Wednesday, 2 November 2011

Birth Day

I have been a very lucky birthday girl today!

Andy is, as we speak, in the kitchen slaving over a proper Italian meal for dinner this evening.

I received many lovely pressies - a book on travelling in Italy, Monty Don's 'Italian Gardens' DVD, a book on growing orchids, the latest Philippa Gregory novel and the latest Paul Torday novel; a CD of Caro Emerald (1940s swing-type music), a variety of scented smellies - Chanel 19, Body Shop pamplemousse and White Musk Libertine and Avon Roses, a cute storage tin with cats upon't, a cute diary with cats upon't, a cute key holder with chickens upon't, Maltesers, flowers, fluffy socks for my poor frozen toeses, vouchers for M & S and Waterstones, and a Samsung Galaxy Smart-phone with slidey, sweepy touch-pad control that will drag me into the 21st century good and proper and stop the kids at school laughing at my tinky wee flip top phone.

It's a good start to the next year of my life. I have decided to view my birthday as more of a New Year than the 1st January New Year. It seems more relevant this year, somehow, and there are less leftovers threatening to scupper my health-kick plans.

And 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY! to Ollie, who shares this November 2nd day with me. I shan't tell you who is the slightly older of us two, but she knows who she is!!


Olly said...

Happy birthday, Denise!

I've been able to take the day off work, and have lunch with some friends. It was lovely, until one friend said 'I must say Olly, you look great'. I was just preening myself when she added 'for your age'!

Hope you've had as good a day as I have.

doodles n daydreams said...

Happy birthday Denise,
it sounds like it's been a good one. I hope you enjoy the proper Italian meal as well. Lucky you having a 'personal chef'.

becslb said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to you! Sounds like you had a lovely day xx

becslb said...

Belated Happy Birthday Wishes to you! Sounds like you had a lovely day xx

becslb said...

Oops sorry!!

LynneFtWorth said...

Happy Belated Birthday! I was so busy yesterday afternoon I didn't even get to check your blog. It sounds like you had a wonderful day.

Denise said...

Thank you all very much!