Special Date

Saturday, 30 November 2013

 A long time ago I knew someone whose birthday fell in the first week in April and once in a rare while* her birthday would fall on Easter Day which made her particularly glad. I know how she felt because once in a not quite so rare while my birthday falls on Advent Sunday. It just feels right when Advent and December begin on the same day and this year they do.

Tomorrow I will celebrate my birthday by dusting off our Advent calendar which has enough windows for each day in Advent no matter how long or short it is.



Pudding, cake and mincemeat are made, the turkey has been ordered and, yes, I am afraid I have done all my Christmas shopping.

But don't be alarmed by the pictures below, I have not put up my Christmas lights. Charlie bought new lights yesterday and plugged them in to check they worked and I couldn't let the photo opportunity pass. They will be strung around our living room no earlier than the 15th December.




But today it is still November and before I go and make myself a birthday cake here is November's sampler for you.



* Not quite as rare as when Thanksgiving and Hanukkah coincide

37 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday for tomorrow. I've ordered all my Christmas food too! Things have been happening here - I'll email you separately.

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  2. Lovely pictures. Just been for a quick walk around our village and sad to say, Christmas decorations already going up!

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  3. Happy birthday for tomorrow then. Love your November photos as I do the December ones too of course.

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  4. Happy Birthday greetings to you, Sue!

    Have a lovely celebration for your special day. I think it's nice to have it coincide with the beginning of Advent. Your post has reminded to me hang up my own little Advent calendar...lots of glitter on a very Victorian themed scene with many windows to open.

    xo

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  5. I would have put money on the fact that you, like me, are a Sagittarian!

    Have a super day tomorrow.

    Heather x

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  6. Hope you have a lovely day tomorrow, Sue.

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  7. Wishing you a wonderful birthday on 1/12/13 Sue x

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  8. I hope you have a fabulous birthday, Sue!! Pati x

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  9. Happy birthday! Wishing you a lovely year ahead, with lots of inspiring blog posts for us!

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  10. Happy Birthday from another Saggit...!
    Enjoy your day!

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  11. I agree that it just feels right when Advent and December start on the same day. And have a very happy birthday tomorrow! Eat lots of cake. But you should make Charlie make it. No one should have to make their own birthday cake. It's against the law or something. Anyway, many happy returns of the day.

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  12. I was born on Thanksgiving day (Nov 23) and it only coincides every few years but I think it's fun when it does. Happy birthday!

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    1. Yay, for special coincidental birthdays!

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  13. Anonymous7:03 pm GMT

    happy birthday sue hope its lovely
    that is a lovely sampler
    tess

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  14. Many Happy Returns! Have a wonderful day. Love the November sampler - don't the months fly past!

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  15. Happy Birthday Sue.
    I often had to go back to school after hols on my birthday. Funny, not. 1st December is a much nicer date!

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  16. Happy birthday for tomorrow. I hope you have a lovely day.

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  17. Happy birthday Sue, I hope it's a good one.

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  18. Anonymous10:09 pm GMT

    A very Happy Birthday with thanks for your lovely blog posts. It is my Birthday also . I always like it on Advent 1, seems to make it more special. Lisa

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    1. Oh happy birthday to you too!

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  19. Happy Birthday for tomorrow Sue, and Happy Advent as well. I hope that you enjoy the day tomorrow and all of your advent preparations! xx

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  20. Happy birthday Sue, hope you have a delicious day x

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  21. Many happies to you. May your day be filled with sunshine, bubbles and cake. Ax

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  22. Happy Birthday to you!
    I'm one of those whose birthday falls occasionally at Easter, although I was born on Easter day!

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    1. How lovely to be born on Easter Day, maybe you are a saint?!

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  23. Happy birthday Sue! May today be merry and bright in the Quince Tree household. My sisters celebrate their birthdays on the 23 and 27 of December. You'd think they hated their birthdays being so close to Christmas day but they always said they loved the extra festive air it brought to celebrations.

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  24. Happy Happy Birthday Sue, wishing you a truly lovely day x

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  25. Happy birthday to you Sue from an occasional Easter Sunday birthday girl. My mother's was Epiphany. My father used to get the National Anthem played, which he took great delight in.

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  26. Happy birthday, Sue. I'm a Christmas birthday, too. I love the crochet pudding hauler-outer! Very Mrs Beeton!

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  27. Many, many happy returns! And a squabillion (as my daughter would say) thank-yous for your wonderful blog, which remains my favourite in the whole of the blogosphere!

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    1. Gosh and golly, really? A squabillion thank yous!

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  28. Love the mosaic and, I hope you had a great Birthday, sorry to be late...

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  29. I'm almost done with the shopping. 90%there. AND wrapped. Yes I feel smug because normally by this time I'm at the panic stage.

    Hope you had a wonderful birthday!!

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  30. Is your pudding in a special crochet basket for lifting out? Fantastic where did you get it? I would like to source one. I haven't checked in here for a while and it is nice to catch up again on the recipes. Thanks for your blog.

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  31. I love those coloured lights. They remind me of being little and sitting by the tree gazing at them, agonising over which colour I liked the best.
    Christmas always brings back little memories like that.

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  32. I missed your birthday ... a happy, happy belated birthday Sue x

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