Good morning, dear Blogger friends.
Some of you may remember that when I celebrated my birthday last year - the BIG SEVEN OH - I had a week of parties, dinners, breakfasts and outings. So, when the 13th of February arrived this year, I thought, oh well, this will just be another birthday. Nothing more.
This was further than the truth than ever!
From daybreak on Tuesday, I was inundated with messages on my WhatsApp and phone calls from various friends and family. Thank you to dear Penny, Snap that blog, for your wishes.
As I walked into Ron's office at the farm, she wished me and handed me a gift - a fragrant linen spray.
Later, on the way to the bookkeepers for the farm and Weigh-Less that afternoon, I first stopped off at the Waffle Hut. There I was greeted by friends from church who meet regularly every week for coffee. I was spoiled with beautiful gifts of fresh nuts; snack packs of dried fruit; handcream and designer nougat beautifully wrapped.
When I arrived at my Weigh-Less group, several members arrived with gift bags of spoils: bath salts and a loofah; a set of body butters and a trail pack of fruit n nut snacks; bath oil and handcream; a beautiful red candle in a jar (perfect a day before Valentines Day) and a pack of dried kiwi fruit which was delicious.
That evening Steve and Estelle (I worked in Steve's art shop for two years before Covid enforced closure) took me to dinner at a restaurant at the foothills of mountains.
When I walked into my little cottage at the farm later that evening, I realized I had not been home for long enough to check emails. I sat down at my laptop and checked my inbox.
There, in between my accommodation booking reminders and other emails, was a BEAUTIFUL birthday card from Weigh-Less Head Office management and staff.
MAY YOU ALL ENJOY A WONDERFUL WEEK AHEAD!