Thursday, January 04, 2007

*a lovely birthday...*


I have had a really lovely day, and am now quite ready for my bed!! In all the excitement of card and present opening this morning, I was late getting the girls to school for their first day back, but neither of them seemed remotely bothered, and remarkably, F went in without a backwards glance. I had been prepared for clinging and whimpering, but birthday good feeling must have prevailed!!

I have been spoiled rotten - a very nice feeling!! Ed has bought tickets for us to see Mamma Mia in the West End in March - front row seats in the circle, which should be tremendous. I haven't seen it yet - must be one of the few children of the 70's/80's who has yet to see it - and he couldn't have chosen a better gift. To say I am thrilled is an understatement. Had some of my fave perfume, a beautiful necklace off two of my friends, some great reading material, and some fab scrapbook stash. Was particularly delighted with this gorgeous hand-made envelope file, sent to me by Caz, my birthday swap partner at the Pad:


The tag reads: "Dear Jo, A little album for you to fill with you 2007 memories" - thank you, Caz - I will treasure it.

My favourite card has to be this one, made by F, having raided my stash:


It's not a great picture because the light wasn't very good, but there is lots of glitter glue, some squishy embellishments, and the dots at the bottom spell 'love', although you can't see the red ones against the card in the photo!!

Tonight, Ed has cooked steak, chips, peas and mushrooms - nothing fancy, but just what I fancied, and he has now just made me a huge mug of hot chocolate complete with some sinful squirty cream!!! A perfect end to a jolly good day!

Night, all :)


Maria said...

Happy birthday Sweetstuff. What a lovely pressie from Ed and F's card is beautiful xxx

scrapdolly said...

sounds like you have had a lovely day hun

enjoy the show - I bet it is fab

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Happy birthday - a bit belated, sorry! Glad you enjoyed your day sweetie xxx

Paula Sealey said...

Sounds like a great day Jo! Glad it was a good one for youxx

Roz Roz said...

Happy Belated birthday darling, sounds like a brilliant day.

debbie said...

happy belated birthday hun :) Love that finger up the nose card!! PMSL!! I love A's hair too - how cute is she!!

Jen said...

So sorry I missed it!! Belated birthday greetings :) Can't wait to have my OWN laptop so I don't miss a thing.

Cath said...

Glad you had a good birthday Jo, it sounds fabulous, especially DH cooking you dinner!

Debbie said...

So glad you had a happy day hunicakes! Now we really must make time to catch up properly (... and for you guys to schedule a visit down south to this mad household!!!)

domestic goddess said...

glad you had a lovely day :)
just a tad late from me i know :(

JessnBekahsmom said...

Oh, lovely! I have been reading your blog for some time now, so I feel I know you a little bit! Hope you had a wonderful birthday! And here's to a great year!