Thursday, 26 November 2009
*A few birthday treats ...*
Well as I said in my previous post I was such a lucky girl & received lots of wonderful birthday treats, such as pink & white gingham pj's, a wonderfully cosy pink & white polka dot hooded robe, candles, chocolates, a lovely new winter coat, books, The Notebook on DVD, series 5 of The L Word ~ oohhh & loads more wonderful goodies including these few that I have photographed.
I received this wonderfully pretty picnic hamper from my sister, just look how adorable it is! A white-washed hamper with pretty blue & white place settings for two! Everything you need for a sweet picnic on a summers day.
It has took up residence in our bedroom up to now, as I thought it looked sweet here next to my old pitcher & this old crown wallpaper advert from the 50's.
Here is a gift that I made my husband paint for me ~ can that still be counted as a gift if you make someone do it for you??? *tee hee* He doesn't like to do me paintings as he thinks it is awful having his own work in the house but I begged & pleaded with him for this & it worked, well you can't deny a girly on her birthday can you?
I haven't hung it anywhere yet & so it is sitting here in our dining room on top of the little stove but I think it looks pretty here so it may stay here a while!
James bought me so many lovely gifts including these books by Gerald Durrell, I do love Gerald Durrell & loved My Family & Other Animals when I read it as a child so he thought he would buy me these old 1973 books of his other works too as I haven't read them all.
He also bought me My Family & Other Animals too but he bought it from e-bay without a photo but the listing said it was the 1973 copy & so he just went ahead & bought it but when it arrived it is a later 1980's copy!!! I've told him to complain but he said he will just see if he can find the other version.
I also received My Family & Other Animals on DVD too from James as I love the 1980's series with Hannah Gordon & Brian Blessed and we only had an old copy that we have been watching!
I really was a lucky thing with all the wonderful goodies I received but I didn't want to bore you all with photo after photo of presents, anyhoo thank you to everyone for all my birthday treats I loved them all!