Monday, 4 May 2009

My Birthday Weekend

Well I turned 34 this Saturday (though I've spent much of the year thinking I was 34 already for some reason... senility maybe...) Anyway, Lucy and I had a good time trying on clothes and just about every pair of shoes in the shopping centre on Saturday morning (and with NO BOYS!)
We went to Hannah Wade's baptism in the evening which was lovely, and then after church yesterday, we headed to Mum and Dad's house in Nottingham, just in time for roast dinner and my CAKE!!! Mum had made a carrot cake for pudding, and the kids and Katy tried to cobble together 34 candles for it (all of which had been used before, most of which looked strangely deformed, plus various Christmas decorations...what a sight! To complicate matters further, we only had 3 matches left. Scott was suggesting the blowtorch) Anyway, after picking off all the melted wax, it did taste good!

This morning, Katy, Lucy, Dan, I, and a very reluctant Scott went to a car boot sale at the Cricket Club. (Scott was muttering something about muddy field...rain...cold...good money for other people's junk etc. etc...) Then he went and actually made the first purchase! (a book). Katy and Dan got some excellent bargains for their baby (due in 4 weeks!) and I got a Fisher Price garage for Harry (£2) and some gorgeous full length lined gingham curtains (£2).
In the afternoon, we all headed to Rufford Abbey, to have a picnic, wander round the lake and woods and see the bluebells - they are lovely. After adapting to the Arctic conditions (Great Grandma was wrapped in an interesting assortment of items), we had a great time! Dan set up Mum's camera on a tripod at the end and we got a good picture of all of us.

On the way back to Mum and Dad's we stopped off and had a quick run around a Maypole (we just pretended there were ribbons!), and then drove through the ford near Rufford. Both cars drove as fast as we possibly could and managed to drench the delighted spectators, but Dad's car had the windows rolled down and they hadn't planned on another car coming the opposite way at the same time, so they took rather a lot of water on board...

Had another nice tea at Mum and Dad's after, then headed home. A fun weekend, and thank you to everyone for all my lovely cards and presents!

1 comment:

Anna said...

helen I completely forgot about your birthday even though I only saw you on Thursday. How bad is that!!! Glad you had a good time though old lady...