Thursday, 29 April 2010


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?

Ruth XX


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!!!

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!


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.

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.


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.