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My child is fourteen.

My child is fourteen.

My child is fourteen.

Nope.  I keep saying it but it doesn’t seem to feel any more real!

birthday bunting idea

This weekend we celebrated fourteen years (nope) of our Beth who like a lot of teenagers, has become a smidge camera shy in recent years.  So while I’d like to share a bazillion photos of her, I have to be content with sharing a few details from her birthday weekend.

unicorn cake

We had ‘unicorn cake’ made from 100% organic unicorns.

unicorn cake vintage glass cake stand

She went to Haigh Hall with Dottie and their little cousins.

betty and dottie

This was the closest Beth would allow me to get to taking her photo and really it’s a picture of her sister!

pink lemonade

Then she had a whole tribe of teenagers over for a stay up all night party sleep over, followed by SIX HOURS of rehearsals for the school play the next day.

Yes you read that correctly.  The children went to school at the weekend, voluntarily, for six hours!


So obviously they needed cupcakes….right?

I was in two minds about delivering these, (mainly because Phill said it was weird) but judging by their reactions, you’re never too old to have your Mum bring cupcakes to school!!

Silver 14 balloon

It’s still not right is it!?  FOURTEEN!  When I started this blog she was just 8 years old.  She read Enid Blyton books, couldn’t plait her own hair and all she wanted from life was a pair of roller skates.  Now she pinches my make up, listens to Greenday and has plans to travel the World when she finishes college.

Time is moving far too quickly.  I feel like only yesterday she looked like this

baby beth

and now she looks like this..


Still, no matter how old she gets, she’s always going to be my little girl and I’m always going to remind her that when she was 6, she pinky promised me that she’d live with me until she was at least 46 and even then she would only move out to the house next door.  Backpacking schmackpacking – a pinky promise is forever ;-P

Happy Birthday beauty xxx

Love Mum



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  • Liz Purkis

    Oh so true. My Bex is soon to be 28. Not sure how that happened but yes 28!!! She is still my little girl even though she has her own son. It”s an odd feeling seeing your children grow up. I always wonder how my Mum feels having all her children nearly 50 and over.

    • VintageFolly

      Oh my! I can’t even imagine that! X

  • john adams

    Oh wow, I read blogs of people with teenagers and they terrify me. With a three year old and a seven year old, I see my future ahead of me.

    • VintageFolly

      Honestly the aren’t that bad. Although I think I worry as much about her now as I did when she was a tiny baby!

  • Awe your daughter has grown into a lovely young lady. I hope she had a fantastic birthday xx

    • VintageFolly

      She did ? well I think so anyway haha

  • Sabeeka Lambe

    My kids still have a few years to reach their teens.. It’s enjoyable to read about how things change when they grow but for now even though time is just flying I sometimes feel like it should just freeze… and there are other times when I think I want them to grow older and be my friends 🙂

    • VintageFolly

      I know that feeling!

  • That is an absolutely wonderful looking cake! I couldn’t imagine having a child at all, let alone the fact that I’m technically old enough to have had a 13 year old at this point!

    • VintageFolly

      It’s mad to think that I have a 14 year old!!!

  • It’s amazing how fast time goes! My son just recently turned 9. That cake looks great

    • VintageFolly

      Thanks it tasted awesome! Time flies waaaay too quickly z

  • Happy Birthday to your girl! Hope she had a good day. They grow up far too fast don’t they!!
    The food from her birthday looks AMAZING. Seriously, so yummy!

    • VintageFolly

      I LOVE baking OTT cakes for her. X

  • Ickle Pickle

    Aaawww – my eldest daughter is 20 – my other 16 and my sons 14 and almost 4. Time just whizzes by. That cake is properly awesome! Kaz x

    • VintageFolly

      Ah so you have quite an age gap too. Xx

  • Kira L Curtis

    This is such a lovely post, really made me smile 🙂 I hope she had the best birthday ever! That cake looks amazing and so delicious!

    • VintageFolly

      Oh thank you. I think she had a good weekend xxz

  • mummyslittlemonkey

    This is so cute! (But don’t tell your daughter that – cute is NOT cool when you’re 14). My six-year-old tells me now that she’ll always live next door to me – so are you telling me this won’t last?! 😉 x