~ a new to us, gorgeous vintage chess set … enticing us to plonk down
at the kitchen table and share yet another game ~
~ the sweetest daughter – sharing her time and talents ~
~ family … learning / fun / exploring / teaching
… the perfect back garden Sunday ~
~ my wonky – but fabulously fun! – first attempt ~
~ her extraordinary, first time marvel – oh my! ~
~ another birthday – 43! – and the candles are no longer lit because of
the huge chunk of long, streaked-with-grey hair that caught fire
whilst the birthday girl (moron) leaned across the birthday wreath
to blow out her candles – ahem! – age would appear to be dulling her brain ~
p.s. there are no photos of the fiery spectacle – Abby and Mum were too busy gasping with horror whilst Julian was grabbing the dog quilt with which to smother me. I, however, upon seeing the flames out of the corner of my eye, simply clapped my hands over and over the flames, putting most of them out, whilst turning to the sink where I doused the remaining singed bits in water … the stinky burnt mess fell into the sink and Abby trimmed up the remaining hair with the dressmaking scissors.
An almost fitting end to the week.