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photo challenge change2I had a big change this week. I entered a new decade and turned 40 and these photos hanging on a line represent my life. I can’t help but reflect and recognise that I can no longer do anything I want. I won’t be a business woman running an empire (do I want that – not really). I won’t live in a house with acres and vistas (do I care – not really). What is precious and important to me? My faith, my husband and children, creative challenges, my family and my friends. Friends to laugh with, to cry with, to pray with, to shop with. Friends to run village events with, friends to cycle with and knit with, friends to giggle and gossip with and friends to advise and counsel me. I shall remember one friend’s wise words “Enjoy being 40 – it is a fruitful season.”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Each week WordPress provides a new photographic theme for creative inspiration. We take photographs based on our interpretation of the theme, and post them on our blogs anytime before the following Friday when the next photo theme is announced.

I love arranging parties with creative themes and children’s birthdays are brilliant way to use your imagination. Hattie has just turned four and we celebrated with a cooking party. The invitations were a floury and eggy composition which I photographed and wrapped around a little rolling-pin. When the children arrived they made caterpillar kebabs from marshmallows and I can still remember making these when I went to pre-school! They then concocted their own mini pasta bakes in dinky takeaway containers and any leftovers could be taken away to be eaten at home. These chefs work fast so we moved swiftly on to cookie dough and biscuit cutters, strawberry smoothies and highly decorated cupcakes. The children left happy, floury with a party bag containing a wooden spoon and cookie cutter – aesthetically tasteful and hopefully useful!