I have had a very lovely Birthday today :) We had an enforced day at home. Sadly there was no birthday pilgrimage to Harrogate :( I did miss my ritual cake treats from Betty's Tea Rooms, but the risk of travelling across the Moors in such bad and unpredictable weather, with our added baby companion, didn't warrant the risk or desire for cake! :) How sensible have I become as I have aged another year ??...hehehe ;) I was awoken early this morning by Jacob and my Angels, for the receiving of cards and gift unwrapping before we even got washed and dressed for School and Day Services :)
I was gifted some beautiful tall stemmed Roses and Belgium Chocolates and fancy sparkling grape juice, lots of birthday cards too...
Also I was lucky enough to receive some lovely smelly perfume, boutique chocolates (apparently that means they are all individually handmade by a professional chocolatier ...hope they're not too posh to nosh ..hehehe), There was also a very dainty and delicate silver bracelet, a picture frame pincushion, a warm, snuggly cardigan with a pretty and soft blue spotty scarf... someone obviously remembered my penchant for lady scarfs..hahaha :) All such lovely gifts, I felt very spoilt :)
I may have also treated myself to a 'just for me gift' ...
You can't have a birthday without cake! :)
My favourite yummy chocolate truffle mice ...Heavenly, but oh soooo bad for the hips! hahaha Abi and Jacob spoilt me with a whole box of mice ...which I will most definitely share with my lovely brood :)
And they chose a special cake with two significant numbered candles on it ;)
I did whip those candles of as quickly as possible once I'd blown them out ...with a little help from my Angels ...a lady doesn't like to be reminded of her true age! ;) hahaha
I've had a lovely and relaxing day with my family and loved ones. It was quite fun being snow-restricted ... it allowed me to rest and relax and enjoy some quiet time at home watching the snow fall outside in the garden :) Hubby saved his big birthday surprise until this evening when we were enjoying that yummy birthday cake...he's whisking me away to Edinburgh for two nights this weekend !!! I'm sooo very excited! I very specifically didn't want a big party to celebrate reaching the big '5-0'. I'm quite a shy person and I really struggle with being the centre of attention, just the thought of it can turn me into a quivering, weeping wreck ...it is not a good look! So instead of a big party, Hubby and the children decided that a little break away would be something that I would enjoy more, how well they know me :) And once again my fabulous family have made all the arrangements to care for my Angels between them and put into place all the necessary requirements to ensure we are all taken care of, they've catered for all my fussy worries ;) I am sooo lucky and so blessed with my wonderful little family ...they truly are my greatest gift ...Aaaawww that might sound a little bit sappy or cheesy and soppy... but it is true! hahaha :) They really are so wonderful, I've had a lovely day. I have felt sooo loved and special. It was a day I wasn't overly excited to reach but has been full of love and happiness. A perfect day to remember :)
Birthday Hugs and Kisses,
Wendy x x