Comment number 54 – Mags (I’ve emailed you Mags, to check your address).
Shocking photo, I know, but I couldn’t get a screen grab and had to resort to using my phone to take a picture.
Thanks everyone for your lovely comments, I did have a great Birthday and still have a last weekend of celebrations to go! One of the things I like the most about doing give aways is finding lots of new blogs to read, I already have so many on my Google Reader list that it’s difficult to keep up with them but I’m addicted to blogs in general so there’s always room for more.
I really have been very spoilt over my Birthday, there have been chocolates, flowers, lunches out with friends.
My husband bought me this necklace by Alexis Bitter, it’s from his collection ‘Lucite’, inspired by the ‘Grey Gardens’ documentary which depicts the everyday lives of two reclusive 1940’s socialites, and their glamorous lifestyles gone awry. I see that the movie (filmed in 1975) was selected in 2010 for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being “culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant”. M also bought a copy on DVD so I’m very much looking forward to seeing that.
On the big day out mentioned in the last post, my Sister treated me to to a fabulous time in London. We had lunch at Bond & Brook in Fenwicks, the odd cocktail and I was a bit over-excited she had managed to get last minute tickets for the Hockney Exhibition that I have been desperate to see. So worth it of you can make it before it closes on the 9th April, I especially loved his iPad drawings.
We then went to the Royal Opera House for dinner and to watch Rusalka, which despite it’s very mixed review we both loved. I’d show you some photos of the day, but I appear to have predominantly taken pictures of food….that’s what happens when you eat out of your fridge most days of the week, the slight sniff of posh nosh and I start to drool, especially if no children and cocktails are also involved. In fact it doesn’t even have to be posh, just not cooked or assembled by me.
To follow my delight at getting to see the Hockney exhibit, I was also lucky to receive these perfect gifts from my Aunt and Uncle and…
from the sister who, as you have read, had already made my 40th very special, a pair of Chie Mihara shoes that I had been lusting after. I am slightly embarrassed to admit that there is almost permanently a page open on my laptop of the latest Chie Mihara collection, it’s my very guilty pleasure and I can spend happy hours looking even if I can rarely afford to buy them.
To top off the most perfect of weeks I have a tweed bunny purse in Sewing World magazine this month, there it has hanging out next to Snapdragon Jane’s fabulous mirrors.
Let’s face it, I’ve had a great March so far and have been a very lucky lady, if 40 continues like this I have no complaints 🙂