On Saturday (23rd) it was my birthday. Unlike many people, I love celebrating my birthday. It is just after halfway through the year so it is like my own special new year, a beginning, a whole new journey around the sun. I love being spoiled and getting presents. After my parents died and after my divorce, I had a few very lonely birthdays. No cards, no presents. But I always tried to make it special for myself with little treats – a new book and my favourite foods.
As I have built my own little family of the heart, I have loads of people who really make my day special just by being there.
After that we went on a boat tour around a part of Stockholm neither of us know very well. Stockholm is built on 14 islands so there is a lot of water everywhere. I have lived on two of the main islands on the south side. This tour went west so we learned a lot. The boat was an old mahogany one that was in spectacular shape.
After that we went for an early dinner at the 28th floor Skybar ‘Heaven’ restaurant over the canal from us
The next day we had a small tea/coffee and cake party for family and friends. Lots of chocolate cake, scones, banana bread, fresh fruit. It was delicious!