Thank you for the birthday wishes yesterday!
I had a great day too, even though it included work. I spent the last hour at a watersports lake, watching two four-year-olds practise waterskiing for a charity event. They were amazing and, as I said to their parents, I can think of worse places than the side of a beautiful lake, in the sun, to spend work time 🙂
Other good things yesterday included this, from my colleagues for my birthday:
That’s the Pimm’s, not the blender – or the 2p jar 🙂
Plus a bag of chocolate-drizzled popcorn with pecans – they know me well.
They also gave me a lovely Cath Kidston mug (with fudge inside) and this beautiful picture:
It’s so apt because it’s not only of a beach I’ve done loads of stories on, about an impending development, but it’s by a local artist I really like, bless them.
I had originally planned to go out for dinner but in the end, with work and childcare commitments, I thought it would be easier to do that this Saturday and just have a few people round to mine last night. I baked chicken breasts, with rosemary, garlic and leek, in foil and served them with asparagus, baby potatoes and mushroom soup, as sauce, followed by meringues with strawberries, raspberries and yoghurt. It seemed to go down well and it was a great evening, aided and abetted by some strawberry Bellini (brought by my friend Emma) and my Pimm’s. It would have been rude not to try it, after all… 🙂
Emma, who also knows me too well, not only gave me this lovely bag:
But then said: “The most important present’s inside”. She had a point:
Then my mum, bless her heart, texted telling me to look in my spare room wardrobe. She’d been here waiting for the plumber for me last Thursday and had left presents! I didn’t see her till today and she wanted me to have them on my birthday, which was so lovely.
I picked up one really big one and, this proves how sad I am, was really pleased whenI opened a Tupperware box…! I’ve inherited my mum’s habit of saving every possible plastic box of any size, just in case, so the real McCoy is always good 🙂
Then I realised that wasn’t all:
She’d wrapped the other presents, which included a smaller Tupperware box with really little presents inside, and put them in the big one 🙂
It was such a lovely thought. She’d given me these:
Can’t wait to try some of those cookie recipes; I’ve only had a quick look through but they look goooood 🙂
But, what I’m really excited about is… I’m going to get a new bike!
I haven’t been given a bike for my birthday or Christmas since I was about 12 but I don’t think I could have been more pleased then than I am now. I’ve been using my friend’s husband’s old bike which is an off-road, man’s one and which gives me backache (and bumache) if I do more than about six miles so I’m looking forward to choosing a new road bike at the weekend.
But enough of this marathon
essay post, I’m going to play with my new toys, ie work out what can go in my new Tupperware…
I’m so sad 🙂 But at least my friend Bec agreed with me on the box-saving front, I reckon I’ve got hundreds! Is is just me – or do other people have this thing with Tupperware too??