Monday, 22 March 2010

Happy Birthday to me :) Oh no 40!

Oh yes that day has finally arrived - the day life is supposed to begin! Wonder what I've been doing for the past 40 years then?

40 years ago - a little Vicki eventually was dragged kicking & screaming into the world. Delivered by Major something or other at the British Military Hospital in Berlin (Dad was in the RAF).  The first child for 2 people who really didn't look old enough to be parents & fully admit to holding me in one arm & the baby book in the other!!


As its such an important birthday, celebrations have been strung out all weekend and some more are happening later today (more on that next time).

Saturday was party day and my family arrived to help me celebrate in style - proper party food & pass the parcel (complete with original vintage FisherPrice record player - well we always used this at parties when I was small).  My parents bought me a proper cake - though we opted not to put 40 candles on there!!

I was thoroughly spoilt - lots of lovely pressies (which I was allowed to open :) ) - craft things, CK breakfast set, some things for my dolls house, lots of things with russian dolls on and some money :)  My little niece who is 6 made me these flowers & decorated the jar vase too;

Sunday we went out for a roast dinner and afterwards we headed off for an ice-cream pudding in Southwold;




Off out to lunch again today - just me & MrVV this time. More pressies to open and the menfolk apparently have made me another cake!!

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

35 comments:

Vintage Vixen said...

Happy Birthday to you, Vicki!!!!
Reaching 40 was something I loved, I'm 43 now and have more confidence and more fun than ever before.
Vix
xxx

Tilly Rose said...

Happy Birthday hunny!!!
Glad you've had some lovely celebrations already...
I'll be 45 this year and I'm loving my forties...I don't worry any more about everything, have more confidence and finally feel happy to be just 'me'
Go girl...you party away...
Birthday hugs hun!
Karen x x x

RosieP said...

Happy Birthday, 40 isn't so bad, I had my one and only son when I was 40 so enjoy. I'm going to be 50 in 3 weeks.........eeek.

Hugs RosieP x

lemonade kitty said...

Happy birthday to you,
happy birthday to you,
happy bithday dear Vicki,
happy birthday to you.
Love Lucey xx

Shirl said...

Happy 40th Birthday Vicki! Lots of lovely things and a gorgeous ice cream from Southwold. Can it be any better? ... ;0)

Shirl x

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday Vicky!!! What a cute baby you were. I'm so glad your family are spoiling you so much, you deserve it. Wonderful looking cake too, bet it tasted even better. Enjoy all you can for as long as you can!

claire said...

Happy Birthday xx
I'm just 3 years behind you!!
Have a great day :)
(I find birthday cake in boys packed lunches is better for the waist!!!)
xx

winnibriggs said...

A very Happy Birthday Vicky. I'm glad you seem to be enjoying it. Well if life begins, you've got loads of lovely things to look forward to! Enjoy every minute.
Love Jenny x

winnibriggs said...

Ooops that should be Vicki!! Sorry

bekimarie said...

Happy Birthday!
I've been dreading mine for a few years but now am quite looking forward to it.
Have a great day

Beki xxx

Sal said...

Hope you have a fantastic day!! ;-)

Poshyarns said...

Happy Birthday, I have one of those big ones coming this year too and therefore remember the Fisher Price record player with absolute delight, if only I still had mine.

harmony and rosie said...

Happy Birthday to you - and what a fabulous day you have too. Sounds like you're being spoilt rotten, so milk it I say!!

Kate x

melanie said...

Happy birthday!!!! Have a wonderful day. It's my dads birtday today too. xxx

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday to you, tra la la la la la..! Hope you have a great day.
x

all kinds of everything said...

Happy birthday Vicki!!!
Looks like you have a wonderful party, I wish you a great day
Suzanne xxx

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A Country Girl said...

That baby pic is so like you! Few grey hairs now of course!
Glad you like the card - I loved making it!

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Happy Birthday!

Looks like you have had some major fun over the weekend. Hope the rest of the celebrations go just as well!


MBBx

andamento said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!

Pea Green Kitty said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY Vicki!!!
Were'nt you such a cutie baby!
Have a wonderful time with your family and freinds.
x

topchelseagirl said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you've had a great weekend, hope today has been just as good. Can't beat a 99.

bellaboo said...

Happy Birthday! Weren't you a cute baby?!
Make the most of it and have a great time.

Bellaboo :o)

sharie said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!

Sue at Dollytub Cottage said...

Happy Birthday Vicki! SueXX

Catherine said...

Happy happy happy happy happy Birthday! Have a glorious time celebrating!! Cx

Pooh's Abode said...

Happy Birthday Vicki. Hope you have had a great day.
Viv
xxxx

Jen said...

A very happy birthday to you. Sounds like a wonderful day - and there's more to come! :)

Doris said...

Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely time with the rest of your celebrations. xxx

Zannah said...

Happy birthday!! Hope you enjoyed it. I was so distraught at turning 40 last year that I have vowed to have another attempt this year, and to enjoy the experience this time (altho' my family tell me that this is cheating...)

Diane said...

Happy Birthday to you!! Make the most of it - it seems to take far less than 10 years to get to the next biggy birthday!!! xxxxxxxxxxxx

vintage flair1 said...

Happy Birthday Vicki !!!
Have a wonderful day.
Take care
Bridie xx

made with love said...

Happy birthday Vicki, hope you have a great day.
Rachael xx

Jenny said...

Happy 40th birthday, you are still a youngster though you may find that time seems to speed up from now on so. Concentrate of enjoying every day.

Kelly said...

Happy Birthday!!!!