Saturday, 24 December 2011

Birthday roses and ginger brack

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When my mother was alive, she used to give me flowers every week. Partly this was to say thank you for taking her shopping and running her around. Mostly it was because she thought they brightened a place up and besides, she liked buying flowers.

Since she died, I've tended not to buy flowers for myself. Not sure why, it just felt slightly wrong. Now and again, though, when I see some particularly pretty ones, I feel a sharp prod in my back and a voice in my head telling me to stop messing about and for goodness sake put them in the trolley.

Which is why I bought these today for my birthday. I could feel the approval as I went through the checkout.

And because it is my birthday, I am also eating Ginger Brack and drinking tea. She would have approved of that too.

[Ginger brack from the wonderful Bothams of Whitby]

10 comments:

betty said...

I read this at 10:30 p.m. our time so it is not yet your birthdate till 2 hrs from now. I would love to have some ginger brack with you if only I could identify it.
Many happy returns.
Betty

Jan Jones said...

Thank you, Betty. I've now added a link to Bothams Bakery where the ginger brack comes from.

Debs Carr said...

Happy Birthday, lovely Jan.

Those flowers are lovely. Enjoy your day.x

Julie said...

Happy Birthday, Jan! I hope you have a wonderful day.

I also hope that you and your family have a fantastic Christmas and a happy, healthy and successful 2012!

P.S. I really enjoyed the latest Penny Plain serial!

Nicola Slade said...

Happy birthday to both of us, Jan. I've just had steak for my birthday lunch with the family! My mum used to buy me books, the older the better, which is how I acquired many of my 'Old Girl' collection, as well as my Charlotte Yonges and Mrs Henry Woods! I miss talking about books with her.

Jan Jones said...

And happy birthday to you too, Nicky. Only just had a moment to start up computer or I would have wished you it before. ((hugs)) re your mum.

Kate Hardy said...

Happy birthday, Jan (and to Nicola S). And yes, you SHOULD treat yourself to flowers. Enjoy your ginger brack :)

Jan Jones said...

Thank you, Debs. The sun shone briefly through the roses this morning and they GLOWED !

Thanks, Julie. Best wishes to you too. Very glad you enjoyed Penny Plain. Now thinking about a third outing for her and Leo...

Jan Jones said...

Thanks, Kate. I did :) :)

Cassam said...

Hope you had a lovely birthday.I just wanted to say I buy flowers for a special vase in my house in memory of my mum always on her birthday but on other days to I think sometimes I can hear her telling me to buy them.So whenever you would like some flowers buy them becuse you know your mum would.