My Birthday

Monday, September 23, 2013

Dear Olive,
Things have been a little bit tough around here of late, and as my birthday loomed last week, I really wasn't sure I wanted to do anything. But (with the gentle encouragement of a few friends), two days out I sent off invitations for an afternoon picnic at Nielson Park (one of my All Time Favourite Sydney Spots). Lots of people couldn't come, but those who did, made it so great. It was a beautiful Spring day and while the kids got nude and wet, the adults (for the most part), were able to relax and eat delicious food. I even baked a cake. (This apple and coconut one, grain free, and sweetened only with honey, from Petite Kitchen; quite delicious.) It was a BYO food, drinks, picnic rug type of affair, but people also brought with them flowers by the armful and (unexpected) gorgeous gifts. But the best thing they brought, was themselves; I was reminded again that great friendship really is the essence of life.








12 comments:

Katrina@capturingmoments said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Sorry you've been having it tough lately...I hope things turn around for you soon. xx

Astred*designcherry said...

Really glad you push through the tough crap and had a little celebration. Nothing sweeter than being reminded of the love that surrounds you in family and friends.
Milkshakes soon!

Rebecca Alexis said...

happy birthday! I am glad you all had a grand time. xo

Francesca said...

happy birthday kellie! it's good sometimes to just let go of all the crap for a day and let people in. good friends are the best ;-)

little wild moose said...

Happy birthday Kellie! Look at all those beautiful flowers - lucky you! I'm sorry life's been tough lately. (It's been pretty shite here too, so I can commiserate!) I hope things start looking up for you soon xxx

Pink Ronnie said...

Happy belated birthday from me too.
Ronnie xo

Liz Rose Bowman said...

hope you had a super rad birthday! sandy bums at the beach- looks great! That recipe looks awesome too, I love coconut flour and here in Minnesota its apple season so perfect timing.

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jody said...

Happy belated birthday Kellie! I hope things are looking a little brighter. xo

The Wholefood Mama said...

Happy birthday Kellie you are a September babe like me. I am on the 13th and since becoming a mum have become ambivalent about my own birthday, for the first few years of being mum my birthday felt like 'another day another dish to wash'! So happy you had a lovely celebration I did too this year and yes it is the love of family and friends that fills my heart most too xx

jay said...

Oh happy happy birthday lovely, i smiled to myself at your pre birthday angst, which very much mirrored by own. So glad you were celebrated and surrounded by lovely friends, hooray. xxxx

Sass Spice said...

It was my birthday in September too! Happy belated birthday! It sounds like you had a great day.

 

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