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My Covid Birthday

By LynneJoyce  
This post is not about the quality of the images for they were all shot with either the compact or the phone and at best they are hasty snapshots. It is about my birthday (today, December 7th) and the unexpected good things that have arisen out of the Covid crisis.

For me the best thing that has come out of the crisis is what I call The Early Morning Dog Club. We are a group of people who would never normally meet socially but who met through taking our dogs out very early in a local woodland area where it is easy to maintain social distancing. We and our dogs have now became firm friends. My dogs, Ansel and Alfred, enjoy romping with their mates Dexter, Jasper and Lemmy every day and I look forward to the at-a-distance conversations and banter with Alex, James, Kat and Phil.

Bless them, they sprang a birthday surprise on me that you can see in versions 1, 3, 5 and 6 and I was treated to cake and a chorus of 'Happy birthday to you' in the midst of the woods. It was undoubtedly the best birthday surprise that I have ever had in my 73 years.

The opener and V2 show the gifts they gave me, V4 shows the gift from my stepson (that young man knows my preferences in beverages so well) and the final version illustrates what can happen when you are erecting banners in secret and in the dark.

So the quality of the images may not be so good, but the quality of the kindness and thoughtfulness shown in them is beyond measure.

Tags: Birthday Flowers Gifts General Surprise Birthday cake Banners Hirst Woods Shipley

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Chinga Plus
12 112 3 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 5:37PM
LOVE IT !! And a good time was had by all !! Wonderful celebratory set !!
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Lynne !! Wish I was closer and I would open a bottle of Port for you... Isabel GrinGrinGrin
7 Dec 2020 5:42PM
Oh yes! It is always what is behind photos that give them their energy, and this is such a wonderful positive set and write-up. Happy Birthday, Lynne, and thanks for sharing this delightful set, and the special write-up. Will be back with award later 👍

Dave 🙂
richmowil Plus
13 490 2 England
7 Dec 2020 6:43PM
Excellent friendships. Have a great Birthday Lynne.
taggart Plus
18 47 15 United States
7 Dec 2020 7:07PM
Happy Birthday Lynne-- The has to be the very best of birthday surprises! --Wish I was there to sing along!
rambler Plus
14 1.1k 17 England
7 Dec 2020 7:38PM
Have a great day Lynne

Ken SmileSmileSmileSmile
dales Plus
6 13 Australia
7 Dec 2020 8:01PM
"Very Best Wishes for your Birthday Lynne" What a wonderful surprise by your very thoughtful group also thanks for sharing with these delightful images !!Smile🎈🎉🎁🎂🍰🥂
Lillian Plus
13 23 17 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2020 9:19PM
looks like a real fun day
Daisymaye Plus
14 25 24 Canada
7 Dec 2020 11:56PM
Happy Birthday Lynne. What a wonderful bunch of friends and dogs to do this. Their really is kind and wonderful people in this world. Some lovely photo memories here.
NeilWigan Plus
12 17 16 England
8 Dec 2020 12:36AM
Happy Birthday glad you had a good day with good friends.
gconant Plus
11 32 1 United States
8 Dec 2020 1:48AM
What a great dog walking group Lynn !!
And what a great birthday surprise.


Happy birthday, by the way!!
8 Dec 2020 9:50AM
What a delightful birthday set, Lynne and so good to have companionship at a time like this.
I do hope your early morning frolics left you with lasting happiness throughout your special day.
My very best wishes for another healthy and friend filled year.

TrevBatWCC Plus
14 13 19 England
8 Dec 2020 1:53PM
Nowt wrong with these images, Lynne 👍 Looks like you had a good celebratory do! I don't drink tea, but think I could be tempted to try those in V4! ☕😋
Trev 😀
Irishkate 12 45 121 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2020 1:54PM
Happy birthday Lynne- how lovely that your doggie friends did this for you.
That tea looks interesting. enjoy all the beverages!
Nikonuser1 Plus
10 173 16 United Kingdom
8 Dec 2020 3:03PM
A very happy Birthday Lynne, a great set of images as wellSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmileSmile

Fred263 10 United Kingdom
24 Dec 2020 4:50PM
Happy, belated Birthday, Lynne.

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