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.
Messing about on the River
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