Since it’s still my birthday week

(I started writing this ages ago…)

and I was going through my computer today…

(it was “today” when I wrote the bulk of this post….)

I found some slides that had been converted to a usable format. All of my childhood is trapped on slides, little yellow topped boxes, hidden away. Stuck in a cupboard in Mum and Dad’s house. Somehow I got a few scanned, some… I couldn’t make any sense of, I didn’t know the story behind the photo.

But some I did.

I’m not going to apologise for the image quality, I could have tried to edit it, but I wanted to leave the authentic slide film experience.

Obviously my love of pointy party hats goes back a long way!

I was four. My Mum put so much effort into this whole party!

I think I count 8 kids? Maybe 9? And this with my sister still in a high chair. All that special party food, and the very special “Old Woman Who Lived In A Shoe” birthday cake, which needed extra decorations.

Mum helping, me being imperious…

Nana was also there, so Grandpa must have been (photo to follow, I need to upload) and of course Dad was taking photos.

My childhood birthday parties were amazing things. I remember Mum going to so much trouble every year – not just the cake, there was the new dress, (which she made), and who would come, and some years I remember I insisted on themes….

Now I don’t do much for birthdays. It’s mostly a new book. I wonder what happened to the kid who loved birthday parties so much? Do we all just lose that joy?

Maybe tomorrow I’ll make something nice and birthday-ish, anyway.

Take time to remember, maybe cook something nice…. and wash your hands

Love

Caity

Too tired to think…

Best Intentions…

Well. Today has been… a day.

Long, long day.

So despite my best intentions to blog every day, I have reached the end of a day in which I had two mental health appointments, went and pre-poll voted in the local elections, popped in the library to pick up some reservations, raced home to blend up some Ensure for lunch (I must review meal replacements for anorexics sometime!) and back out to pick up my new single vision computer glasses (luxury!) and the shops (which were rather bare shelved, thanks to panic buying due to Covid-19).

And now… I need to collapse into bed immediately. So this is it for today. More tomorrow.