Last night, I sat, listening to the clock ticking the seconds and minutes by as it edged closer to midnight and the end of my birthday. Sitting in solitude and sucking the last moments from it.
Okay so admittedly this is my normal after night work routine as when I get home I'm not ready for bed but the sucking the last moments from my birthday thing sounded much more entertaining.
The day started on the Atherton Tablelands after a relaxing night at a friend's farm. I was hoping to catch the sunrise but the late night interfered with that idea.
We were up early enough all the same and had a quick wander to see what the morning had brought.
It was so lovely to see early morning country vistas, dew on the grass and cooler morning weather than what the coast brings.
After the morning coffee ritual, meaning water for me, we headed off as the family we stayed with were getting ready to pick pumpkins and we wanted to get back to Cairns early enough to relax before I had to head to work (plus I needed to wash my uniform).
We had a breakfast stop at Tolga bakery. Sooo good! I've turned into a it of a bakery connoisseur I fear.
The rest of the day was pretty quiet, nothing too exciting. I made life hard for Mr Sparky by not having a clue what I wanted for my Birthday. I honestly couldn't think of a thing (please feel free to give me an idea, my suggestion was lunch/ dinner or an experience/ trip).
I had to work at night and up came the discussion on the best age. It kept us going all night. One of the fellas I work with reckoned 26 but then changed his mind to 30. He is old enough to have grown up kids but was a young dad. One of the ladies reckoned 50 because the kids had left home and freedom was hers along with the joy of grandkids but no schooling expenses. Mr Sparky when asked this morning reckoned 20 and I think (now being late 20s myself) maybe mid 20s, when you have grown up a bit, have more confidence but smarts as well along with the energy to have a lot of fun. I also think the age you think is best changes as you get older. What do you think is the best age?