Tuesday, 21 January 2014

50....

Hello Ladies,

Sunday I celebrated my 50 Birthday.
What an amazing day I had.
Years ago I used to think 50 was old and even my kids are
"Wow mum your 50, you can reap the benefits of Saga now."

Not sure how I'm supposed to feel, but I don't feel any older or
any different.
Someone told me 50 is the new 40 and I thought that sounded
probably about right.
I feel I was terribly spoilt Sunday.
I was taken out for Breakfast.
I went to a beautiful yarn shop, that my Helpful Hubby spotted on
his way to work one morning and thought it would be a surprise
trip out.
I went to Hobby Craft as I had some vouchers to spend
and bought a couple of books.
My son Aaron and his wife Abby bought me a beautiful
necklace with Flynns thumbprint on it. Aaron took the impression
when little'un was a week old and had the necklace made.
I will show you a photo later as I'm having issues getting it off.
My oldest daughter Jess and her partner are taking me and Helpful
Hubby to a show of my choice in London.
That'll be a hard decision as there are so many good shows
out at the moment.
And this
Was what my youngest daughter Amie and her partner gave me.
I don't know if you can see it properly as my picture taking
is rubbish, but it's a Witches hat that she knitted and wrapped.
This was the clue to my present.
A trip to Harry Potters World.
I've wanted to go for ages, but I just haven't got round to it.
Which was good really as it's a brilliant present.
In the evening we met up with all the family and went out for dinner.
On the table was this beautiful cake.
Aaron and Abby made this, it took them 3 days to bake and decorate.
I was hugely impressed, I thought it was a shop bought one.
It has buttons and butterfly's and flowers.
And it tastes so yummy.

Also this was the first year I received a Nanny card.
I found that quite teary, not sure why. But when I opened it
I felt quite emotional.
I have to say I think it was the best Birthday I have ever had.
I had loads of cards and flowers.
I had so many presents and they were just what I wanted and
the meal out with everyone was amazing.
I sat back and looked at everyone and thought how
lucky and proud I am to have such a wonderful caring family.
Thank you all for making my day special.
Hope you all had a lovely weekend too.

Take care
Sally
Xxx

20 comments:

  1. I also used to think that 50 was ancient and was pleasantly surprised to find that it gave me a new lease of life. I was promoted at work and had more time to myself as my daughter grew independent. It's a great time of life.

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    1. Yes, I know what you mean. My children have all left home and have partners of their own. My husband and I now have time to ourselves to what we want when we want.
      xxx

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  2. You sound utterly content and have been thoroughly spoilt (quite rightly so!) Many happy returns x

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    1. Thanks Rachel, it's lovely to hear from you. I had such a overly day.
      xxx

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  3. Happy Birthday my friend, I am right behind you I will be 50 in July. I love that you were adored properly. Have fun at Harry Potter's World we have something similar here in Florida and I have yet to go, it is always so crowded.
    Hugs,
    Meredith

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    1. Thank you Meredith, so count down to your special day to be spoilt.
      I had such a lovely day. We go to see Harry beginning of Feb, I'll let you know how it goes.
      Hugs to you
      Sally xxx

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  4. Happy belated birthday...Looks like you were treated very well. The cake and flowers are beautiful.

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    1. Thank you Robbie for you lovely comments.
      Sally xxx

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  5. Happy Birthday Sally! 50 is the new 40 or even younger nowadays. Sounds like you had a great day and your birthday cake is amazing. I wouldn't have wanted to cut into it. :)

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    1. Thank you Linda, the cake is as yummy as it looks. Everyone made it special.
      Sally xxx

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  6. Awwwww happy birthday!! I don't think 50 is old at all :D

    It looks like you were truly spoiled with lots of lovely gifts and cake (which looks so professional!).

    Hope you had an amazing day!

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    1. Thank you Hazel, my day was brilliant, with lovely gifts. I even got some more yarn, because us girls can never have enough.
      Sally xxx

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  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!!! 50 is probably the new 25 these days! How lovely all of your gifts and cake are. Hope tat you have a great visit to Harry Potter world! xx

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  8. Thank you Amy, I had such a lovely day. We go to see Harry in a couple of weeks, really looking forward to that.
    Xxx

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  9. Happy Birthday...life began at 50 for me so here's to the best years of your life to come xx

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  10. Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a wonderful day, and your cake looks fantastic.
    Marianne x

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    1. Thanks Marianne, I was truly spoilt :)
      xxx

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  11. Happy Birthday, Sally. I hope you had a great day. I can see you've had some lovely crochet books. I've never crocheted socks before but if you look on Ravelry on patterns, tick the crochet box and search socks, quite a few come up. Have a good week. Deb x

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    1. Thanks Deb, I already have my eye on a couple of patterns out of the books. Terrible isn't it I find more and more stuff to make and can't make it quick enough lol.
      I will certainly look on Ravelry, thanks.
      Xxx

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