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17 April 2017

What A Weekend!!!

Well I knew we would be celebrating in a way but blimey....that was a weekend and a half.
I expected the birthday breakfast but not the fact that I would be eating mine with a great big 60th balloon floating over my head and a table full of gifts...lol.
Lots of cooking and food prep with my gorgeous girls.... DD and Ruby followed by a Chinese treat from Andy and then we all snuggled up to watch some films.
Then we went to up to bed....walked into the bedroom to find the bed covered in beautiful marbled balloons with lights inside...absolutely magical.

Sunday afternoon this was all set out........


and DDIL and Marlowe arrived with this......


My birthday cake.......Lemon meringue cake filled with white chocolate buttercream, lemon curd and little meringues and covered with chocolate ganache and Black Forest cupcakes filled with black cherry jam all made by my very talented DDIL.....thank you darling....love you muchly.

.....and then the fireworks.......


The time spent with family has meant more to me than anything.
So much fun and laughter....especially with Marlowe the daredevil trying to climb inside the washing machine (I now know how to work the lock) and all her other comical antics and Little Miss Ruby Giggle Britches. Honestly her laugh is so infectious.
Thank you all so much for an absolutely smashing birthday.

Today is very quiet and back to normal.
A roast has been cooked as Andy was desperate for one...lol.....and I have just been all over the house tracking down Ruby's weekend clothes to wash, dry and repack into her suitcase to be picked up by Mummy tonight when she comes to watch Broadchurch with us.
I was going to be doing some sewing but I ache from the top of my head to the tip of my toes after standing in the kitchen for nearly eight hours yesterday so I'm having a lazy Monday instead of Sunday.

Thank you so much for all the lovely birthday wishes.
Love Sheila-x-

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    1. Oh it was Marlene.
      I am so lucky-x-

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  2. Belated birthday wishes sent your way from Nanny Anny in Canada. Sounds like you had a wonderful celebration!

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    1. Thank you Nanny Anny.
      I had a wonderful day....well weekend really-x-

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  3. Happy Belated birthday , That cake looks Delicious , Glad you enjoyed yourself xxx

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    1. Awww thank you.....and yes....the cake was absolutely delicious-x-

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  4. Glad you had such a wonderful weekend - you've earned that lazy Monday! And a belated Happy Birthday to you.

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    1. Thank you very much Sooze.
      The lazy Monday is going down a treat...lol-x-

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  5. Happy birthday, what a wonderful celebration!

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    1. Thank you so much.
      It has been amazing-x-

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  6. That cake looks amazing!
    We cheated with cake and fished the remaining bit of Col's birthday cake out of the freezer

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    1. You ought to taste it Sue it is stunning and the cupcakes are to die for-x-

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  7. All sounds lovely-thanks for sharing the food photos. No wonder you are tired today after all the excitement. Glad you had a good birthday shared with loved ones. Catriona

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  8. Goodness Sheila that looked lovely! What a fantastic way to spend your birthday surrounded by love and family. Don't feel guilty about having a quiet Monday....sounds like the party animal deserves one! x

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    1. It was gorgeous Jackie....I didn't want it to end as I love it so much when we all get together. It was just a pity that my son was at work and couldn't come until after 6pm....but he got well fed when he got here....lol-x-

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  9. What a cake that is! I am SO glad you had a wonderful time spent with family. What a way to celebrate your birthday! Enjoy your quiet Monday. It's well deserved.

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    1. Isn't it just beauiful Sharon? It was such a shame to cut into it but my word it tasted divine-x-

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  10. Thanks for sharing your pics Sheila.I almost felt I was there as you described it all so well and the fun and laughter really came through in your post x

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  11. A wonderful day. The cake looks amazing. X

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    1. My daughter in law is a brilliant cake maker Jules. For Ruby and Marlowe's birthdays she made cakes that when you cut them had a cascade of sweets coming out of the middle. They were awesome-x-

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  12. great pictures, I have just had porridge and now want cake. So glad that you had such a fantastic time and that you managed to have a rest up yesterday.

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    1. If you lived a bit nearer Pam I would happily have bought you a slice round-x-

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  13. What a fantastic day Sheila, your family certainly spoiled you rotten and the cake DDIL made looks delicious.

    The spread you put on looks lovely and I spy the famous dinner rolls in the corner of the table!

    I'd have loved to walk into a bedroom filled with balloons, what a lovely way to end the day.

    Here's to many more birthdays to come. xx

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    1. Thank you Suzanne it was a really lovely day....well a whole weekend actually.
      I am very lucky to have such a lovely family.
      DDIL and I have decided that the dinner rolls are a cross between bread and brioche. They are slightly sweet but not cakey like brioche. They are very, very yummy-x-

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