Friday, 16 April 2010

Birthday Part III.....The Gifts

How lucky was I.  I have received the most fantastic presents a girl could wish for.  Where to begin..........

From my Sister and Brother in Law I received a weekend stay at the Down Hall Country Hotel which includes a 3 course evening meal and a full english breakfast.......
I have always wanted to stay here, Janice and I have been for Afternoon Tea, which was lovely, but a weekend stay, well I can't wait, they also bought me a bottle of my very favourite Champagne, Laurent Perrier Rosé, that I am going to save for the weekend away, and also a bottle of Bvlgari Rose Essentielle, my favourite perfume, there was also a card giving me a baby sitting voucher (to stay with his Auntie) for when we go away.

Next from my Niece Kelly  her boyfriend James my Nephew Lee and his girlfiend Kelly A I received something I have coveted for almost 10 years...... a 28cm Le Creuset Cast Iron Casserole, oh how happy that made me, they also bought me a few other bits and pieces which you can see in the picture, the body bits, nail varnish, 50th glass etc.

From my friends I received a Decleor Facial and a bottle of Prosecco, another friend bought me some beautiful candlestick (which I very badly forgot to put in the photo) and I also received a pair of earings.

My work colleagues bought me an abundance of CK bits, I got the knitting bag, the overnight bag (obviously I will use that when I go away), the manicure set and the pass holder, how great was that, I also received (as I have a bit of a thing for Kris Kristofferson) the dvd Convoy and his CD.

The lovely Victoria bought me the CK purse and key ring, which as she pointed out will be fantastic when I am away on holiday, what a clever girl she is.

I am absolutely over the moon at everything I received and am really very greatful for all the time and effort everyone put into making my 50th birthday extremely special.



  1. Oh do you like the casserole? Did you want one? I never knew, you hadn't mentioned it :)
    Ha ha!
    Glad you had a good day and got everything you wanted!!!

  2. Oh my! WHat wonderful pressies, how lucky are you! Fabulous! suzie xx

  3.'s like you hit the lotto. You are very much loved and appreciated...lucky you!
    I have that casserole's wonderful.
    have a wonderful weekend my dear.


  4. Happy happy birthday....your treasures look glad you got spoiled on your special day. Hugs for a wonderful weekend. xoxo

  5. What a lovely lot of pressies.
    Your weekend away will be wonderful I'm sure with all the 'extras' you've got to take with you.
    Lisa x

  6. Lucky you, lots of lovely things you must be very loved by your family and friends. Enjoy your weekend Lesley.

  7. That hotel looks fantastic - have a wonderful weekend.

  8. You are one lucky girl! A fab weekend away and lots of CK to take!! Heaven! And of course not forgetting all the other wonderful pressies. Enjoy.

  9. Looks like you had a lovely birthday..x

  10. Wow - what a lot you got?!How fantastic, you must be very loved.xx

  11. Gorgeous pressies, you are so lucky!!xxHave a great weekendxx

  12. Lovely presents Rosie P! Lucky you!
    Aah Kris a rock star in 'A star is born'....mmmmmmm!
    Glad you had such a lovely birthday and that everyone treated you so well!
    Rubber Duck out!

  13. Lovely pressies!! What did Hubby get you!!!!

  14. You certainly did do well!!!

    Glad you liked the purse and keyring.

    Victoria xx

  15. What wonderful birthday gifts!! You have great family and friends! You must do a post on your visit to the Downs. We will all be anxious to read about it!! Have a great weekend Birthday Girl!!

    Susan and Bentley

  16. great gifts...and enjoy your lovely weekend away!! lucky thing!! x

  17. Sounds like you had a beautiful birthday for a beautiful Lady. Have a super fab weekend!!

  18. A wekend getaway!!! SPLENDID.

    and Kelly's comment on the casserole made me giggle. craving cooking ware is a desire I completely empathize with! ;)

    what a great Birthday!

  19. Happy, Happy birthday!!! It looks like it was really special... and those are some lovely gifts. :) I hope the coming year brings you much joy and many reasons to smile...

  20. im glad you had a lovely birthday,sounds like you were rightfully spoilt

  21. Fantastic gifts- all of them- what wonderful family and friends you have..enjoy!
    Warm Wishes,
    Cally x

  22. Lovely pressies Jill darling, enjoy them all in good health. Luv, in case you need company on your weekend at Down Hall Country Hotel I thin I will be able to manage getting away for a couple of days, so don't hesitate to ask.

    Love & Hugs

  23. Very nice! Looks like you had a simply marvelous day. :)

  24. You are all set for a great getaway...can I jump in your suitcase...I won't take up too much room.