Arriving home from a four day weekend away in the caravan, one of the neighbours presented us with a big bag of mail, including three parcels. He didn’t want them left out in case they went astray, so kindly collected it all for us. Plus a fair amount of junk mail too of course, glossy flyers from this and that chain stores, exhorting us to buy up big. It’s fun when a birthday lasts a while, isn’t it.
My pen friend Janet from Australia was thinking “festive” and sent me a pretty little Christmas wall-hanging made with yo yos, and beautifully decorated with stars and tiny beads. I will have to find a special place for this little beauty when it is time to start decorating for Christmas.
And for something a bit different, Glennis from UK sent me a “Don’t worry – be happy” bag. Inside is an eraser – to make the little mistakes go away. Five pence – so that I will never be completely broke. A marble – for the days when I have lost mine. Elastic – to help stretch beyond my means, and string to hold it all together. And when it all seems to fall apart, I have a chocolate treat to remind me that someone cares. All very clever, and it certainly gave us a chuckle.
And lastly, a plaque to hang on the wall, a gift from my oldest friend Merilyn, of Dunedin . We go right back to those long ago school days, and she is a true friend indeed. Such lovely words, and made by “Sentimental Block Art”. Thanks so much, Merilyn.
So that’s my birthday over for another year. I should really have made myself a birthday cake, after all, Robin got a Carrot Cake with Cream Cheese icing for his birthday last month!