Alice Harold, age 26

It’s my birthday today!

I must be growing up; I normally do a relentless 3-month countdown to the 25th July but with one thing or another (motherhood, mostly) I didn’t get the chance.

The weekend has been amazing, I spent it with some of my favourite people doing my favourite things. Eating, drinking, receiving presents and sleeping. And today Elfie had such a good time at the pool that she took a nap on me for half an hour, something she hasn’t done since she was a tiny baby. Best present ever, if I’d have known she was planning it I definitely would have counted down for three months.

Will won Husband of the Year award by surprising me with a 3-day trip to Paris in August (I’ve never been), The Good Food Guide (and a promise to tick off the top twenty before the end of the year as well as all entries in the closest three counties), some books and a year’s family David Lloyd membership (which I’m sure we would have got anyway, but we did all the paperwork today…). He waited on me hand and foot – I took TWO naps and he’s just returned from the chippy – and has been all-round wonderful. Elfie amazingly knew I wanted a magic trackpad for my iMac, what a superstar, my BFF came to see me for lunch and champagne yesterday, my Mum and Dad have promised new trainers for the gym (and gave me an amazing Union Jack guitar-shaped cushion in the meantime) and my Mother In Law sent some gorgeous flowers. I love my birthday.

 

On a roundabout-toy in the park with my Mum, Dad and daughter on my birthday. No big deal.

 

Will made this – it’s a Parisian postcard with my face on it! What a winner.

David Lloyd has an outdoor pool. Perfect to enjoy the dizzying heights of 20 degree british summertime.

69 Comments
  1. Hello there,
    Oh my your little girl is just too gorgeous.
    Sounds like you had the best birthday and i absolutely love the idea of making your way through the Good Food Guide – husband of the year indeed! (might now drop that idea in somewhere)
    Lovely blog, liking the design,
    Nellyxxx

    1. It was wonderful! It’s only ever rained once on 25th July that I can remember, I have a great birthday date! x

    1. Thanks Jules! It was brilliant though I can’t believe I didn’t make myself any cupcakes. That’s a definite job for this week.

  2. Happy belated Birthday!

    Wow, certainly sounds like you had a lovely time. Perhaps your husband can pass a few pointers to mine for my birthday ;)

    p.s. Also, thanks again for stopping by my blog. Nice to have found you.

  3. I missed it! So sorry. But you didn’t need me around with your lovely family and friend to entertain you. You had a marvellous time and you deserved it. Little Elfie is just so charming, she makes me smile every time I see her face. What a gift.

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