We felt that we wanted to celebrate their amazing achievement as a family so we made our way over to the Netherlands.
My parents received letters from the new King and Queen, the province of Limburg and the Town Council.
They also received a beautiful bunch of flowers:
and a massive cake from the town council
I suppose they don't get many of these anniversaries.
We met up with my brother and his wife and daughter in Roermond and we had a gorgeous time in restaurant "De Kiosk". My dad, who doesn't like going out much thoroughly enjoyed himself. And my mum just loved having her family together.
My eldest son had made them a beautiful fruitcake which he decorated with my mum's favourite flowers, pansies.
It was a huge success, we even shared it with the staff of the restaurant, who really loved it too. (They had been very accommodating and supplied plates and forks for the cake). I hope when my husband and I have been married this long we can have a wonderful time like this too. Mind, we still have a long way to go ;)