Tuesday, 29 December 2009

By the way......

Happy 40th Birthday to my oldest daughter Nellie. We breakfasted en famille this morning at Machine, and Nellie is partying with friends tonight.

I think a birthday is probably just as meaningful to the mother as the child, as the child actually wasn't 'present' in one sense of the word on the day of the birth - whereas mum is the one there giving birth in some kind of memorable way!

I remember Nellie's birth quite vividly, probably as she was my firstborn, so today brings back many memories for Rita, who honestly didn't have a clue what was going on at the time! Watching movies or hearing stories is a world apart from actually experiencing something for yourself, I found!

Welcome to middle age Nellie (and welcome to old age, Rita!!).
Posted on by Rita


Michelle said...

Happy Birth Day to you Rita! And happy birthday to Nellie.


Deb said...

Another wonerful Capricorn. My big F is tomorrow. Not really looking forward to it but if I can fight it with good food, wine and friends (probably not unlike your daughter) I will feel much better! Happy birthday Nellie.