What a lovely birthday I had. Thank you to everyone who sent me good wishes. I was inundated with flowers from all quarters and today every room has flowers - roses, chrysanthemums, lilies and greenery everywhere.
Being hallowe'en one of my grandchildren always buys me a pumpkin, the farmer hollows it out and puts a light in it and it sits outside glowing all evening.
In the afternoon I went to our monthly Poetry meeting. What a celebration we had. Isabella had dressed up as a Witch, complete with long grey hair, a pointed hat and black veiling. She writes very good Dot and Bella stories (about herself and her friend D) and read one about Dot and Bella on Hallowe'en. Then we all read our favourite poetry.
W had decorated the room with balloons and A had baked a cake with candles on it. What a lovely afternoon amongst dear friends.
In the evening my son and his wife came round for a couple of hours so that was enjoyable too.
Now it is back to earth with a bump this morning although a jolly ride through pleasant Autumn scenery to our feed merchants lightened up the morning. All the way through the colours of Autumn they were harvesting the whole=crop maize. The ground is very wet but it is not going to dry out at this time of the year and harvesting it is vital to winter feed.
I have put a few photographs on of our ride, amongst the colours of Autumn and also a photograph my friend G took of me on the eve of my birthday. If I had remembered to take my camera to Poetry yesterday I could have posted some of the celebrations (including a Happy Birthday flag on W's flagpole outside) - but I forgot and left my camera at home. Put it down to advancing age.