Tuesday, May 13, 2008

I am a year older since my last post! None the wiser, though!

Kind of! It was my birthday yesterday and I turned 43. I am glad to be here, I sort of got here against the odds, and each birthday I have, the older I get, the more thankful I am for whatever reasons there are that I am still here, and pretty unscathed!! I'm proud to be 43!!!! Looking forward to one day being 103!!!!

Rob had the day off and we went to the gym first thing (yea I know I'm a little obsessed) and then we spent the day in Cambridge. Considering it's only 20 minutes away from us, we never really go there, but it was a beautiful sunny warm day (my dad said the same as the day I was born...ahh!), and we decided to go for an amble.

We had lunch at Browns, my (now ex) favourite restaurant. OMG how slow was the service??? I wouldn't have minded had they said, sorry we'll be slow, we're short staffed, but....NOTHING. Just slowness. And the wrong stuff came and then...slowness and so on. I could not even wait for a pudding, which, as you know, is the only reason I eat the main course. So it did my diet a favour at least.

We walked miles around the small back streets and I got some cool bits and a bag and some jeans. It's still a novelty for me to take small size stuff into the changing room and it fits! I can never quite believe it!

I got some really lovely presents too. Here you go with a small selection of loveliness:





The trowel is inscribed with the words: Liz My dear perennial friend, blessings be upon you and your garden love Mary. How lovely is that??



Last night a few of us went to an Italian place for pizza and Sergio the Latin Singer was there so we all had a singalong which was so funny!!!! My sister has the loudest voice and got completely carried away!! Everyone sang Happy Birthday which was a bit embarrassing, but we had a fab evening!

We bought cakes in Cambridge but didn't eat them as we were so full, so I have them to look forward to later....


Portia is coming along. The back is finished, and I am on the front. I can see a line, though, where I joined in a new skein. Same dye lot. Can you spot it? I'm trying hard not to look. It is at the back after all........

12 comments:

kim said...

Happy belated Birthday! I love the trowel with the beautiful inscription. How thoughtful! And the little meeces are adorable. So glad you had a special birthday.

kathryn said...

Happy Birthday yesterday! You've got some lovely things!

I remember Cambridge from when we used to visit my son at uni there. We always had a lovely time - it's a super place for wandering around.

Brena said...

Happy belated birthday! What a sweet trowel and cute cakes!

I can't see a color change line in your Portia.

Anonymous said...

Visited online yesterday to say Happy Birthday !! Glad to see you have continued your birthday celebrations on here today!

Glad you had a wonderful day !
Dawn x

Pheelya said...

Happy Belated Birthday!! The gifts are so cute!!

Alyssa said...

Happy Birthday!

gilraen said...

Belated Happy Birthday!!! We are both 43 and both Taureans!! hinky! :)

I hope you have at least as many more birthdays Liz :)

Queen of the froggers said...

I am glad you had a great birthday. The trowel is lovely.

tiennie said...

Happy belated birthday! Enjoy your lovely gifts!

Virtuous said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Cute buttons!

And nope I can't see it at all! :o)

dreamcatcher said...

Happy belated birthday! Great gifts, I love the little badges :-)

Emily said...

Happy belated birthday! Love the mymy badges. :)