This Plus That Equals... My Birthday

This plus That Equals…. My Birthday

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. 

My Birthday
the 6th is a good day đŸ™‚

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.

Makerly Crafts
Loved making this!


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. 

Birthday cocktails
Mmmm mmmm, that’s how to do it

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! 

my birthday
I have been so spoilt


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.

my birthday
We had so much fun skating

Ice Skating

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

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Cup of Toast

Disclosure – originally published 09/01/2017 but tweaked for this year. Contains an element of sponsored content. 

12 thoughts on “This plus That Equals…. My Birthday”

  1. Happy birthday! Looks like you had a great day (want to know what changed from last year so off to snoop!) Thanks for linking up with #stayclassymama

    1. The main difference is that I actually celebrated it! Normally it’s just a day, I’ll get a few presents and cards but that’s it. This year I made a day of it and did something fun xx

  2. I agree with you on the bath, it has to be really hot. It is lovely that you got so spoiled and had a lovely day. I never do much for my birthday, hubby and I may go out for a meal but that is about it.

    1. A toddler temperature bath is just disappointing and the toys get in the way! Getting everyone out of the house just to have Proper bath may have been extreme but it was worth it

  3. Happy Birthday! What a lovely time you seem to have had! hope you enjoyed your pizza lunch too! I used to love my birthday…but it’s been a bit of an non event the last few years! I think I need to change that this year! #fortheloveofBLOG x

    1. I think that’s what had happened with me Emma, is just let my birthday slip. All it took this year was a quick text to a friend to see if she was free and all of a sudden I had actual plans on my actual birthday and it was the best!

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