Tuesday, 22 March 2011

Happy Birthday to Me :)

Good afternoon from sunny with blue skies, not a hint of cloud and oh so warm early spring day Suffolk :)

What the perfect weather for a birthday :)

It just me & Little Son here today - he's off as his school have a couple of teacher training days - rather nice as MrVV is working not at home today.  We've had a lovely time so far - we've been out to visit my Grandma, Little Son has iced the cake I made yesterday;


We also prepared a roast dinner for later and spent time messing around in the garden - wonderful to feel the sun on our skins and be able to wander around in bare feet :)


He unearthed his diabolo from the muddle of his room.

We cleaned a winters grime from the swing - I thought he might be too old for this now and I might be able to use the space for chickens - perhaps next year!!

Thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you, thank you

To all the lovely ladies taking part in the Birthday Swap - my family looked on in amazement as I opened a pile of lovely pressies this morning at breakfast. I opened more when we came home at lunchtime AND I've got a note from the postie to go and collect some more from the sorting office tomorrow!! So many wonderful things, crafting supplies, gorgeous jewellery (all made by other swappers), things that dangly, things that smell divine and some really gorgeous cards too. I shall be taking photos tomorrow and starting to write my long list of thank yous to you all.

I've also had lots of lovely pressies from my family and other friends - again so many handmade pretties and it would take me forever to photograph every one of them - perhaps I'll do a random selection of some of the more unusual ones.

As we didn't get to Cambridge this weekend and my birthday always comes as such a surprise to MrVV, I am owed a couple of things (tbh I may put these on raincheck till later in the year). However we did get to the cycle shop on Saturday and my beloved bike is now sporting a huge new basket and an extremely comfortable, almost sofa sized (with no rips) saddle - MrVV even cleaned my bike for me!!;



Right - there's a little while till big son gets home so I think I might take one of my many new books into the garden for a read.

See you soon

xxx Vicki xxx

33 comments:

Bee happy said...

Many happy returns Vicki, have a great day! It's always good to get loads of presents :) can't wait to see some of them.

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

Lakota [Faith Hope and Charity Shopping] said...

Happy Birthday, glad you've had a lovely day with loads of pressies! That cake looks delicious - is that coffee icing?

Scarlett Fontaine said...

Happy Birthday! Glad the sun is shining for your day - cake looks scrumptious! Scarlett x

Magic Bean said...

Many happies to you and enjoy the rest of the day. Ax

Floss said...

Happy Birthday - it sounds pretty wonderful and I am really hungry now I've seen your cake! Virtual cake just isn't the same... Have a great evening.

two bones and a bagle said...

Many happy returns of the day to you. Good that is also a sunny one.

LaaLaa said...

Happy birthday Vicki! I hope my parcel arrived in time. xx

Vintage Vixen said...

Happy Birthday, Vicki! Looks like the sun shined down on you. xxx

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Happy Birthday to you!

Wow sounds like you had a lot of lovely things to celebrate your birthday. And the gift of warm sunshine too. Hope you have a wonderful rest of the day.


MBB x

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday!! and you're right - all the best people have birthday's today! Enjoy the cake and roast.

wendy said...

Happy Birthday

Looking forward to seeing some of your lovely pressies!

Hope mine arrived in time

topchelseagirl said...

Happy Birthday! You're never too old for a swing.

Pink Milk said...

Ooh, many happy returns! How clever of you to arrange such lovely birthday weather!

I'll be around later to share your roast! :-)

Hx

Sarah said...

Happy Birthday,hope you got your gift ok xx

lemonade kitty said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday, Lucey xx

Catherine said...

Happy Birthday to you

Happy Birthday to you,

Happy Birthday dear Vicki

Happy Birthday to you!
Cx

carol at home said...

Happy Birthday Vicki

moonstruckcreations said...

Happy Happy Birthday hope you are enjoying every minute of it!

Enjoy all those lovely bloggy surprises, cant wait to see the photos!

Helen

Lisa said...

Happy, happy birthday. Your cake looks delish! Enjoy your special day.
Lisa x

SewHappyGeek said...

Happy Birthday! Your bike is so, so adorable! Hey, if you feel like doing a mug rug swap I'm organising for my bday, head on over!
www.sewhappygeek.blogspot.com

Kandi said...

Happy Birthday honey! Looks like you got proper birthday weather, sounds like a lovely way to spend a birthday.
Kandi x

Jackie said...

Happy Birthday lovely - glad you've been spoilt! xxx

Saphy said...

Happy Birthday!

**Anne** said...

Happy birthday to you. Have a wonderful day and have fun.
Anne xx

Nana Go-Go said...

Many happy returns of the evening! Hope you`ve had a great day.

bellaboo said...

Happy,happy birthday to you! Hope you've had a super,duper day! :0)

delia hornbook said...

Happy birthday to you...happy birthday to you...happy birthday Dear Vicki....happy birthday to you....how lovely to receive all those presents look forward to seeing what you had, enjoy the rest of your week, dee x

Shirl said...

Whoops, a day late: Happy Belated Birthday ... :0)

Jenevieve said...

Happy birthday! Glad you had a lovely day, tha cake looks yummy and the basket on your bike is a great addition! :) x

Primrose Patch said...

Happy Belated birthday wishes, hope you had a lovely day. x

Sophie - Chez Sophie said...

Happy Birthday Vicki, I'm glad you had such a lovely day. I hope my parcle arived on time?
Your bike looks fab, The saddle looks super comfy. Have a wonderful rest of the week.
Luv Sophie xxx

JP said...

glad you had agood day - the bike looks really smart

Donna ~ Love.Hope.Craft said...

Belated Birthday Wishes to you Vicki :0)
Hope you're out and about in this sunshine on your 'revamped' bike. I love the basket :0)

have a great week,
Donna x