Monday, March 16, 2009

Considering I am now middle aged and on the slippery slope to dying, I had a good birthday!!!

First of all it was a gorgeous day, the sun was shining, I was raking the front grass and doing some tidying up jobs outside with just my t-shirt on........well my jogging pants, underwear and crocs as well.......don't want to give you the wrong idea.

I got some lovely gifts. Dh got me these earrings:



Along with a gift certificate for Chapters bookstore and a couple of scratch and win cards, I never won anything. I am also ordering a subscription to Mother Earth News and Prima, as part of my birthday gift, just didn't want to order until closer to we move, so I don't have to change the address.

From my dad and step-mum I got money, always useful!!!

From my mam and step-father I got this Spode Cup and Saucer, isn't it pretty?


They also sent me three packages of seeds to spread in my new garden, which will also be pretty and very useful.

My friend got me two magazines which is great, as I am a magazine fanatic. Plus she got me a canister of red tea bags and a canister of green tea bags.

My other friend and neighbour bought me a super Dartington Glass Vase and a bunch of flowers to put into it.



Notice how it is a 2 piece vase:



Last but not least, the kids got me the following, a flower saucer to put my used tea bags on:



A fridge magnet, love the saying on it:


A recipe binder, with an extra pack of recipe cards:


And last but not least my new wellies, aren't they cute:


So all in all I was a very lucky person. Plus me, dh, dd and her boyfriend went out for supper.

29 comments:

Rinkly Rimes said...

The slide down to oblivion looks scary from where you are but, believe me, it's an exhilarating ride!

Denise said...

Sounds like you had a lovely day with lots of lovely gifts. Once again, Happy Birthday and many more of them.

Carletta said...

You got some wonderful things!

LizBeth said...

What a hoot! I think the wellies will last a long time and so will you! Glad you had a great day. You need one before moving. Well, at least one.

Darla said...

You had a wonderful birthday. Your african violets are so pretty. And as far as the slippery slope goes....I refuse to consider myself anything other than young at heart.

a pot, a thought & a smidgen of dirt said...

Happy birthday, glad you had a wonderful day. Adore what you got, but I must say I love them gum boots!!!! hope all is going ok with the move, Fiona

landcuckoo said...

What a lovely lot of gifts you had. I love those wellies!
Sarah x

Rudee said...

Happy Birthday. I love your new Wellies. You're going to look very spiffy wearing those around the grounds of your new home.

Caroline said...

Sounds like you had a fab birthday! I have exactly the same fridge magnet that some friends bought me last year - don't quite know what they were trying to tell me!!

The Good Life in Virginia said...

wow...you got your wellies :) they are indeed pretty ones with the flower pattern.

happy you had a wonderful birthday gill.

take care and hugs from virginia.

QuiltedSimple said...

WHat great gifts you received - love the wellies!
Kris

Kim said...

Awesome gifts - Happy Belated Birthday - 29th is it?

scrappy quilter said...

I'm so glad you had a wonderful day. Nice gifts and those boots, awesome.

Sandi McBride said...

Well looks like your Slide toward Eternity was profitable...Your Majesty...love the tea bag flower most of all...Now, Happy Birthday, and many more!
Sandi

Betsy from Tennessee said...

Hi Gill, We just returned from a week in Arkansas. Had a great time despite the ICE Storm!!!! BUT-the waterfalls were flowing nicely.

Happy Birthday... Looks like you had a great day and got lots of nice gifts. I love that cup and saucer. I can only imagine how good hot tea would taste in that.

Hugs,
Betsy

Sacred Ruminations said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I've been on that 'slippery slope' for quite some time, but life gets better each day ... seriously!
Hugs and blessings,

Winifred said...

Oh you're still just a bairn Gill!

I love that Spode teacup and saucer. Your Mam has nice taste!

Laurieluc said...

Happy Birthday! The spode tea cup was my favorite.

Laurie

Grumpy Old Ken said...

When does one become old/ On attaining the NEXT birthday I suspect.

Expat mum said...

Wow - a nice haul. I used to have those exact same ear-rings and somehow lost one. They are so versatile. I also love Dartington crystal. I got a lot of it for wedding presents - many moons ago! Belated Happy Birthday.

Margaret's Ramblings said...

Lovely you had a great day. You got some beautiful oresents and I just love that cup and saucer.

Margaret

Jess said...

Happy Belated Birthday!

Lib said...

Hi Gill,
Happy Birthday!
Love your gifts!
Have a great wk.
Blessins',Lib

Gill - That British Woman said...

thank you all for your birthday wishes and lovely comments, they are all so greatly received.

Gill

Tea Time With Melody said...

Happy Birthday, and I love the magnet. I got to have it. Share? No, I might not give it back. Love the vase too, ver unique. Glad you had a great day.

Decadent Housewife said...

I Love Your Wellies!

Cathy said...

Happy Birthday... I like the boots. Have fun in your new house. It has to been exciting to move and decorate a new place.

The Right Blue said...

Happy birthday! (and I really covet those wellies!)

Ruth's Place said...

A little late, but it looks like you had a wonderful birthday. Love your wellies (as an Aussie I'd call them gumboots), and the spode cup and saucer is just lovely.