Thursday, 11 September 2008

11th September 2008

Holly started school today, I have the pictures already and she looks adorable. But mainly it's my birthday. In many ways it started yesterday lunchtime, when I was summoned to the kitchen at work and everyone sang Happy Birthday To You and we had Dairy Queen cake and frappaccinos.
I have no idea how to spell that.
But I think it's c-a-k-e.

I took the day off in order to swan about. I like the verb 'to swan' - well, really I suppose it's 'to swan about', separable verb.
And the weather has played well, today has been glorious, azure sky, sunshine, warm. It was fabulous this afternoon just to sit out on the balcony and read one of my birthday books.

I did some of the things I did last year.

But before I went out, I watered the plants on the balcony and as I got to the last one, right at the end, I looked over and there was a man with a flower arrangement, trying to deliver them to Laurence's basement flat. I can understand the problem here, the front door of the house is on a different street from the address. Still, pretty lucky timing.
And it was beautiful and from Sleepy Mansions.

I had brunch at Havana and then spent much money at Ten Thousand Villages, two doors down. (Like last year, only without the Sleepy-one).

The eating and of course, drinking, continues this evening .

And thanks to all my friends and rellies for various Happy Birthday greetings, I really appreciate them.
I was thinking that Ecuador was the farthest afield, but I'm not sure, it must be underneath us somewhere.


Sleepy said...

Everything looks splendid!
Swan on!

Anonymous said...

happy, happy!
- Karen

Schneewittchen said...


Karemay said...

I'm so glad that you enjoyed your birthday.
I'm sure Holly had a lovely first day at school. I remember clearly our first day at the methodist church hall where we started in Mrs Fulwoods class.

Schneewittchen said...

Your memory never ceases to amaze me Karen. I wouldn't have been able to come up with the detail that it was in a Methodisy Church Hall, but now you say it, I remember.

Kat said...

Happy Birthday :)

Schneewittchen said...

Thank-you kindly Kat :)

Raymond's Brain said...

We happened to be right across the street from the Havana this morning, before catching up on this post. I knew there was something significant about Sept. 11, and I couldn't remember what.