Tuesday, 4 April 2017

My 50th Birthday - Part 1

My 50th is going to be celebrated in many different ways - some treats will be small and some quite large.  You all know that I received an early birthday present from my hubby - my new kayak.  I had such a ball playing with this and have found it very hard not to drag is out lately as Jimboomba has been suffering some high floods lately.  We have been safe, only losing power for a day or two but being so close to all this water and knowing how much fun kayaking is - well tempted as I might have been - I didn't want to end up on television being rescued for stupid behaviour..  so alas  I must wait a bit before I can play with this again...after all I am 50 now and should know better...
Treat 1 - my kayak...
 Treat 2..  Having my breakfast using a gorgeous  egg cup set that Teresa gave me some years back.. I love this eff cup but tend to eat brekky on the run so don't bother to bring it out... so making an effort to slow down was something I want to do more...
Treat 3..  I have always wanted a wall-papered feature wall in my bedroom - and have had some wall paper put away in the cupboard for ages..  Anyhow, hubby decided to finish this task this week and I cant tell you how tickled pink I am with it..  Now I'm not going to show you my bedroom - that would seem kinda weird but I can show you a snippet or two...

Treat 4... This one is a biggie....My birthday is tomorrow but today is the day I got to spend with The Tuesday Girls. Firstly they came round with pressies and yes, I was spoilt to no end..
Every birthday girl needs a tiara and this one is my special one....
I also received a humungous "it's my birthday" badge...and a pretty pack or serviettes (the girls know I have a fascination with serviettes - there are some really pretty ones out there)..

 I received two main presents from the girls - firstly there is a photo book full of some of the 'crazy' photo's of the antics that we girls have gotten up to in the past... I can't stop looking and laughing at the pictures - boy do we get up to some mischief.  Secondly, I was given a beautiful pair of red Swarovski earrings. . I have been looking for red earrings for ages but could never find any - well I don't know how they did it but they found a pair for me..  They are gorgeous and I wore them all day..  Thanks girls - love my pressies..
My gorgeous new earrings...
With pressies out the way it was time for a road trip.. We headed to Ipswich for the day - I love this town - there are some truly amazing old homes in this area.   We were going to do a little shopping at the Old Flour Mill but unfortunately they don't have any shops here anymore but it was still a lovely place to visit...  Such a gorgeous building - I hope someone does something with it..
 
After investigation this lovely old building it was off for a bit of morning tea.. The Nourish was across the road, so off we went..
 I had the salted caramel slice but we all got something a different so we shared so we could taste a bit of everything..  yummo - it was delicious...
We went for a walk around the area, popping in and out of shops and having a giggle, but no one bought anything so I don't have any photos to show you..
I thought we were booked into somewhere else for lunch but apparently they were not open on a Tuesday and the girls decided not to tell me, but instead, take me somewhere else..
Our booking was at  "Behind Our Picket Fence" and I got such a surprise when we arrived here and not the original chosen destination..  The owner had placed a pink balloon over our table..
We tried taking a few selfies - this was, of course, a laugh in itself - more practice needed..lol
Food was delicious but very filling and I couldn't get through all of my Zucchini Fritters - my stomach was feeling extremely full and instead of  trying to force myself to finish it, I chose to reluctantly leave some behind..
 It was then, that I found out the girls had arranged a birthday cake for me with the owners of the café..  Oh my - this cake was brought out to our table with candles it.. Oh dear - looks like I am going to have to make space for some cake.  Maybe there is room between the fritter and behind the caramel slice..lol   How yummy does this look - it is a chocolate mud cake decorated like a Barip cake..  You girls were so naughty - but I love it...

A pretty table too..
After waddling back to the car, Miss Helen drove us to The Quilter's Store at Salisbury.. The I may have done a little shopping...  maybe some pretty fabrics and a cute tin...
Well that's all for todays celebrations - I had the best day with the girls - thank you again girls, love you heaps...  Feeling very tired now and  still, several hours later, very full - but it was all worth it...
I wonder what tomorrow will bring...
catchya all later..
xx

6 comments:

  1. happy birthday Sandi! hope your day is as wonderful as the ones seen above.

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  2. HappY Happy big 5 Sandi.... I know you are going to enjoy the 50's since they are such fun anyway. Looks like a wonderful start .... friends are so special and a lovely kind hubby aswell...
    Hugz

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  3. Happy 50th Birthday Sandi !!! Love the celebration that you and the girls had!! Its a special number and needs to be celebrated in lots of ways!!

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  4. Happy birthday Sandy.......looks like it is going to be one hell of a year...........started off with wonderful celebrations.......

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  5. Happy birthday Sandi,wow what an awesome time you are having and i love your gifts,so good seeing you have so much fun,oh i love that wallpaper,its so pretty.
    Wow i know how much fun you can have kayaking as my DD1 got one for their kids for xmas and i think she has more fun in it than the kids,lol xx

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  6. I may have spotted you walking along Brisbane St that day. I recognised Teresa when I was on my way to the library. Glad you enjoyed visiting my neck of the woods.. Ipswich is a great place to live!

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