Today is my 41st birthday and I am unsure how I feel about it. Mainly because I’m feeling rather unwell, see last post, Some of my favourite things. I’ve never had that ‘oh my God I’m turning.. ‘ apart from my 21st when I found the first unsightly vein in my leg, how shallow! I was busy when I turned 30 planning my wedding, when I turned 40 I didn’t bother celebrating as I was mourning my husbands departure (not from this earth but to Northampton to live with his girlfriend) and now 41 feels old, arrrggghh soon i’ll be 50!!! I can’t be nearly 50, inside my head I’m only 20. Right time to get a grip. Today I got up early, baby Lulu gave me the Frozen birthday card that she had chosen and written all by herself, and I received a very beautiful candle from M (the delightful boyfriend) which he covertly purchased yesterday during a jaunt to Darsham Nurseries, very pretty. My mum also presented me with a card. She has already given me this beautiful sewing machine. I love it and have even subscribed to a lovely sewing magazine as I have no idea how to use it. Obviously the machine still remains in its box. But I WILL use it.
I went into Southwold and had a massage, manicure and pedicure at The Retreat. Ask for Lorna, she is the best. I stopped off at The Southwold Bookshop to buy my mother some books to say a massive thank you for baby sitting while M and I enjoyed some child free time.
A quick coffee at The Two Magpies Bakery while I waited for M to finish his manly massage.
And then a mad dash home to collect the troops to go for a delicious lunch at The Anchor in Walberswick.
Topped off with a heavenly nap when we got back to the house, all alone in bed, no children banging me on the head with dolls or demanding to change Disney princess outfits.
It has been a lovely day and I am grateful to have had such delightful company to help me celebrate it.