Wednesday, 18 February 2009

Philippa's Birthday

Yesterday was our DD's 15th birthday. She didn't want a particular gift this year - just wanted to go shopping LOL, so we took her to Meadowhall at Sheffield and boy did she shop. DH and I were exhausted, but it was great to see Philippa enjoying herself. I treated myself to a purchase from Paperchase, a new pencil tin. I don't like cases and have searched everywhere for a new one, it's dark purple background with lots of 70's style flowers over it.


This year Philippa made her own cake - she did it all, baking and icing. It looked great and tasted delicious.












There must be something magical about turning 15 because DS gave DD a book - she doesn't read but liked the film Twilight so he bought her the book. Well she hasn't put it down, she was even reading in the car yesterday - I'm really pleased as DH, DS and I are all avid readers. I've just finished "Winter Rose" by Patricia McKillip, it's one I borrowed from the school library. I have never heard of the author but fancied the title and it turned out to be quite a good read, lots of intrigue, mystery, two different worlds and of course love. I've now started reading "The Beckoning Hills" by Ruth Elwin Harris - it's one of the Sisters of the Quantock Hills series.

I have been stitching but the things I've made are gifts so I can't share just yet. I did not do any of my Perennial Garden for JA UFO Night yesterday because I was so tired after all the shopping so I don't even have that stitching to show...BUT... tonight I have made a few cards. They look better in the photo than in real life LOL. They are from a DMC card kit, I did a Christmas one the other year so decided to have a go at the pink birthday one but I'm not so pleased with these. I am going to add some "Happy Birthday" or "Best Wishes" stickers on.



Half term is half way over and I have stacks to do still, but it is nice to be at home for a while. I hope everyone else is having a good week whether it's half term or not for you :)

4 comments:

  1. That's a lovely cake - she's got real talent there - just like her mum ;-)
    We're all avid readers here except for DS .Ellie was reading at three and had a reading age of 12 at 5 .DH is doing half term duty and they've been potting plants and making up some of the Christmas presents (craft work) that Ellie got.

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  2. Happy Birthday to DD.
    My girls loved the Twilight books too, and are quite in love with Edward!

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  3. Beautiful cake, well done Philippa.

    Enjoy the rest of your half term hols.

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  4. Belate Happy Birthday to your DD. Cake looks gorgeous - she has a flare for it. Your cards look lovely too.
    My reading list has just grown again. LOL
    Enjoy the rest of the half-term. :0)

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