Friday, 18 January 2013

What would you like for your birthday?

A couple of weeks ago I told family and friends that I would like snow, last weekend I was joking to everyone at work that I would really like some snow...


I was 13 the last time it snowed on my birthday and I was so excited and surprised as I didn't know it was coming, it gave me quite a fright actually when I pulled back my grey, white and pink nineties geometric curtains to let the light into my oh-so-sophisticated grey, white and pink room ;)
I was thrilled with my birthday present, a pair of grey 'baggies', an early form of combat trousers I suppose and a pair of red suede boots with eyelet lace-ups. There haven't been many shoes since that stole my heart like those. Boy did they look great against the snow, yes it was a bad idea wearing them, my Mum and Granny warned me but that wasn't going to stop me. I remember slip-sliding down to the high street and meeting up with everyone and enjoying a magical day, a magical birthday...

Fast Forward 26 years, I have just worked that out twice, just to be sure that it's not like 16 years or 6 or 10 minutes ago.

I sat at my desk late last night, I had the right hand curtain open on my right hand side so I could see the dark illuminated by the street lamp, I checked every couple of minutes to see if there were any snow-flakes or dreaded rain. There was a film on which I barely paid attention to, I was selecting photos and papers to work on a new challenge, I kept turning to the right and... was that one? Yes and there is another and there are just a few drifting down. 
It is about 00:30 and it has snowed on my birthday. 
As it starts to come down heavier the street lamp goes out for the night, thank goodness, otherwise I think I could have sat there all night.


I have been very lucky today.





14 comments:

  1. Hey you naughty girl, you could have told ! HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY !!!! xxx

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  2. Such a sweet memory and now one for today.. And I am so pleased so many people have shown us their Views in snow form, just to suit your poem.. Good call hun xx Happy Birthday x

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  3. Happy Birthday Jen xxx i hope you had a good one !!!

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  4. Glad you have had your dream birthday. All the very best wishes xxx

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  5. Happy snowy birthday, Jen.
    Sue xx

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  6. Belated Happy birthday, wish we had known earlier :( hope you had a good day and really enjoyed reading about your birthday 26yrs ago and I know it seems like lastyear sometimes doesn't it!!!

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  7. Happy birthday, pleased you got some snow on your birthday- my brothers birthday is 19th march and he sometimes got snow on his birthday!

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  8. Happy Birthday the little things mean the most don't they. I'm a bit ambivalent about snow its beautiful but it always arrives at the most tricky and awkward times.

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  9. Happy Birthday. I'll mark the date. The last time it snowed on my birthday, I think was the year I was born, March 1947. My mum and dad found it very difficult to get me to the nursing home - Nana and granddad paid for that, they were very well off, my mum and dad weren't.

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  10. Happy birthday! And hope you really enjoy that snow ... :).

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  11. Happy happy birthday Jen... what a lovely surprise on your special day x

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  12. Sorry I missed your birthday!
    Belated Happy birthday!
    All the very best wishes!

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Aren't you lovely, you have made me smile =)