Wednesday, 16 April 2014

Birthday Bits ...!

Bonjour!

So you may or may not know that it was my birthday recently - actually it was a while ago now!   The day consisted of some shopping, some family and some food! My musician brother was home so he cooked a 'birthday' curry and my other brother was over in France (where he lives), so he sat within the confines of the laptop (on Skype) situated on the piano to be exact, watching over us and chatting whilst we had dinner - it was like having all the family in the same room! Here are some of my lovely pressies ...!



The Body Shop Bath and Shower Gels from my friend, L'Occitane and Gatineau goodies from my lovely mum. Mac lippie in Lady Danger from a friend and the hubby treated me to the Liz Earle Botanical Essence No15 (love it!), Real Techniques Core Collection and Philip Kingsley Scalp Mask - good to know he has my scalp's best interests at heart!


Bought myself the No7 Illuminated Make-Up Mirror (half price) with money from a good friend (now I'll be able to see all my wrinkles and open pores illuminated and magnified!) and couldn't resist this long-line 'Run DMC' distressed T from New Look - go me! The lovely bright scarf came all the way from my Aunt in sunny Melbourne, Australia - thanks Auntie J! x


My brother's tasty Sinhalese style chicken curry with aubergine, red pepper and fresh coriander and mum's wonderful triple layer milk choc birthday cake - once you start eating it you can't stop!

So yes - I can't complain - it was good! The only spanner in the works was caused by the boiler packing up at the end of the day - luckily after we had cooked and eaten but there was no long hot pampering soak in the bath that night!  Thankfully we managed to get it sorted pretty sharpish (I nearly hugged the plumber!) - washing hands in cold water was painful after a while! NEVER underestimate the power of a good boiler or a good plumber for that matter chaps!

What do you think of my birthday bits then?  Have you ever hugged your plumber?

Jen x



24 comments:

  1. You got some really lovely things Jenny, sounds like you had a wonderful Birthday, happy belated birthday hun xx

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  2. Oh my, that chocolate cake looks amazing! A happy belated birthday Jenny!

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    1. Good isn't it - thanks Gaelle! xx

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  3. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday Jen with some lovely gifts and I want you to send me one of mums cakes, I don't care if it gets battered in Transit! Our boiler blew up in the kitchen on New Years Day two years ago, the house went black, water was p***ing all over the kitchen, we couldn't find the dog in the dark, Courtenay was screaming, it was a nightmare but thankfully it was about 6pm and dinner was done and cleared away! We went for days before we could get a plumber, I was going round my friends for a shower so I feel your pain! xx

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    1. I see what I can do about the cake Sharron! Good grief I don't envy your 'boiler experience' you must have been freezing! xx

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  4. Fab birthday presents! It was my birthday yesterday - the last of my 30s! - and I had some fab bits too but have yet to spend my birthday 'pennies'! I can't decide whether to blow it all on Clarins & MAC lipsticks or put it towards a camera I desperately want! Sending you belated birthday wishes :) x

    Sarah | Fortytherapy.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Happy Belated Birthday Sarah! I wouldn't be able to decide how to spend your pennies either! xx

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  5. Belated birthday wishes Jenny:) That chocolate cake looks amazing:)
    ~Anne xx

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  6. Whoop fellow April B'day girl *high fives* Happy belated birthday xx

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  7. The title of the post could be misleading :D (or just my mind ha)

    Curry looks lush and you def done well in the pressie department xx

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    1. Trust you Sam - you're as bad as me! I can confirm the curry was lush! xx

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  8. Oooh lovely Jenny, hope you had a fab day xx

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  9. Happy belated birthday! You got some lovely gifts - the Core Collection is a must have! The Buffing Brush is just the best xx

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    1. Thanks Sasha - I haven't even opened the Core Collection yet - must be something wrong with me! xx

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  10. Happy belated birthday Jen! Your present pile looks very like mine - lots of beauty bits!! Cake looks fab. I haven't hugged a plumber, but I have sacked one!!! XXX

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    1. Thanks Claire - I love lots of beauty bits! xx

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  11. Happy Belated Birthday Jenny! You got some wonderful gifts there! The curry looks amazing & I'm so dribbling at your Mums cake!! It looks divine! xx

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    1. Thanks Andrea - the curry and cake were both amazing! xx

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  12. ohh goodness major food porn and belated happy birthday! and by the way i love bath products by body shop - they smell super good!

    Check out my latest posts on the Blog and Happy Easter! :)
    AL xx
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