On Your Birthday

15th February 2020 Weekend ChallengeCelebration

“A birth-date is a reminder to celebrate the life as well as to update the life.” ― Amit Kalantri,

Over on Weekly Prompts the Weekend Challenge from GC and me is Celebration.

 In my family, birthdays are always celebrated, regardless of the age each of us has achieved.

The youngest ones attach great importance to the Birthday Candle, the oldest, however, not quite as much!

William's birthday Nov 2019

William blows out his Age 4 birthday candle 

Evie's birthday Dec 2019

Evie blows out her 5 Candles

Birthday evening

Then there’s me!

On my January birthday, I celebrated at a local restaurant with some of my family, including teenage grandchildren. At the end of the meal, my vanilla ice cream dessert arrived complete with a candle and sparkler.

I must have appeared extremely ungrateful because to my shame, everyone said they’d never seen anyone look so horrified when the Happy Birthday music began and the restaurant full of diners began to sing!

It wasn’t even a special birthday for goodness sake, and can I help it if I hate the idea of being treated like a five-year-old or even worse, the elderly lady who’s finally reached 100! And shouldn’t they all know this by now? More importantly, shouldn’t I be used to it?

Sat Lunch 1st Feb

Son Joshua photo bombed this shot of serving the family lunch!

A couple of days after my birthday, we held a lunch party so that the youngest grandchildren could help celebrate. An Italian theme was chosen, and Joss and daughter Louisa did most of the cooking.

My birthday

I said: “Please don’t bother with a cake“, but in the event a small chocolate cake was produced so that the little ones could take turns in blowing out the single candle.

© SueW-nansfarm.net 2020 Weekend Challenge ‘Celebration’ from Weekly Prompts.


45 thoughts on “On Your Birthday

  1. Haha… I missed your birthday party Sue… but I see you managed without me anyhow…. and missed out on your vanilla ice cream dessert(with the red wine), and the big birthday sing along, with a candle and sparkler.!!
    I’ve just finished writing a piece Sue, which will be very suitable for the prompt today…. I’ll have my dinner and post later…. 💖🌝

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  2. Murphy's Law

    Two birthday celebrations!! You are well loved Sue. Delicious looking luncheon too! So now you don’t have to face cakes/candles/sparklers for another year. 🤗🤗 Just think of the wonderful memories your grandchildren are storing up having celebrated so many of grandma’s birthdays with her. Priceless!

    Today is our oldest daughters birthday. She’s 54. And yesterday was our dog Murphy’s 12th birthday. Perfect prompt this weekend.
    🐾Ginger 🐾

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    1. It’s always good when we are together, and those little ones thrive on it and love a family get together at ‘Nan’s house’

      Wow, 54! When the first of my daughters hit 40 I began to fabricate the truth about her age, now I just lie about my own! Thank you, Ginger 🙂


      1. Haha, I think we both know how many each of us would have if we had a cake large enough!
        Anyway, I’m doing my bit for global warming today, I’m saving on electricity!

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      2. Thank you, Peter. I stocked up on food and fuel yesterday. You’d think I was in for a siege and not just a couple of days of bad weather!
        Hope you too stay warm and dry. 🙂

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  3. Oh, the dreaded ‘let’s have everyone sing Happy Birthday to a total stranger.’ I would have cringed myself, Sue. But, still, such a lovely surprise. Happy Belated Birthday to you!

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      1. Sad, happy. It was a really great day, Sue So many coworkers came by my office to give me a hug and wish me well. I felt loved. And that is a great feeling. You know what is going to feel even better? Not going to work on Monday!! 😀

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      2. Sounds like you are loved and highly regarded by all.
        Don’t be surprised if you feel a little bit lost after the first week, it will soon pass 🙂

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  4. YAY!!! Happy Belated Birthday, Sue!!! 🙂
    What a wonderful celebration! 🙂 I know all of those precious people who love you really enjoyed getting to celebrate YOU!!! 🙂
    (I love to make a big deal out of everyone’s birthday! Then, when it comes to my own, I don’t want anything done. Ha. I guess I can’t have it both ways.)
    I’m so glad you were birth-ed! Thank you for the joy you bring into my life! 🙂
    Birthday HUGS!!! 🙂

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    1. Trying not to draw attention and celebrate quietly gets more and more difficult. You say such lovely things, Carolyn, and I thank you so much for being you. 🙂

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  5. gc

    I have noticed that as a person gets older the cake gets smaller and the number of candles adorning the cake gets larger. If birthday celebrations leave me breathless it is caused by the number of candles I need to blow out in one fell swoop. The one candle does it all approach works well for me.

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  6. I did a re-follow and it said that I already following so I don’t know what has happened to getting notifications. This saddens me as I enjoy your posts and didn’t realise that I was missing out!!!!

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    1. Thank you, Candice~Marie it’s much appreciated. 🙂 oh, meant to ask, do you prefer your name used in full here on WordPress or just Candice?


      1. Candice~Marie

        Oh, well, I would say I prefer Candice~Marie but I won’t correct anyone that says just Candice. Don’t call me Candy, though, I will correct folks on that. Maybe I’ll do a post on my name… There is a small story there, LOL! Thanks for asking, I didn’t think anyone wondered!

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