|Mini Book Launch for 'The Art Garden' written by Penny Harrison. |
Photo curtesy of Fiona Stiles.
|My beautiful Mum and I just before I turned 40.|
|Emma and Emma (both not 40).|
|Miss M, Belinda, Jillian, and Miss C.|
|Realising the joy of being what you've always dreamed of.|
One thing that lots of people don't realise about turning 40 is that it means you can set your own trend. So that if you love chocolate freckles, so much people send them to you in the mail, you don't have to feel like you are acting like a kid. When you turn 40 you can actually savour your little quirks (albeit hiding in the pantry so you don't have share the afore mentioned chocolate freckle stash). You can replace a quick phone call, or text, with an actual meeting with a friend. You can sit in a cafe having a juice, stop at the book shop and browse for hours forgetting to wash the children's school uniforms, stop off at the supermarket and buy more chocolate freckles, find a park with swings in the middle of the day and not have to compete with children to get a turn, or buy yourself a helium filled biodegradable yellow ballon (making sure to dispose of it responsibly so it won't kill some poor sea creature). This may all sound very childish, but really it is the epitome of adulthood.
|Fiona, me, and Donna|
To everyone who was a part of celebrating 'The Art Garden' with me on Saturday
And if you would like to purchase a copy of 'The Art Garden' written by Penny Harrison but were unable to attend either of our launch events on the weekend, you can purchase here https://ekbooks.org/product/the-art-garden/. If you purchase online you go in the draw to win a fabulous 'My First Garden Hamper'. Thank you EK Books for creating such wonderful stories.
|Image curtesy of EK Books|
By the way, all the photos (unless stated otherwise) were taken by my daughter - I was pretty amazed at the end of the festivities to have such a wonderful record of the day.