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.
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