Yep, yesterday I officially became a "Senior Citizen" and could collect the government pension. But I'm not going to do that...at least not yet!
I had a lovely day yesterday and before I go any further, thank you all so much for your kind birthday wishes. Peter, I didn't take your advice...Carole, yep...I took yours instead.... And thank you, Renny, for singing me Happy Birthday in Norwegian. Now how many of you have had that? Carole, thank you, too, for singing Happy Birthday to me in Canadian...lol! Last but not least, thank you to Merle, who let the cat out of the bag in the first place. I'm still puzzled as to how you found out it was my birthday, Merle...I asked last year, but she was staying quiet about her source of information!
Anyway, yesterday morning, I gave myself a sleep in (I had stayed up until 12.45 the night before watching the Baghdatis/Hewitt tennis match...Lleyton Hewitt won, by the way...Aussie, Aussie, Aussie! Oi! Oi! Oi!). As I was saying, I slept in and at about 7.30 I staggered out into the kitchen, plugged the kettle in, turned to look out the kitchen window and...what the? Have a look at the photo below.
From Jane, Fred and the boys. Two packets of dark chocolate Maltesers! (Oh, bliss). A frangipani candle, and a card, which Jane had made. Isn't she clever?
Scotty suggested giving me flowers (he'll go far, that boy), roses and gerberas. He and his little friend Sarah, Wendy and Roger's daughter, asked if they could see Mitzi. So I picked her up from her sleeping place and brought her out to see the kids. I got the feeling Mitzi was a trifle fed up...however, little did she know.
A couple of hours later, Suzie, Gabbie and Brooke arrived with this, below...
I had a phone call from Mum and her gift was a couple of pairs of knickers. Aah, but not ordinary knickers...these were made from bamboo fibre. Yes...that's right...bamboo fibre. Apparently it's very cool to wear and silky to the touch...and they do feel lovely and soft. No, I'm not wearing them at the moment...and yes, I am wearing knickers. (Just getting in first...). They're also seamless.