Happy Birthday to Us


Thank you for all your birthday wishes to both of us. As of about 10.30ish this morning and 1.30 ish this afternoon both I and H are 28. So far we have just about managed not to say Happy Birthday to anyone apart from each other – trust me, it’s a challenge when in your home Happy Birthday is a bit like saying Merry Christmas in December!

It has been a WONDERFUL day. We woke up to the postman delivering a parcel from Zee and her husband and then they called to sing to us and demand that we open the presents in ‘real time’. Zee gave me a cake tin to add to my collection – garden themed and you can see a picture here, together with a few tubes of icing to decorate. What made it even funnier was that my MIL (whom we shall call Beth) and I were talking about Lakeland cake tins last night as I cooked up a set of cars for our Birthday cake. We could remember the train tin and the beehive but forgot the garden gang until it appeared before me. Beth brings me back a cake tin from Williams-Sonoma for Christmas each year so I’m building a wonderful collection.

Then my parents called and sang and then H’s sister called and sang and we covered the floor of our lounge with a sea of wrapping paper. There may also have been a little yarn (from H) and the means to acquire yarn (from both sets of parents and Gran) so I am a very happy (and spoilt girl).

We had breakfast-brunch courtesy of H’s wonderful fry-up skills and oven baked French toast.
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Mine (on the left) is Peach French toast from this recipe and it’s going to be my birthday breakfast for EVER now – there’s a good reason why it gets 4 1/2 stars.

Then we took Beth to Birmingham on the train to pop her on another train home and had a pootle round Birmingham including a trip to Lush for bath bombs and to Selfridges for Krispy Kreme doughnuts (mmm!).

And now this afternoon has been spent in a haze of happy smiles, birthday cake and playing with new toys – oh and a little knitting:
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The swimmer is named Violet and is a present from H to match the swimmer Father Christmas put in his stocking – and also goes with the bath basketball H gave me today! And the yarn has been testing me. It started off trying to be a paid of diagonal cable rib socks. Then it got ripped out and we tried a mock cable wave and then I pulled that out at lunchtime and started my original instinct – the monkey you can see growing in the picture! They are for H’s brother’s wife next Saturday so I need to get those fingers moving!

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  • Caroline M 22/06/2008 at 7:32 am

    Happy birthday, it sounds as if it was a good one.

    I’m not sure about peaches and sausages on the same plate though.

  • mandycharlie 22/06/2008 at 11:50 am

    Sounds like you both had a wonderful day. I love the yarn, so pretty. (what is it?)