Sunday, 13 January 2013

A Birthday, a Bloggiversary and 52 Weeks of Happy 3/52 :)

Good morning everyone, and what a chilly one it is too!  Just an icing-sugar type dusting of snow on the roofs and gardens around here.  But the sky looks very very foreboding, so a bit more of the white stuff might make its presence felt later...time will tell...

Well, what a busy time it has been!  Back to work with a vengeance on Monday, boy was I shattered by Friday night!  So on to the happy things...
I had a lovely late afternoon early evening shopping trip out with my bestest friend Sue on Friday, as a lead in to yesterday which was my birthday!

I had a lovely day being totally spoiled at home.  Lots of lovely presents including a new all singing all dancing top of the range MP3 player to replace the old one which got stolen from my desk at work this week.  Luckily I have most of the music backed up on various hard drives etc so spent an hour yesterday loading up the new one. 

So linking in to 52 weeks of happy etc let me present the lovely cake my wonderful daughter made for me

It was so light and fluffy and so darn chocolatey!!

This is what is left this morning...

Yum!!  That's elevenses sorted then...

Another thing that has made me happy is this lovely cheerful daffodil on my kitchen windowsill

I bought a pot on my first day back at work, the flowers were in tight bud but came out in time for my birthday!

And here we go with yet more happy...Sue from @home bought me a lovely bag of goodies for my birthday, and look at these beauties which were included...

5, yes 5 fat quarters and a charm pack of the loveliest fabric you ever did see, all in my favourite autumnal colours!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!  This lovely friend is going to help me put these, together with a charm pack I treated myself to, into a quilt.  We will do this on our regular Monday craft evening get-togethers.  I haven't had the sewing machine out since before Christmas so had better give it a bit of a dusting I think!!!!

So plenty to make me happy this week...

And today is my second bloggiversary!  I started this little blog 2 years ago today, Sue encouraged me to do this and I'm so glad she did!  I have loved having a space to log what goes on in my life, it is so good to look back remember the little, but oh so special things that make up my life.  And it has been wonderful to "meet" so many talented and thoughtful people out there in blogland. 

Well, I guess I had better go and tidy up a bit, the house got a bit messy yesterday what with all the celebrating!!

Have a lovely day and, to quote a line from Home Alone 2 (Lost in New York) "do bundle up, its awfully cold out there"!



  1. Happy birthday for yesterday.
    Yummy cake
    Julie xxxxxx

  2. Please may I pop round and share that last piece of cake, it looks wonderful. Pleased you had a good birthday, lovely fabric.
    Joy x x

  3. Happy birthday, happy blogiversary! Just happy, happy, happy! Your cake looks delicious I can completely understand why there isn't much left for elevenses today. I'm looking forward to seeing your quilt grow. x

  4. Happy birthday and blogaversary! What a scrummy cake, lucky You :)

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend,

    Hugs, Estelle xx

  5. Happy Birthday Helen :) that cake looked wonderful, I think I came round to see you a little too early though! Happy Bloggiversary as well, can't believe it's two years!
    I think I did all the shopping on Friday night, you just came along to help carry my bags and for the hot choccie and iced bun! So pleased you liked the fabric I chose for you :) Brrrrrr, it has gone cold hasn't it!
    Sue Xxx

  6. Happy birthday and happy blog anniversary. What a yummy looking cake, homemade is always the tastiest! I'm envious about the snow, we have a brighter day here - hurray, no rain, but no chance of the white stuff! Enjoy!
    Becky x

  7. Happy birthday to you, and your blog! Lovely fabric! Yummy cake! :) x

  8. Happy Birthday and Blog Anniversary!! xxx

  9. Happy Birthday for yesterday and happy blog anniversary. I love the look of your cake!

  10. Well wishes to you dear Helen! And I've loved visiting your blog right from the start! Whew time flies doesn't it?

  11. how awful that someone stole your mp3 player! ppl are so aweful sometimes! I am glad you have had a wonderful birthday and your cake looks delish!

    Happy 2nd blogaversarry to.

  12. Happy happy birthday to you Helen. Here is to your next year of life and blog xxx

  13. Happy Birthday, you are celebrating with style, yummy looking cake.
    Hugs to you,

  14. Happy Birthday!! Mmm... Chocolate cake! No snow here yet, but very cold.


  15. What a gorgeous cake! Many Happy Returns!

  16. *H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* -- and oh.. can I have the last piece of cake, please? ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

  17. A belated Very Happy Birthday from me! xxxx

    Your cake looks too delicious for words... I'm positively drooling!


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