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