Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Birthday Blogging

It’s my birthday today, I’m 35!

Birthdays are a great time for reflection, I’ve always liked that mine falls just after New Year as it gives me the perfect time think back over the years past. Last year I had a wonderful birthday in the UK, my girlfriends turned up for ‘coffee’ with wine in hand and we celebrated long into the afternoon, this was followed up a few weeks later by a particularly boozy birthday cocktail party.

This year I’ll be lucky if I sneak half a glass of wine, but I have had a lovely day with my kind and considerate husband and my beautiful, cheeky son Max. This morning I opened my presents from not only them; a sewing machine (sewing is the new black, so I’m told!) as well as thoughtful gifts from my ever organised mum and my sister Andrea (who has just embarked on an exciting journey of her own, read about it here) plus gifts and thoughtful messages from dear friends all over the world.

necklace/ Sportsgirl/ top / Witchery/ jeans (maternity) /Jeanswest

Out for lunch with Max

The three of us headed out for a lunch. Canberra is still new to us so we wandered until we found a funky café/bar and enjoyed some international style tapas for lunch.  After lunch, I was pretty darn excited to locate a Canberra stockist (albeit rather expensive) of my VERY favourite fashionsita magazine, Grazia UK.

To make my day just that little bit sweeter (and to make up for said lack of wine!) Jason and Max have spent the afternoon making me a caramel mud cake. They asked me to choose a recipe from a baking book I received from my mum, and it’s been a full afternoon endeavour, I think I may have managed to pick the most complicated (and time consuming) recipe in the book. Estimated time of eating is now 7pm!

Look closely, that's the (far superior than its Australian sister) UK Grazia!
Caramel mudcake in the making

By next year, my 36th (eekkk!) things will have changed yet again as this ever growing baby bump will be a precious new edition to our little family.


Hope you are all also having a happy Thursday!

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