I put together my own 'gift basket', wrapping a gardening book that had been signed by the author (Jim Hole), a packet of sweet pea seeds and a potted pink primula with cellophane and tying it up with a gauzy ribbon.
I had such fun planning, cooking and baking for this celebration and the best part was that we could visit to our hearts content without all kinds of loud music and conversation to bother us.
We visited while I finished off the soup, during lunch and right on through to the baking of the biscuits and whipping of the cream for our strawberry shortcake.
It was one of the nicest birthdays I have been to. . . (if I do say so myself!)
Tomorrow is Ev's birthday and we are doing something else entirely. ( She will, of course, have a blog post of her own. . .)
We are spending the day in search of inspiration , creativity, beauty and the unusual, with high hopes of sampling some fabulous food as well.
So. . .
To my dear friends. both old and not as old. . .(ahem, cough, cough. . . not that you are old Nicole, our friendship is old. . .)
Happy, Happy, Birthday!
I pray God will grant you many more!