Sunday 12 September 2010

Birthday Thank you :)

I've had a fantastic birthday - truely spoilt and would like to thank my fantastic hubby Nick, Michael and his girlfriend Amii, Philippa and her boyfriend Kieran, mine and Nick's families, friends, neighbours and colleagues - your kindness and generosity made me feel very humble - thank you all so much.

Here are just a few things that happened for my birthday.

I have already blogged about my car, party and coffee maker but didn't show piccie of my lovely red machine, so here it is :)

When I got home from work on Friday (my actual birthday) Nick had decorated the house and laid the table for a special dinner :)

and what a special dinner we had - it was lovely to be all together.

After dinner we went to the Praha in Hinckley as Michael had a gig - the bands before him were not quite our sort of music but it was great to see him play and sing. As you can see we did have fun :)

I had some gorgeous gifts - mum and Keith bought me this fabulous table cloth back from their trip to Austria, and I had a huge amount of cards and gifts - thank you everyone :)

and Julie made this fabulous mat - you're so clever Julie - I'd love to learn how this is done if you fancy showing me at the Nuneaton meet up.

The post still keeps arriving - Saturday I had a lovely parcel from my friend Brenda in Canada, some Monaco fabric and DMC Linen Embroidery Floss - oh and a doggy biscuit for Ruby from her dog Toffee (Toffee used to send to BJ and vica versa so now Toffee sends to newbie Ruby)

Yesterday we went to our bridesmaid's wedding - she looked great aged 11 at our wedding and absolutely stunning yesterday - congratulations Sarah and Ian, hugs and wishes for your future together x x

Nick took this photo at the wedding yesterday - Philippa, Dad and me - one to treasure !

Thank you to everyone from a very grateful lady - hugs to everyone x x

Monday 6 September 2010

New car, new job and a party !!

Wow what a lot has happened in a few days - but firstly I can finally say I feel well, although I have not been eating properly and have put on a lot of weight (hopefully I can get back on track soon)

So my news - I have my new car, a lovely white Citroen C1 Splash. This is me just leaving the sales garage :)

It is lovely to drive and it is so nice not to have to walk to school or ask others for a lift :)

On Wednesday Nick took me to Birmingham for a day out and we went to Selfridges and bought a new coffee maker - a Nespresso. Oh it's lovely, the coffee is so much nice than instant or the old coffee maker we had. I need to buy some more pods; I'll get some in London in October but I think I'll be buying online before then lol.

We went to Cafe Rouge for lunch because I had a voucher for free champagne. I joined their online club and we had to spend £30 on food but the champagne was free and should have been £30 - amazing offer :)

Then Friday Michael (who is the one with a new job - after a year on the dole :) ) passed his cbt motorbike test and now has a moped hired from the Job Centre to get him to work. He is working at Brandon Marsh Conservation Centre and is their marketing and media person for a six month placement.

And I picked up my new car - so it was a busy day :)

Saturday was my birthday party (but not my birthday lol) I had a fabulous time, our music teacher and her band played the first hour and then a disco. I said no pressie but to bring a plate of food for the buffet - and what a fabulous buffet we had, so much variety. My Slimming World lady also makes cupcakes and birthday cakes (doesn't quite fit does it lol) She made me lots of cupcakes instead of a large birthday cake, they were delicious. I was very brave and wore leggings, a tunic top and very high heels lol, not bad for 45 (well in a few days)

and my friend from school made this cake for me - isn't she clever, amazing detail.

So my birthday is later this week, and although I said no I do have some pressies to open. And on Saturday our bridesmaid is getting married next Saturday so I am really looking forward to that and then the following weekend DH and I are away for a quiet weekend.

On the stitching front I made some hostess badges for the tea ladies at St Cadfan's Church - and I used the idea to do another one using the design from the GOS #8 Challenge although it's only tacked together so far.

These are the church ones 
and my Gos #8

and finally today Ireceived my Stitch and Stash exchange gift from Edda - Iorganised an online shop exchange where we had to use an online shop and purchase £5 worth of goodies to be sent directly to our partner. Edda sent me Polstitches Designs heart Pyramid Ornament kit and a skein of Rajmahal Art Silk shade 111 - thanks Edda it's a lovely kit and one I'll be doing as soon as I have time.

Well that's about all from me  - hopefully I will have Dusty's RR finished soon, thanks for popping by :)