We have a family tradition of waking up the birthday person with cake, tea, pressies and singing on the morning of their birthday, and for me this year, it was genuine! I mean that I was really asleep (as opposed to lying there hanging to go to the loo and smilingly listening to whispering boys trying to find the good cake knife) and came into the day surprised and delighted - a good way to come into any day I must say!
After a rousing rendition of "For She's a Jolly Marshmallow", I was presented with some fabulous gifts ; a funky new wallet and an excellent ceramic mixing bowl to replace the one that had fallen off the roof on our roadtrip down to Melbourne. (Read the archives for that heart warming story!) Thoughtful and groovy.
And the card. We always hand make our cards, and I was given a truly gorgeous one which had a big blank section inside it. I was then handed a 'magic' pen and instructed to 'colour in and reveal the secret message'...fun! (This sense of fun my children displayed makes everything worthwile!!!)
Never has a more poetic piece of prose been invisibly embedded on...anything!
Love my wonderful women - such juicy and joyful gifts in my world!
Wow! Spencer rocks!!!
One of the best things about entertaining on the freedom farm is that it's far away, and therefore people often stay the night....I always love the 'day after' - we cook up a brekkie feast and loll around just enjoying....being. It's often the second day when people really feel the quiet and beauty that is this gorgeous land.
A great birthday. No expectations - the joy of a bit of community service and of course, lots of cheese.
And I finally got the return on the $60 investment for those 'magic' pens.