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Sunday, June 21, 2009

My Weekend



















It's been a bit of a 'birthday whirl' here over the last 48 hours or more, I've had a ball! I am thankful for having amazing friends and family who have helped me celebrate, it has been a great few days. The down side is that Husband is due home this evening. He has been away since early Thursday morning and the little black cloud that haunts us when he is here, followed him down to Cornwall, well I guess it did because it hasn't been here over the last few days. However I can feel it's imminent return and my heart is heavy. I am trying not to think about it, so forgive me if I reminisce a little.

With Husband out of the house, I was able to arrange for some of my very best girlfriends to come over for the evening on Friday night. It really is so good to have the house free. They came bearing gifts and cards and all brought fabulous food. We all ate far too much, and some of us drank a little too much also! We giggled a bit and told girly tales. It was fun and lasted well into the night.

On Saturday morning I was woken by Tall Girl and Small Sprog singing 'Happy Birthday To You' at the top of their voices. They had made cards and Tall Girl had been shopping, making sure Small Sprog had something to give me too. We opened presents in bed and other cards that the postman had delivered. We had fun.

By 11am Mum had arrived to share a late breakfast of Chocolate Croissants, which is a birthday tradition in this house. One of the Nit Children from down the road joined us too. I was conscious my calorie intake was gathering speed. (Mum had brought more presents and cards and a cake!) The children had already half eaten their way through Small Sprogs gift of a box of chocolates, so there was a bit of a sugar rush going on. What they ate I didn't though, so there was a bonus in there some where!

After a leisurely few hours with Mum, we all went out to the local University Botanical Gardens, Small Sprogs choice. He had been on a school trip there earlier in the week and was inspired. We had our own guide for the whole trip. It was a beautiful day.

By the time we returned home it was nearly tea time. We lit candles and ate cake (more sugar) and I thought that I couldn't remember such a nice day at home for a long time. In the evening, while Mum babysat the children, I fell into my Oasis. It was a perfect ending to a perfect day. I am very,very lucky.



PS. Thank you for all your birthday wishes, so glad you finished the cake off because I couldn't eat another thing!

21 comments:

nick said...

Sounds like a fabulous celebration. Let the enjoyment continue as long as possible until Husband returns with his little black cloud....

Akelamalu said...

Sounds like you had a great birthday! :)

Fat, frumpy and fifty... said...

How lovely!!

HAppy Birthday to you!!

sounds like you had a wonderful time..
do I take it your fave parfum is No5..as is mine....

great taste girl...

wish l couldve popped round too!!

may this year be a better year YOUR year...on every possible level...

love saz x

the eternal worrier said...

Glad you had a good birthday. Mmmmm Chocolate Croissants. Sounds yum.

Maggie May said...

Glad you had a great Birthday and enjoyed your trip out.
There will be another long weekend for you, I am sure and it is something to look forward to when you have the house to yourself. All the more precious when that happens.

Lakeland Jo said...

hope rest of your birthday year is happy and positive

Jennysmith said...

Happy birthday sweetie. 'Sorry i didn't realise. So glad you had a lovely time.

You're right about Husband. Some people make the room dim the minute they walk in. But I'm glad it didn't spoil your special time.

xxxx

Steve said...

So glad you had such a wonderful birthday - much needed and much deserved! :-)

Letty A Little Girl With Many Curls said...

Happy Birthday! Every birthday should be celebrated with a huge sugar rush, lots of chanel no 5, (my fave perfume!) and just nice peeps around you!

Sorry about the black cloud though, hopefully, the sun will blow him away soon.

Your Sprog and Tall Girl, plus your lovely friends are your Diamonds........husband is the stone........

Cast away the stone soon, and fall more regularly into the blessed Oasis.

Life is, as always, too short for Stones..........

your friend Letty xxxxx

Reasons to be Cheerful 1,2,3 said...

Perfect. Just what you deserved.

BS5 Blogger said...

Sounds a sweet, happy day! Terrific.

Rose said...

Sounds like you had a perfect birthday weekend! Savor the memories and eat some leftover chocolate this week--that will surely help to dispel the dark cloud:)

Brett said...

A belated happy birthday, sounds like a perfect day all round.

Furtheron said...

Sounds like the perfect weekend

Brett said...

Hang over is fine now, you must check out the vids as i think you will love them, the A Ha one is very good

Not Waving but Drowning said...

Glad you had a good time.

I'm a Chanel girl too.

Have you tried the body lotion? Bliss.

GG

cheshire wife said...

A belated Happy Birthday.Pleased that you enjoyed your weekend. You are allowed to over indulge on your birthday.

Liz said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful day: you deserved it!

Carol said...

Happy Birthday!! It sounds like you had a wonderful time surrounded by people that love you....just what birthday's are supposed to be about!!

You have a fab blog...I shall definitely be back :-)

Oh, and thanks for the lovely comment on my blog

C x

Casdok said...

Happy belated birthday. Sounds perfect!

Half Mum Half Biscuit said...

I've tagged you over at mine, because I love your blog. It's one of the first I read. You've probably been tagged with this one already, in which case ignore it. See it instead as a token of my appreciation!