Thursday, 29 April 2010

Birthday


Another birthday behind me! Although the digits are creeping ever upward I shan't complain ... it's all about getting older and wiser isn't it? Unlike me in the picture above - what did I know then?? It was taken almost exactly 30 years ago (oh good grief!!!) I think Ashley and I were waiting to go to Cambridge. The most pressing thoughts on my mind that day might have been what clothes to put on , and not to forget to file my nails before going out. I remember how much I enjoyed reading that book , "The Avenue" , which had also  been a tv series set between the wars ; I've still got it in a big box under the bed. I had an awful lot of pink clothes ... and that gorgeous shocking pink leather clutch bag. Later I would get a pair of "killer heel" shoes to exactly match the shade. Even later again , my springer spaniel would champ on the leather covered heels and completely ruin them forever .....

Well , anyway what I'm trying to say is ; I don't begrudge that girl her carefree existence , far from it. But ... I wouldn't change places with her now. I'm comfortable with a few more inches of .... "wisdom".(!). and a lot more smile lines on my face. I'm very thankful for how my life has turned out , I adore creating bears which is something I never could have dreamed of back then, and - I can still wear pink if I want to can't I?

T.T.F.N
Ruth XX

9 comments:

Les Bears said...

Happy Birthday Ruth. Hope you had a good day! I also had a shocking pink bag and shoes to match. I still wear pink but maybe not shoes!!!
Lesley

ginger@bearbits said...

Happy Birthday Ruth!!! And many more. It was a fun look back to see how things have changed since then. You can not only wear pink you can make pink bears too!

~ginger

Ruth said...

Hi ladies! Thank you so much for your good wishes. The thing I like MOST about birthdays is the leverage for beary indulgences .... and I haven't chosen a bear-type present yet (although I did get others!)so I may have to remedy that!!! HeeHeee!!

Huggies , Ruth xx

Cheryl @ Bingle Bears said...

Happy Birthday, Ruth! I hope you had a wonderful day. I loved your post--it was so lovely AND so true. Enjoy your bears. Enjoy pink. Enjoy your life.
Warmly,
Cheryl

TinyBear said...

:O ..... Oh No....I´m late, I´m late..Time is slipping and I wasn´s aware - shame on me.
Happy Birthday Ruth.
I hope you had the most wonderful and amazing day and I hope all your 'boys' spoiled you to pieces.
Wishing you many many more amazing years.
Many hugs, Tina ♥♥♥

Mima's Bears said...

Happy Birthday Ruth ! I loved reading your post, reminded me of my pink pointy toed heels and matching clutch bag too! Best wishes and every happiness to you.

Robyn

Ruth said...

Thanks Cheryl, Robyn , I had a really lovely day :0)
Tina,I know you're ever so busy - thanks so much my friend; I'll give you a hug in September! XXX

Bearly Sane said...

Belated birthday greetings Ruth. Yes you can still wear pink and make every day come up rosey!
Sorry I didn't get to spend your birthday with you ... I was kinda busy!
Warmest Hugs,
Sandi @ Bearly Sane

All Bear said...

I know I'm a little late, but Happy Birthday to you Ruth! What a lovely post and such a gorgeous, enigmatic photograph.