Where you usually get comments, or are thrown a surprise party. But not in this house, well not the party anyway!
So yes, my name is Dawn and today I am 40 ... say it loud and proud. Do I feel different? Heck no, it's just another year, another birthday, another 365 days travelled around the Sun.
I quite enjoyed my thirties, having our daughter and rediscovering a creative side, continuing to grow my own food and living a sustainable lifestyle, continuing to have environmental and ethical standards. I'm not perfect, but I do my best and will continue to do so in my 40's.
So what was in store for me today. Lovely handmade cards, with fabulous writing from my beautiful girl. A lovely little handmade needle felted sheep, although I did do most of the needle felting on this for Imogen the other day when "she" was making it for me - with me not guessing what it was of course.
My parents are down too and my clever Mom who I bought some lace making stuff for, for her birthday in September made me a bookmark - she has only been having lessons for 2 weeks - impressive hey, I think we've tapped into a new talent here.
So having a good day, have had some money so thinking of putting that towards an upgrade of a spinning wheel if the right one comes my way. There's a medlar tart in the oven with a meringue topping this time for my birthday "cake". The only downside is Imogen isn't very well, having had a cold and cough recently she has been lifeless in the last couple of days but on the upside she is wanting lots of hugs and cuddles. I can do that for my birthday.