Tuesday, 24 August 2010

It can't be true!

I can't really be 50 - can I? I know I don't feel 50, although maybe my bones ain't quite as supple as they once were!!!!

On Friday last week I turned 50 and had a lovely day. I was brought breakfast in bed by the boys, even had fresh flowers on the tray (including an ant!!).

My sister arrived about lunch time for the start of the party - which lasted all day and included lots of cake and champagne for lunch and dinner. My husband did all the cooking and managed a lovely roast for dinner.

Thankfully I did not have to blow out 50 candles, just 5 - one for each decade!

Everyone, especially my youngest son, has been planning a box of 50 presents for some time now. It was a lovely idea and you can see them all here. Each present had been individually wrapped (and numbered) and it was great fun to open them all. They ranged from cotton wool pads, nail varnish, sweets, DVDs, some scrapbooking supplies, toiletries, earrings, a couple of links for my Nomination bracelet,  a mug, a cute meerkat keyring, a couple of scarves, a felted brooch and a felted pin cushion in the shape of a cupcake, a Radley umbrella, a fountain pen and of course the book "When I am old I shall wear purple". It was great fun. I also got some lovely jewellery and a watch. I am a 'jewellery person' and just love wearing all different kinds of necklaces and earrings.

My youngest son had a prepared a list of games for us to play during the day including Pass the Parcel (of course), Pass the Bomb (which is a word game), Pictionary and  a couple of fun games on the Wii.

On the Thursday I had made a cheesecake for the very first time to have at dinner. It was lovely and was really easy to make - so I shall be making more of them.

Also on the Thursday the boys made some cup cakes and decorated them.

All in all it was a great day - but am I really 50 now!!!!!

Monday, 23 August 2010

A week of Birthdays!

Last week was a busy week - a week of two birthdays. Andrew's was on Wednesday and mine was on Friday. Andrew was 11 and is now going into his last year at Primary School! Needless to say a lot of his presents had a ManU theme - bedlinen, fleece blanket, towel, clock. He had asked for money so he has now bought himself an Ipod Nano - a cool orange one! My little boy is growing up!

And for the cake - a football field of course!

I shall be back later with some photos from my significant birthday!

Tuesday, 10 August 2010

Glory glory...

Man United! The highlight of our holiday for Andrew was a visit to Old Trafford, the home of Manchester United Football Club. Over the past year he has become a fan and really enjoyed the visit. We went on the Stadium and Museum Tour and it was good. We got into various parts of the ground and there were lots of photo opportunities.

We got into the players changing room, where they have their shirts hanging round the walls.

He got to sit in the managers seat in the dug out.

In the Museum were all the trophies that the team have won over the years.

And of course there was a shop - a huge shop!!! So he had no trouble at all in spending his holiday money (and some of ours!).

We even managed to find a ManU cake in Tesco's on the way home - so of course we had to have that too!

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