that’s me. Totally blown away and so very very blessed to have such wonderful, thoughtful, friendliest of blogging friends in the universe! 😀 I can’t thank you all enough for the beautiful things you’ve done for me today. You are all so very precious to me, and mean more to me than you might realise. I am truly, truly grateful. Truly. Thank You all so very much xXx
It’s been a lovely birthday, in spite of the weather! 😉 Lots of rain and a bit of sunshine led to a lovely rainbow.. I woke at The Orchard at 6.30 this morning (eek!) and enjoyed a few hours of peace there while I did a bit of work (not much!). Then Stan and I drove home via the local DIY shop where I bought an extravagant tin of paint to complete the project I’ve been working on at home all week.
I started on Monday, painting the living room. Josh has helped me a lot, joining in with a roller when he got home from college in the afternoon, and I have persevered with a brush, doing the cutting-in round the edges. We’ve lived here for 3 years and never decorated yet, so this is such a treat!
I’ve gone for a subtle green, called Croquet, and today bought a complimentary (I hope) colour to use on the walls that don’t get much light. ‘Ambience’ was today’s indulgence, a gorgeous ochre-ish colour – all very soothing… Josh & I spent the afternoon painting a third wall. Nearly done now and I am SO pleased. So is Josh, which is a real bonus 😀
One wall left, which is the trickiest one. I have to clear the gorgeous wall-mounted bookcase that my Dad made & fitted last year, take it down, paint the wall and then try & put it back up. It’s very heavy, so I may be some time! 😉
Every interruption to our work was a welcome one 🙂 The postman arrived (at 3pm, for goodness’ sake!) with a very special surprise. I have photo’s, but not enough time before sleep tonight, so hopefully over the weekend…(no promises, you know what I’m like lately, but I’m hopeful!) Some parcels had already arrived and been saved and I had the best time finding out what they contained… I have more than one wonderful new book that I can’t wait to read.
Josh drove me (still learning – test next month!) to my Mum & Dad’s house where my two Aunties joined us for one of Mum’s Roast Beef dinners (‘specially for me – my fave!), and we all were joined by my brother & his wife on the webcam. Brilliant! I love being able to see my bruv, and we had a good giggle over my Dad’s old jokes 😀 Mum gave me a voucher that will get me an Aromatherapy back massage and I can’t wait for that! (7 years since I last had one!!) Aaaaaah…… A really lovely evening, rounded off perfectly by the discovery of some surprise emails when I got home.
Which brings me to the beginning of this post! Totally blown away, so very blessed, another year older (and hopefully wiser!) and in need of sleep. Thank you all so much for making it such a special day for me. Getting older is so much fun with friends like you! 😀
Work tomorrow, and choir in the evening, but then I will try very hard to get some photo’s posted here along with the moleskine idea I’ve been stewing over for so long already… in fact, chew this over with me, please, as I’m not getting very far with my plans ~
I want to send one of these beautiful journals out into blogland, to have it worked in by any/all of my blogging friends that I have not/may never meet. I know I am very fortunate to already have some beautiful work by some of you in my possession, but I would LOVE to have a journal containing work (of any kind – writing/art/whatever you like) by as many of you as will agree to take part. Something tangible, a real physical reminder of all you precious souls who are such an important part of my life.
The moleskine I have to spare is a Japanese (accordion-style) edition, which closes up to a small notebook size (A6-ish), so would be relatively cheap to post, but with plenty of space to work in, as it unfolds into one long piece of gorgeous ‘buttery’ paper 🙂
Those are just my immediate thoughts for you to consider – anyone want to play??? No pressure, this is pure self-indulgence on my part!
For now, my apologies for the lack of pictures on this post, and my heartfelt thanks for making my birthday (yesterday, by the time I publish this post!) so very special 😀
Love to All from a warm & fuzzy Suze xXx
p.s. I’ve just made a few moleskine photo’s public on Flickr if you’d like to see what I’ve been up to.
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