Friday, 3 March 2017

A day full of blessings

Well this has been a real day of blessings.
I turned my phone on as I was having my breakfast
 and a text came in immediately. 
Would you like some apples and pears, 
I can bring some down shortly.
So of course I said yes. I shared some with my daughter 
and took some around to a friend who lives
 in a retirement village. What she can't use she puts
 in the hall for other residents to help themselves.

She also gave me a beautiful red rose with a wonderful scent. 
They were heading away later in the day and thought it was
a shame for the rose not to be enjoyed by someone.
Lucky me :) The colour in the photo is pretty true.

Morning tea came around and my GKB came in with this offering. 
We both had a laugh...and he didn't sing happy birthday.
Raspberry slice, yummy. He knows I like it.

We had just made scones for lunch and my youngest
 daughter waltzed in. 'How's your day going?' she said,
 and then in came my little mother and my other daughter. 
Bearing gifts.
I'd already received a parcel in the post today, from Japan.
How great was the timing in that? 

The botanicals and exfoliater were from one daughter, 
and the coral necklace came from Japan. They also had a
 birthday cake with them, so lunch was scones and birthday cake 
with tea and coffee. And good company of course. We did
 have a healthy(ish) tea - filled baked potato. 
Yummy again :)

When I delivered the apples and pears to my friend in the village she had just been given a box of bread and asked whether I wanted any, so of course I said yes, again. I took three loaves so I could give some to my daughters as well as keep some for myself. As you can tell, the barter system is alive and well among my friends. 

That's six photo's not five, oh dear I can't count :(
Maybe the two cakes can count as one?

And that's it for this week.
Have a good one,

joining Amy for: 
Five on Friday


  1. I hadn't noticed it was six photos! I'm sure no-one will mind. They're such nice photos that one spare is fine.

  2. So are happy birthday wishes in order? What a wonderful day of surprises. Sounds like it was a very happy birthday.

  3. Happiest of birthdays Diana! Looks as if your family treasures you!! What a blessing.

  4. You did have a special day for your birthday, so blessed. That rose is beautiful.

  5. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a wonderful time and received lots of wonderful goodies.

    Happy Five on Friday

  6. What an exciting day! Many Happy Returns. 🍰

  7. What a lovely birthday! Happy Birthday to you. The rose is magnificient and I can almost smell it from there! Have a wonderful day.

  8. It sounds as if you had a lovely birthday. I've enjoyed hearing all about it and the sharing that goes on amongst family, friends and neighbours. I love the deep red of that beautiful rose.

  9. Wow what a blessed Birthday you had and I think you certainly deserved it :)

  10. What a really lovely birthday you had, with blessings in abundance. I love the bartering system you've got going on over there! 😊 Your header photo is delightful - I assume that's your mum looking up at the sunflowers. Lovely. I wish you a belated Happy Birthday, Diana, and a year ahead filled with joy and many blessings.

  11. Sending more happy birthday wishes to you! Wish I could have sampled that delicious looking cake!

  12. Happy birthday to you!! Looks like you've had a pretty special day! Lovely rose...cakes, apples/pears/bread...and gifts. So lovely. I also love the picture of the sunflowers at the top of the page. Gorgeous!!!
    May your day be filled with more sunshine and flowers and joy and many many blessings!!

  13. What a happy, lovely, delightful day you have had. A perfect birthday.
    Happy Birthday and may you have many many more

  14. Hi Diana, I enjoyed hearing about all the swapping and sharing that was going on around you. Happy Birthday to you. And, many more, of course.

  15. Diana, a very happy birthday to you! It sounds like you had a delicious day! What wonderful treats! ♥

  16. Happy Birthday, Diana! You celebrated well, with family and gifts and delicious things to eat. Wishing you a wonderful year ahead.

  17. wow. Such a wealth of comfort things sure came your way.

  18. Happy Birthday, my friend! It sounds like your day was abundantly blessed! You deserve it. So thankful your little mother could be there with you, as well as your other loved ones. God bless you with many, many more!

  19. Happy Birthday Diana! What a lovely day you had! May the Lord continue to bless you with good health, joy, peace and a loving family! Enjoy! :-)

  20. Oh, what a lovely day of giving and receiving. It looks like you had a wonderful birthday. The rose is beautiful:)

  21. Wonderful day you had ! I have to wait a little for my birthday !

  22. Happy birthday, sounds like you had a day full of nice surprises.

  23. Belatedly, Happy Birthday! To spend it with family, friends and cake is just about perfect, I think. x

  24. Happy belated birthday Diana! It sounds like you had a wonderful day with your family around you. Enjoy your week!

  25. Happy Birthday!!! I hope you have had a wonderful time! How good that you could share blessings like this!

  26. What a wonderful day of celebrating someone special - you! Happy belated Birthday.

  27. It sounds like a fabulous day for you! How great to have family that brings such joy.

  28. Happy belated birthday! You really had a blessed day.



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