Yesterday was my 60th birthday.
60! I still can't quite believe it.
When I was younger 60 was old.
I'm told now that 60 is the new 40.
I certainly don't feel 60 and I don't think I look 60, others may disagree!!
To help me get over the fact that I have reached the next decade, my family spoiled me rotten. On Saturday evening Peter and the girls took me out for cocktails and dinner which was great and yesterday I got to spend the day with my wonderful grandchildren and their parents. We had a 50's style lunch party complete with sausages on sticks, cheese and pineapple (whats not to love) and even a game of pass the parcel!! I love to see the children's faces when they hope they won't have to let that parcel go, of course there was a gift for everyone.
Talking of gifts this was one of mine, hence the title of the post
I also have 3 trips to look forward to - first being a day out in London at the Knitting & Stitching show with Rachel on 5 March. Then Chelsea Flower Show with Rebecca in May. Followed by 10 days in New York with Peter in June. See what I mean spoiled.
I had so many flowers, my sitting room looks like a florist shop, all beautiful, different.
|from Rufus and Laurie|
Daffodils from Jessica
|From Rebecca and Tim|
|From Andy & Mel|
|from Judy & Stephen|
Then finally....... this beautiful birthday cake made by Stu's aunt Beckie, such a talented lady. I have tried to take photos from every angle so you can see everything on it. Laurie was fascinated by the scissors, everything is edible..... so much sugar
The cake is a rich fruit with marzipan and the balls of yarn are chocolate truffles!! It was a real shame to cut it. The perfect end to a perfect day