So, as of around 12.30am ish, I am now 48 years old, (Mum can't remember the exact time, she says it was a bad labour and she's tried to erase it from her memory). My age doesn't bother me at all now, getting older is a bonus. Life is what it is and it only moves forwards.
What I find a little bit scary is how fast time passes. Me and Mark can be talking about something that we can remember as clearly as though it were yesterday, and then we realise it was 20 years ago.
I've had some lovely presents. Thomas has obviously picked up on the gardening theme this year and he chose these lovely garden candles, gardening gloves and a butterfly for me.
And his card made me smile with his 'yours sincerely'.
Amy and 'adopted daughter' made me a lovely basket full of smellies. They arranged and wrapped it themselves and I've got bubble bath, lotion, gel, shampoo, bath bombs, candles etc. I think a luxurious soak in the bath might be on the agenda this week.
From Mark I got a bottle of my favourite perfume. I once had a body like this but we're talking many moons ago.
And my brother and sister-in-law came down for a brew and gave me this lovely teapot which is right up my street.
I couldn't wait to start the jigsaw and as I don't have a board big enough it will be a puzzle of 3 pieces which I'll join up at the end.
I made Sunday lunch as usual then Mark, Amy and Thomas made afternoon tea. It was hard choosing which cake to have but after a lot of deliberation I went for the strawberry tart. Delicious!
The only disappointment of the day is that Home Fires isn't on but apart from that it's been a lovely birthday.