Wednesday 9 April 2008

Happy Birthday to Me

I'm celebrating yet another birthday today and have had a thoroughly great day. I was woken at 7am by my mother who asked why I sounded so tired when I answered the phone (she lives in South Africa so is an hour ahead)and have had calls from friends, parents, siblings, aunts, ex-sil, etc who all thorougly spoilt me with various gifts ranging from a beautiful lidded pot with a bumble bee on (my name means "bee" in hebrew), jewellery, flowers, plants, vase, etc.

Dh bought me a beautiful black Lalique heart that I've wanted for ages and look what J & S gave me (they went to town last friday straight from breaking up at school to buy this lovely gift of Swarovski tulips in a crystal vase. I have been thoroughly spoilt. One of my sisters arrived at 10am
armed with flowers, a plant and a chocolate caterpiller birthday cake, her two year old daughter and four year old son. We went for a blissful walk with the children and Grumpy at Val de la Mare damn (very pretty) and I forgot that small children have small legs and can't walk that far so poor sis ended up carrying them back to the car, Grumpy dived into the water and had to be hauled out but it was great fun.

Went to the Watersplash at St Ouen's beach for lunch and sat outside (a bit cold but had the dog) and then home and tonight I'm opening a bottle of this all to myself and watching my Atonement DVD that arrived in the post today from the wonderful Amazon.


Jill Steeples said...

Happy Birthday, Debs! Sounds like you've had a fantastic day. Chocolate caterpillar cake and Moet, what decadence. I could always help you out with a glass or two if you're struggling to get through it. Enjoy the rest of your evening!

DAB said...

"Happy Birthday to you... Debs" TFX

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had a good day, see you Friday

HelenMWalters said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you've had a fab time xxx

Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday Debs!!! XXX

What a beautiful vase...and your night ahead sounds brilliant. A bottle of champers AND a DVD...heaven!

Kerry said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!! It sounds like you had a lovely one, enjoy the champers! :) :) :)

Jen said...

Lunch at the 'Splash? Sounds fab.

Happy Birthday! XXX

Hilary said...

Happy birthday Debs! What a fabulous day you had. Might use this post to inspire my family in readiness for my next anniversaire.

Jenny Beattie said...

Hey happy birthday for yesterday! It sounds as though you had a lovely day.

Chris Stovell said...

A very happy belated birthday Deb,hope it was a good one - sounds great. And notice I am not shouting!

Lane Mathias said...

Oh I'm late! HAPPY BIRTHDAY for yesterday! Sounds like you had a really lovely day>

How does it feel to be thirty?:-)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

maddie moon - thanks, I thoroughly enjoyed all the chocolate and champagne, mmmm.

tom foolery - thanks

monday sleeper - thanks, Dan. Looking forward to seeing you too.

helenmh - thanks, I had a lovely day.

yvonne - thanks, I loved my presents and had a great evening.

kerry - thanks, it was lovely. I could happily do it all again today.

spiral skies - thanks. Yes, the good ol' splash, good food too, tasty.

hilary - thanks, yes do that, I think that a little encouragement never hurts.

jj - thanks, I had a lovely time.

chrish - thanks, it was fun and my head isn't too bad either.

lane - thanks. I wouldn' mind being 30 again.

Marcie Steele said...

Belated happy birthday wishes Debs. Sounds like you had a lovely time xx

Anonymous said...

Better late than never...but hope your day was special! XX

Karen said...

Doh! Belated birthday greetings! (21 again??) I loved Atonement :o)

Marcie Steele said...

Hi Debs, Happy belated birthday. (I'm sure I put a comment on, blogger monster must have eaten it.) Hope you had a lovely day xx

Annieye said...

I'm glad you had such a nice day. ~Good for you for taking the day off work.

Taking a leaf from your book, I've also booked a day's annual leave when it's my birthday. I quite fancy a day out at the seaside, but I live slap-bang in the middle of the country and the nearest beach is about 80 miles away.

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

l-plate author - thanks very much, I did enjoy my day.

motherx - thanks, yes it was.

karen - thanks, it was rather good, wasn't it.

l-plate author - sorry, was late checking my messages, which is probably why your first one didn't appear earlier.

annieye - thanks, it was a lovely, relaxing day.

Good for you booking a day off for your birthday. It has to be done if at all possible, I think.