In the early hours of the morning, lying wide awake, listening to the torrentially pouring rain, I wondered what I was going to do, exactly, since I had arranged to meet my special girlfriends at the Wild the Wild Roses Cafe at the centre of Mission View Gardens, the prettiest place I could think of for a birthday; & it's all mainly outside.
But, come the morning light, the rain did stop & the sun returned to dry the garden out.
newly washed & sparkling
Gorgeous food!! beautifully presented
adored the heart of course!
dear Ruth had been all morning picking plums what better "card" could you wish for..than a plum
My sweetest Cheryl came down all the way from Taupo for the day just for me!
Later, Dad & Bev cooked me a lovely dinner
The Turkish orange cake for dessert was very delicious indeed. Pop in to the kitchen blog for the recipe.
"Fifty is the FREEDOM to be yourself.
Fifty is INTUITION & IMAGINATION.
Fifty is DREAMING, DARING & DISCOVERING...
Fifty is FANTASTIC.."
Here's to a brand new day.