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Birthdays during a global pandemic are bound to be different from usual.
People may be unable to celebrate with family and friends due to government guidelines on social distancing, but they have been finding other ways to make their day special.
This is how some of Kintyre’s birthday boys and girls spent or plan to spend their day. Happy birthday to everyone celebrating a lockdown birthday.
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Eva Grumoli from Campbeltown celebrated her first birthday on April 26. She spent it at home with her mummy, daddy and big sister Ella.
Miller Sargent from Campbeltown will turn three on June 2. He will spend his birthday with his mummy and daddy, playing with new toys and eating cake. His mum Laura said: ‘He misses all of his family and friends so much. He can’t wait to give everyone a big hug. Happy birthday Miller. Lots of love from Mummy and Daddy.’
Ariana MacPhee from Campbeltown was six on May 20 and had a brilliant day despite lockdown.
Rodger Crooks from Campbeltown celebrated his 65th birthday on Wednesday May 27. His wife Joan said: ‘He loves getting out to explore Argyll and further afield and would have loved a sight-seeing day out but is very grateful for the lovely local places to walk just now.’ Rodger’s lockdown birthday was celebrated on Zoom with family in Aberdeen, London, Oregon and Amsterdam.
Alec Coffield from Muasdale celebrated his sixth birthday on Tuesday May 26. He enjoyed eating cake for breakfast and making silage in the garden and is looking forward to being able to help at Killegruer again soon.
Amara and Aria Mullen
Sisters Amara and Aria Mullen will celebrate their birthdays, which are two days apart, by having a garden party at home with their family this weekend. Amara will be five on June 2 and Aria will turn two on June 4. Their mum Lesley said: ‘Their daddy will be away on their birthdays so we will be having a little party tomorrow (Saturday) to celebrate.’