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Tuesday, September 22, 2015

50 in Fiji

The teenager driving me to dinner in the dinghy

It's not often that "The Biggin" comes around, although all of the annuals from now on will be great big "Biggins". And, I rarely celebrate my birthday but with my kids and husband and an occasional sister every 10 years.
But 50?
In Fiji?
How absolutely fantastic!

Dave and Wendy from sv Elysium

Carol and Craig from sv Windcutter

We gather for dinner at the Captain's Table, a fancy-ish restaurant at the Copra Shed Marina in Savusavu. It's the kind of restaurant where gently scented, steaming towelettes are rolled like scrolls on small white plates and individually set at the edge of each place mat. A delicate sandalwood fragrance curls up from the cotton rolls.

(If I hadn't already taken a shower and put on minimal makeup I would have sponge-bathed right there at the table. I'm relieved to discover my initiation into the "Golden Years of Happiness" hasn't changed the fact you still can't take me anywhere.)

Second piece of cake that I really, really didn't need.

We all powwow at Windcutter after dinner for cake and ice cream and wine.
(Like I needed any more cake... Still, what a wonderful way to roll into the 50's.)

A sweet husband and his cougar

My new friend, Sailosi, surprised me with a beautiful card.

I met Sailosi when trying to book the sugar cane mill tour. I've run into him repeatedly for weeks since. And I was deeply touched by his sweet words.


  1. You are definitely worth celebrating!
    Hugs! Craig and Carol

  2. Happy belated birthday to a beautiful women inside and out. Sorry I'm late but somethings time can't change. Kirk decide to shave his head he got tired of pulling it out jk. I love you and I'm so proud of all you have accomplished. I happen to think your amazing and I know each person that has the opportunity of knowing you is blessed. I love you and I'm so glad to know you are having the time of your life.

    1. I just saw this, Rita. Thank you, thank you, thank you! Love to you and your family. I hope to see you in TX this year!