A very special and dear friend celebrated a significant birthday recently (actually, quite some time ago now). She turned "something-zero", although the title of this blog is something of a give away, back in 2013. It's just that it has taken me a while to post this entry, for no other reason than dilatoriness.
|An initial gift of "many" treats was presented.|
She had been away for the initial countdown.
Holidaying with family overseas.
The idea of continuous eventing came to fruition late one evening at a 50th birthday party where two of us got talking about celebrating our impending birthdays just like children seem to do these days - endlessly. Enter the concept of having a coinciding number of events and birthday number.
A plan is slowly and simultaneously taking shape for moi, together with my customary stalling.
In the meantime, this idea was lent to a more pressing birthday and so I presented my friend with 60 orange gifts, orange being her much preferred colour.
|A handmade papier flower - using sheet music.|
She hails from a talented and musical family.
The notion of colour-coordinating gifts is not unfamiliar to this blog. Remember the Box of Sunshine?
|Bird of Paradise.|
Cut fresh from my garden.
We both work with young children, so it was appropriate (and convenient) to be a little bit immature.
|To help feed her coffee|
Treats were left on her desk every day of the working week. All leading up to the grand day. Where there was an intervening weekend, three treats were left on a Monday morning.
Lots of yummy treats were also given.
Sixty orange gifts is quite a challenge. Strange creatures began appearing.
|Eeny meeny miny moe!|
(Goodness how on earth is that spelt?)
|No idea what this is...|
|A one-eyed pumpkin.|
|Yes, and even a gold-fish!!|
You may be pleased to hear that "Barbie" lived for a full twelve months.
|This may have counted as more than|
one gift. It was so long ago, I've
forgotten - fancy that.
A jar of papier treats - which I will dissect and feature in a later post.
A birthday card - Happy Birthday dear and lovely lady.