Thank you for the lovely comments, I really appreciate them.
The header photo is the view from our front bedroom window, we have a similar one from the rear bedroom, although not quite as far-reaching. We love living here, we're so lucky, having lived in, or on the outskirts of, towns mostly before we moved to Somerset. I feel like I was born to be a country girl, I just couldn't imagine living in a town again.
Somebody said to me that by trying to make my blog for invited readers only, I was clearly only wanting readers who agreed with me all the time! Erm, not at all, we all have different opinions, I don't expect everyone to have the same opinions as me, or even like what I say. However, if I don't agree with a post someone has written on their blog, I either keep quiet or say something non-committal. I wouldn't make a nasty comment to them, and won't be publishing any I might get on here.
It's my birthday today. Husband asked if I wanted to go out for a meal, I said no - having had an indifferent meal out last week when we had visitors, I'm not particularly eager to eat out again anytime soon. I feel more and more that meals out are overpriced, cooked carelessly and I could probably make something much nicer myself. I sound like an old skinflint, but I begrudge paying for a meal that I could cook cheaper and better.
Had some really nice birthday cards - and one not so nice....why someone would send a rude card when they know you don't like them is beyond me. So let's gloss over that and just be thankful for the nice ones.
I chose what I wanted to eat today and husband is cooking it....creamed mushrooms on spelt & rye toast with a fried egg for breakfast (it was yum), then it'll be king prawns in a sweet chilli sauce on a bed of mixed grains and edamame beans for dinner. For lunch, we took a flask of hot chocolate and a slice of date & walnut cake (which I made yesterday) to Dunster beach, Betty was with us of course and we all had a breezy walk, with Betty charging around chasing anything the wind blew around. Sat back in the car to have our drink and cake, Betty had her own snacks and water. Lovely day.....well, other than 2 or 3 warning lights and bleepers coming on in the car on the way home from the beach. Something to do with the ABS and parking brake, apparently. I'm not even going to think about it...not today.
Wishing you a very happy rest of birthday and a wonderful year to come.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday sounds like you had a good day. Maureen xReplyDelete
Happy birthday, I agree your day sounds perfect. It's my birthday tomorrow and hubby's sister is visiting, but we are not going out.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Sue, you are a Scorpio girl like me, my birthday is at the weekend. I am so glad you had an enjoyable day. The simple food you chose sounds delicious, I am a big mushroom fan. Enjoy the rest of your day.xReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to you!ReplyDelete
Sounds like an ideal day out to me and leisurely. You need to do what you want on your birthday. :) And hubs cooking. What could be better. Have a great rest of the day.
Happy Birthday Sooze! Sounds like you had a perfect day and did just what you wanted.ReplyDelete
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SOOZE sound like its my kind of day.ReplyDelete
When I got married in 1958 we brought a house on the flight path of Heathrow Airport (in fact I could see the airport from my bedroom window) but I love my little bungalow I have now (Dec.2017) and it is certainly a slower pace of life.
Hazel c uk
I agree about the meals out. We used to love to eat out but everywhere seems to be serving the same kind of meals unless of course you go posh, lolReplyDelete
I'd love to live in the country, I'm quietly envious, lol
Happy birthday lovely lady-I love to go to the sea as it always lifts my spirits. Hoping tjis will post as I have tried on the other days with no success.ReplyDelete
It seems the day was a good one!ReplyDelete
I'm so pleased you've had a Happy Birthday Sooze even though you received an unfortunate card. Your day sounds just perfect. My day went much better than I expected - but so glad it's over - it would have been our 33rd wedding anniversary this Thursday. Have a good evening.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday. I agree about overpriced meals I can cook better myself.ReplyDelete
Happiest of Birthdays. May the coming year be a blessing to you.ReplyDelete
Belated Happy Birthday wishes, sounds like you had a lovely day xxReplyDelete
Sorry its late just catching up with myself. Happy Birthday, hope you had a good day. We always choose to have Fish and Chips as a birthday meal. We know you have to get it, but bring it home and eating it watching a film is great fun!ReplyDelete
awww ... Imissed your birthday. I hope it was a happy one. xxReplyDelete
I know what you mean about rude and supposedly funny birthday cards. I rarely like them, once when one of my sons sent me a really lovely one and the other sent a totally inappropriate one I literally burst into tears, thank goodness it had come via the post. I thanked him over the phone through gritted teeth.
Belated birthday greetings, That sounds a great day !ReplyDelete