Sunday, February 12, 2012

A northern girl

When I was a kid, I sort of resented having a birthday in February. I couldn't have a cool pool party like my leo sis. But now, it seems so fitting that my special day happens in the midst of my favourite season. I know I sound like a broken record, but I really, really love winter.

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This weekend was perfectly cold, clear and sunny.

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The ideal weather to don my skis and get out to celebrate turning 42.

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The paired-down landscape revealed many treasures.

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Also, left-over birthday cake and hot chai tea are the perfect post-ski treat. Who needs a pool party?! Not this northern girl.

Thank you everyone for your lovely comments on my last post. You're so encouraging!


27 comments:








Lucette

said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY NICOLE!

So happy that you had a wonderful birthday on such a fabulous weekend.





Aline

said...

Bonne Fête! xx





Margie Oomen

said...

happiest of birthday weekends nicole.
I look forward to continuing the celebrations when I see you next weekend.
I hope that knitting is for you because it appears to be some of your favorite colors.





CelticCastOn

said...

Happy Birthday Nicole!!!
It was a perfect weekend to enjoy the outdoors no?
Blue skies, snow and only a wee bit chilly :)
I some time's feel annoyed at having my birthday in February too if only for the pure and simple fact that its always forgotten!





Greer

said...

Happy birthday to you!





P R I M O E Z A

said...

happy birthday :)





Jules

said...

Happy birthday!

Mine is the 20th of December so it was always overshadowed by Christmas ; ) my parents and now my husband have always made me feel very special despite the busyness swirling around it but I have come to see it as a day within a larger time of celebration. Skiing and cake sound like good accompaniments to yours!

I hope it is a really wonderful year for you xx





eliza

said...

happy birthday!

what is that gorgeous yarn you are knitting with?





radzimire

said...

Bon anniversaire!





Jodi

said...

Wishing you the happiest of birthdays! Winter is my favorite season, as well, and you seem to be making the absolute most of it.





Kymm

said...

Happy birthday!





Valérie

said...

Happy belated b-day! Winter really is the best season of all!





Annie

said...

Happy Birthday!

Stunning photographs, I felt cold but happy just looking at them. I'm another winter lover too :D





Brenda

said...

Happy Birthday Nicole! Many good wishes for the year ahead.





Julie

said...

Happy belated birthday!! February birthdays are special, one of my best friends has a February birthday, and it's nice to celebrate in a chilly month!





Evelyn

said...

I have an early spring birthday and my daughter has a winter one so I agree -- us northern gals know how to celebrate this beautiful season. Happy birthday!





harmony and rosie

said...

I think having a Winter birthday is just fine, especially when you cosy up in those wonderful knits you make!
Happy Birthday Nicole.
Kate x





eau de nil

said...

happy days! i crave your winter - and all the soft, knitted beauty that goes with it...
warm mediterranean wishes,
xenia





jodi

said...

Joyeux Anniversaire!

I'll be turning 42 this year as well... but I'm a Leo girl like your sis : )





Monica

said...

happy birthday! I also have a February birthday. Being born & raised in the Caribbean, the month made no difference as the change in seasons were seamless to us. Now living in the states, I celebrate my birthday trying to say warm with many layers, friends, family and some tequila (in the form of a margarita). I Love my "winter birthdays"





Stephanie

said...

What lovely photos! (I especially love the embroidered birds in the last photo.) And happy belated birthday! It's funny that you just turned 42 - I'll be 42 in mid-May. :) Stephanie (Ottawa)





millefeuilles

said...

Dear Nicole,

I have just stumbled across your blog via Knitsofact and I am so very, very happy to meet another Northern Girl. Winter is my favourite season and February my preferred month since my son was born after Valentine's Day 8 years ago. I love the fact that this month is still in the throws of winter but heralds spring too. I love your snow pictures and the knitting delightsj below are heartwarming.

Happy, belated birthday to you and here's wishing you a glorious year.

Stephanie





arounna

said...

happy belated birthday nicole!





Geninne

said...

Happy belated sweet Nicole!!! How is it possible that you turned 42??? I was sure you were 24! Seeing your snowy photos makes me want to go back to Canada in wintertime. I hope you can make it with M & A, it would be so lovely to see you again ♥





Monica

said...

snap!

I'll be 42 in a few months too...

happy happy happy birthday!





Andi

said...

Happy Winter birthday, I hope it was wonderful!





Lily

said...

Happy belated birthday! Love your pics from the wintery scenery.