Firstly, a big THANK YOU to all of you that left Birthday Wishes for me here…I was blown away this year by the sheer volume of greetings I received via texts, on facebook, emails, conventional cards in the post, & last but by no means least, here!! I feel very privileged to know that so many people took the time to remember my birthday!!
The sideboard in the lounge was groaning under all the cards, & a huge bouquet of gorgeous white Lillies, blue Thistles, white Roses & Snapdragons delivered by my good friend Sue!
I unwrapped so many wonderful scrappy goodies…a fabulous pack of monogrammed ‘Post-It’ type notes from the lovely Karen…perfect, as I’m such a ‘list’ person!!…two sets of Sizzix dies, glue dots & a Martha Stewart butterfly punch from the boys…& just look at the amazing ‘Little Bag of Happiness’ that arrived from my good friend Hilary…it contains: an eraser, so I can rub out my mistakes…a coin, so I never need to say I’m broke…a marble, in case someone says ‘You’ve lost yours!!’…a rubber band, so that I can stretch myself beyond limits…a piece of string, to tie things together when it all falls apart…& a kiss (an X) to always remind me that someone loves me!!! How gorgeous is that?!!! I love it!!
In amongst the pile of goodies from Lee was a selection of books to replenish my depleted bedtime reading stocks & the ‘piece de resistance’….a new lens for my camera!! Yay!!!
My sister had excelled herself & had knitted me a ‘curly’ scarf…such fine yarn & almost 5’ in length…must have taken her an age to knit!! She also had framed one of her pastel paintings of ‘Lilly-of-the Valley’…she is quite a skilled artist but is very modest about her talents!!!
I also received cash in some of my cards & that has been tucked away for future enjoyment!!
Then, at the hairdressers I was treated to a complimentary ‘Chocolate Hand Mask’ while my blondeness was being assisted!!!
It smelled good enough to eat, but as it’s based on a paraffin wax treatment with added cocoa butter & stuff I didn’t risk tasting it!!!
Of course, it was also Alex’s birthday, & he had a nice pile of parcels to open too!
But to be honest, he would have been happy if he’d just had this one!! It’s a game he has been waiting for & talking about for what seems like forever!!
We had to tear him away from the X-Box so that we could go out for our planned trip to the cinema & for Pizza!!
We saw ‘Rise of The Planet Of The Apes’…such a great film…I’ve not been in the cinema when the film got a round of applause for some time!!
Then it was off to ‘Pizza Express’ for supper…I was very righteous & chose the most delicious salad…but I did succumb to a ‘mini’ dessert with my coffee, which was supposed to be black, but I didn’t like to complain!!!! LOL!!!
Then finally, it was back home to chill & do ‘the candle thing’…
We shared the cake & as Alex had 15 candles, it was quite handy for my 51!! I’m not going to say what I wished for…but I’ll let you know if it comes true!!
So that was my birthday!! (& Alex’s too!) We had a really chilled & lovely day…& we still had our family break in London to look forward to!!
Thanks for stopping by…I do hope you’re all set for a wonderful weekend!!