Sev wore vintage as only she can, and looked stunning.
I put up the tent that I made from the old dining room curtains and the children used it as a reading tent to escape the madness of full-on party mode and to get out of the heat.
And the chocolate beetroot cake received its coating of chocolate ganache (melt around 4 tablespoons double cream with 100g of dark chocolate in a bowl over a pan of simmering water, beat until smooth and pour onto cake. Top this with berries galore. Apply to face!)
Frank was so excited by this special day that once I got him to bed at nine and rushed downstairs to catch the end of the World Cup he came padding down and watched it with us, feeling so grown up now he's four.
Thank you for all your good wishes for his birthday.
He had the best time.