In my normal state of mind I am a super-social type of person, and I usually run my birthday celebrations over at least a couple of weeks. But these are not normal state of mind times and I all but forgot I was even having a birthday and had planned to do nothing until the last minute when I decided to have a very small afternoon tea party. It was an opportunity to get the lovely Russian tea-set out, a gift from my friend Marina many years ago.
We ate a lot of cake
My favourite time of year is Springtime, nature’s time of new life and rebirth (maybe because I am a Springtime baby, being born on the equinox..?) and despite my lack of sociability at the moment I did extend to a Birthday Weekend when Naomi and I had a quiet, lovely sunny walk across Hampstead Heath to my allotment on Sunday afternoon. The rhubarb is finally starting to unfurl, although mine is much later than almost all my allotment neighbours.
My ballerina apple tree, up on the bank, spent a whole winter in a pot and was finally replanted last April. As a result it produced only two apples last year. It appears to have recovered though as it’s now full of blossom shoots, looking very healthy and waiting to burst open.
Does a cherry tree take one or two years to produce fruit? It too is full of new shoots. I would love to get some fruit this year. Hmmm.... we’ll have to wait and see.
This is also my own time for rebirth, a new year, a new life. Everything is timely, just as everything happens perfectly.
Love New Life