Sunday, 18 April 2010

birthday moments

Today I turned 46. How did that happen?

An oddly mixed day, but very enjoyable...

A phone call this morning started: "Happy birthday, old girl...."

Another phone call... a very loud happy birthday is sung...a duet...I can't for the life of me work out who it is singing. How I laughed when all was revealed.

An early walk in the woods, just me, Walter and the sounds of nature

Picking nettle shoots for soup

Pottering in the garden....thinking some pots could do with a scrub


Scrubbing algae off a wall in my courtyard

Painting said wall

A gin and tonic with my neighbours this afternoon, followed by an impromptu barbeque

Making and eating tiffin cake


Receiving a beautiful handmade card from Simone!

Sitting down for a while with a copy of The Edible Garden, and feeling inspired (I've been following the series on iplayer, have you seen it?)

All in all, a pretty blissful day....even if I am having trouble relating to Diana, age 46...

35 comments:

clarabelle said...

Happy Birthday Diana, and what a lovely Sunny birthday you have had.
Take Care
C
xx

Dragonfly said...

Happy birthday Diana - it sounds like you've had a lovely day! A wonderful mixture of things (especially the tiffin!)

Tilly said...

Happy Birthday Diana! I'll be 45 in September and I just can't get my head round it at all!

Cottage Garden said...

Happy Birthday Diana! Sounds like a lovely day you had. I've been watching The Edible Garden too ... I love the way she just packs everything in together ... and I especially love her little dog!

Jeanne
xx

dottycookie said...

Happy Birthday, Diana! The perfect day by all accounts, and sunny too.

I saw a photo the other day of someone the same age as me - surely I can't look my age?!

Gigibird said...

Happy Birthday:)
All the best people have a Birthday in April;-)

TheMadHouse said...

Happy Birthday Diana. It sounds like the perfect one - sun too, how blessed

Frogdancer said...

Happy birthday!

We're roughly the same vintage. I turn 47 this year, though.

Suse said...

Happy birthday!
I turned 46 last month and can't quite believe it really.

MrsP said...

Happy Birthday Diana!! what a lovely way to spend a birthday. I think I'm 45 in August?? I'm losing track- it appears we are all mainly of roughly the same vintage...
Jx

alice c said...

Happy Birthday - may your year be full of sunshine and happy days. By the time you are 47 you will look back at 46 with nostalgia.

Ali said...

Happy birthday Diana! Sounds like a lovely one. I've been eyeing up all the fresh nettle shoots following my triumphant soup last year. And I'm enjoying the edible garden too (though I've not yet seen the book).

silverpebble said...

Many happy returns Diana - it sounds as though you had a great day. You fitted in some gardening too - lovely.

I haven't watched the Edible garden yet - it sounds like one to savour in the next few days

Emma
x

Simone said...

Happy Birthday Diana. I am glad the card reached you! I love watching the edible garden and hope to get lots of tips from watching it. x

Diane said...

Happy Birthday - sounds like you made it a perfect one. Just thank your lucky stars that its not the big 50 !!!!!!

Pippa xx said...

Happy Birthday Diana, glad you had a good day and may I wish you many more. Lovely to have such gorgeous weather but do forgive me if I do a little rain dance as the lottie is getting a little parched.

caireen said...

Oh, Very Happy Birthday D xx I 'bet' you don't look it, altho nowadays 46 is youthful! Cxx

ginny said...

Wishing you the happiest of years in your 46th year Diana. you so do not look 46!
we have also been watching Alys on iplayer and loving it... not too sure about a 'Peatini' though!
Happy Birthday dear friend from all of us xxx

driftwood said...

happy happy birthday, looks like it was a lovely day xxxx

Lisa said...

Very happy birthday wishes.
Do we ever feel grown up?!
Tiffin looks very scrummy indeed.
Lisa x

Gina said...

Happy Birthday Diana... so young! I've been contemplating nettle soup the past few days.

Fiona said...

Yum. Tiffin cake - we need the recipe!

Sarita said...

Happy, happy birthday, Diana! It will be my turn to turn 46 in October and I hope my day is lovely as it sounds like yours was...:) I also agree with Fiona, a tiffin recipe would be wonderful. Best wishes..xx

kristina said...

Happy Birthday! I've been watching the Edible Garden, too, and I just ordered the book today (because as you know we like all the same books!).

K x

Lyn said...

A very Happy Birthday!
Love
Lyn
xxxx

kate said...

Happy Birthday - sorry I am a day late but I'm glad it was sunny and relaxed for you. I am finally getting my head above water and writing to people. What a disappointment that Tiffin Cake didn't light up as a link to a recipe. It looks delicious! how can I make it? lots of love Kate Xx

love those cupcakes said...

Belated birthday greetings and best wishes for a wonderful 46th year. The tiffin looks delicious.

suzanne said...

Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday! Sounds like you had a very full and satisfying day - there's nothing nicer than a birthday BBQ!(especially teamed with G&T and Tiffin!!)

Pennie said...

Happy Birthday, hope you had a truly fabulous one...I see they brought the sun out specially for you !

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi there Diana
Happy Birthday to you!
I'm not far behind, currently aged 45 and 4 months....
But what do these numbers really mean anyway?
It sounds as though you had a great birthday with such a wonderful mix of quiet time and activity.
I hope your birthday pleasures continue well into the week ahead!
Happy days,
Denise x

harmony and rosie said...

Sounds blissful Diana. Sorry this comes rather late but a very Happy Birthday to you. I was down in your neck of the woods over Easter and reading back through your posts, little did I realise just how close we were. Such a shame, it would have been fun to share a brew of Penwith's finest.

Thank you for your kind thoughts.

Kate x

Discerning Admirer said...

Happy Birthday! Nothing beets a nice gin and tonic, some ice and a slice of lemon :)

Louise said...

I'm so sorry to have missed your birthday Diana. With gin and tonics, and chocolate tiffin, it must have been a good one! I am 46 this year too! x

Griffin said...

I'm late, I'm late! Very Happy birthday Diana. I'm 47 in November and I still wonder how I got to 46! I think it sneaked up on me when I wasn't looking.

Hope your new year is all that you'd like it to be and all the joys are yours.

Petit Filoux said...

Happy belated birthday! The cake looks yummy!