Monday, April 27, 2009

Perfect Day and The Winner Is...



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.

Enough, already:

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!

7 comments:

Christie said...

glad you had such a great day :-)

SmitoniusAndSonata said...

Family and cake = the perfect day !And with presents !!

Anonymous said...

If I could and if had the courage I would love to sing Perfect day for you again. But knowing how much astonishing I will cause I will keep my mouth shut (on this song) forever. But nice to hear it was a lovely day...well done. This is a good start up to the real 40! eb

floortje said...

next time better luck...but most important is that you had a lovely birthday! :-)))

peaceliving said...

Those green slippers are so adorable!

kirsten said...

http://www.flickr.com/photos/8334500@N07/3482129702/

thank you so much! these cards are incredibly beautiful. i love them. [don't think i'll be able to actually give them away to be honest...]

potty mouth mama said...

Big loving those slippers. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! x