Sunday, 17 March 2013

What's that Blinding Light?

Although I inadvertently seem to have been hibernating lately, I was woken with a start by a flash of blinding light!  Turned out it was the blaze from my birthday cake candles!!

Well, what a wonderful birthday I've had, along with my pals, Jean from and Judith of   We 3 all celebrate our birthday within hours of each other, and interestingly, we seem to be "soul sisters" as well.  Maybe there really is something in astrology after all.

My birthday this year has been similar to what it usually is: a week long affair with eating out, coffees, cake, presents, a delivery van full of cards, flowers and things that can only be described as "delightful surprises".  Many thanks to Gorgeous Husband for his ingenious ideas, and my many wonderful friends.  How blessed I am!!

A gaggle of birthday cards.

A while before my birthday, I bought this red coat, although Gorgeous Husband thought it looked like something a medieval peasant would wear.  In this instance, I had to over-rule his judgement and have it.  I Iike everything about it, except it is a bit short, coming to mid-thigh.  I'll have to overlook that.

Here I am at the back entrance to the church.

A close up of the embroidery on the coat.

It has fantastic pewter buttons as well, and amazing pin-tucks.
 Did I mention it was on sale?  70% off.

This is what greeted me on the morning of my birthday: a large brown paper bag that had in it: a bag of peanuts, a bottle of Pina Colada, a carton of my utimate favourite, small red peppers stuffed with cheese, and a jewellery box from one of my favourite stores containing silver heart earrings!  Everything I like!! My Gorgeous Husband certainly knows the way to my heart.

I'd sooner have these than chocolates any day!!

I hope everyone has such a marvellous bunch of friends and family.  Hugs and kisses to them all!


pastcaring said...

Happy Birthday. It sounds as though you has a lovely time (a whole week!) and your man certainly knows how to spoil you! xxx

Vix said...

Happy Birthday! I love those stuffed peppers, you certainly have a man with impeccable taste! x

The Style Crone said...

Happy Birthday to my dear 'birthday sister.' Your look marvelous in the coat that screams celebration and so delightful to see the birthday treats from Gorgeous Husband.

I look forward to another year of blogging adventures and continued friendship. May your birthday continue to bring you pleasure throughout the month!

Melanie said...

I'm going to send O to the market where your husband shops and comes home with all sort of beautiful things in brown paper bags. LOL. What a perfect man! Yes, the pepper and cheese concoctions look delicious. I'm glad you included the detail photo of the coat too. The colour and cut are beautiful.
Happy Birthday!!

No fear of fashion said...

Happy birthday Rosemary. Isn't it wonderful to have a husband like that? And friends who love you?
As for the coat, it is a happy colour with interesting details. If you wear it on trousers it doesn't matter that it is shorter. Solved it?

Style Sud-Est said...

Happy belated birthday my dear!
Wonderful husband you have there lucky girl! My Mr D spoils me to death as well - Stuffed peppers with cream cheese! ooooh wow i will have to try these!

Ariane xxxx

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oooh, fantastic stitching on that coat. I love the colour too! What a delightful birthday gift to wake up too!!!