Monday, 24 March 2014

Birthday, Blossom and Blue Sky

I have woken up to a glorious spring day on my Birthday!  It is frosty but crisp.  The sky is blue and the plum tree is covered with blossom.  Interestingly according to the Julian calender (which was later replaced by the Gregorian calender) March 24th is the 365th and last day of the year in many European implementations of the Julian calendar. (Source: Wikipedia).  That means that from tomorrow I start my year afresh.  New year, new me!  It can be the start of a new year for you too if yours hasn't started off great until now.

Later today I will make a cake to celebrate.  Nothing too fancy - a lemon drizzle or something like that.  I am always fascinated to know who I share my birth date with so I can look for comparisons between us.  I share the date with Alan Sugar (if only I had his entrepreneurial skills), Clyde of Bonnie and Clyde fame (American criminal), Steve McQueen (handsome actor), Mary Berry (food writer and broadcaster) Hurrah! and William Morris (English poet and designer). 

Muesli and skimmed milk for breakfast with a sprinkle of fresh blueberries ( I really know how to live it up!) and a coffee and pain au chocolat for elevenses.  I may do a bit of pottering about today and return to paper crafting.  Such a lovely new day.  So much potential.  I hope you have a lovely day too.

17 comments:

Ethel Johnson said...

Happy New Year! Nice of you to call in at mine...also a serial maker and child of the 1960's. Have the best birthday ever...here's to new friends. xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy Birthday.
That is interesting about the calendar, which makes last week Christmas!!!
Do you know what all of a sudden last week I actually started to feel relaxed about anything and everything, not sure what has been lifted, perhaps like you I should start again tomorrow!
Julie xxxxxxxxxxx

A garden just outside Venice said...

Happy Birthday Simone!!!
Such a lovely gift from the sky for you today! Enjoy your day!
x

marigold jam said...

Have a good day and hope that today is the beginning of a new and wonderful year for you.

greenrabbitdesigns said...

Many, many happy returns Simone, wishing you a wonderful birthday!
You do share your birthday with some great people, well maybe not Bonnie but perhaps she was misunderstood!
Have a lovely day and happy new year,
V xxx

rusty duck said...

Happy Birthday Simone!
I love the idea of it being New Year too, Spring always feels that way to me.

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday, Simone - I hope you have a lovely day:)

Puppet Lady said...

Happy Birthday, Simone! Lovely picture!

Lisa said...

Sending you lots of happy birthday wishes.
Hope you enjoyed the cake!
Lisa x

wherethejourneytakesme said...

Happy Birthday Simone - you sound as if you are enjoying the day. You share your day with some great people - I love Mary Berry and Alan Sugar and especially William Morris. Perhaps they should move New Years day to your birthday officially as Springtime always feels more like the start of a New Year.xx

greenthumb said...

Happy birthday to you sounds like your making the most of your day lovely photo.

Judy Hartman said...

Oh, Simone, I'm sorry I missed your birthday! Hope it was a happy one - it sounds like it was a lovely day, weather-wise! Sending you loving wishes for this new year!xxx

Toffeeapple said...

I am so sosrry to be so late, but I am pretty sure that you must have had a good day!

I have always felt that March is the month for new beginnings, January is too cold and dark to wnat to start anew.

Anne Butera said...

Happy, happy birthday, Simone! Why did I not remember that our birthdays are only days apart??

Mine was lovely and I hope yours was, too (sounds like you had lovely plans!)!

Hope this year brings many wonderful things for you!

Helen Philipps said...

Happy belated Birthday, Simone! I hope you had a lovely day and wish you a wonderful year ahead. Your blossom looks gorgeous!
Helen xox

sharon said...

Simone, I feel so stupid. I have a calendar right here on my computer desk and I have your birthday recorded on the square that the last two Mondays share on it. Misreading it with my new full time (UGH) first pair of bifocals I missed your date instead of being on time. Poop. I apologize and send heaps of good wishes belatedly. Looks like Mother Nature gave you a lovely day.

Paula said...

I'm sorry I missed this Simone so my Birthday wishes to you are a little late. Hope you had a great day and many more happy returns on the day.