Monday, 12 April 2010

I had a lovely birthday and thank you for your greetings. There were cards, gifts, flowers, telephone calls, visits etc from family and friends. In the morning OH and I drove to the Quantock Hills and found our way to Great Wood where my children used to go to camp with their school and where I used to take them for walks and picnics, especially on Good Friday mornings. That became a bit of a ritual for a few years.

Saturday morning was beautiful, sunny and warm and it was a great pleasure to stroll up through the forest.

It was quiet and peaceful.

We had a delicious light lunch at the The Rose and Crown in Nether Stowey*, a very old establishment whose walls were covered with photographs of the old and modern Nether Stowey and of local characters. We also saw this, which we found very amusing. I hope you can read it.

In the evening we dressed up in our finery and went off to a charity ball held to help raise funds for the new local hovercraft rescue boat, a very pleasant evening and a lovely way to end my birthday.

PS * Nether Stowey is where the poet Samuel Taylor Coleridge lived from 1797 to 1800.


Maggie May said...

Glad you had a really good time on your Birthday. It sounded fantastic.
I love those tree trunks with the light shining trough them.

Nuts in May

SquirrelQueen said...

Oh my, John Taylor's visit sounds most unpleasant. Your visit sounds much better than his.

I'm glad you had a great birthday. Beautiful photos.

Denise said...

I'm a little late but Happy Birthday Anne, and many more of them. What a great time you had and your photos were lovely.

joo said...

Anne, let me wish you all the best and forgive that I'm a bit late. I was (and still are) so shocked after what had happend here thet simply forget, but once more all the best most beautiful to you!

Ladybird World Mother said...

What a lovely day that was... happy belated birthday to you!!! xx

Cezar and Léia said...

Hello sweet Anne!
First of all, happy delayed birthday!All happiness for you!
So nice post and wonderful pictures.I specially loved those trees, a special place indeed!
Have a nice week,
hugs and purrs

Gilly said...

That looks a great wood for walks, and watching wildlife! Glad you had a happy birthday!