Half a century

So yesterday I turned 50. It was a day where nothing was really planned but aren’t they always the best days? I woke up to banners on the house and car, flowers on the table and loads of presents.

I headed to the village drawing group as I decided what could be nicer than spending the morning drawing? I didn’t have the right shoes and when the group went across a muddy field I didn’t follow instead I hopped in the car and went for a drive around the Ladies Brae. This place is so close to our house and I’ve no idea why I don’t go there more often. It’s the perfect place to clear your head and just enjoy nature. There wasn’t a soul to be seen, just me, the sheep and the birds.

When I got home I had a notion that I wanted my photo taken on the car bonnet. Only trouble was I couldn’t get up onto it, Andy was trying to shove me up there but I kept sliding off. In the end I had to stand on a bucket – short girl problems. The cheek of Andy though when he said he didn’t know if I made the car look good or the car made me look good!

We all went down to Strandhill, as it was a beautiful day the rest of Sligo seemed to be there too so we couldn’t get a table in The Strand, Shells or Mammy Johnston’s. This is where it nearly all went pear-shaped, we were starting to get hangry (hungry and angry) so it was almost a trip to McDonalds – and I hate McDonalds. Luckily Andy suggested we go to The Venue, I’ve never been there but it was lovely! We had a table over-looking the sea and enjoyed a lovely lunch. I’d certainly go back there again.

After lunch we headed back down to the beach to watch the sun setting and get ice cream. You can’t beat Nutella ice cream smothered in melted Nutella – I don’t like it when they scrimp on the topping though so I decided to get a pot of melted Nutella separately – it was heaven!

Home time and Roberto’s for dinner – don’t knock it until you’ve tried it. Lots of lovely presents and cards, visits from friends, peanut butter stack cake from Lucy- a wonderful day and I plan to continue the celebrations over the coming weeks 😀

Thanks so much to my wonderful family and friends and all who made my day so special.

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  1. A year of celebrating is a definite must for all of us 50 year olds, although I’m 52 now!!

    A continued Hapy Birthday Val.
    Judith x

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