Monday, 18 April 2011

birthday bluebells

Today I've turned 47. It seems to me the older I get the faster time flies. It slips through my fingers like melted butter, and I find I want more hours in my day for the simple pleasures of life. I'm not fussed about getting older - it's just a number. I believe what's important is one's attitude and approach to life. And life is good. I looked in the mirror this morning, noted the all-over dusting of grey hairs and knew I would continue to go with the flow. After all, grey is one of my favourite colours!

So today has been blissful - a day off, a day for me to spend with Walter 'just pottering'. It's been a beautiful sunny day, not a cloud in the sky. We went to the beach this morning, stopping at a favourite cafe for some cake to take with us. Walking home, I paused at a roadside stall to buy a bunch of bluebells. A gift to myself.

What's not to love about a bunch of bluebells?

I sat in the garden for a while soaking up the sun, while Walter dried off from his dip in the sea, then headed off to my knitting group for our monthly gathering (and more cake!).

Now I'm heading out for another walk in the early evening sun. I suspect a gin and tonic will be poured on my return, and consumed while I cook my supper. A pretty perfect birthday, really.

31 comments:

Gina said...

Happy Birthday Diana. I have more years (and more grey I imagine) than you but life just seems to get better. I only wish it didn't go so fast. I'm intrigued by the collection in your last post.

dottycookie said...

Happy Birthday! You have described an idyllic day, I think. Throw in a glass of red and it would be perfection!

Cottage Garden said...

A very Happy Birthday to you Diana! I beat you by a few years!

Some time ago I let my hair settle down into its grey shade and I'm often asked if I get it highlighted as it has shiny silver streaks threaded through! Now that feels good!!

Your day sounds truly blissful Diana. Enjoy your bluebells! Hope you had a wonderful evening stroll.

Jeanne
xox

driftwood said...

happy birthday, sounds like a lovely day so far, hope the G&T is good xxx

rachel said...

Happy birthday! And many more to follow. May you grow grey gracefully and evenly, and not in stripes, like me.

Clare said...

Happy Birthday Diana...What a glorious day you had for it here
Clare
xx

Pomona said...

Happy birthday - and lovely bluebells! What a nice present to yourself.

Pomona x

Dragonfly said...

Happy, happy birthday Diana! Your day sounds perfect. And there's abosolutely nothing not to love about bluebells. They're early, I think, this year.

caireen said...

Happy Birthday, D - I must have known, cos have got you a small something to go in the post! x

Sue said...

Happy birthday to you Diana :o)
And thanks for reminding me to go bluebell photographing tomorrow. How lovely to find them for sale, one daren't pick them.

Simone said...

Happy Birthday Diana. x

thecatalanway said...

Happy Birthday Diana - glad you had a good day and a sunny one to boot! I hope the card arrived - I sent it several days ago but wasn't sure of the time factor or when exactly they collect from the box. 47 - how young is that!
lots of love Kate xxx

Gigibird said...

Happy Birthday Diana.
I agree with you about time going faster...

The Coffee Lady said...

Oh, happy birthday! I watched my neighbour pull up every bluebell from his lawn yesterday. Bonkers. Wish I could have had them and sent them to you.

Frogdancer said...

Happy birthday!

We're the same age. At least until September...

lovethosecupcakes said...

Happy birthday to you.

Dori said...

Happy Birthday Wishes from my island to yours! Sounds like a perfect day!

jotatters said...

Happy Birthday, sounds like a perfect Cornish day.I'm a year older than you and yes, time does go by so swiftly!

harmony and rosie said...

Very many happy returns to you. Rats, I should have known beforehand as I now remember your post last year - you're right, time certainly passes by quickly. How lucky you've been with the weather today, I hope Walter was suitably well behaved and your G&T was the icing on all that cake!

Much love, K x

Grandmaibb said...

Happy Birthday Diana, your day sounded so special and the sun shone.

Pippa x

Frances said...

Your day sounds so custom made to celebrate a birthday! Many happy returns to you.

You are still so young. Enjoy all those experiences you'll be having as the years pass by!

xo

kristina said...

Happy Birthday! And that does indeed sound like the most perfect day.

K x

alice c said...

I am so glad that you had a lovely time - I think that Birthdays should be all about stepping out of the everyday routine and spoiling yourself. I hope that Walter was attentive all day!

Petit Filoux said...

Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a very nice day indeed!

Griffin said...

Hurrah! Happy Birthday... you're a year younger than me!

Bluebells are gorgeous, but beware going to pick them in a wood or the faeries might get miffed and turn Walter into a frog... mind you if he loves water as much as it seems he may be part-frog already!!

Supper with a G+T does sound perfect. I was told that astrologically, your birthday is the day before, the day itself and the day after... so Happy Birthday for tomorrow too and a late Happy Birthday for yesterday!

pennie said...

congratulations - hope you had a truly fantastic day

Sue said...

Hope you had a lovely day, those bluebells are so pretty!

Suse said...

Happy birthday! I turned 47 last month and I am completely utterly grey. And fine about it.

this is my patch said...

I picked some Spanish bluebells from my garden today. I am so late in wishing you a happy birthday Diana, but not so late with Easter wishes. Have a lovely, and hopefully sunny weekend. x

A time to dance said...

I turned 47 last week....I think they all blur into one after 40....hope you had a lovely day...

silverpebble said...

So sorry I missed this Diana. Your bluebells are perfect and your day sounds blissful. It sounds as though you enjoyed it thoroughly. I hope the lovely relaxation had lasting effects.