Happy Birthday to Me!

by Sammie on July 9, 2012

in Blog

Growing Older

Hooray! It’s my birthday! I’m not going to bitch about old age, grey hairs and wrinkles. I’m just going to celebrate the fact that I get to enjoy another birthday. Getting older is a priviledge so I’m not going to regret it, I’m going to revel in it instead!

I am a big lover of birthdays be they mine or someone else’s. Today is no exception. Moreover, when you have been diagnosed with  a disease that has the potential to shorten your life span, you don’t take special days, or special people for granted. These days I get so excited about birthdays, I could burst!

It’s a fun-packed day from start to finish. I’m spoilt rotten and am on the receiving end of some gorgeous gifts and a beautiful bouquet of flowers! Even my students get in on the act, and surprise me with a birthday cupcake and bags of candy (they know me too well!)

Birthday Cupcake

The Feeder Programme is on fire; Heather’s Mars Bar Slice gets rave reviews, the Biscuit Fudge Slice  goes down a treat and while I’m at it, I throw a few of Nigella’s Blueberry Muffins  into the mix. I even get to take the homeless guy a bit of a doggy bag with an a medley of birthday treats. The only thing better than receiving, is giving!

Later, the Feeder Programme is in reverse, as Jane and my work buddies surprise me with a sticky date cake slathered in cream. It’s a big, delicious birthday surprise!

The Feeder Programme in Reverse

There’s singing, candle blowing and much consuming of cake! I think I’ve eaten more cake today, than I have in the past year! But hey, it’s my birthday, so I can have my cake and eat it!

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