Birthday celebrations. I’m feeling thoroughly birthdayed!

Aug 2, 2017 | 6 comments


Birthday celebrations. I’m feeling thoroughly birthdayed!

I’m feeling thoroughly birthdayed today. It was my birthday this week, oh how those years whizz by! Mike bought me a magnificent double stemmed orchid, and a lovely soppy card. I seem to have success getting orchids to reflower, so I have quite a collection now.

On my actual birthday, lots of cards arrived, and a parcelled up gift, which was lovely. It’s really nice opening cards on the actual day.

DD1 called to wish me happy birthday. Grand daughter called separately, she sounds so grown up on the phone, chatting and asking questions like an adult, even though she’s only 9! On the weekend, DD2 took me out for lunch on a beautiful sunny day to a great new (to us) pub, which we’ll def be visiting again. We went to The Red Lion at Hooe.  It has well deserved good reviews on Trip Advisor, but I can’t find a website for the pub itself.

Then yesterday, Mike and I went to see the film Dunkirk. It is magnificent, do go and see it if you can. It’s dramatic, emotional and immersive. When we were in the Spitfire cockpits my stomach clenched, and when they were shown  flying overhead, with that magnificent noise only a Merlin Rolls Royce engine can make, I wanted to stand up and cheer! Afterwards, emerging into the afternoon sunshine, I was quite disorientated!

Then, in the evening, Mike had arranged to go to Elite, a restaurant in Heathfield, with a couple of lovely close friends. Mike and I shared some mezze, then had a chicken, avocado, feta and tomato salad. And a cocktail! Non-alcoholic, as I can’t drink (migraine).

So I’m feeling loved, happy and well birthdayed



  1. Lesley

    It really is the thought that counts with this kind of thing isn’t it. We all have our own ways of doing things

  2. Erith

    It’s my birthday next week. I’m not expecting anything much, but something silly I am sure/hope… Hey I gave him a wee pack of sweeties from the ‘sweet stall’ at the wedding we had been to the day before, but as we are both banned from sweets, that was ‘something special’….
    We have never been into ‘special’ cards and huge presents, but we always note it in some small way!
    However I would not have been happy if my 60th birthday had been ignored!

  3. Lesley

    Thanks Janie, it was great

  4. Janie

    Happy Birthday Lesley glad you had a lovely day 🙂

  5. Lesley

    ooh, that’s a bit tough, especially on a big birthday!

  6. Frugal in Essex

    Lucky lady, you have a great hubby there. I got precisely nothing on my special 60th birthday!
    Happy birthday and non alcoholic cheers to many more!

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