Sunday, October 26, 2008


It was my 38th b'day yesterday and I've been feeling quite spoilt.

It started earlier in the week when I received 2 parcels in the mail - the first was a b'day present from my aunt of a cookbook by Lady Flo Bjelke-Peterson (a former Queensland politician famous for her pumpkin scones) called Classic Collection, and a Grass Roots magazine.

The second was a parcel from the wonderful Tin House Lisa as part of the "Pay it Forward" exchange. I know it wasn't for my b'day, but it felt just as special! She sent me 2 handknitted dishcloths (I've already used one and it's great!), a tea-towel, pot-holder, some seeds and a lavender neck heat bag. Plus my Billy she sent a book bag she'd made with a B on it, plus a book, CD & a cloth lizard! We both felt very spoilt!!! Thank you so much Lisa - I love them all! (I will pay it forward when I get some time). (The photo doesn't show Billy's stuff - it disappeared before I could take a photo of it!)

Saturday morning started way too early with Billy having a bad dream at 4am - he did wish me a happy b'day at that time though :) Got him to back to sleep, went back to bed myself, only to be woken again at 7am when he got up for the morning! Pete & Billy gave me a set of DVD lectures on Shakespeare's plays which looks really interesting. Billy then proceeded to make me breakfast in bed - of choc chips & sugar!!

In the afternoon, we went up to visit Pete's mum, and then over to my parents for a BBQ with my family. I got some more gorgeous presents - my mum & dad gave me an Organic Gardening book & a pair of purple gardening gloves!, my sister & nieces gave me a beautiful pendant made from antique porcelain smashed during the Chinese Cultural revolution, a book and some chocolates, and my grandmother gave me an old Allan Seale gardening book and a box of chocolates.

(A rare photo of me - complete with all of my chins lol)

Tonight I continued to get spoilt - my parents looked after Billy while Pete & I went out for dinner at a local restaurant Treehops - by ourselves! Ahhh, peace & quiet! Bliss! I'm sitting here digesting though - I ate too much :)


libby said...

Happy Birthday!!! Glad you had such a nice day and got some many lovely goodies.


The Tin House said... you think your family might know you're into gardening?
Happy Birthday. Really thrilled you liked your parcel. Those purple gloves are a bit of a must have for the fashion conscious gardener aren't they? I want some too. (santa perhaps)

Lisa x

Kez said...

thanks Libby & Lisa! Yeah do you think they know me or what?! :)

The gloves are great - and my favourite colour :)