'A sense of humour lends you poise, it gives you balance and it helps you to bend without breaking'

(HH Pujya Gurudev Swami Chinmayananda)

Me. For today only me...

What? No menorise today?  It'll be here tomorrow.

Today is my birthday and I thought I'd share these with you...

Age one year and two months, out picking rasperberries - "Look granny, there's one there!" 

I scanned these two little box brownie photos together so there is one of Mum too - which was taken three months after my birth.  

This was taken by the neighbour whose 80th birthday took place on Wednesday.  Just down the road from our Edinburgh family home.  Mum at left, Mac3, The Father and YAMster at age 29 years.

.......Then there's the now.....

Well, the me of four years ago.  There's not much change. I could have given one from the ashram, but this is more colourful.

It's number 55 today.  That's okay.  It's just another day really, but what is making it special this year is that I am once again in a different country, and my life-long friend, Aitch and her dear little doggy, Lady Vicki are coming all the way from East Anglia to visit me.

Plus the spring has properly sprung.

Life is good.  I am exactly where I am supposed to be. What more to ask?


  1. Happy birthday, you youngster, you! We're celebrating only two days apart. :-)

  2. Happy Birthday, have a great day, looking good for 55.

  3. Hari Om

    Looking lovely!!

    Happy Birthday!!
    Have a great one!!
    And a super year ahead!

  4. Happy birthday you youngster!
    You are beautiful inside and out!


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