Happy Birthday – I love my Cath Kidston Goodies

Happy Birthday – I love my Cath Kidston Goodies.

Thank you so much for all my lovely Birthday wishesl….you see it is and has always been a very special day indeed! for I was born on My Dads birthday! Yes, this is him (below) with my Mum in the black and white pic and also in the heart picture frame, that is also his Mary Magdalen, that he
always had placed by his bedside for as long as I knew him. Very sadly he passed away 24 years ago now…a very long time ago, but as you can
imagine, I still miss him ever so much! 
So you can imagine that my birthday, is shared with thoughts of him and I couldn’t possibly do this post without mentioning him.   I lit a candle for him, as indeed I do every year.  He was a great inspiration to me, and you will often find me chatting away to him, as I always feel that he is with me….and more so in this house, as I often can smell the tobacco that he used to smoke on our landing :)….

Freddy always buys me roses for my birthday, as you know how much I love them.…and this year he chose these lovely pink ones…Oh I just so love pink, Rosie also bought me a little rose plant…which I adore!

 This was the lovely sight when I came downstairs for my Birthday breakfast….oh yes that is the tradition in the Happy House! Croissants, scrambled eggs, salmon and bacon Yum Yum! Off course I opened my cards and presents first! Thats a tradition too!

…and oh my goodness! what a lucky gal I was indeedy! Rosie bought me some lovely perfume…thats smells gorgeous! so now I will be ever soooo irrisistable! (lol) and Freddy bought me the Trellis Rose Day Bag from CATH KIDSTON that I have had my eye on for ages! and a provence rose card holder…which is soo divine!

All day long I sat in my comfy armchair and was brought coffee and tea, biscuits and chocolates….and we watched films and from time to time played in the snow…oh it felt sooooo special and Happy being with the people that I love 🙂

The weather outside was like a Christmas card scene…and I loved it…tis not often you get snow especially ordered for your Birthday now is it!
(see previous post…might be getting a little bored of it now! LOL!)

Whilst we were chatting…we decided that we should venture into the loft soon and get our Christmas decorations up….we might even have a fresh tree this year…we quite fancy that!

…and we’ll have to start wrapping all those presents up, too, that I have been purchasing! Thank goodness for on-line shopping! Although we have had no post now for 3 days! Eek!

Goodbye for now…My lovely gals and guys,
speak soon




  1. Merci-Notes
    20th December 2010 / 9:10 pm

    A happy Happy Belated Birthday to YOU!It is such a special day that you have shared with your Dad…. i am thinking your Mom is comforted by this also. I am wondering if you meant that your Dad's statue is of Mary, Our Blessed Lady, Mother Of Jesus, Our Eternal Mother are a few of her titles/names. People ask Mary to pray for them to Our Lord… just as one may ask a dear friend to pray for us in a difficult time or…Your Dad truly had a beautiful statue of her and the infant Jesus! AND what beautiful arrangement you have made in his honor!!! What a special place!! You are very very fortunate. I am also very happy for you that your Mom is with you. I too lost my Dad when my children were small and may not have my mom much longer.Lastly, the day my Dad died I smelled my Grandfathers tobacco pipe and also cigarette smoke from my Dad. I still sense his cigarette smoke every once in a while even though we have moved.. so do not be fearful if you move form your home ever… This topic came up recently and they said when you get a sense of a loved one that has passed on, it is good to say a prayer for them. I am very happy for you!!!With Kindness and Love,Mary

  2. Polly
    10th December 2010 / 7:57 am


  3. tinajo
    9th December 2010 / 6:19 pm

    Hi, just found your blog and you´ve got yourself a new follower! :-)Keep up the great work! 🙂

  4. axelina
    9th December 2010 / 1:16 pm

    I really like your blog! Colourful and happy:)

  5. till-vidas-ara
    9th December 2010 / 8:32 am

    What a wonderful, beautiful , lovely blog you have…makes me really happy and I will surely come her often 🙂 My mother´s birthday is the same day as yours so we´we just celebrated her last weekend *****~Lycke

  6. SueLovesCherries
    7th December 2010 / 2:24 pm

    Belated birthday wishes, Happy! It looks like you had a lovely day. I am shocked at the amount of snow you have! Now, I can see us getting that here in NEW England, but not in your backyard. (It is pretty, though, isn't it?) And, no post for three days? Maybe they should adopt this motto of the U.S. Postal Service: "Neither snow nor rain nor heat nor gloom of night stays these couriers from the swift completion of their appointed rounds."

  7. Sheila
    4th December 2010 / 10:01 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday!!What beautiful presents, all so lovely….but i always love your pics!x

  8. TCake
    4th December 2010 / 9:12 pm

    Belated Birthday wishes Rosie… hope that you had a fantabulous day!… loving the CK goodies.Hugs Tx

  9. Anonymous
    4th December 2010 / 3:26 pm

    How wonderful that you share your birthday with your dad! I'm sure you have some wonderful memories to reflect on. I meant to send you a birthday greeting on the 2nd, because you share your birthday with me as well! So happy belated birthday from your friend in California! I am the one who won your greeting cards a while back, and I just love them! Have a great weekend, Marcia

  10. All things nice...
    4th December 2010 / 1:39 pm

    Oh happy belated birthday, hope you had a great time, looks like you got lots of lovely presents. Enjoy!All things nice…

  11. the cardigan-inn
    4th December 2010 / 12:54 pm

    oh what a lovely goodies you got for your Bday.And congrats from me.Love, Joni

  12. miz-bag
    4th December 2010 / 12:39 pm

    happy birthday rosie x lovely presents but……i think that the rose bark bag you made and put in your shop is much nicer than the ck bag x x x x x x x !!! i would rather have yours (if i had the pennies lol!!)

  13. Florence and Mary
    4th December 2010 / 10:49 am

    What fabulous birthday goodies you lucky thing!Victoria xx

  14. Pixiedust
    4th December 2010 / 10:46 am

    What lovely goodies, happy birthday. x

  15. Nana Go-Go
    4th December 2010 / 10:23 am

    Happy Birthday Happy Chick!D`you know, my Dad passed on 23 years ago and I have his pic, taken with my eldest when he was only 3, in the exact same little heart frame – I treasure it so much – and yes, it just seems like yesterday that Dad was still with us. Also, I must say I`m not very happy about you getting the day bag for your birthday – I`ve coveted it forever!!lol Oh well, I`ll just have to start throwing some xmassy hints in different directions! Have a great weekend. x

  16. Lavender hearts
    4th December 2010 / 10:04 am

    Happy birthday! What lovely presents! Thanks so much for making my button – I love it! I've had some time so been rearranging my blog. 🙂 Sian x

  17. Ivy Black
    4th December 2010 / 9:48 am

    Happy Birthday! Glad you had a lovely time.xx

  18. Anonymous
    4th December 2010 / 9:23 am

    Happy birthday !you cant beat a bit of Cath on your special dayxx fee

  19. Bohemian
    4th December 2010 / 9:19 am

    Happy Birthday! I LOVE LOVE LOVE Cath Kidston too, what wonderful goodies you received… the colors of the Kidston Collection always make me feel Happy!Dawn… The Bohemian

  20. delia hornbook
    4th December 2010 / 7:50 am

    Happy birthday to you..happy birthday to you..happy birthday Dear Rosie…happy birthday to you. Looks like you had a lovely day thank you for sharing your happy memories of your father i bet he was there with you. Beautiful presents and your home is gorg to. Have a lovely weekend. Dee x

  21. Julie
    4th December 2010 / 6:36 am

    Happy Birthday my darling – I'm so please you had a wonderful day – it sounds like the perfect birthday.Take Care – Ju xx

  22. ArtzeeChris
    4th December 2010 / 6:28 am

    I really enjoyed visiting your blog today! It sounds like you had a very happy birthday. I just love all that SNOW! We haven't gotton any yet this season but the last time it snow here in the mid atlantic coast of the US last February we got 30 inches of snow! looking forward to your postsChris 🙂

  23. Candylei
    4th December 2010 / 6:09 am

    Wow I love that purse/bag! You have a wonderful family.Happy birthday,from Sir Salty and Candylei

  24. Old Centennial Farmhouse
    4th December 2010 / 4:43 am

    What a happy, lovely, and rosy birthday! That purse is just lovely, as is all of it!I just love coming to your blog, it's just gorgeous! I love the way you are talking to us like we are right in the room with you!xoxoJoni

  25. TYRaines
    4th December 2010 / 3:26 am

    Happy Birthday, enjoy the snow!

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