100 Happy Days – Day 100!
I can hardly believe that I’ve come to the end of 100 Happy Days – it seems to have gone by quite quickly and it has certainly taught me to appreciate the little things – even on bad days there is usually something positive to be found – even if occasionally that something is sinking into the sofa with a glass of wine at the end of a long day!
Day 100 was Wednesday 11 June – my 40th Birthday! When I started this project I had no idea that it would end on my birthday – my 40th birthday – but it seems a very appropriate day for it to finish – go out with a bang!
I have to say I have not been enamoured with the idea of becoming 40. I often wonder how I got here – 40 years old, married with three amazing children, a wealth of experience behind me, apparently a responsible citizen – when in my head I don’t feel at all grown up, but here we are. 40 is not feeling as bad as I thought it would!
I don’t generally make a big fuss of my birthdays, but I thought I ought to make my 40th. I’m not into parties and extravagant gestures, so it was a peaceful family day. We drove to Harrogate to spend the day with my parents. We went for a long, delicious lunch at Le Bistrot Pierre, where there is a very comprehensive gluten free menu (most of which is identical to the regular menu). From there we went Harlow Carr gardens and spent a couple of hours enjoying the weather and then on the way out, we bought some cakes from Betty’s to take back to my parents’ house. We sat in the garden in the early evening sunshine, eating cake (delicious gluten free chocolate torte for me and Mum), drinking Pimms (me and Mum again) and watching the children run around.
For me, it was a perfect day (apart from PK falling down a step and banging his head, giving himself a nice bump!) – relaxed, great food, fabulous family, lovely weather ….