Thursday, 5 February 2009

Hippy Birdy to you...er I mean me ;-)

I always love birthdays...does not matter whose it might be..but today...it was MINE!! ;-)
I cooked lunch for eight of us....and then the pressy bit... two lovely bouquets from Mr Snippets ,which coordinate with the lounge decor, perfectly !

This beautiful chalk board from Nich..

Along with this lovely book..I'll blog this one soon..it is fabulous!


My daughter Helen and son in law, Ben, bought me this fab book... so no excuse now, I have to get cracking on the crochet asap.

Along with...OMG Hotel Chocolat!! (And she chose pink)

and ...

Next, in walks my sister with a great big grin on her face and she was carrying something which looked like a roll of carpet..which turned out to be...a draught excluder from Laura Ashley..




Along with this cute rice bowl..which went perfectly with Helen's card...


And some lovely flowers..



Bulbs for the garden and this lovely trowel..from my Mum and Dad..along with some dosh ;-) ;-)
Oooh I wonder which website I will visit first, in order to spend that ..any ideas?!!!


And then..the kindness and thoughtfulness of a friend.

I opened my front door to a large box ..a spring bulb arrangement, in a trug..from
Michele of Cowboys and Custard
How thoughtful was that?!
Thank you so much, Michele. I am truly touched. ;-)
I'll take another photo when it is all in bloom..



So I suppose you could say that all in all..it's been a wonderful day!! ;-)


And there's more to add...
My lovely pupil ,Carla , arrived at my door...
She had made me a cake...


And now..you all know my age ;-)

What a great day!!

43 comments:

LittleGem said...

Happy Birthday Sal, you got some gorgeous pressies, I love the chalkboard :) Hope you had a wonderful day xx lots of love Gem

Cowboys and Custard said...

So glad you were showered with gifts Sal.. you jolly well deserve it!!

You might have to break the ice before you can plant those bulbs.. more snow on the way tonight I hear!

Much love
Michele xx

Sue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Wow! you had some fabby presents. I need your friends & relatives to give advice to my friends & relatives on present ideas! lol. Have a lovely day Sue x

Ginny said...

Happy Birthday to you!

I can see that you have had a lovely day and been spoilt... what lovely gifts that you have received... the crochet book looks lovely... perfect for you!
lots of love Ginny xxx

Tea with Willow said...

A very Happy Birthday, Sal! What gorgeous preents - I love the LA draught excluder, it's so pretty ... and what lovely, thoughtful ideas - bulbs, crochet flowers etc! Enjoy the rest of your evening.

Willow x

Shabby Chick said...

Wow you lucky thing, not one bad present amongst them! That chalk board is super gorgeous, did your son choose it himself? And I am loving the draught excluder too. How sweet of Michele to send you the basket, that will look stunning soon.

Mel xxx

Shabby Chick said...

... oh yes and ♥ Happy Birthday ♥ to you!

Mel xxx

twiggypeasticks said...

Fantastic, Happy Birthday Sal!!
Twiggy x

Rosesposes said...

Hi Sal
Happy birthday. Sounds like you are having a lovely day. Your flowers are a beautifull colour and your presents are all lovely. Just what I would like too! That is so sweet of your pupil bring
you round a lovely cake, how sweet. I hope she stayed for a slice!
x Dom

Josie-Mary said...

Happy birthday Sal, looks like you've had a good day. Love the chalk board. How sweet of your pupil to make you a cake....you must be a lovely teacher :)

April said...

Happy Birthday - love your pressies

April xx

maria said...

Happy Birthday from me too!

maria said...

Happy Birthday from me too!

LissyLou said...

Happy Birthday!! and what great gifts. How lovely of your student to come round with a cake! It sounds like you had a gorgeous day. x

Kitty said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y* *S*A*L*!*

So pleased to read you had a smashing birthday. Best wishes from me and the Wrinklets, and here's hoping you have a wonderful year ahead. x

Country Cottage Chic said...

Happy, happy birthday Sal! You certainly received some lovely, thoughtful gifts! Enjoy the rest of your day!

Love,
Jayne

Ragged Roses said...

Happy birthday - hope you are having a wonderful day. What wonderful pressies!
Kimx

Mouse said...

Happy Birthday :0) Lovely presents you have there, look forward to seeing what you may knit or crochet from that goreous book.

Josie-Mary said...

I'll still be working in Exeter but we're going to Crediton... I grew up there & spent 17 years trying to get out but OH loves it & wants to move... I've been putting it off for about 4 years!! Not that bad now I'm older & the house prices are loads cheaper.
Hope you're having a good evening... Have you opened the wine yet??? :)

Mr Snippets said...

Happy Birthday My Darling

Has it really been two years since we met and fell in love?

As I recall you were only two then - lol!

xxxx

Mr Snippets said...

The loveliness of a lady is reflected by the friends she has, either in her home, her town or on her blog

MarmaladeRose said...

Happy Birthday! What fantastic presents! I love the LA draft stop.

Knitty, Vintage and Rosy said...

How perfectly lovely.

Happy Birthday.

Lisa
Knitty, Vintage and Rosy

Simone said...

Happy Birthday Sal! You have had some truly wonderful presents.x

Rosie said...

Happy Birthday Sal, It looks like you are having a lovely time and received some fabulous presents. :) xx

Hen said...

Hello Sal,
A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! Looks like you had some great goodies. Like the look of the Paul Atterbury book. we've got the draught excluder - what great taste, hee hee!

Hen x

Hen said...

Hello Sal,
A great big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you! Looks like you had some great goodies. Like the look of the Paul Atterbury book. we've got the draught excluder - what great taste, hee hee!

Hen x

MaryPoppins said...

What gorgeous and special presents you had, I adore the draught excluder

Happy Birthday To you :)

Thank you so much for the lovely hugs, we shall indeed keep our fingers crossed for Mr. Poppins, there are so many of us going through the same thing and i feel for everyone

X

Leisa said...

Happy Birthday Sal, What a lovely time you must have had - I must say it's a great month to have a birthday!!!

Country Bliss said...

Happy birthday Sal, what lovely presents you had especially the chalkboard.
Yvonne x

Rosie said...

Belated Happy Birthday wishes, I missed your post yesterday - sounds like you had a super day what gorgeous flowers and presents:)

funkymonkey said...

Hello Sal. A belated Happy Birthday to you. You've had some wonderful presents. I may be round later to pinch the chalkboard and the chocolate!

Tracey

ethel and edna's tearoom said...

Wow! What fab prezzies. That draught excluder is amazing. Glad you had a good day. I just hope you're not too badly snowed in now... Keep warm.xx

summerfete said...

Sal sorry I missed your birthday!!
Looks like you had a great day.

Love those gardening goodies.

I wonder if you had snow on your birthday?

Clare xx

French Knots said...

Looks like you had a super Birthday! Love the chalk board!

cocoa and blankets said...

Happy Birthday Sweetie...was thinking about you this morning when the news was describing the terrible weather that you are having...hope you and yours are safe and not stuck in a terrible snow jam...H

Mrs.Kwitty said...

Happy Happy Birthday!!!

I'm happy to see that you were properly spoiled on your special day!! Many happy returns of the day.

Smiles, Karen

MelMel said...

Oh Happy Birthday for Thurseday....looks like a wonderful day, brill gifts....hope today is being just as nice?

Thank you Sal....have a super weekend!xx

Margaret's Ramblings said...

A Happy Birthday Sal, you sure had a great day, Margaret

this is my patch said...

Happy Birthday Sal, I hope your birthday was as good as your presents, I would have been well pleased to have received everything. I may have to treat myself to that draft excluder and the holidays book! Michele really is kind and most generous, what a lovely trug. x

Wild Rose said...

Belated Birthday Greetings Sal ~ it sounds like a wonderful day.

Marie x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Belated Happy Birthday to you!!! It looks as though you had a fantastic day! What lovely pressies! What's it like being 25!!!!! ( If only!!!!! : ) )

Sharon xx

Bobbie Lynn said...

Looks like you had a wonderful day. Happy Birthday.