Another year gone - how did that happen? I always say please don't make a fuss - I really don't need anything but my lovely family never take any notice.
I was rather pleased about that when I saw the cake. This is before the candles were added - apparently for health and safety reasons they could only appear at the last moment and under strict supervision. So many candles would constitute a fire hazard!
And because I've been doing so much painting lately, although I said I didn't need anything, I MIGHT just have mentioned I was running out of some of my favourite colours of acrylic ink.
Look at all of these bottles - I confess I might have dropped hints to more than one person!
This wonderful cabinet though was a complete surprise.
Apparently it had a past life with a watchmaker but I'm going to have fun filling every drawer with precious buttons. With 8 drawers, each with 16 compartments, it sounds like a very good excuse to buy more buttons don't you think? I always love a mission!
I also had a new jam kettle and put it to use the very next day. Perfect timing for dealing with the raspberry explosion.
I was thrilled to get a book I've been hankering after for some time. It's truly inspirational and will keep me content for ages but I'll save all the details till I've had more time to absorb it. I don't want to mention the trousers that he who gardens bought me. They were sent back today because they didn't fit. How could a little bit of cake, a few glasses of bubbly and the odd spoonful of jam have such an instant effect? Only fruit after all!
Party fun's over - back to work now I promise! Linda x