As I’m sure you know (I’ve mentioned it enough times!) my birthday was last week. At the age of 35 though, birthdays really aren’t that big of a deal any more. However loved ones always seem to manage to make it special and I enjoyed my day.
In the morning I was woken by the girls – with 2 cards and a Disney Traditions ornament wrapped in beautiful travel paper.
After that, we got up and got breakfast. Chris surprised me with a card and gift, despite the fact I thought he hadn’t got me anything (he had promised to take me shopping instead!)
We had no plans for the morning, so I just let everyone do their own thing, rather than worry about completely trying to fill the day. The girls played on their computer, I started planing my brother’s murder mystery party and Chris sat next to me playing on his iPad. Nat sent me a funny e-card which had me in stitches because she’d accidentally sent a Father’s Day card, but it was soon followed with an actual e-birthday card. My sister emailed me over an Amazon gift voucher and when the post arrived, there was also a card from my parents-in-law and a £25 M&S voucher.
We had a snack lunch and then headed out in the car. We were originally going to head to Torksey Carboot Sale but sadly with the rain we soon ditched that idea. Instead we called into Party Planet for Chris to pick up some costume bits for my murder mystery party on Saturday. Making ourselves a little late, we rushed to park and headed to the Odeon. We were booked in for 14.40 showing of Maleficent and with popcorn in hand, we all enjoyed our movie (thanks to Orange Wednesday too!)
After the movie, we needed to put more money on the car parking (I didn’t have enough change before and the card machine wasn’t working!). We had a quick wander around town, put another ticket on the car and then headed into ASK where we were having dinner.
My mum and my brother joined us for dinner and we all had a lovely time. We shared a cheesy garlic bread to begin with, then each had pizza or pasta. Despite the fact my mum had already bought me my Stan Lee photo op ticket for London Film and Comic Con, she also bought me a couple of extra bits too which was really sweet. My brother not only forgot my card, but also asked me to buy my own present (what a difference between the two!). However my brother paid me back and his gift was a ticket to a Game of Thrones screening with cast panel at London Film and Comic Con.
Once everyone had finished dinner, we popped to Sainsburys and I treated myself to a book. We’d seen the trailer for “The Fault in Our Stars” in the cinema so I decided I’d like to read the book first. After that we headed home though and Nat called around to spent the evening with me. She treated me to Lush and Nail Polish bits, before finally surprising me with the Rainbow Roses that have been on my Wish List for over a year.
Not only did Nat (and her family) get me these beautiful gifts, she also bought me an individual cupcake! Nat was making my birthday cake, but not until the weekend when we had the party, so this was to suffice in the meantime.
As well as all these great gifts on the day, I also got a few more at other times. Before my birthday even happened, I got a bread shaped Lumiere and Mrs Potts, along with a box of Lush from work.
The day after my birthday, I got a surprise Lush parcel in the post, from Chris’ sister, Nikki.
Amy also arrived for a few days and brought with her gifts from Disneyland Paris, plus some new beauty buys to try out!
When we went to Harry Potter Studio on Friday, I was also spoilt by Chris and Amy. I’d been wanting to replace a Pygmy Puff keyring that I’d bought last time and had lost when my car was stolen, but sadly they don’t sell them any more. Instead I was surprised by a mug from Chris and a Deathly Hallows keyring (another keyring I lost when my keys were stolen) from Amy!
On the day of my party, I got a bottle of wine, shopping bag and some Lush from Chris (another Chris) and his family, MORE Lush and some Disney Villain Pop Characters that featured on my Wish List, from Jon, and two more Disney Traditions ornaments from Adam!
Even though this is a huge list of gifts, I feel like I might have missed something! I really hope not as I was so grateful for everything I got! I had a lovely birthday and as always it reminded me just how fab my family and friends are!