come around. 
Once upon a time these had been her shoes ...

Today there were retro Doc Martens and lethally-spiked lace-up boots with dizzying heels to pull on just as soon as she'd blown out her candles.

There was chocolate cake for breakfast - why not when it's your birthday - and later on a trip to Kings Cross-St Pancras station to pick up her sister ...

... barely finished with exams and arriving just in time to celebrate with dinner out.

Happy birthday, Bella!

May your shoes take you to beautiful and exciting places and your year be shiny and bright. 


  1. So sweet! Beautiful girls! Merry Christmas!

  2. Happy Birthday, indeed, Bella! This is a wonderful milestone and such a loving tribute from your mother. Merry Christmas, Karen, all the way from Texas

  3. Best wishes to the new 16 birthday girl!

    Karen, your girls are so lovely...they definitely do take after their Mother!

    (Thank you also for that soaring photo of the are keeping my own London eye alive.)


  4. She's so lovely! And so is her sister.
    An almost-Christmas baby, but not so close she has to share her birthday. Good planning, Karen!
    A happy Christmas to you all, and wishes for a healthy and joyous New Year.

  5. Wonderful wonderful!
    Happy Happy Birthday Bella!
    So lovely

  6. A belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY to Bella!
    And warmest greetings from the Périgord,


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