Monday 21 November 2016 was the start of my birthday celebration month. I’ll drag it out for as long as I can. I’m only sixty once.
I received a beautiful bracelet and ear rings from Jo and Stephane. Thanks Jo & Stephane.
The next treat was a secret adventure. Over the past month Brenda has been plotting and planning a treat for my birthday. I was told to keep 23 November free and wear smart casual.
I thought they may have planned a bush walk or beach walk or meal on the Harbour. The morning dawned a hot 31 º. I changed my clothes four times before I was happy. I’m glad I changed. I wore a lovely floral dress.
We left home and turned left at York St so I knew we weren’t going north or west. We stopped at Strathfield Station and caught a train to Central. That narrowed the list of options.
When we were nearly at the theatre I said to Roy “We are going to the theatre”. He didn’t say anything. It was a surprise for Naomi’s graduation as well as my birthday and she had no idea where we were going.
Brenda had purchased tickets for Naomi and me to the theatre. I still didn’t know what we were going to see. Naomi knew then.
She showed me the dressed teddy but I wasn’t familiar with their clothing. I really had no idea. They might be fancy pirate costumes so I said “Pirates of Penzance”. I hadn’t heard it was showing. Naomi laughed “no”. She was a tease she wouldn’t tell me. My eyes lit up “Aladdin”!
Roy and I haven’t seen the Disney film. We didn’t know the story line. It was a new adventure for us. I remembered a little Golden Book we had for our kids. The forty thieves wore haram Ali Baba trousers.
The actors were energetic. Their costumes were spectacular, vivid and sparkly. The production had beautiful music and singing. Many heart stopping moments and a few tear jerkers. Lots of subtle jokes and bad puns as well.
Aladdin was magical.
Afterwards we had organised to be at Luke & Beth’s for a meal at 5:00pm. We would have made it easily if the Sydney traffic wasn’t so horrendous. It took us 2 hours to go 30kms.
We finally got there and ate yummy salads and pizza. Beth made the salads and a delicious birthday cake.
An exciting start to the beginning of my month long birthday.
Thanks to Jo and Stephane for the jewellery, to Brenda for the ticket to the show and Beth and Luke for the delicious meal. Thanks to our chauffeur Roy.
I look forward to at least 40 more birthdays.
Lots of love Bronnie.