Have you ever seen the movie Something's Gotta Give? My favourite scene in the movie, and there are many, is the final scene. Jack Nicholson walks into the restaurant with his new family. He's so incredibly, puffed-out-chest proud, it's palpable. Well, that was my brother James last night. His youngest, Alice, turned 21. An amazing right of passage which we were all delighted to share. Our families have been blessed with three girls, all just two years apart, Jessica, Megan and Alice respectively, and in some ways it's sad that this is the last 21st celebration but, I'm sure, there will be many more to come, marriages, births, new jobs, new homes, Christmases, Birthdays, and you can bet the numbers around the table will grow and no matter what, we will all be there, sharing the joy. Alice's choice for the family element of her many parties, Carluccio's Italian restaurant. There was love, chatter, laughter, singing, toasts to the birthday girl, the clink of glasses and a kick ass cake.
Happy Birthday Darling Alice!