I return with tales of my birthday weekend - it was my birthday on Saturday, I was 39 (eeek). I was awakened by the boys bringing in presents, they had bought me a lovely Cath Kidston shopping bag:
It's velvet and perfect for winter
Now, I had had asked Mr G for a super bargainous tan leather handbag I had found at House of Fraser reduced from £199 to £64 and indeed, he got it for me but upon opening it I didn't like it *blush* - fortunately it was my own fault so I had no worry about upsetting Mr G by telling him.
I have been using CK bags (made by either Cath or me!!) for ages and thought a grown up leather bag would be nice for winter and it was a lovely bag but it was just not *me*.
So, that one has been returned and I have ordered the British Birds frame bag from Cath Kidston instead.
My Mum got me some sheepskin boots, very Pocahontas with pompoms and everything, I shall wear them with pigtails; a Victorian style nightie (my favourite sort) and a lovely duvet set in pure white cotton with pink rosebuds (the same set that Evie, my 5yr old niece has so that says a lot about me!!)
My sister got me a white rabbit night-light that she had got off my Pinterest "wishlist" (which Evie wanted to keep) and the big CK carrier bag was a red herring as she had actually got me Cath K vouchers!! MIL & FIL and my Auntie gave me money.
So, I did very well!!
We were booked to stay in Swanage at The Purbeck House Hotel so after Grandma and Granddad arrived to look after the boys and animals we left.
We stopped at my Stepmum's (still can't get used to not saying "my Dad's") on the way for a cuppa as she and my little brother live in Dorset. They got me some lovely things:
The fabric is vintage and I plan to use it for making hand-sewn hexagons which will then cover my French style bedroom chair....
We then head off for the Sandbanks ferry over to Swanage:
Sandbanks, apparently one of the most expensive (house price-wise) areas in the country
Taken from the ferry - Studland Beach
Once we got to Swanage we parked at the hotel which was perfectly located at the top of the High Street:
We then had a bit of a mooch around Swanage and found a fantastic shop:
Full of gorgeous French goodies and beautiful painted furniture - I bought an enamel soap dish
We walked down to the seafront and had some lunch:
We then repaired back to the hotel for a siesta before Mr G revealed the Big Surprise - come back tomorrow and I'll tell you all about it....