Tuesday, 30 June 2009

Birthday break......

Its that time of year, strawberries and cream, champagne and tennis.  Which to me means its my birthday, half way through the year, June, the sun is shinning, the air is warm and its time to take stock.  Yes there is something about birthdays  that makes me want to think about things. The place  I am at, how I got here and what I want to do in the future, its often quite emotional as I go through this process, but its a positive experience a time to make changes and plans for the future.Yes its a 'Daisy' moment.  My love of the simple daisy and all that it inspires in me, simplicity and purity.  This little daisy was my birthday present from my youngest child, could you wish for a better gift?
So I took a few days off, the children and I headed to the beach.  It was all a little last minute (sorry I never dropped in to say goodbye) and as these things often turn out, It was a lovely birthday, sitting on the beach all day until the sun lost all its strength and I pulled a sweater over my shoulders whilst watching my children play in the water, listening to their laughter and the sound of the waves whilst sipping Hot Chocolate and eating birthday cake.  I had free time to think, to dream and to plan... 
Of course I took my knitting with me and I picked up a project I started a while ago and never got into, another pair of socks, well just one so far.  I turned the heel on the beach and settled in for the evening with a bottle of fizz and some nibbles and just let the yarn flow through my fingers whilst I relaxed to the sound of my babes snoring gently after a day in the surf.
The next day we headed inland, walking along the cliffs and sitting in fields of clover and watching the wildlife (thanks Spring Watch).
Sadly the birthday break ended in a trip to A & E with my eldest child cutting his leg rather badly, nine stitches later and a bandage from his ankle to his thigh, it was not how we planned to spend our last few hours away, it had been a lovely lazy, sunny Sunday afternoon.  A brave boy indeed and with a week off school I am pleased to have the company at home.


I hope your weekend was a good one and the hot weather is suiting you.  

18 comments:

Kitty said...

Hi Suzy ... first a belated happy birthday to you. Second, oh dear about your eldest! Poor chap. How is he now? Well on the mend I hope. I share your love of daisies - one of my favourites - so simple, yet beautiful.

Take care. x

April said...

Happy birthday, hope your boy is better soon.

Your knitting skills astound me - how on earth do you keep track of all those needles??!

April xx

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy Birthday - but not so happy poorly leg! Hope it gets better really quickly - I'm sure a week at home with lots of TLC did the trick!

Lucy x

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Hope your son is making a good recovery!! Your socks are amazing - the colours are so bright and hapy.

driftwood said...

belated happy birthday
hope your son makes a quick recovery xox

Janie said...

Happy Birthday Suzie. Wimbledon also reminds me that my birthday is just around the corner.
Hope you're eldest is on the mend soon.
Take care.

Heart in the country said...

A belated happy birthday Suzy, June birthdays are always the best....yes you've guessed it, it was mine too!

I hope your eldest is soon recovered.

Tea Time and Roses said...

Hello Suzie!

Happy belated Birthday to you! I am loving those socks, so pretty and colorful to boot!

Smiles...

Beverly

periwinkle said...

belated birthday wishes, I'm glad you got to spend it in a way you love... sorry to hear about your eldests accident - I hope all gets better very soon... love the jazzy socks .

Linda said...

Belated birthday wishes and I do hope your sons leg heals well, that sounds like a bad cut. I love your socks.

Moogsmum said...

Happy Birthday Suzie - sounds like a perfect way to spend a birthday!

Big :( about your poor boy's leg! Nine stitches?! Must have been a very nasty cut - poor little man.

Hope he's soon on the mend.

Gorgeous gorgeous socks! What yarn are you using? I love the colours.

xxx

dottycookie said...

Belated birthday wishes - and ouch to your son's injury! I hope he is feeling much better now.

Isn't it wonderful how little people find such beauty in everyday flowers? Mine are currently enchanted by dandelion seed heads and watching the seeds float in the sunlight.

anne bebbington said...

I hate to tell you this Suzie but if you persist in wearing that sock with the needles still in it you will be following your boy to the hospital :o)))

Happy birthday and hope his leg is much better very soon x

Thimbleanna said...

It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday getaway. Your pictures are beautiful. Love that pretty sock too!

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday belated, Suzie! Hope you had a lovely day. So hope your dear boy is doing better--and feeling good again soon! :o) Those socks make for happy feet...love those juicy colors. I love daisies too--the are such cheerful flowers. Happy Summer to you all :o) ((HUGS))

Lazylol said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday. Hope your boy's leg is on the men, poor thing x

Lazylol said...

Sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday. Hope your boy's leg is on the men, poor thing x

pink-petal-designs said...

Hi Suzy, loving those socks!! Happy belated birthday to you too. x