It all started off well and I opened my presents with a little helper in tow who seemed to think that it was all for her!!!
It was all for ME :)))
He also got me a Cricut Design Studio, plus some CDs.
I got some beautiful gold and crystal earrings and a necklace from Nicola and the most delish DKNY handbag from Emma. Naughty girls for spending so much on me but they are both soooo drool-worthy and I just love them xxxx
And look what else I got from my lovely friends..
From Mrs Kath, one of my bestest ever blog buds - did I tell you she is Cardmaker of the Year ? Dead proud of her I am xxxx And she just about sums up one of my fave sayings - it's nice to be important but it is important to be nice. I have to say that Emma spied this and I think she might have designs on it, but ohhh no, hands off cos it's mine mine mine lol xxxx
From my friend Jacquie - she got these cos that pink is the same colour that my hair was not so long ago :)))
From the totally lovely and very sweet Mich, without whom there would be no pink pig sty
and from the lovely Jill, one of the nicest, sweetest girls in Blogland
So once Emma and Kyla had gone, Richard lit our stove and I made us a special brekkie - smoked salmon and scrambled eggs on toast with a nice glass of bucks fizz - well it was a special occasion. It was so nice to sit there eating our grub watching the logs burning. Simple pleasures and all that.
So. blubbing over, I settled down to open my cards. I only put the handmade ones here but there are loads of others. Oh I am soooo lucky :)))
From Barb - the pic at the top is the inside and the bottom one is the front. You may not be able to see it from my photo but it opens up to say 1958.
So, all in all, and as that old wrinkly Brucie would say, 'didn't I do well???' Mind you , he would also probably say 'who are you calling wrinkly, you old bat?'
And there was more .....
My boss came round early evening and brought me a bottle of something rather fab and also some M&S vouchers.
But it didn't end there. I had told my girls that I didn't want a big fuss, and bless them they kept it all nice and calm for which I am ever so grateful.
But they did get me a cake and unfortunately we ate it before I took a pic lol xx But I can tell you it was a ginormous gadunga Mr Kipling French Fancy - in pink, natch. OMG how fabulous. It serves 12 apparently, although seemingly not in this house lol xxxx
Then the girls decided to give me my surprise prez. They said they had scoured the length and breadth of all the shops around here looking for the ultimate old lady gift.
Who needs designer handbags and jewellry when you have these babies!!!
I could have slapped the pair of them if I hadn't been laughing so much. I apologise here and now if anyone has these actual slippers cos I don't mean any offence and I'm not laughing (much, snigger snigger) BUT I have to say they are real old gal boots ie not so much one foot in the grave, but both feet and up to the knees in it!!! I bet even my gran would not have gone near them.
But in a strange sort of way, they are ever so slightly fab and loaded with funkity funk dontcha think??
But I will keep them and treasure them, and you never know, one day .........
But just not yet eh!!!
On a serious note, I really do have to thank everyone from the bottom of my heart and most sincerley for all the cards, giftage, best wishes and nice words. I could not have asked for a nicer or more perfect day. I had no idea when I started this crazy blog thing just 10 months ago, that I would meet so many lovely warm, kind and generous people and I feel blessed to have made so many friends.
Loads of hugs