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 :)