Dormouse's Diary

Wednesday, March 04, 2009

My Birthday

Yesterday was my 44th birthday. We have less than no money at the moment and Phill was away working so I didn't expect it to be much of a day.

I was completely wrong. My Mum baked me an awesome cake,

and invited me to spend the day with them. They provided me with a four course lunch and a glass of wine and wouldn't even let me do the washing up.

My brother used his culinary skill and made me some amazing coconut biscuits and a couple of jars of the most divine coconut and cashew curry paste. He had also turned the coconut shells into bird feeders, so the coal tits are going to be very happy.
Ally gave me some money so I can continue to indulge my obsession with Black Phoenix Alchemy Lab Perfume Oils. She also bought me this book.
Out of the 101 recipies I think there were only about 3 that we didn't fancy. I'm pretty sure some major cooking will be happening very soon.

The ever lovely Dotty sent me a surprise birthday parcel, which contained some beautifully coordinated fabric, a pin cushion like the ones I'd admired on her blog, four green buttons with white polka dots and a pack of pencils with a sharpener and rubber. These are particularly useful because the boys ALWAYS steal mine and never give them back.

Check out the patterned fabric. Cooking, gardening and quilting fairies! The quilting fairy looks a lot like a slimmer version of me.

My parents bought me wine, chocolates, a set of large ramekins and then there was this interesting box from Goldsmiths.

It turned out to contain a really beautiful necklace. It proved almost impossible to photograph it as it has alternate polished and brushed links and the camera seemed to get confused. Here is the best shot I could get. I love it to bits, it's nice and unfussy without being plain or old fashioned looking. I think I'll be wearing this an awful lot.

MIL had forgotten my birthday as usual so she took me out for lunch at Wagamama's today.
Hubby and the boys are going to give me breakfast in bed on Saturday and pander to my every whim all day (allegedly!!!).
All in all a wonderful day, even if the weather was horrendous.


At 5/3/09 19:32 , Blogger Dotty said...

That cake is lovely!
And the necklace is so pretty.

So happy to hear you had a happy birthday!

x x x x x

At 6/3/09 10:49 , Blogger Dotty said...

i forgot to ask are those chocolates on top of the cake?

At 6/3/09 12:41 , Blogger Dormouse said...

They are chocolate coins. :)

At 8/3/09 15:39 , Blogger Penny said...

Sounds like you had a lovely birthday. It's nice to be remembered, especially if you weren't expecting anything much.


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