My friends and family know me all too well. And one I'm very excited to read is The Villa Girls, by Nicky Pellegrino.
What was I saying about friends and family knowing me well?!
Little brother gave me three presents - once in recognition of every decade that (sadly) is now behind me. And to signify my first decade, I received a box of lego. There's always going to be a child in me I think!
4. Cath Kidston travel set
Wow! How spoilt was I. All the way from my beloved London came a beautiful Cath Kidston travel kit, complete with eye mask, pillow, toiletries bag and a carry on bag. What's more, I'm off on holiday tomorrow (which, by the way may mean blogging becomes a little irratic!) so I'll get to try it all out then. Very exciting!
But not just any clothes. My wonderful and oh so clever ma-in-law screenprinted one of her doodles onto t-shirts for me! She really is brilliant!
It's great being a woman - you get such wonderful gifts, but every now and then you just want something practical. And my father delivered! Dads are good like that. But I am now equipped with a torch that shines the way 200m in front of me and is so bright that if you shine it into your eyes you'll be seeing stars for... well, a long time!
My hubby is a whizz in the kitchen and my birthday started with pancakes for breakfast... topped with bananas, maple syrup and cherry ice cream. Delicious!
9. Ice cream cake
And as if pancakes weren't enough - hubby also made me a birthday cake. An ice cream cake! Imagine a bottom layer of crushed digestive biscuits, a middle layer of neopolitan ice cream with mini marshmallows throughout, and a top layer of colourful smarties... is your mouth watering yet? Sorry, but I'm not sharing ;)
Then hubby spoilt me some more with a beautiful piece of artwork I had been eyeing up for months. I may have dropped a few subtle hints but nevertheless....
And what's more, hubby gave me some diamond earrings that match my engagement ring.
I've decided that turning 30 ain't so bad after all!
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