It just so happens that my daughter and I have birthdays in May, just a few days apart, so the family usually creates a joint celebration. This year we visited a gorgeous South Shore beach for a picnic. It was a vegetarian-friendly and gluten-free meal, but not dry. My son made a wonderful sangria that he elegantly dubbed "booze-juice", but it was lovely to sip in the fresh sea air at our own picnic table with sushi and fresh salad and a gluten-free tofu cheesecake to follow.
Feted with food and presents and family love, it was a day to tuck away in memory, to take out and polish when I'm in need of a little lift.
I took some pictures, to share with you.