9 December 2009

Happy Birthday To Me!

Well, it was Monday actually but, yes, I am now 38 years old, a whole year older than when I last blogged!  Whether I am a year wiser or not remains to be seen!

Birthdays can be a time for reflection and, indeed, my darling little brother kindly reflected on the fact that, in a few weeks time, I shall be able to announce to the world that "I shall be 40 next year"!  Hmmmmmm.

Anyway, I had a wonderfully gentle day which started with the loveliest pressies, look ...




Note the very definite Ms Kidston theme (her cabbage roses and ditsy florals can make me weep with girly gratitude!).

Green and Blacks choccie - absolutely my favourite and my best sweet treat.

I wish this was scratch 'n' sniff so you could inhale the heavenly heady scent of my Lush bath goodies.

Mum bought me a truly pretty handmade apron I'd admired at a recent craft fair.  I can so see myself bustling about with a smudge of flour on my nose on Christmas day! :-)

Michael McIntyre dvd - an observational comedy genius!  D took me to Birmingham NIA to see him live last week as my birthday treat and it was FANTASTIC.

See what I got from my blondies ...



Sooo pretty.  They've clearly inherited my good taste!  I can't wait to stuff it with my paraphernalia.

I went to my Mum's for a sandwich lunch and, for supper, D prepared us Potato Salad With Smoked Salmon and Horseradish Creme Fraiche (p186) and The Mothership Tomato Salad (P232) from Jamie At Home.  OMG, a large glass (or two) of teeth-tinglingly-chilled Pinot Grigio, and I was a 38 year old in birthday heaven!

Anyway, I'm off to town tomorrow.  I've rather fallen in love with the idea of going on the bus (seems more festive somehow) so, route rehearsed and list to hand, I shall be beating a path to get the majority of my Chrissie shopping done. (?)

Ooh, just quickly, I'm excitedly awaiting the arrival of a couple of Folksy purchases (naughty so close to birthday and Christmas I know).

One of Treaclezoo's scrumptious cavebears in navy blue for blondie son (I already have a minty green and blondie daughter has one in honey) ...



and

Sascalia's 'Fly' print.  (What can I say?  This talented lady's art and use of colour gives me such a happy heart) ...


Sweet dreams.

Hx

1 comment:

  1. Happy Belated Birthday!! You did very well. I did some Christmas shopping yesterday (almost done now!-Yay!) and regretted the glass of red I had with lunch as it made me want to go home and nap before my boys came home from school. I am getting too old (37 in April) for afternoon drinking! Boo hoo!
    Ali X

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