Sunday, 28 May 2017

The Big 50

On Wednesday I will hit the big 50! Half a century old, I can't quite believe it. No complaints from me though, I'm just happy and grateful to be celebrating another year.
I do remember thinking when Amy was a baby that I'd be 50 when she turned 18 and it seemed ages away, so I'm not sure how it's arrived so quickly but it has. Here she is with her first wage slip.
When Thomas turns 18 I'll be 56 - bet that's here in the blink of an eye as well.
I'm not even thinking about how old I'll be when this little lady hits 18. 
          
My celebration request was afternoon tea at Nutters which was lovely. I'm definitely a lightweight where drink is concerned these days. After 4 glasses of champagne I went straight to bed when I got in. 
Today we had a little get together at home with a few sandwiches and more cake.
I'd asked Mum for a book and a vintage china trio tea set which was produced the year I was born.
I had lots of other gifts as well. Some were requested, others were surprises and all were lovely. Champagne, truffles, a jigsaw, perfume, a voucher and a knitting bag. 
Tomorrow we are off to the van and on my birthday I'm off to win my fortune at the casino! Coincidentally my 40th was also spent in our first van at Chatsworth.

If anybody wants to drop by for a peek I've decided to do a little project during my 50th year, which will start on Wednesday. I'm going to post a photo a day with just a few lines to go with it and continue with my usual weekly blog on a Sunday. I really liked the idea of starting a scrapbook but I know I won't keep that up so it seemed a better option to do it blog style. 

It's been a truly awful week in the UK for everybody and I can only hope we never have to go through anything like that again. Hope the coming week is a good one for all of you. 

xxx










21 comments:

  1. Happy birthday for Wednesday, Suzanne. How lovely a day yu had yesterday with bubbles as well! Where are you off to for the week? Hope the weather stays dry at least, I did another of my 70 things this week-had my hair chopped-what a difference it has made especially in thus clammy weather. By the way, you'll be exactly my age when Sienna is 18 so just a young thing really-lol. Happy days. Catriona

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    1. Thank you Catriona. We went to Pipers Heights. Yes, I'll still be a spring chicken really when Sienna hits 18 lol. Aunty Edith tells us we're still babies - mind you she's 93 so we probably are to her. xx

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  2. Happy, Happy birthday. You are my kind of lady, kicking off the celebrations before the actual day arrives!

    I hope you have a fabulous time away, and enjoy your birthday once it arrives!

    Absolutely agree, not a week to be repeated. Totally poo, actually.
    xx

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    1. Thank you Sadie. I've got holding several celebrations for my birthday down to a fine art! We had a lovely time at the van. Just not keen on the coming home bit. If I didn't think I'd be hauled up before the headteacher for attendance I'd be inclined to whisk Thomas out for another week. xx

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  3. Wishing you a very happy birthday - 1967 was a great year!

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    1. Thank you Serenata. I'm sure lots of great things happened in 1967 but Mum can only remember being terrified when the 6 day war started. Mark was born a year earlier and his Mum remembers us winning the world cup. Much nicer haha. xx

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  4. Happy Birthday - afternoon tea and champagne - that is my kind of birthday celebration. Have a wonderful day on the actual day and enjoy your trip away xxx

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    1. Thank you MMC. Afternoon tea was lovely. I'm going to recreate my own this week with my new china cup and saucer, the bottle of champers from Matthew and Sophie and truffles from Mark. xx

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  5. Happy birthday! And I love how you've chosen to celebrate... just my style! Have a good birthday week & have even more fun on Wednesday!

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    1. Thank you Angel Jem. You can't beat afternoon tea for a birthday celebration can you. The only downside was some of the sandwiches were goats cheese. I cannot stand the stuff but Sienna loved it. xx

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  6. Enjoy your time in the van and have a very happy birthday!

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    1. Thank you Thrift Deluxe. I think of you every time I'm over on the Fylde coast. You live in a lovely part of the country. xx

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  7. I hope you enjoy your birthday and have a wonderful year ahead Suzanne. The cakes (both at Nutters and home) look delicious and it looks like you received some lovely and very thoughtful gifts. The afternoon tea is a perfect way to celebrate.
    Enjoy your time at the van and I will look forward to your 50th year project.
    A very Happy Birthday to you my lovely. XXX

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    1. Thank you so much Jules. I had a lovely weekend and the day itself was perfect. I even managed a little win at the casino of £37! Itching to get started on the jigsaw this week - it's just the sort of scene I like doing. xx

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  8. Hi, Suzanne,
    Please excuse the interruption but I was sent this way by Rachel because I asked about that little baby jacket kit. I love it and wondered if you could send me one by post. My email is joyclark296@googlemail.com and I'd be very grateful if you could.
    Many thanks for reading
    Joy x

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    1. Hello Joy and welcome to Number 38. I will e-mail you about the knitting kit. xx

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  10. Suzanne.....just popped by to wish you a very Happy 50th Birthday.
    I hope you have a wonderful day.
    Love Sheila-x-x-x-

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    1. Thank you Sheila. My birthday was lovely and spending it at the van was an added bonus. I hope you and the family are managing to get through these days in the run up to the funeral and things are going to plan. xx

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  11. Happy birthday! Sounds like you've had a lovely celebration!

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    1. Thank you Bless. I had a lovely weekend and going to the van just topped it off nicely. xx

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