Tuesday, 11 January 2011

Now is the time to...

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It is the Geege's birthday today. The love of my life is turning 39. I can't quite fathom where the years have gone (didn't we just celebrate his 30th?) but he is every bit as gorgeous and charming as the day I met him at the Commodore Hotel at the ripe old age of 25. Hippo beeday Geege!

In keeping with the flavour of yesterday's message, I am all set to cook him a great big steak tonight (I can't eat red meat and never cook it, so this is a real treat for him). I plan to throw it on the camping stove and serve it with a flavoursome tossed salad.

I have also arranged a cheese platter of all his favourite cheeses and dips and have two bottles of scrumptious wines to wash it all down with. It will be a wonderful night under the stars (here's hoping the children go to sleep!).

So for today's message, from Patrick Lyndsay's lovely book*.

Now is the time to...

listen for the birdsong

Whether you're in the wilderness, or in the Big Smoke, listen for the songs of birds.
Somehow, somewhere, they will be near you.
They offer a sign of optimism, of the rhythms of nature, of the triumph of the individual.
They sing of hope.

'How the quiet gravity of nature and her silence by contrast startles one when one faces her collected' - Johann Wolfgang von Goethe (1749-1832)

Can you hear the birds at your place? How many different types of bird calls can you hear?

* I know you won't believe me that I turned to that message completely randomly, but I did. And didn't I get spooked!

9 comments:

Lucy said...

Delcious. On every level. Enjoy!

The Rhythm Method said...

Happy birthday to Mr Multiple. Hoping the kiddies sleep for you. :)

PinkPatentMaryJanes said...

Awww, happy birthday to your lovely hubby xxx

Life In A Pink Fibro said...

Happy Birthday Geege! We hear lots of birds around here. And love watching them. The other day we spotted two in the birdbath and the boys and I watched them for ages through the blinds of Mr7's room. You know I am a latent twitcher...

ANB said...

I want that t-shirt! Oh, and happy birthday to your lovely husband :)

DancingInTheRain said...

Happy Birthday to your hubby! Hoping camping is going well (in the rain again!)!

reanbean said...

Happy Birthday to Geege! We just celebrated my husband's 40th this past fall, and it was wonderful. With money being tighter than it was before kids, we haven't done much in the last few years. But this year we celebrated in style. Got a bit dressed up and went out for some fine dining. The bill was shocking, but for the experience, it was totally worth it.

I hope you all had a nice celebration as well!

Busy Working Mama said...

Aww, happy birthday to your man! It's amazing how time flies, huh?

Posie Patchwork said...

Happy birthday in your household, my husband is 39 too, i should say my much older husband is 39, tee hee - do you say that too??
The Commodore, ha ha ha. I think i went there a few times, i was more a Greenwood girl, like all my old school girlfriends were there, it was so much fun. At least when you were going there it had been renovated, it was a bit scary before (when i used to use my big sister's ID & sneak in) oh the early 90s, such fun.
So funny to see my nieces go there now, same schools, same great night out. Now i'm feeling old, oh those were the days!! Now i'm a high school mummy, pow, she'll be going there next. Now i'm feeling old. Love Posie

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