Thursday, 28 April 2011

Thirty nine



































1973, channelling Brian Glover

I seem to have lost my blogging voice recently.

I'm not sure there's a lozenge for that.


































All I can do is take a step back and hope it returns soon.

Meanwhile I'm enjoying my helium balloons, new red wellies and the chocolate hidden inside them this morning.



Later I'm looking forward to eating the cake made by Mr P and his two small helpers (their first cake-making adventure) and opening the exciting parcel that just arrived from a faraway friend.

Mr P is taking me for a romantic kebab this evening (our favourite kind of date).

That birthday is just a year away now. Should I be daunted?



Thanks so much for popping over to visit (see - I'm even waving with my feet).

47 comments:

Magic Cochin said...

Happy Birthday you Spring Chicken!!!!

Have a great day :-)
Celia
x

dottycookie said...

Happy Birthday, my lovely friend. I hope you are enjoying all your treats and have a fabulous kebab this evening (you do do things differently in the fens ;-)

I have a parcel here for you too ...

Belinda @ Wild Acre said...

Happy Birthday!

I'm loving my forties. More time to pursue things that having children can put on the back burner. More balance.

Mrs A said...

Happy Birthday, now you can look forward to an even number! Hope you had a great evening with your hubbie and enjoy the year ahead.

Ali said...

Waving my feet in return as a salute to wish you Happy Birthday!

Kebab sounds like my kind of celebration - enjoy.

Tara said...

Happy birthday! Chocolates in your red wellies sounds like a great way to start the day.

'odd and old' Linda Dacey said...

hope you enjoyed
your birthday date
age is just a number
but that said
i hate geting old
i will be the
wrong side of 45
this year
and quite frankly
i am disgusted
still as blondie
once sang
'die young stay pretty'
not much of an option
me thinks
...

***

Helen Philipps said...

Goodness, how very young you still are!! Happy Birthday, Emma! I loved your photos, and wish you many happy returns. And no need to feel daunted - in some ways life gets better when you're a bit older, really!
Helen x

pebbledash said...

Happy, happy birthday to you! Hope you're having a fabulous day... and so young!!

I can tell you you have nothing to fear for next year's number, forties is a great decade!
Diana xx

Country Girl said...

Happy Birthday! Don't worry about that 40th - its still year away and really not so bad. I actually found 39 harder.

mynestofyarnandbuttons said...

Happy Birthday Emma, Love your waving legs, looking good! Have a wonderful day and date. Enjoy your gifts and of course Chocolates! xoRobin❤

The Coffee Lady said...

How did I not know this? Okay, that brooch is SO a birthday present now. All agreements are off.

Lina said...

Many happy returns Emma! Here's hoping 39 feels as good as 38 (I will be there too in a few more weeks!!!).

Magic Bean said...

As you know (or not) I had that birthday last year and approached it with trepidation (and quite a lot of wine...). But it is brill being forty. Very happy. And you know what? In my head I am still much much younger.

Have a happy day Missus and have a great kebab! Mmm. Agree with Dotty about you fennies! Ax

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Happy, happy birthday Emma, enjoy your day and your cake!!!
Vivienne x

Dragonfly said...

Happy birthday Emma! Have a fab day.

Nothing to be scared of about birthdays with a 4 in... my next one will have two of them ;-)

Thimbleanna said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Ms. Pebble! You should definitely not be daunted about that birthday -- it just gets better. As for the blogging laryngitis, there seems to be a lot of that going around these days! Hope you're having a wonderful day!

crafts@home said...

Happy Birthday, remember your only as old as you feel!
Sue :)

Naturally Carol said...

Hi Emma..Happy happy birthday! Don't be daunted, never afraid..if you meet the birthdays head on enthusiastically looking for more in life..you'll find it and being older will bring new delights and greater wisdom! Go get 'em..have a wonderful year of growth and delight.

Lynn said...

Happy, happy day!

And nothing I sent was anywhere near as exciting as red wellies with chocolates in them...

xoxoxo

Lynn said...

P.S. No, you should not be daunted. Forty was No Big Deal at all. We'll see how 50 goes...

kristina said...

Happy Happy Birthday! And what wonderful photos. I think you need an updated one though with your feet waving in red wellies!

K x

sylviesgarden said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Gina said...

Happy Birthday Emma... only 39... gosh, I wish I could remember that far back! Enjoy your evening.

Menopausal musing said...

Happy Birthday young 'un! Fantastic set of photos. I second the request for the photo of wellies waving...

Locket Pocket said...

Happy happy birthday Emma! Love all the photos xxxxxxx

by Teresa said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!*

Age is relative... you're quite young to those of us who're much older. :-)

Teresa :-)

julie said...

Happy Birthday Lovely! Great photos! And don't worry about turning 40 - that's when the fun starts and you can grow old disgracefully!

Scented Sweetpeas said...

Happy birthday and good luck looking for that lozenge :-)

Cottage Garden said...

Happy birthday young lady. Just wait until you reach the naughty 50s!

Great photos Emma!

Jeanne
x

sea-blue-sky & abstracts said...

Love the photos Emma - what an adorable baby pic! And you are still so young, not even 40 yet! Many Happy Returns. x

Julie said...

40's? The 50's are even better! Hope you've had a great day :-) xx

Bobo Bun said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday Emma. Hope you had a great day and kebab date.

X

diamond rings said...

Happy B-Day. Love the images. Great to have images from the past.

andamento said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

I found 40 fine - I feel I'm a young fortysomething rather than an old thirtysomething.

Tania said...

I already told you to Stay Calm. I have decided (four days in) that forty has a certain je ne sais quoi. Happy birthday, Gorgeous.

PS. Verification is 'subblerb'. That's me, toasting you, after too many glasses of bubbles.

Bella Bheag said...

THAT! birthday is a breeze. The one with the 5 first - not so great! Hope it was happy!

Bella Bheag said...

THAT! birthay is a breeze! The one with the 5 first - not so great. Hope it was happy!

driftwood said...

happy birthday! we really need a photo of the red wellies you know xxx and 40 is fun so far so dont worry!

jus said...

Happy Birthday! Don't be daunted, be naughty! x

shadygrey said...

Happy Birthday! I'm a bit late to join the chorus, but I hope you had a great day. And 39 is way too young to be worrying about getting old. I don't intend to start worrying until I'm 70. At least.

vanessa said...

That gorgeous first photo! You were a beautiful baby. Love all the other photos as you were growing up, how wonderful. You'll get your blogging voice back, these things happen to us all, a holiday is what's needed Emma, then you'll be back as right as rain. Happy Birthday! Love Vanessa xxx

Poppy said...

A belated Happy Birthday! I hope you had fun... :0)

Lou xxx

Jackie said...

I think 40 was my best time after 24, so look forward to it and enjoy this one.
x

Cowboys and Custard said...

A very belated Birthday greeting but hopefully not TOO late ! Don't be worried about the next one.. Life begins at that heady age.. trust me.. I've been there.. long time ago now!
Mxx

mrspao said...

Happy Belated Birthday. You'll be even more fabulous at forty!

Pennyblossoms said...

Belated greetings. I am working backwards thru your posts!
I had the pleasure of sitting with Brian Glover at a party once. He was charming, not at all like his characters. (Guess that's acting for you!). Made my evening!
Z xx