Tuesday, April 26, 2011

Another year older but probably no wiser....!


Today is my birthday, though I'm thinking I should probably just ignore them from now on!  They come around far too quickly these days...I'm still trying to work out where the last 20 years went.  It's school holidays and the munchkins are staying with their grandparents down south for a few days, so it's a quiet little celebration at home just me and Beloved (who is cooking dinner and has the wine chilling as I speak). I did manage to make an effort and polish myself up a bit to take a photo, as I don't seem to have very many of me at all.  So here I am, in the garden wearing my new colours (the purples and aquas seem to have lost their appeal, and I want earthy, foresty colours now).  And of course, my new shoes!

Just for a bit of fun, here's a photo from a VERY long time ago...25 years ago in fact.  Taken by my Beloved (who was just a baby of 19 back then) at Perth Technical College where we both studied Graphic Design (and where we met in fact!).  It's rather dodgy because it's blown up from a proof sheet (does anyone remember those?!), and I'm wearing my 'please DON'T take my photo' face (which probably explains why there are so few photos of me!)  These were my absolute favourite jeans at the time, they'd been through several incarnations of dye, re-dye, bleach by the time this pic was taken.  Ahhhhh, memories!

LATE NOTE:  For the wonderful shoes, go to Fairysteps, and for the super cool Earrings go to Sparrow Salvage!

36 comments:

Swan Artworks said...

Happy Birthday Christina, hope you have a lovely day! Those colours really suit you... Love the old black and white one too...

Also just wondering, did you get your bird in the post yet? I could only track it till it was handed over to the Australian postal service but I think it should have been with you by now...
I hope it arrives soon... :)

liZZie said...

Wishing you a very lovely day and well done posing for a photograph! You look like the years aren't being too unkind...

Kiki aka Victoria said...

Happy Birthday...both are gorgeous photos of you! I love your blog and your magical realm here...
Have a sparkling day
Victoria

Oya's Daughter said...

Many happy returns of the day, and lovely as ever it seems! Enjoy the quiet and have a good one.

Andy Letcher said...

Hey - happy birthday! When you find the missing 25 years let me know - buggered if I can find them anywhere xxx

A mermaid in the attic said...

Thanks everyone! Andy, if you find them first, please tell them to get their sorry backsides back here! And Carrie, we've had an extra long long weekend because, on top of Easter, yesterday was ANZAC Day, so I suspect it will turn up this week...I'll let you know as soon as it arrives, can't wait to see it!

Valerianna said...

Christina - you look simply stunning in your forest colors (but then again, I WOULD love the forest colors, wouldn't I?) Love seeing a really good photo of you, and the old one, too! Happy Birthday!!!

Lunar Hine said...

Ah, your face is as beautiful as your words.
Wishing all good things to encompass you for the year ahead.
x

Julia Kelly said...

Happy Birthday- sounds like you had just the kind of celebration I would- ! Hope you have another one with the kiddos when they get home!

Claire said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! i'm shouting all the way from the UK :)
and thanks for stopping by for coffee this morning :)
wishing you only beautiful things for the year ahead - like those scrummy shoes!! xxx

Medieval Muse said...

Happiest of birthdays to you!

Claire Massey said...

Happy Birthday! May the year ahead bring you lots more happiness and wonders!! (And I want some of those shoes!!)x

susan christensen said...

Isn't it interesting how favorite colors change over time - and we become more and more ourselves, like being distilled by the moments we live. Have a wonderful, creative new year!

Lynn said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday!

WOL said...

Happy Birthday! and Many Happy Returns of the Day! (I wouldn't mind being your age -- again!) I love your new colors. Is that a skirt or palazzo pants? Beautiful green.

Aaron-Paul said...

You are looking radiant in you new photo, your fairysteps suit you well too, How ever many summers old you are you look gorgeous on it :-)

Jodaeodesign said...

Wishing you a wonderful birthday celebration. (love the fairy shoes)

Mo Crow said...

Dear Christina,
Here's a toast to you & may you have many more magical days & happy returnings!

ruthie said...

Christina, sending you belated birthday blessings sweetie, so lovely to see your beautiful photo, i agree the Autumn colours look perfect. I have been a-watching Ren's shoes for ever too, one day soon i hope! I used to have a photo face too, it wasn't untill recently that i realised it meant we end up with not so very many photos to remember our old selves by, so I have made a resolution... no more faces. x

Raven Moon Magic said...

you are beautiful and I have to say it is so nice to see a real photo of a blogger, not a hand or an eye or hiding behind a tree. So nice to really see you.
Happy Birthday Earth Goddess
Im sure you learnt a lesson or two

xxx
sheree

Shannon said...

Happiest Birthday wishes to you - love the new colours and the velvet laces on your fab shoes. Embrace your youth and beauty - many happy returns of the day!

Karen said...

Hope you had a wonderful day Christina! What a beautiful picture of you. x

Maery Rose said...

Happy birthday! I love the skirt and shoes! You look wonderful so don't worry about those birthdays.

Lecte said...

Happy Birthday!
May all your days be fun and colourful!
You look so graceful, and the colour suit perfectly.

John Barleycorn Must Die said...

Happy Birthday!

herhimnbryn said...

Hallo You!

I'm waving to you from up in the Hills near Mundaring. Happy Birthday to you!

Are you curious about me? said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday dear Christina
Happy Birthday to you...From Julie... Here in the UK.

If you are having any worries about being a little older, you shouldn't, you look young and beautiful to me and the colours you have chosen complement your skin tone beautifully...

Wandering Aged Parents said...

Hi chrissy, finally have been able to see yr blog again. Lovely photo. Please say thanks to all your lovely blogging friends at Chagford etc. sorry we couldn't catch up. Lotsaluv.

Tricia said...

Happy birthday Christina!!!! Were you able to play "happy birthday" to yourself on the guitar? I am interested as I too am learning to play after dreaming about it for many, many years! Your picture is lovely both the old one and the new... Heres to more pics in the future.
I also wanted to alert you to a blog post of my own on the movable feast conversation. I am afraid I am so late to the table I am hoping all the dishes have not been cleared! It takes me awhile to "digest" things sometimes. For your consideration have a look at my post here triciafountaine.blogspot.com/2011/04/my-pasta-dish-for-movable-feast.html
Thank you for your lovely and thoughtful blog. I enjoy it very much!
Tricia Fountaine

Martine said...

happy birthday beautiful........
wow, your looking good and your colors suit you fantastic!
XXXm

A mermaid in the attic said...

Thanks again everyone! And where are you now WAPs?! Taking it easy I HOPE!!! Waving back HerHimnBryn, isn't the rain lovely, I think Autumn has finally made it! Mundaring would be lovely right now, I used to live in Kalamunda when I was a kid, it's so lovely up in the hills! Tricia, I'll go and check it out!

Els said...

Belated gongrats to your birthday!
You look SWELL ! Wish you and your love ones many happy years to come.
(and your shoes are fabulous !!)

mirsini's creations said...

Happy Birthday to you lovely mermaid !! You are sooo beautiful in both photos ! I love your clothes and your shoes ! Fairysteps makes the most wonderful shoes !!
You look like a fairy !!! Kisses to you ! :o)

Carousel Dreams said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you! What a gorgeous photo - those colours suit you well...and your shoes are just magical...I hope your day was filled with magic x

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Hindustanka said...

you are beautiful..back then and now :) i like your paintings! :)

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