Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Birthday Goodies and a GIVEAWAY!!!

Yesterday was the day of my birth and this was the reason the sun came out, or that's what I tell people anyway! It was really rather lovely to have a day at home with some blue sky to look at and a bit of warmth on my skin after all the endless cold and grey and wet.

Back to work today and the rain was back too, so I rest my case!

I had a lovely day pootling about in the morning, then over to my brother's house to have my hair done and eat some absolutely delicious Nutella birthday cake courtesy of my Mum. *happy sigh*

Monday night I went out with 4 girlfriends to eat and drink and be very merry. Good times indeed.

I came home to these beautiful roses
 and a bottle of fizz, which I am sitting quaffing even as I type now. I also got this wonderous clock for my kitchen.
I think it's safe to say I will be following it's instruction to the letter!

I also got some more books to add to my never shrinking bedside pile.

 I'm particularly chuffed with 'Hollywood Rocks!' it has been on my wishlist for ages now and has gone some way to soothe my Rock of Ages 'outraged nostalgia' with very much more happy memories of my misspent youth!

From Soo I got an elephant cushion and this fab Snoopy t-shirt. We have a tradition of ice cream eating together so it is apt indeed.

The postcard is of Bournemouth and tells of glorious weather and a 'simply topping time' being had teaching the boys how to 'get in the water' Priceless, I love it.


I have been thinking for a while of doing a giveaway and it somehow seemed apt to do it today, so I had a little toiletries spree.

1. Mighty Mouth by Soap and Glory - 3 steps to gorgeous lips!

2. Glow Lotion by Soap and Glory

3.Max Factor Lipfinity Lip Tint in Pink Princess

4. Collection 2000 Lipstick in Cherry Pop.

You know the drill. leave a comment below and I shall enter you in the draw. :-)


  1. Happy Birthday, lovely! I'm glad the sun came out for makes a difference. Look at those roses...gorgeous.
    Spoiling us with your giveaway...count me in!

  2. Happy Birthday! Sounds like a fab day, mmmmm nutella cake :o)

  3. Sounds like you had a perfect birthday! I would love to take part in your giveaway. I would also like the recipe for the Nutella cake!

  4. Haaaaaaappy Birthday!!!! Sounds like a wonderful day :)

    Oohh - count me in for the giveaway - I love Soap & Glory stuff :)

  5. A belated happy birthday!! You had some great pressies, love the book selection.

    I'm always in for a giveaway, and I am after some new lip products so this could be meant to be...fingers crossed!!

    Miss P xx

  6. I love the look of the keeping up apperances book - tell me what it's like. I also recently bought a book in the same series as the 1930s home book, they do some great titles (I got the cottage garden one)
    Glad you had a great birthday - mmm nutella cake!

    Yes please give away - have you entered mine? or princess pru's?

  7. Happy birthday! (slightly belatedly). Some great looking books, I have the one with Debbie Harry on the front on my wish list, you'll have to tell me if it's good. And Hollywood Rock sounds great - I'm guessing GnR might make an appearance?

    I'd love to enter the giveaway, I have makeup older than my children and could do with a change!

  8. aahhh Happy belated birthday glad to hear you had a lovely day your roses are beautiful. What a lovely give away to i would love to be entered in it please. dee x

  9. Birthday?!
    Happy Birthday,lovely lady!!!
    Nice treats;I'd love to paw through those books!!!

    I'd love to enter your giveaway!

  10. Happy belated birthday! I hope all has been fabulous since :)

  11. Happiest (slightly belated) birthday wishes, sweet gal! May your year ahead sparkle and shine with everything your heart desires and more!!!

    ♥ Jessica