Birthday Treats

Well, there’s no running away from it… Yesterday was my Birthday and I had to up the number of my age. Bluuurgh!

I remember the days when I thought that anything over thirty was ancient. I certainly don’t feel ancient and I’ve well and truly passed that goalpost – I guess it’s how I feel that actually counts isn’t it?!

Family members have spent the past few weeks trying to suss out what I wanted for my birthday this year and I’ve been as difficult as ever. I honestly don’t need anything at all, which makes me a real pain to buy for. My flat is too small to fit anything else in it, and I have an extremely specific style of things that I  like. It’s undoubtedly best that I go down the same route of asking for vouchers every time. I do appreciate people like to buy actual gifts that they can wrap, but I find that vouchers work out to be the best option. If everyone clubs together, I can get some clothes online and I’m more than happy with that. A girl always needs new clothes!

I’m not really into birthdays anymore, but will be dragging mine out a bit this week.  Last night we celebrated by having a lovely dinner and a few cocktails at home, but the real treat is tonight when we return to Dinner By Heston. This weekend we have an overnight stay planned at the Aviator with some friends. Alex is DJing for the night and we will all be treated to what looks like a terrific tasting menu. I’ll certainly be filling you in on all the details next week –  Food porn pictures coming your way soon!

So, this year some of my birthday gifts included – ASOS vouchers from my family, Mich Turners Cake Masterclass book from some friends in Australia and the following lovely treats…

I love this book! The London Style Guide includes lots of lovely images of London
and reveals lots of its ‘hidden’ places that locals love.

I wouldn’t normally want a tea towel for my birthday (not very Rock n Roll).
However, I saw this on Howkapow’s website a few weeks ago and I’d say it sums me up nicely.

An annual favourite…

Alex’s Gran is now the ripe old age ninety two and is still just about managing to master the art of tatting. I asked for a piece for our lounge before she decides to give up completely.

We had a bit of trouble with these flowers that Alex got me as they didn’t fit any of the vases we own. I’ve split them up and spread them around the house!

Alex’s Promise to me. I’m posting it here so I have witnesses and he will have no excuse but to finish the decorating!
Apparently my main gift didn’t come in the post in time… I don’t mind as it’s nice to receive gifts after your birthday as well.

So, that’s it. Another birthday done and one more year added on. I’m off  to ease the pain with some voucher retail therapy…

5 Responses

  1. glamorous glutton June 13, 2012 / 11:05 pm

    I’ve just ordered that book, it looks great. Happy Birthday – hope you enjoyed your lovely presents. GG

    • seebyzoe June 14, 2012 / 10:04 am

      Thanks very much! Enjoy the book :)

  2. ourdreamlives June 14, 2012 / 10:31 am

    happy belated birthday, and i hope you had an amazing meal! the london style guide looks fab, may have to check it out myself :)

  3. seebyzoe June 14, 2012 / 2:12 pm

    Thanks a lot. Just checked out your blog and subscribed via reader. Look forward to reading it! :)

  4. steph June 14, 2012 / 2:37 pm

    What wonderful birthday treats (that tea towel, wow!)! Glad you’re stretching the festivities out. ;)

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