We were invited to a special celebration on Friday past. A mainly family celebration with some special friends as well.
The celebration was held in Montalto House in Ballynahinch. We had exclusive use of the house for the entire evening! It's such a beautiful location and the house is absolutely stunning. As it says on their website: 'You can become the Lord or Lady of the manor with the attention of your personal butler, the scrumptious food of renowned chefs and the hands-on management of one of Ireland's most respected hospitality professionals.' This was certainly borne out to be true as the meal and the service we had was second to none. And yes, we had our very own butler! A younger and much more handsome butler than Downton Abbey's Carson! He has worked in Hillsborough Castle and attended there when the Queen was visiting.
So what were we celebrating? We were celebrating the appointment of my cousin Denise as a high court judge. She and another woman are the first women to be appointed as high court judges in the history of the Northern Ireland judicial system. As you can imagine, we are all extremely happy for her as she has worked very hard. Her mother, my aunt Ruby, is ninety one years old! She broke her hip a few years ago but managed to walk into Montalto House on Friday evening with just a helping hand from her daughters. Denise is the next to youngest of eight daughters and one son. They were all there with their families on Friday, so delighted for Denise's success.
Well, this is just a very quick post without even a single picture of the event. I just wanted to enjoy it all without stopping to take photos of all that was going on.