Yes I am now another year older
I don’t feel any different, but it dawned on me at one stage today, I’m no longer just 60, I’m now 61. I was quite happy with the number 60 and no doubt I’ll just carry on pretending I’m still only 60 as i don’t feel any older!
Never stop climbing and you’ll never be over the hill!
So far this is the oldest I’ve ever been
It seems I have written a birthday post every year since I started blogging, it’s now become somewhat of a tradition.
This post will be a quick summary of my birthday celebrations for Denyse’s Life This Week linkup with the prompt of Share Your Snaps.
A hectic week
Considering I’m retired, I’ve had a hectic week leading into my special weekend, with hosting a Rural Doctor’s Network medical student Asher (on behalf of our Rotary Club), attending functions, showing him around and generally trying to be a good hostess. He was an absolute delight to host and we hope to stay in touch with him in the future.
I met up with a friend to discuss our appointments as Birds on Bikes Ambassador and we enjoyed a good old catchup. I suddenly saw a face I recognised on their Facebook page and got excited when I realised it was me!
This was the post: Introducing our next Brand Ambassador – Debbie Harris! Based in Tumbarumba, NSW, Debbie is an award winning midlife blogger who loves her family, travel and treating life as one big adventure. She has ridden a bike most of her life and loves nothing more than a cycling holiday in Australia or overseas. You can read her story here. https://bit.ly/3IApSwK
The Mathematician and I also worked all day on Friday, with approximately 50 primary school students, on an outdoor activity day. Later that afternoon my daughter, SIL, 3 yr old granddaughter and almost 11 month old grandson arrived as planned for the weekend. And then the fun started!!!
We had a great time cooking, painting, playing in the garden, going out for lunch, swimming at the local pool and enjoying the family time, it’s been a bit light on during this year! I also chatted with my two other daughters over Facetime.
I had a special birthday cake cooked for me with delicious purple icing (at Emilia’s request)!
Special flower delivery
My daughter (and her family) in the UK arranged a delivery of beautiful flowers from a local business and they came as singing telegram (sort of) 🙂 So thoughtful and they smell divine!
A surreal moment
We also went to the local pool which was weird!
As I walked into the local pool with my 3yr old granddaughter and my daughter, I was taken back to when we arrived in Tumbarumba and I took my three little girls to the pool for the first time. My youngest was only 2ish at the time and here I was now taking my granddaughter to the pool and the weirdest moment is that the pool supervisor is the same guy! Yes he’s still working at the pool and remembers us arriving for that first swim. We had a good old catch up and he asked after all the girls and their babies.
I told you it was weird! Small towns- gotta love them.
Then on my actual birthday we had my local Bookclub Christmas party and they were all very sweet about celebrating my birthday as well as our end of year catch-up!
I wore my new red Christmas dress and couldn’t help but get a photo showing off my new arm muscles! I’ve been working with my trainer on-line and am proud of my results so far. I’m not usually keen on sleeveless dresses but I decided to go for it this year. It is my year of being Bold when all is said and done!
My daughter also braided my hair for me which was nice for a change!
Happy birthday to all the December babies 🙂
In between all that my blogging buddies hosted a Festive Bonbon linkup and I’m still playing catch-up with all the fabulous posts people have shared.
Thanks for all the birthday messages I received – so many messages, comments, calls and good wishes. I am definitely feeling the love!
PS. Although we took lots of family photos I haven’t asked my daughter for permission to use them yet, so will just go with these ones for now.
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A tragic accident at age 17, resulting in a Bravery Award from the Queen, didn’t deter Debbie from travelling the world. A young retiree, after being made redundant from her 22 year career managing education programs in a men’s correctional centre, she now loves reading, blogging, riding her ebike and a good cup of tea! Also known as Granny Debs to her 4 grandchildren.
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