Friday, 5 February 2010

Such a lovely day! ;-)

Welcome to my flower shop...Sally Flower!

Today is my birthday and phew, what a lovely day I'm having!

We'll forget the age... as my motto is, 'Act your shoe size!!' ;-)

Eight of us went out for a fab lunch at The Hare and Hounds, Kingskerswell.

My b/day actually began yesterday, when these lovely flowers arrived... from the lovely Michele (of Cowboys and Custard fame!)

Followed up today with Roses, from dear Mr S!

These from my sis...

And Carnations (top pic) from my lovely daughter, along with this delightful book ...and
she had also baked cakes...which tasted delicious..and have now almost all gone.

Nich gave me these silicone cake cases .

My mum and dad filled up a basket...
And gave me some dosh to spend...way hay! More about that in a mo...;-)

I bet you are thinking..'No CK this year,Sal? '...not the case!
My sis came up trumps with these large CK zipped bags..I am in desperate need for storage for my jumpers etc so ..ideal!

Plus this lovely napkin holder (not from CK)

I received some lovely cards but this one took me back to the days when I sat on the butter cross in a fave city of mine.

I recognised it instantly and some of you will too!
Mr S gave me this gorgeous Cashmere cardy from Orvis in Exeter, along with the raspberry scraf from, Moko in Gandy Street
And also..
Boots look so much nicer surrounded with flowers, don't you think?
Having searched for a while for some very comfy boots, I ended up with some DMs!!
I'm glad I did as these are so comfortable.
They are not the clumpiest DMs but slightly more dainty, if ever there could be such a thing!
They are Dr Martens 'Paloma' boots.
We tramp around a lot on Saturdays and these will be well used...starting off with tomorrow..!

I know exactly where we are going ! ;-)

Thank you to all of my lovely family for making today so fab!

Finally...the winner of my last giveaway is...

Sarah of 'Iandcuckoo'

Well done! ;-)

Have a great weekend everyone!



ginny said...

Happy Birthday Sal,
hope you are having the most wonderful day,
love ginny xxx

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Happy Happy Birthday Sal,

What a beautiful family you have, all those flowers! amazing, you deserve them, have fun this evening,

Sarah x

all kinds of everything said...

Very happy Birthday to you,
and a wonderful and creative new-year!I like the idea of shoe-size!!
Have a nice evening.

Pixiedust said...

Happy Birthday, Looks like you got some lovely things. xxx

VintageVicki said...

Happy Birthday Sal

What a lovely colourful post - it must smell amazing in your house tonight with all those flowers :)

Vicki xx

galant said...

What a lovely day you have had, a gathering of all the family for a celebratory meal, flowers, presents, cards ... what could be nicer? Love the boots ... those boots certainly were made for walking! And what a lovely selection of goodies your Mum and Dad put together for you! It's not over until midnight, so have a good birthday evening!
Margaret P

LoloDesigns said...

Such a lovely lot of beautiful flowers! Looks like you are having a lovely birthday, enjoy the rest of it :o) xx

mitmot said...

Happy birthday Sal, your package of strips arrived safe with me and is fab - thanks so much :-) - you should get yours tomorrow xx

frayedattheedge said...

Happy Birthday!! I think the picture is Winchester - we lived in Alresford in the 80's and got married in Winchester (the Registrar's is in the building beside the naked man on the horse!!)

Shirl said...

Happy Birthday Sal. What a wonderful day you are having and hope you have lots of fun on your trip tomorrow ... :0)

Shirl x

MelMel said...

Happy Birthday...I love your boots!xxx

Michela said...

Happy happy birthday Sal!!!
Enjoy the rest of your celebration ;-)

smiffy66 said...

Happy birthday Sal x x Sue

Ellouise88 said...

Happy Birthday to you! Hope the celebration lasts throughout the weekend! Finally made it to the Post Office today (better late than never)!

BusyLizzie said...

Happy, Happy Birthday Sal! Love your DM's (a tad less clumpy than mine!) what fab flowers, you are a lucky lady. Have a brilliant weekend. Lizzie x

Thecraftytrundler said...

Happy Birthday, Sal!!! It looks as though you've had a lovely day, with great people, and lovely presents!! The flowers are all gorgeous!!

Sharon xx

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy Birthday Sal - the fifth of February is a good day, my youngest is 24 today too! You had some really lovely gifts. Have a really good day out tomorrow. May I give to a tip - take all the leaves off the roses strip them bare leaving only the rose on the top and they will last much longer!

Menopausal musing said...

Happy, happy, HAPPY birthday Sal, hope it was brilliant. I love silicone bakeware, it's wonderful. Let your cakes cool for a good three or four minutes before removing, et voila! :O))))))

Lyn said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! and many happy returns of the day.

Simone said...

Happy Birthday Sal. With flowers and Doc Martens you can't go wrong. Have a lovely day out tomorrow. x

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! wish a little dickie bird had come along to tell me earlier! What lovely pressies you had...LOVE those boots...I'll show you my DM's sometime...they are so comfy!
Lots of love...
Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

Serenata said...

A very happy birthday to you Sal and wishing you a wonderful weekend. You got some really beautiful flowers - aren't you a lucky girl! ;-)

Karen said...

Belated birthday greetings Sal for yesterday xx

It looks like you have had a fab day and I hope you continue to enjoy the whole weekend :)

Andi's English Attic said...

No need to say I wish you a Happy Birthday because, obviously, you DID have a really happy birthday. I'll say it anyway: HAPPY BIRTHDAY! And happy spending. xx

Menopausal musing said...

Happy Birthday for yesterday... I tried leaving a message last night. You look to have done so well....... I have silicone cake cases and love the things.... The DM's are intriguing, hope to hear more about them and how comfortable they are after traipsing around....

Carol said...

Happy birthday for yesterday Sal.
Weren't you the (very) lucky girl? What beautiful flowers and presents. I particularly love the basket of goodies from your parents and the boots.

Rosie said...

Wow, Sal - great presents - lovely flowers and super boots! Happy belated Birthday for yesterday and I hope you are having a great time today:)

Country Cottage Chic said...

Happy Birthday fellow Aquarian!
I also had new boots & a cardi for my birthday...must be a February thing!


The Weaver of Grass said...

Happy Birthday Sal. Enjoy your day out if you can manage to find the door through all those flowers!
How lucky to live near to an Orvis - I buy all my clothes there but it has to be by mail order.
What lovely goodies you had - and what a loving family. Have a nice weekend.

Ticking stripes said...

Looks as if you had a great day - Happy belated birthday!

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

Happy Birthday, Sal. Looks like you were a very lucky girl, some lovely bits and bobs there, particularly like your scarf.

whatshappeningatmyhouse said...

Happy Birthday, Sal. Looks like you were a very lucky girl, some lovely bits and bobs there, particularly like your scarf.

Florence and Mary said...

Happy Birthday!!!

Have a great weekend

Victoria xx

Guenievre said...

Je suis un peu en retard, mais de tout coeur, je te souhaite un "Happy Birthday" !!!
Tu as eu de bien jolis cadeaux.

LissyLou said...

Happy birthday sal xxxxxxxxxxxx

Shropshire Girl said...

Belated birthday wishes, you got some gorgeous presents. Hope your weekend was lovely too. :)