Monday, 6 February 2012

Born in a blizzard

I'm told I was born in the middle of a blizzard on the 5th February 1963 and yesterday, for the first time since I can remember, I woke and my birthday world had been carpeted white once again!

My special birthday cards from friends and family

Pretty as the snow was, I was anxious the weather might prevent me from seeing my son now that he has his own house, but fortunately he wasn't daunted by the snowy conditions ... he and his girlfriend drove over perfectly safely, arriving snug as bugs in their wellies, hats and scarves to share my birthday with me.  In fact, despite the snow, I've had visitors aplenty this weekend and it has been fun catching up with everyone and being made to feel so special.  We have laughed, chatted, played daft games on my new birthday 'Wii Fit' (heaven help me!) and just enjoyed spending some family time together.  In fact, one of my very best presents was simply watching my kids and their cousins having fun together.

Such a pretty card, handmade by my sister Lynda

I guess I'd better decide how to put my final 'forty something' year to best use now; after all, I don't want this year to slip through my fingers too easily, so with the help of my nearest and dearest, I intend to make the most of it!

Another lovely card,  made especially for me by my niece Sian

Happy birthday to me!

I want to thank everyone who took the time and trouble to remind me they care about me ... I loved all the visits, cards, messages and gifts!  Thank you for making my 49th birthday such a happy day xxx

10 comments:

  1. So glad you had a wonderful birthday, Paula. I hope this year will be your best ever!

    Hugs

    Sue

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  2. Glad to hear your birthday was a memorable one Paula! You now have a
    year to prepare for the BIG ONE ;0)

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  3. Glad you had a nice weekend, happy belated birthday.

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  4. Happy Bearthday Paula! Sound like you had a great day!

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  5. Happy Birthday Paula in the snow! It's so great to share this special week-end with family and friends.

    Kind regards.

    Agnès

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  6. Belated happy birthday! Funnily enough on Saturday (my birthday) my dad was telling me it had been a lovely day when I was born, cold, crisp and clear. Guess it wasn't feeling up to it this time round lol

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  7. Happy Birthday for the 5th Paula. It sounds as though you had a most wonderful day. Wishing you a good year ahead.
    Hugs
    Kay

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  8. A belated Happy Birthday to you Paula and it sounds like you had a good one:o))
    Take care and have a good week.
    Hugs Lyn x

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  9. Belated birthday greetings Paula and 'Cheers' ;)

    Hugs, Sarah x

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  10. Paula! Happy birthday! Everything beautiful! Be happy!

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