Today I will combine one birthday and one anniversary in a door party, hosted by my friend Alenka for her birthday and for the 4th anniversary of my first Thursday Doors post.
Let’s start there. Yes, it was May 1st 2015, I had my first blog for about a year, and I don’t know where I found Norm Frampton and his Thursday Doors but it was this post of his. As I go through comments now, I can see that Cee also took part that week for the first time, but beside the two staples, solid Dan and rosy Joey, there were not many familiar faces taking part. Norm might tell us how many Thursdays prior he started posting his doors.
I still remember the warm feeling I got when I realised that not only door photos are tolerated, they are requested, cherished and shared by so many people. My first Thursday Doors post (on a Friday) was a short stroll from riches to rags and included four doors from Orvieto and the old Capalbio door which Norm would see with his own camera three and a half years later. And I have barely missed a Thursday since.
Today I again show doors from some of the places – Rome, Pitigliano, Sovana, Monte Argentario monastery, Porto Ercole and Capalbio – which Norm visited last autumn when he came over with his Honey. Just that these are from spring so that he can compare.
These photos, taken in the span of three days in late April 2016, when my friend from Slovenia who celebrates today visited us with her Jože for the first time, are here to honour you, Alenka, because without you they wouldn’t exist.
I have already told the internet all about how we met while playing cards online, how you took us to the mountains where you feel most at home and to your Velenje lake and castle, and how we still play cards at our summer garden tournament. You can find the links to the past birthday posts below the gallery.
It’s easy to send good wishes to a fellow Taurus. I wish you all the same as I wish myself: to be happy because you know how to be happy, and healthy – but this you know much better than I do, to listen to your guts as you do, to take no grief from anybody, to rejoice in love, and smoothly sail along in life. Drama is overrated.
Today is the second day of holidays in Slovenia. Who knows from which mountain you are waving as we speak.
Happy birthday, Alenka, and cin cin!
Here are your past birthday posts:
- 2014: Alenka TP – Celebrating Taurus girls
- 2015: Internet is cool – when amore had to walk around the lake
- 2016: Na zdravje, Alenka! – what we did during your visit
- 2017: Na zdravje, Alenka! (II.) – more together fun
- 2018: Happy half, Alenka! – last year’s big celebration
Finally, I wish a happy birthday also to my friend from the other side of the world, Amanda from Something to Ponder About, who celebrated yesterday, like my uncle. From now on I’ll always know. 🙂
And last but not least, I wish to welcome Angela van Son from Unassorted Stories to the Thursday Doors crowd. She’s got poems too.
Please note how swiftly I dealt with AAA today. 😀