Wednesday, 8 April 2009

My 65th birthday

I was born on Easter Monday in 1944, so my birthday often falls around Easter time. This year it occurs on Good Friday.

My mother was confined at home, which was usual in 1944. It being a holiday, when my father was sent (on his bicycle) to fetch the nurse he found a note on her door explaining that she had gone out to tea and could be located at a certain address, which was about 4 miles away. So he set off again and found her, I assume with no problem. However, she had walked to her tea party so she borrowed my father's bike so that she could get back to her house more quickly to change into her uniform and collect her bag, before going on to my mother. Poor Dad had to walk back to her house then to reclaim his bicycle before he went back home. That was Easter Monday afternoon and I made my entrance at 10.35 that night.

So this birthday is my 65th. We are going to go out for a meal with friends on Thursday evening but I'm not sure what we will do on Friday - I think I'll just take the day as it comes and just relax.

Our daughter and grand-daughter are coming to stay for a few days arriving on Saturday evening. So this evening I have been preparing my Easter decorations which just consists of a few twigs of twisted willow hung with cardboard eggs and chicks and ribbon. GD will love it and it does look quite pretty. I took a photo of it but unfortunately it is a little blurred!

Tomorrow I will put some daffodils there as well.

I have also managed to find her an Easter bonnet but won't be loading her with chocolate eggs as I know she will be given plenty from other friends and family. She told me recently that she would like a gnome to sit outside her playhouse so we have bought her one and I will place a small chocolate egg between his feet and wrap it up. If the weather is kind we will do an egg hunt in the garden (if wet, in the house).

So we are set for quite a busy few days and on top of all that we have prospective purchasers coming to view the house Thursday afternoon.

Happy Easter everyone.

19 comments:

rosiero said...

Happy Easter. Great minds think alike. I have also posted about my Easter tree!! Happy 65th too.

Cezar and Léia said...

Dear Anne! Beautiful post!
Happy Birthday, I wish you a wonderful Day and Easter.
You are very sweet!
God bless you
Léia

Deb said...

Happy Birthday!!! I bet your parents were really proud of their easter gift.

Pat - Arkansas said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday!

Cynthia said...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday! Love the Easter Egg tree!
:^)

Pam said...

Happy Easter!
Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!
Enjoy GD!
Good luck with the house showing!

If I lived in England I'd ask if I could drive over and share a bottle of plonk with you.
All the very best
XXXX

Denise said...

What a smashing post, I did so enjoy it. I couldn't think of a more perfect gift for your Granddaughter Anne. Your Easter decorations are lovely! Happy Birthday and a Very Happy Easter to you and all your loved ones. Denise x

Lindsay said...

Very pretty Easter tree. Have a very happy 65th!

Gilly said...

Happy 65th Birthday! And Happy Easter! What a beautiful Egg Tree! Have a wonderful time!

cheshire wife said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you enjoyed your meal and that you have a good Easter.

Winifred said...

Happy Easter and a very happy 65th birthday.

What a lovely story. Those war times were quite hard.

Love your decorations, hope your granddaughter has a good time with her gnome.

Retiredandcrazy said...

Happy birthday Anne. I think your prospective purchasers will be so enthralled by your easter tree that they will buy the house!

Jay said...

Sounds like you're in for a great weekend!

My Mum was born on a beautiful sunny Easter Sunday, and she says those conditions have never come together again, and she's now 89 years old! It's been sunny, it's been Sunday, it's been Easter, but it's never again been all of them together on her birthday!

Have a great birthday! :)

fizzycat said...

Happy Birthday and Happy Easter- lovely tree.

Martha said...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday. I love Easter trees -- especially when they're made from curly willow.

Strawberry Jam Anne said...

My thanks to you all for your good wishes - I really appreciate them. A x

Fern said...

A belated Happy Birthday, hope you had wonderful day. Love the Easter tree and enjoyed the story of your arrival into this world!

Ladybird World Mother said...

I love your tree! We have made one similar... with the odd chick clinging on for dear life too. Easter is now over but hope you had a lovely birthday and weekend. XX

ALMOST MRS AVERAGE said...

What a lovely story about the day you were born and I am so sorry to have missed your birthday. Well here are some belated birthday wishes and lots of huge congratulations. Happy birthday and a belated happy Easter too :-D xxxx