Thursday, September 29, 2011

Celebrating birthdays with friends and family

No matter what our age, it's lovely to be able to share birthdays with friends, as well as family if any are living nearby.

My special friend Sandi celebrated her birthday yesterday with friends, her daughter Mel and grandchildren Rohan and Lily.  It was a happy occasion and also a 'welcome home' (to Mitchell outback Queensland) as Sandi has recently returned from a holiday in New Zealand -- her country of birth.

My gift was a nautilus shell found on 'our' beach at Phillip Island.  This is a rare find.  A nautilus shell is the egg case of a female octopus -- a cradle, delicate with intricate ripples and patterns: a creation of rare beauty given in friendship and love.

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