It’s a bit of a cheat this one, but I’m grouping together everything to do with my birthday celebrations. I didn’t have a party or do anything loud and rowdy, which I wouldn’t have done anyway; I’m not a rowdy party person. But I have had some lovely meals and get-togethers with some very special people in my life, and still have some more to come over the next couple of weeks.
I received so many lovey messages and birthday wishes from family and friends all over the world. It was great talking to people in China, America, Australia and just round the corner on social media. And I got some beautiful, thoughtful gifts. People really have been so kind. I couldn’t ask for more and I am so thankful for everything.
Although not a girly-girl, as a birthday treat, I got nail extensions. Wow! They’re fab! I was going to have just French manicured nails but then on consideration you’re not going to be fifty every day so I went for sparkly, purple nails (Cadbury’s purple). I love anything purple and anything sparkly, so they are fantastic! I’m very narcissistic over them too: I can’t stop admiring them.
On my birthday itself, it had snowed overnight, quite a lot, so everywhere looked white and wonderful. I felt well, so me, Jordan and Blossom went for a walk over the field where I live. The sky was the bluest you would wish for in the height of summer and the snow was the purest white. It was the perfect winter day. We decided that I couldn’t have asked for a more perfect day for my 50th Birthday. Then, while still out walking, my mam rang to say my dad was being rushed into hospital. It wasn’t a surprise; he’s been in and out of hospital for the last couple of years, and although he’s still in now, I’m sure he’ll be ok. Anyway, the next few hours I spent with my mam in hospital, still in my walking boots and wet socks. And that’s what happens in life. Things don’t stop because it’s someone’s birthday. That’s what life throws at us. So I got to spend hours talking with my mam that I wouldn’t have done, and although I was completely exhausted and drained by the time I got home, I had a lovely cosy evening in front of the fire, with fajitas, tiramisu and birthday cake to celebrate my day with Jordan and Blossom.
Like I say, I’ve still got a few meals, and cuppas and visits yet to come, (I can’t wait to see David, Liz and the kids!) so the birthday celebrations will continue for a while yet.