So as not to clog you up with too many pictures at once, I split my birthday blog into 2..so without further ado!
In the evening I changed into a little floaty number from House of Fraser. It is one of those dresses which is higher at the front and longer at the back. I didn't think I would be able to pull it off but I actually really love this style at the moment, and it was perfect for a summery evening with wine and dinner in the garden. My mum kindly took some pictures for me, which meant I could avoid the usual and awkward self timer shots! I teamed the dress with a plaited belt and I was good to go!
I only had a little cake, and being the baker amongst my friends I always make theirs but never get one in return!#bakingproblems . It was a little lemon cake, with two lonely candles on top! It was pretty delicious though!
Now...on to the presents!
Louise and Kiwi got me a wonderful gift of a picnic basket, a very apt present not only because my birthday was a picnic-y event but because they are one of my most favourite things! I cannot wait to use it! Louise even put a red ribbon tied in a bow on the handles!
Another person who knows me too well is of course my best friend Sam, who bought me recipe books from my favourite chefs, especially Gregg Wallace - whose face I look at when feeling down as it gives me an instant boost of happiness! Not only is it Gregg (and Ainsley) but the books feature my favourite thing..DESSERT! As a keen baker this was a brilliant gift, and also very thoughtful - I don't think anyone else would know who my favourite chefs were! I also received a hilarious pun-tastic card and even better I am expecting another gift when I next see him! I wish Sam could have spent the day with us yesterday, but he is uncool like that. To make it up he facetime-d me in the evening and I even got an impromptu ukulele performance!
|Me and Gregg, we are like THAT..|
Overall my birthday was brilliant. I got a small selection of wonderful gifts (and a not so wonderful Snuggie, which my mum got me as a joke, but I will probably sadly end up using) and had the most brilliant day! Thank you everyone!