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I have had a lovely week since my birthday but so busy that I have not had chance to be online. The meal at the Chinese on my birthday was lovely. DH had ordered the ice swan which came with music and everyone singing and an indoor firework. Here's the photo they took and framed too.
Friday DH, DD, Ruby and I went to the caravan for the weekend. The weather was beautiful (so different from our summer). Saturday morning I had a facial at the hairdressers whcih was so relaxing. We always have a manicure and sometimes I have a back, shoulder and neck massage but I thought I'd have a bit of pampering as it was my birthday. The others meet me after and we walked to the Talyllyn Railway for lunch. The cafe is lovely and we can sit on the platform so Ruby is no problem. There was a special wedding train in the station; the couple were exchanging vows at the station at the other end of the line. Everyone looks fantastic and the train carriages were decorated with ribbon - it looked wonderful.
Saturday evening we walked back into Tywyn because the Gurkha regiment had come up for the weekend and were sounding The Retreat. They were there to raise money for the Gurkha Trust and were also doing a concert on the Sunday night. They were fabulous, we felt very honoured to have been there. Tywyn is a quiet little town in Wales that supports so many charities, it's quite moving so see.
Afterwards we walked along the beach watching the sunset and enjoyed the bottle of champagne DH had bought me. We did have fun as you can see LOL. There are some more photos on facebook
Sunday I went to church and after the service they all sang "Happy Birthday" - so embarrassing - especially when they said it was "young Clare's birthday" LOL
I have had more gifts arrive in the post; lovely stash from Karan; a knitted hat from my friend Cathy in USA; and an ornament from Chris for Miss-Tree (I have no idea why it is on its side, sorry Chris). Thank you so much - you are all so kind.
And finally some pictures of my two girls: they both fell asleep in the car coming home, Philly against the door and Ruby on the other seat with her head on P's lap - so cute. Ruby has been a really good girl all evening whilst I do this, she has been asleep by my feet, usually she ispesteringtoplay when I'm on the laptop LOL. Philly has gone out to a party tonight; she looks stunning, so grown up.
Thanks for reading my news, congrats again to Lindsay :)