scenes from my birthday

april 1st, 2012
today was a truly splendid birthday - waking up in an old farmhouse in the Loire valley beside my sweet boys; delighting in a quiet pause to shower and stretch; the sound of a whistling kettle; breakfasting with cards and parcel from afar; gifts of a lovely mug, spring seeds, a woollen dress and plum-coloured shoes; puzzling; walking through a sun-drenched village; supping on an exquisitely french lunch with my dear parents-in-law; kissing my lover under the blossoms; gathering birthday flowers; watching my little babe sleep; baking carrot cake; feeling blessed, youthful, joyous... oh happy day indeed!