Diddley at 60.
Our August season of anniversaries continues with Diddley’s birthday on 19th August. She would have been 70 this year. She left us four days after her birthday, five years ago on 23 August. But this is a celebration of life. Just like last week. Tributes to Diddley are listed at the foot but, for now, we will reprise her 60th Birthday spent in Harbour View Cottage, Whitby with her family. Oh how we loved those holidays in Whitby. Two weeks over five years with me and the grandchildren. Always in August for the school holidays. Always also the Whitby Regatta. What follows was mostly taken over two days 19-20 August 2010. It was to be a seaside birthday with all the trimmings. Everyone was asked to send seasidy birthday cards. We had music, bunting, rude post cards, balloons and a very special birthday cake designed by Bobby and made by E Botham, the best bakers in Yorkshire. We made china on the wet day. Went out on a speed boat on the dry one. And the famous yellow boat in the evening. It’s hard to believe that ten years has slipped by.
Arriving in Whitby.
You couldn’t park outside the cottage and had to stop down the hill and quickly transfer the luggage to the cottage. Once inside, Diddley was intent on sorting out the bedrooms. The sun shone. “Can we go to the beach?” and off they went in the clothes they had travelled in. And they jumped in the sea, with Bobby up to his shins with his camera.
19 August 2010. Diddley is 60 today.
The Next Day.
Was cloudy. A storm was coming…
Lighting a Candle for Diddley.