|I need to get baking!|
I've been really lucky, present and friend-wise, I've received some lovely gifts that are just what I wanted. There's been a bit of a theme to my birthday too - cupcakes and shoes (possibly of no surprise to anyone that reads my blog).
I received two pairs of shoes (posts to follow). I also got a couple of new handbags ...
My sister bought me a cake stand, pictured with a couple of cupcakes bought from my favourite Cupcake shop in Blackpool. I've also received a new baking cookbook so need to try out a few recipes for Christmas!
|more presents . . .|
My talented friend Sylvia made me this lovely lace corsage, so I'm planning to add this to one of my Christmas outfits. I wish I could create gifts like this so perhaps this will become a new year's resolution for me!
|custom-made for me|
As well as a lovely meal with my husband on the Friday night, I celebrated my birthday with a Chinese banquet, the X-Factor and Bombay Bramble cocktails on the Saturday. My younger sister has purchased an electric ice crusher (a great gadget for the party season), so the cocktail was sapphire gin, fresh lime juice, a raspberry liquor and fresh raspberries over ice, yummy! Will post the recipe later!