Wednesday, 8 October 2014

It's My Birthday...

Today is my birthday. One which I knew would always be very different from the pomp and circumstance of my 40th last year.
But, this one has special. More so in many ways, because I've never felt the presence and love of my family and friends so strongly.



My children brought tea up this morning and had conspired to buy a Pandora ring with my birthstone- pink opal. I am so overwhelmed by the thought and organisation that this took. I treasure it.


My gorgeous, wonderful friend Annemarie and I went to Harrogate for shopping and lunch and where puppies are carried in Prada.


She'd booked Jamie Oliver's as a surprise.




The butternut squash and chilli soup taster was delicious.


And my rump steak was perfect.



Our waiter Maurizio took rather a shine to Annemarie...


It was so brilliant.

I'm a year older, a year wiser, infinitely stronger and ready for the next chapter.

I opened this card last week from my friend Sally (I have three friends Sally, each as fab as the next).


I have the glitter. I have the fabulous high heels.

Soooo, the frog...


Love Liz x
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  1. Happy Birthday Liz! It sounds like you had a great day : ) x

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  2. Happy Birthday Liz, looks like you have had a fantastic day x

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  3. It's been a day for birthday celebrations as it's my son's birthday too! Happy birthday, hope you had a lovely day x

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    1. Happy birthday to your son. I hope he enjoyed his day as much as I did xxx

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  4. Happy Birthday Liz. Harrogate holds fond memories, I worked at NatWest and lived in Knaresborough x

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    1. Harrogate is so beautiful isn't it? I love going x

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  5. Happy birthday Liz. Harrogate is lovely - I should make the effort to go there more as it's not really that far away. Lunch at Jamies' looks fab!

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    1. Yes Sue, lunch was indeed fab. The steak was absolutely perfect x

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  6. Heya liz!! Happy birthday!! Scarves arrived safely today!! Thank you so much!, they are adorable!!! There will definitely be lots of squeals when they are opened at Xmas!! Thanks again for the great service! Enjoy the rest of your day, heather xxx

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    1. Oh, I'm so pleased they arrived. Thank you so much for letting me know. It's my pleasure. Don't forget to share pics of the scarves after Christmas. Love Liz x

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  7. Happy birthday, Liz! The ring is such a thoughtful and pretty gift. Lunch looked fab and such a gorgeous waiter! xxx
    Just Emma

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    1. Aw, thanks Emma. Yes, I was so overwhelmed by how thoughtful my children were. Lunch was indeed fab and the waiter was a character! xxx

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  8. Liz - happy birthday. I love your blog and your bravery. I love the fact your friends and family have rallied round. Now onwards and upwards in you're fabulous forties 😊

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    1. Thank you so much x
      Yes, I have the best friends and family and have been made to feel very special- it's a really good feeling. I'm definitely ready to move onwards and upwards too, love Liz x

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  9. How lovely, hope you enjoyed your day x

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  10. Happy Birthday Liz - you look amazing...there's definitely an inner strength and independence in your eye...onwards and upwards for you for sure. And I beg to differ on the waiter....his body language would suggest he's got a bit of an eye for the birthday girl and not Annemarie...sorry AM!! Ax

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    1. Ha ha!! He was too short for either of us but very charming!!
      Yes, I'm beginning to really enjoy the independence and am very excited for the future! Love Liz xxx

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