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daily parcels * tied up in string *

daily musings of a vintage addict * I am totally obsessed with all things vintage * trying to keep up with my past...and sometimes ordinary everyday life

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Location: Katoomba, NSW, Australia

here I am in a little cottage that evokes the energies of my ancestral lands - a cottage on the moors of Cornwall, or on the cliff tops of Ireland or Scotland. It has a hearth. I am a hedge witch {of sorts}. I wear upcycled clothes, patchouli oil and Redback boots. I am a gypsy; an eccentric and a mystic [I often live with a foot in two worlds]. I serve my guests, tea from an old silver teapot. I love Vervain, yarrow, chamomile & mint. Star watcher and Moon gazer. story cloth weaver. keeper of family dreams and wishes. good friend and creator of life. herbal tea drinker and potion maker.

Plan ahead and dream of all the beautiful things that life has to offer

January 01, 2006

*happy birthday*

ROBYN ANN (without an E)
born January 1 * 1958
yes ! I am a New Year's baby ! actually due December 25th, 1957 but that day came and went and still no sign of me. So my mum packed up and went to my darling Nan's on New Year's Eve 1957 and the pains started....... so off she trotted to the hospital and was told to 'try and wait for a few hours - so that she could give birth to the first baby born in 1958 ! Just what you want to be told when in labour ! Midnight came and went, still no sign of me and by this time the hospital was in phone contact with another hospital in Sydney and they had a woman about to give birth as well. So the race started and my mother was told to 'hurry up' . I can just imagine what my mother was thinking by this time. However - time went on and I was born at 5am on January 1st * 1958. Beaten by 3 mins by that other baby * who just happened to be male*. He of course had his picture taken for the magazine - 'Women's Weekly'. My mother received a lovely baby bundle as well as a pair of bootees for her 'effort'
I arrived weighing in at 6lbs 11 3/4 ozs.
I still have to tag that was tied around my wrist with all the info on it !
'How simply vintage'


Blogger Kali said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY dearest Robyn Ann!!! What a lovely story, and how precious to still have your birth tag *wow*
I wish you all the happiness you deserve and Good Health...
Here's cheers to you my friend!!!
Love & Hugs, Kali xoxoxo

9:34 am  
Blogger dolly said...

oh a delightful story - I cannot imagine what your mam was thinking being told to slow down!!! have a wonderful birthday

love dolly

10:47 am  
Blogger ~NanCourt~ said...

Happy Birthday!
I have my birth beads. Back then, the hospital put the baby's last name, spelled out on little glass beads, on the foot. My sweet late Mom had mine and my sister's strung with tiny gold beads on a chain. I was just looking at it today.....all pink and white and gold and precious.
Funny, my daughter was due 12-25. She did not appear until 1-10. She STILL does things her own way...almost 21 years later.

Have a wonderful celebration!

1:06 pm  
Blogger Connie and Rob said...

Your mom really knew how to bring in the New Year!

Happy Birthday to you. I hope you have a wonderful day.


1:46 pm  
Blogger Gina E. said...

Best wishes for a very happy day Robyn - hoping it is cooler for you today, as it is down South. As I type, it has just started raining, and a delicious cool wind is blowing through all the doors and windows....ah, bliss..

2:28 pm  
Blogger Peggy said...

Happy Birthday Ms. Robyn
There is a package out there somewhere heading your way. With the postal service from here to there the way it is you might get it next birthday!

2:39 pm  
Blogger Calidore said...

Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday to you,
Happy Birthday dear Robyn Ann,
Happy Birthday to you.

All sung in my slightly, well very, off key voice....lol.

Have a wonderful birthday. Imagine we are exactly 10 years and 19 days apart in age. Now hows that for scary...vbg.



2:56 pm  
Blogger Alice said...

Gee, how many Capricorns are there? You, Calidore, me ...

Hope the day is going well and you are not melted away.

4:08 pm  
Blogger HomemakerAng said...

Happy Happy Birthday!
what a great way to bring in the new year! neat story too! i cant wait to visit and see what you will surprise us with! this tops the cake~... Happy New Year and Happy Birthday!

4:46 pm  
Blogger leesa said...

Happy Birthday Ms Robyn!
have a wonderful day

7:14 pm  
Blogger Shirley said...

Wishing you a Very Happy Birthday ms*robyn. Hope 2006 is everything you want it to be.

9:29 pm  
Blogger berryhead said...

Happy Birthday ms! love the story.. and if I don't get back here have a fabulouse cruise!!! and best wishes for a happy new year!

12:38 am  
Blogger Carol said...


Awww what a story Robyn, they've really bothered your mum, but then she got you as a reward and I'm sure all the bothering was forgotten at once just seeing her lovely baby Robyn Ann :D

1:11 am  
Blogger Carol said...

I'm with Peggy here, mail from Germany to Australia is incredibly slow too, but hey I'd be glad if my mail would reach you better late than never!

1:14 am  
Blogger BrocanteHome said...

Happy Birthday Honey!

6:43 am  
Blogger VintagePretty said...

Happy Birthday! I was due on xmas eve, but hung on for nearly 2 weeks. hehe, Have a fantastic day :-)

7:03 am  
Blogger dolly said...

hellooo sweetie gawd was it hot yesterday???? bet you hated it!!!! 44C in Sydney - we nearly combusted!!! we drove up the coast for 30 mins just so we could sit in the air conditioned car! it was lovely and cool and the beach tho' by the time we had had a swim and set the beach tent up - phew the hottest New Year Day on Sydney's record. We are going out to get an air conditioner!

hope you had a great birthday and are getting all ready for your cruise

love dollx

9:24 am  
Blogger Shell said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday!!!! Sorry I didn't get to say it then, but I was on the Gold Coast with family.

I hope this year brings you the simple abundance that you seek and that you find peace and beauty in all that you do. You are a wonderful, generous person and I know that you deserve all of the goodness that comes your way.


11:06 am  
Blogger FindingJoy said...

Happy birthday, Robyn Ann! Such a nice birth story.

My 2nd child was the 2nd New Year's Baby in the town we lived. She was also due in December. But the mother who "won" was such a dear that I couldn't feel resentful.

12:32 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

Happy, happy birthday!!!no doubt belated by now...oops!

2:29 pm  
Blogger Maggie Ann said...

Happy Birthday sweet Robyn!! I so enjoyed reading your post. Your birthday card from me will be late, but by and by you should get it. Sorry for the delay. Loving wishs for many!!!! more Happy Birthdays!

3:52 pm  
Blogger Tongue in Cheek Antiques said...

Happy Birthday !

6:54 pm  
Blogger Lori said...

What a way to bring in the year with a bang. Happy Birthday! Many blessings for the years to come.

1:43 am  

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