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!!!!!


Lynne said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time!!! Like the idea of the 50 pressies, I've got the same brolly too.

humel said...

Well, you don't look it :-) It looks like you had a fab day and were thoroughly spoilt - which is how it should be! x

Maria Ontiveros said...

50's the new 30, you know!
Happy birthday!

Carolyn Phillips said...

What a wonderful family you have to plan all that, glad it was such a good day.

Sian said...

Happy Birthday! I love the idea of 50 presents - it must have taken a lovely long time to open them all.

Eleanor said...

Happy happy days to you Fiona. What a lovely spread, and such a lovely family.
much love

alexa said...

Many congratulations, Fiona! and what a great idea, those fifty presents ... You look lovely in those photos.:)

Eleanor said...

Hello Fiona, just wondering how you are.

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