Monday, April 27, 2009
Sunday was a chilly, rainy, blustery, autumn-in-style day and just the way I remember birthdays in a previous lifetime, before the invention of global warming. And in the words of Lou Reed, once harmonised to me by a dear Dutch friend, it has so been a Perfect Day. Mr Myrtleandeunice has plotted and connived with flair and aplomb, Grandma and Grandad have been willing accomplices and for the first time EVER the kids kept all the secrets (although I had to unwrap presents at great speed to be assured of surprise).
I have been spoilt rotten, supplied with endless cups of tea and never even left the house. A cake was baked, middle-of-the-day crafting guiltlessly enjoyed and a significant portion of my time spent ‘flying’ down the hallway. Those, above, are my wings. A pressie from a friend who gets it just right every time, these slippers (slipperies) are the bees knees. And they are extremely skiddy on floorboards. Sometime soon, I am going to come an inelegant ‘cropper’ but so far, I am Jane Torvill on ice. The kidlets have dubbed them my Peter Pan shoes and today I haven’t felt grown up at all – not even a year older – sliding up and down the hall, giggling wildly.
AND THE WINNER OF THE BIRTHDAY CRITTER CARD COMPETITION IS...
(by the way it was the big three eight – and thank you all for your very sweet birthday wishes and advice)
...as drawn, not from the very official hat, but on Sewhum’s suggestion, (thank you Sewhum), by www.random.org at 12.03am Melbourne time...
Comment number 15
Due to the following disqualifications:
• Mr Myrtleandeunice is not allowed to play;
• A deleted comment;
• My own reply;
The comment number 15 winner is...Kirsten
If you could email me with the relevant details, I shall have them speedily snail mailed in your direction. Congratulations!