Tuesday, May 26, 2009

Birthday weekend!

Hello blogging buddies! I hope you all had a wonderful relaxing weekend? I say this on Tuesday because it feels like my weekend has lasted for four days - what with Mr SUDs being home with me, having taken a couple of days leave from work! :-)

It was my birthday on Saturday! I just thought I'd share these few pics with you!
The day began with breakfast in bed on Saturday morning, and a little bundle of pressies from my partner and children! We had a wonderful relaxing day... we mooched around and spent time together, not doing anything in particular... just enjoying good company! Mr SUDs and I had planned to go out in the evening, but he wasn't very well, so we stayed home and shared the evening with his parents. They bought me the beautiful flowers you see above!

My gorgeous friend, Narelle, popped in for a surprise visit and brought me this stunning rose. Isn't she a darling? We then caught up on Sunday and toured the Mount Dandenong Ranges - one of our favourite places!!
First stop was in my favourite cafe where we indulged in coffee and cake!

We went for a little walk around Olinda and I took this pic of Miss Marples tea rooms - this is where I spent my last birthday!!

This is one of the gifts that Narelle gave me. It is a ribbon-dispenser and she made it herself! Isn't she clever? Inside was a lovely personal message, encouraging me to believe in myself. It brought a tear to my eye...

And this is a fantastic magazine that Mr SUDs gave me! It is an American magazine and can't be bought in Australia... so bless him, he searched ebay for it!! I was so touched!

Isn't this bag divine? If you want to make one, check out the Better Homes & Gardens website
www.bhg.com for the free download. There are lots of free downloads on this site, so be sure to have a good look around!
Until next time - happy creating! xx


Dolores said...

Happy belated birthday! It sounds like it was enjoyable.

Liz said...

Happy, happy birthday for the weekend Vikki, sounds as if you had a great one. I love Miss Marples, it's just such a long way from us here! Beautiful flowers you lucky lady you.
Big Hugs, lizzie

Jenny of Elefantz said...

What a beautiful birthday weekend, Vikki!! I'm so happy that you celebrated with loved ones and were spoiled with BOTH my favourite flowers, and went to MISS MARPLES TEA ROOMS!!! Is there truly such a place??? Oh my!!! Blossom and I are avid Miss Marple followers (apprentice super sleuths are we!) and would kill to go there!! Perhaps Miss Marple would appear from a corner table where she'd be enjoying her tea and scones, and come solve the murder? ;-)

barb's creations said...

Looks like you had a lovely birthdy weekend.Looove the scrummmy looking cake.....Hope you had a fantastic fun-filled day :)Barb.

Jo in TAS said...

Happy Belated Birthday Vikki! Love the flowers you received and it sounds like the perfect way to spend a birthday "Mooching Around".
How thoughtful of your hubby to look for something different, double thumbs up to him!!

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday Vikki. I look forward to catching up with all you news when I see you tonight.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Deb said...

Vikki, Happy Birthday for Saturday, you kept that quiet!! Sounds like you had a wonderful day which you deserve, filled with many special memories, sunshine and roses. big hugs xx

Unknown said...

So glad you had a nice birthday and enjoyed time with your friend . Happy Belated Wishes !

Feedsack Fantasy said...

What a beautiful birthday ... wishes via me ... so glad you enjoyed your day.
TTFN ~ Marydon

Anonymous said...

As I can see you had a great birthday. What a great gifts you got esspecially the magazine and the ribbon dispender. I'm sorry I forgot your birthday.

Anna Rosa Designs said...

Hi Vikki,
A belated Happy Birthday to you.
Sounds like you had a wonderful day/weekend and you were spoilt like you deserve.

I've heard so much about Mrs Marple's but haven't been yet.
I must make a date.

Vicki ♥ said...

Happy belated birthday Vikki and now I have to find Miss Marples Tea Rooms....MMMMmm yum!! I am glad you had a lovely day :)Hugs hugs

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Vikki! HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! OK, so, as usual I'm a little late - but it's still a heartfelt birthday wish!! And may you have a 'beary' special year to come filled with lots of fabulous adventures, wonderful friends, loving family and little blessings! Love your flowers, especially that gorgeous red gerbra (I think that's what it is?? Flower recognition needs work!!) Hope the weekend has set the tone for your week and that you're having a beaut one! Birthday Bear Hugs! KRIS

Kiwifruit-Shiree said...

Hello Vikki
Happy Birthday to you, I do hope that it was as enjoyable as it sounds, how nice to have your husband for whole 4 days in a row!
Have fun with that book of bags!

Simone de Klerk said...

You certainly had a wonderful day, Vikki! Such beautiful flowers from you Parents in Law and from your friend. And the presents you got. So touching! You have very special people around you, dear Vikki!!! I bet you are still enjoying the moments of your long weekend!


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