Sunday 11 September 2011

Birthday thanks :) I'm a lucky girl

I had a fantastic day yesterday and have many people to thank, especially my DH Nick and my great children Michael & Philippa :) :)

We went to London for the day, DH getting a great deal on the train. Tottenham Court Road was great to walk down, leading us straight to St Martin's Lane where we enjoyed a fab meal in Pizza Express.

In the afternoon we went to Noel Coward Theatre to see Million Dollar Quartet which was SUPERB. A true story based on when Elvis Presley, Johnny Cash, Carl Perkins and Jerry Lee Lewis met with Sun Records' founder Sam Philipps on 4 December 1956 in Memphis,

The show included Blue Suede Shoes, Fever, Memories Are Made Of This, Down By The Riverside,  (There Will Be) Peace In The Valley, I Walk The Line, I Hear You Knocking, Hound Dog, Riders In The Sky, See You Later Alligator and Great Balls Off Fire which had us all tapping, clapping and singing along.

We couldn't stay long in London as DS has his second shift at a pub in town - he worked 8pm to 2am plus cleaning til 3am BUT they want him on a 17 hour a week basis - whoo hoo perfect pressie :)

I had some wonderful gifts including a Kindle from DH, DS and DD. DH also bought me a new watch, DS and GF a bottle of Bombay Saphire, DD 'The Good Cook' cook book so they definiately spoilt me. DD BF gave me a Les Mis mug with my name on, Mum and Keith  a wine aeriator, Dad a handbag, MIL a bottle of Southern Comfort and Thornton's choccies.

I had so many cards and gifts from friends too. My gifts included cup cake accessories, mini crackers, Disney Tigger mug, stitching stash and more choccies :) Huge thanks to Julie who made me a covered tape measure and gave me a great worry notepad; Karan who sent a beautiful Heirloom Embroderies chart; Sheila for the gorgeous Kate's Kloths fabric and thread; Tina for a notebook to make, fabric and thread; and Christine for some lovely Carrie's Creations thread - all adding to my growing stash :)

Tape measure from Julie
Heirloom Embroideries from Karan
My lovely holiday stash - thank you
I had lovely messages on facebook and Twitter, with goodies being sent through cyber space- virtually champagne can be as good as the real thing, especially early in the morning :) We did enjoy a bottle of Cremant de Loire from Chateau du Petit Thouars - the vineyard we visited in France:)

Finally my thoughts and prayers go to all those affected by the horrific events that happened today 10 years ago:
God bless, God guide, God give you peace.