Monday, 22 March 2010

Happy Birthday

It was my birthday on Saturday, which means that I have now entered my 30th year of life. Does this mean that I am now really am an adult? As of next March I will be "in my 30s" and no longer "only in my 20s". It's not that I find it scary particularly, but it does make me think about everything I have achieved, or otherwise, during this long growing up phase.

That's quite enough serious thinking for one morning, much more important is showing off the photos of what was a really rather lovely day marred only by Chris' being too ill to enjoy it with me. It was a day to put my current state of stress to one side as far as possible and try to enjoy just being.
The day was beautiful, a perfect picture of everything that is good about spring: the long awaited warming sunshine, the signs of new life peeping out everywhere, the near frantic singing of the birds battling for their breeding territories, the colours, the zingy scent of pine in the forests and gorse flowers in the hedge banks... no matter what else is going on in life, this combination can not help but make you smile.
The flock were keen to greet me first thing in the morning, although no one produced a birthday lamb for me, and Seamus the Highland bull in the field next door ambled over to say hello.
In the afternoon a lovely surprise awaited me: my wonderful friends at Brenfield took me out for a beautiful long ride. I was on Alfie who I have now ridden a few times and is becoming a good pal. He's helping me to regain my confidence and become a better rider. He's a real sweetie and has lovely manners although on Saturday all of the horses were rather full of the joys of spring!
The day was rounded off with a party tea. I even had to blow out the candles on the cake... although there wasn't space for 29 of them!


toady said...

Belated Happy Birthday!!


I'm still waiting to become an adult and I can almost [but not quite] double your years.

Preseli Mags said...

A very belated happy birthday. I'm not an adult yet either, despite being 13 years older than you. What a handsome chap Alfie is. He looks a lot like my late (and much missed) horse Orrie. What a fine way to enter a new decade. xx

Laura said...

Well, my advice from the, um, just past mid-fifties, is that it only gets better, but you don't necessarily have to grow all the way up...

Happy birthday! Your mount looks like a really steady guy. I'm looking forward to getting on my new horse - has a few trust issues, but he's getting better!

lampworkbeader said...

Happy Birthday Jenny, the animals are looking bonny.

Michelle said...

I'm so glad you had such a lovely day to celebrate your birthday; only sad that Chris was feeling so bad. No lambs yet here, either, AND my horse is lame so I can't ride! WAH!

Pondside said...

A very happy birthday to you, Jenny!
re being an adult - don't won't happen until you want it to be!!