16.7.10

40+2

Today I went into retreat in my favourite place in town: the local bookshop.
Three floors of great books, the smell of wood and paper, 
nice staff who offer you coffee
or tea while you are browsing through the shelves.
Then you can sit down and get lost in your readings.
And I bought this book which made me laugh so much!
The perfect way to celebrate my birthday in peace.
Then of course I made a cake with Anita and she gave me lots of extra cuddles.
I like it like this.
Honestly, I'm not so keen on becoming one year older each year,
can we celebrate after every two years instead?
;^)





25 comments:

at swim-two-birds said...

happy birthday alessandra :-)
nice place indeed!

christine said...

Nice place and funny book. this is your birthday? happy birthday!

Séverine said...

Un endroit bien paisible que tu as trouvé là...

Très bon anniversaire Alessandra ! :)

Trula said...

Happy Birthday.
Funny, I've read the book as well and liked it. Enjoy.

Louise said...

Happy birthday! That sounds like a lovely day. I wish you a great two years x

Maria said...

I love this what you have wrote !Yes every two year- it is okei to me too!Happy Birthday !

wsake said...

happy every two years birthday to you!

karin said...

this bookshop seems to be a place to get lost. we have a charming little bookstore here too, where they offer you a coffee, when they notice that you want to stay for a while :)

n a t s u m i said...

Happy birthday!! Hope you had a great day!
I love the bookstore! Looks like there is a great books collection....

Janis said...

Happy happy birthday dear Alessandra!

I too like it like that. Beginning with a browse through a civilized and tasteful bookstore (please point me in the direction) and quiet, little treats, family - the best.
xo

blue china studio said...

Oh! Happy Birthday!

This would be how I would want to spend my birthday too. I'm very envious of your perfect bookstore. Ours is the enormous Barnes and Noble...and they make you pay for your coffee. :-)

I think the every two year idea is a good one. Time goes so fast it would really feel like one year anyway.

Have a lovely day.

Jacilyn

mieke willems said...

happy bday allessandra!
the shop looks great! buying books is the best!

Lollipop said...

oooh, happy you my dear!!!
this place looks like heaven ;-)

Sandra said...

Buon compleanno!

And, oh, you have such lovely bookshops in England. Good for you.

herzensart said...

happy belated birthday! a nice way to spend this day :)

la casita said...

To all: THANK YOU... and of course another treat is to have fellow bloggers who wish you a happy bday!

Unfortunately indipendent bookshops struggle to survive, that's why I tend to buy less books but at full price to support this local treasure!

hugs
alessandra

Francesca said...

Auguroni!

laurence said...

Bon Anniversaire Alessandra ;)

The domestic novice said...

What a lovely way to spend a birthday. Bookshops are good for the soul - particularly independents.

Mlle Sophie said...

haaaaaa how could i missed your Birthday!!!!!!
so... Happy Birthday :) hope you had a great time

mo' said...

happy birthday !!!!!!!!!
(oh what a place... ; ))

nath said...

a late but heartfelt happy birthday to you dear Alessandra, your day sounds so perfect!

kindra said...

happy belated!!!
a gift shall arrive soon.

CHRISTEL said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY AND GREAT VACATION TO YOU AND FAMILY.

mathilda said...

happy anniversaire !!