Nick took me out for lunch and then graciously gave me two hours of guilt-free shopping while he walked around with me trying hard not to look bored. Fortunately there was a definite cut-off time as we had to collect the boys from the pool at 3 pm. In the afternoon I played with my birthday present, which is a stunning K. Otto Zimmer violin - I have had it for at least six weeks already but officially it's mine now :)
Thursday, May 31, 2012
Somewhere between 27 and 39
Happy birthday me! Thank you to everyone for soooooo many FB messages, texts and phonecalls - all made the day so wonderful. Had a fabulous, earth-shattering day with a 4.5 quake just before morning tea and a full evacuation of the school. The quake was in the Geraldine area - much closer to us than the Christchurch quakes but very deep and non-destructive. The kids had a slightly longer morning play and we got to enjoy Chrissy's scrumptious chocolate cake, baked especially for me. Chrissy also found a protea bush or tree and asked the lady if she could have a few flowers - incredibly special as proteas are South Africa's national flower, and my birthday always fell on Republic Day which was a public holiday in SA for about the first 21 years of my life. I was thrilled to have such a strong reminder of birthdays past!