The Hotel I used to work at, didn’t have a room with the number 13. I also heard that some buildings don’t have a 13th floor. It goes straight from 12 to 14.
I like 13. It was my birthday on the 13th of August and so much awesomeness happened recently that I would like to share it with you.
On the 12th of August the crew from the TV show “Mooiloop” visited our beautiful town Stilbaai and my studio:
Thank you Stilbaai.me for telling them about my work!
What an interesting experience…it felt quite surreal!
Afterwards we were off to Witsand for the weekend. That was my birthday present from my dad:
The morning of the 13th I woke up with the sight of wales playing in the ocean, and our boys gave me gifts they picked up on the beach. In the afternoon we went fishing
and enjoyed a picnic.
I wish I could translate my happiness into words!
On our way back home the next day we stopped at the “Blue Crane Farmshop” . We thoroughly enjoyed their hospitality and amazing coffee…I was admiring their collection of vintage dolls….and then suddenly Philippa, who greeted us at the door when we arrived, gave me the most beautiful baby doll as a gift! (without even knowing that it was my birthday the previous day)
What an amazing, warm-hearted lovely gesture….
I am filled with so much gratitude! Thank you to dearest friends for their support and my loving family and meeting new acquaintances with warm hearts.
I salute you x
8 thoughts on “13”
What a happy post!
Yes, skipping the 13th floor is quite common here in the US. Personally, I’m with you, I like 13. I like numbers in fact. All of them! (K)
Yay Kerfe, glad you like the curious number ’13’ too. Numbers are fascinating, although I suck at maths. I’m curious as to why people started to ‘believe that 13 is unlucky…will have to do some research. xxx
I’m sure there are ancient taboos, probably involving women and 13 moons…well that would be my guess, I should look it up too.
I liked your guess and maybe its all of the above, but according to this article: http://www.history.com/news/ask-history/whats-so-unlucky-about-the-number-13
it boils down to..”fear of the unknown would seem to play into two other popular theories for the number’s unlucky connotation” 😉
Wikipedia actually supports my theory…
A repressed lunar cult: In ancient cultures, the number 13 represented femininity, because it corresponded to the number of lunar (menstrual) cycles in a year (13 x 28 = 364 days). The theory is that, as the solar calendar triumphed over the lunar, the number thirteen became anathema.
But of course there are plenty of other candidates as well!
Fantastic! Thanks for sharing the link. Very interesting indeed 🙂
Happy belated birthday! The best is yet to come. 🙂 (Also, August babies are the best!)
Thank you so much for the birthday blessing ❤