My birthday 

Well, another year has whizzed by, and I sure picked a good way to celebrate its passing. Since Mum died last January, all our usual celebrations have not felt the same without her, so to celebrate with family I’ve hardly met and cement some real relationships with these ones – here on the other side of the world – was a Godsend. The day started with a line up of notices and cards awaiting opening.

After a leisurely start we headed off for Lancaster County and the Amish – stopping at a little centre to educate tourists on the amish culture. Great weather, perfect Autumnal day with plenty of pumpkins on show. I ate too much, especially a beguiling little pumpkin woopie pie that was SO SWEET. 

I managed a brief collapse on bed before we set off for birthday dinner out, at the four dogs tavern. Here we dined outside in the balmy air, on prawns, calamari, and slow-cooked pork on coleslaw. 

We came home to birthday cake (red velvet) and some raucous laughter over Monty Python and some Youtube short funnies. (Jim Carrey and Rhino). Nuff said. 


  1. Carol Pickersgill · October 4, 2016

    I have family there as well and can attest to it charm and beauty (and awesome variety of baked confections). So glad you had such a memorable “natal anniversary.” Please add my best birthday wishes to your already huge pile. Thank you for bringing so much heart and humor to my life ~~ many happy returns of the day.


  2. Vicki Carver · October 4, 2016

    So glad you had a great birthday with your sister and cousins and the trip to the Amish comunity very glad your having a wonderful time 🙋

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  3. bigdoh · October 4, 2016

    Looked like picture perfect weather. Amish country is beautiful in Pennsylvania! It looks like your family is taking good care of you. What a great way to spend your birthday!xx

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    • jennyjeffries · October 4, 2016

      Just got back from St Michaels today. Lovely day by the water. Photos soon


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