Oh my goodness! I am soooooo sorry for not being around for a while there! Oh and how vain it was of me to broadcast about my birthday, only to leave you all for more than a week!…without an update! Thank you all so much for my birthday wishes 🙂 I had such a lovely day…well it all started the day before actually, as my lovely son Daz paid me a surprise visit from Uni, to wish me a HAPPY Birthday….as you can imagine…I was grinning from ear to ear! it was such a lovely surprise!
Freddy surprised me by bringing me breakfast in bed…lovely smoked salmon and cream cheese bagels with Bucks Fizz and choccies! HIC! oh I was in heaven!…He also surprised me with 44 pink roses and wonderful pink ribbon tied balloons with lights in them…which were so special! Rosie bought me my favourite moisturising cream and gave me a lovely card, that melted my heart 🙂 Its the little things in life that are so special…I think as we grow older we realise that. The rest of my day was filled with visiting my Mum who treated us to a lovely meal out.
We then went to visit Freddy’s Mum and Dad….they are a complete contrast to my Mum and her partner Reg….have you ever seen the film, My Big Fat Greek Wedding! well the quieter family is my Mum and the Big Greek family is Freddy’s Mum and Dad….which I love because it is always so lively around their house…everyone speaks across each other so the talking gets louder and louder…the stories they tell are so funny…they were born in the East End of London, so those of you with family from that area will know what I am talking about…they know everyone and all the conversations involve somebody with a long catchy name…for instance Bobby the Butcher, One eyed Dave and Pearly Bird! I love talking to them about the old days…that made my Birthday soooo complete 🙂
Do you like my first picture….I don’t know whether a few of you have already posted about this card already (it is available in the shops but I have added it in photoshop to my picture! hehehe!) as I have been busy in my half hour and have not gotten around to visit all of your lovely blogs lately….but YAY!
Chrimbo is looming….and this card is soo apt…I ventured out into town the other day and didnt like it at all…why oh why is everyone so caught up in buying nasty pressies out on the High Street…I have been at home crafting my christmas pressies, drinking mulled wine (is this alcoholic?) and eating mince pies…putting on as much weight as the turkeys that we will be eating for christmas lunch! LOL, using items that I have bought through the year and it has been so rewarding and not half…even a quarter or a smidge of the price that Kirstie has paid for her HOMEMADE CHRISTMAS!
…and just a thought – check out this lovely site HERE its all about a Victorian Christmas, which is sooo delightful with lots of traditions, History and nostalgia!…it also happens to be a TV programme on at the moment…so if you are not watching it, you can find out when you can 🙂
I have also been good this week in sending pressies abroad and I also packaged up my Secret Santa parcel to my Secret Santa partner…so one of you will be receiving that soon! Here is a preview of it wrapped up….Ooo Sooo Yummy…I wouldn’t mind receiving it myself…they say those are the best presents to give don’t they 🙂
The Father Christmas’s above we found in a local Charity shop…aren’t they cute and only 20p each! such a bargain eh! and so exciting when you find something old and so cute…something that has stood the test of time and not been made cheaply and fallen apart just as quick…that is the beauty of buying and sending a handmade or vintage gift 🙂
These are some of our vintage baubles that we have collected through the year…I cannot bare to part with them and we have decorated everywhere with them this year! and the little scottie tin that I purchased in July comes so in handy now, as they look lovely set amoungst the baubles.
For my next post I will be showing you my dining room and how we have decorated it for Christmas, until then, have fun everyone and I’ll be back in a few days …