It was my birthday on Monday! I had SUCH a wonderful time. Friends and family gathered for a disco in the village hall – just like the ’70s. And I danced all night to all the old favourites – PERFECT!!!
My son made a wonderful speech and we had a couple of brilliant jives together. My daughter did a STELLAR job of welcoming everyone with a drink and then persuading even the most reluctant ones onto the dance floor. And a dear friend made a lemon drizzle cake sparkling with edible glitter and champagne-bottle-shaped candles.
There are no photos of the party as it is usually me who takes them – and then, often, I seem to only experience gatherings with a photographers eye, looking for nice shots of people and things – I decided I just wanted to party and don’t regret it one bit – I’m loving all the images of crazy dancing and laughing friends that are in my memory bank of smiling happy faces.
So I am including pics of some of the lovely cards and presents I was given (the camellias above centre, painted by my friend Anne, who gave me the card)
One of my sisters had JUST (supreme effort to make it to the party) returned from Abu Dhabi and brought back this AMAZING presentation box of the MOST glorious selection of dickered-up dates (I LURVE dates!!!)
the photo doesn’t really do them justice – they are amaZING!!!!!
Heaven in a box……
……and the box is fabulous with a magnetic clasp – just right for storing knitting needles in me thinks.
The ‘put on your dancing shoes and party’ card was from my other sister who sadly couldn’t make it to the party as she is head down studying for a degree in Homeopathy – so Monday night not a good one when she lives 3 hours away.
Quite a few notepads came my way – which is great because I need them all over the place so that I remember moments of inspiration AND tasks I need to complete – if I don’t write them down, I’ll never remember anything – my contemporaries obviously understand this!! I’m particularly intrigued by the ‘mousepad notepad’ lots of gorgeous patterns to be recycled as collage material once they’ve served as mousepad AND notepad – ingenious. Designer: Amy Butler
people do have such amazing ideas.
And I can highly recommend the CD, Kenosis, made by a friend and neighbour…
as a very relaxing, meditative background to any creative activity.
My daughter, as well as being life and soul of the party, gave me a wonderful momento of our very special Pembrokeshire holiday.
I had mentioned , just in passing, when we were in Solva that I had an ‘I love Newgale’ mug and must look out for an ‘I love Solva’ one.
Even better to have a personalised ‘WE love Solva’ mug – very special!
So I danced my feet off to the good old sounds of the 60s, 70s and 80s, surrounded by friends and family – what a great birthday – ‘Celebrate Good Times Come on!!!!!!’.
Huge thanks to one and all for making it so special.