Yup, today it was my birthday. I was quite ridiculously looking forward to it, too! I think it's because as one of seven children, your birthday was your "special" day, when you got to choose what you wanted to eat for dinner and what you wanted to watch on television. And you got presents too, which is always a bonus, right?
This morning Claire brought me breakfast in bed and gave me this rather beautiful present, together with a card she made. Both have a personal meaning to us and are very special.
I was so touched. She's a special girl, that one! I think the mount in the frame makes all the difference, don't you? She's taking commissions now hint hint...
A bit later on, the doorbell went and I was told it was for me. Sadly, with my morning stiffness (thank you psoriatic arthritis) I find it impossible to just run downstairs and the guy at the door knocked again so I sent Claire down to open it. She had organised an Interflora delivery - I haven't taken a picture of the flowers but will have to do that tomorrow. I LOVE getting flowers and it's such a treat. Thank you Claire!
We rested all morning, had a light lunch and then went out to tea in the afternoon. Originally we had thought of somewhere in London but Claire has just come down with a stinking cold and neither of us are exactly flush with cash, so we went to the local John Lewis's "The Place to Eat". It was rather quiet, which was nice, and we had hot chocolate and a slice of cake each.
It's been a lovely day. So many people have texted me, sent me cards, messaged me on Fbook and posted on my wall. I'm really overwhelmed and feel very blessed. Thank you all, so very much.
So I'm off to bed shortly and I thought I'd leave you with a recent picture of me with one of the biscuits Claire made a couple of weeks ago. Yes, that IS what we get up to on weekends...