Some weekends are better than others and the weekend that has just passed was definitely one of those as we marked the magnificent occasion of my parents 60th wedding anniversary.
A diamond wedding anniversary is just too much of a remarkable achievement and special occasion to let slip by so we decided a short while ago to set about doing something for our parents.
Their actual anniversary was in April but as they were away in South Africa we had to wait a little before we could celebrate it with them.
After getting the date sorted we decided it would be a weekend of two halves – Saturday we booked a private room in Jamie’s restaurant in central Manchester (The Vault) and on Sunday my wife and I hosted a buffet and presentation at our house. And as a further treat and surprise we booked them into The Midland hotel in Manchester where they had a splendid suite from Friday to Monday.
All of the weekend was a surprise for them and our meal at Jamie’s was just first class – good food, great service and a unique venue made for a lovely afternoon, before we headed back to my brothers for a couple of hours in the evening.
But if Saturday was good – Sunday was set to be even better and there is more about that on the second Blog post in this set.
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