This plus that equals…. my birthday
Here’s the latest instalment in my series of posts all about what makes our lives here at home tick. It was my birthday on Sunday, not a big birthday, nothing important. Certainly never something I’d usually write about but this year I had a lot of fun, real fun. So I want to thank everyone.
A great start
I was woken early, nothing new there. But this year L was completely aware it was my birthday and hopped up on the bed to give me a birthday hug and kiss, before demanding present opening time.
He systematically opened each and every one of my gifts, with each one telling me it would be a toy and casting it aside when he realised it wasn’t.
I didn’t mind this though, not at all. It was fun to watch and a joy to be part of, really bringing some of that birthday excitement and magic back.
I spent the morning with my latest Makerly Box crafting away. The child and husb were busy doing their own thing so I got some uninterrupted time to myself.
So much fun!
I also had fun with a clever colouring book my friend had bought me for my birthday, there is ink hidden in the black lines that comes out when wet. So with nothing but clean water and paint brush you can create lovely watercolour pictures.
Shopping and cocktails
In the afternoon the three of us popped into Norwich and had a look at some of the January Sales bargains and just enjoyed a little mooch around the shops.
Then as L was entirely starved he insisted on going to Turtle Bay, never something we would fight! So we enjoyed some delicious food and I had a couple of cocktails, yum!
I was surprised at work with some lovely gifts and amazing support, I had suffered a few tough days emotionally and my little crew of friends were there to protect, cheer and boost me. I was surprised at home with all my thoughtful gifts. Surprised with messages from people I hadn’t chatted to in ages.
I was in general just surprised. Not only with how much I was spoilt and how many kind and thoughtful gifts I was given, but also with how much I enjoyed myself. I hadn’t enjoyed a birthday that much in years.
Coming so soon after Christmas and New Year my birthday has never been anything to shout about, to be fair I’ve never been bothered with it full stop. This year, however, I just had a great day and really celebrated. It was lovely.
To finish my day off I went ice skating!! As we have Sky TV at home I’ve also signed up to the Sky VIP programme and they had free tickets to the Ice Rink in Norwich on my actual birthday, fate right? Well I thought so, so I booked us in and we had a blast.
It was nice to just do something different on my birthday but also to do something different as a family. L loved it and had the best time, plus it was free, who doesn’t love that!?
The only thing that could have made it better? Jewellery. Cheeky of me I know, I had so much, but the only thing left I’d really like is an Eternity Ring. I love rings anyway, but it’s something I’d love. Maybe soon who knows.
Do you still celebrate your birthday? I was all for giving up until I realised I can’t let the few people who don’t celebrate me detract from all the people who do love me and make me so happy.
Finally, I’m linking up with #TwinklyTuesday and #blogstravaganza
Disclosure – originally published 09/01/2017 but tweaked for this year. Contains an element of sponsored content.