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.

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  1. erica wrote:

    Happy birthday, pretty lady!

    Posted 7.25.11 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      Thanks Erica! xx

      Posted 7.26.11 Reply
  2. Nelly wrote:

    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,

    Posted 7.25.11 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      Thank-you very much Nelly, nice to have you here xx

      Posted 7.26.11 Reply
  3. Janet wrote:

    Wow. Sounds like e most amazing birthday. Mine will certainly have a lot to live up to next year!

    Posted 7.25.11 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      It was a brilliant time!

      Posted 7.26.11 Reply
  4. Daisy wrote:

    Happy Birthday! Looks and sounds like a fantastic day- you’ve had the weather for it!x

    Posted 7.25.11 Reply
    • alice wrote:

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

      Posted 7.26.11 Reply
  5. Jules wrote:

    Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend.

    Posted 7.26.11 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      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.

      Posted 7.26.11 Reply
  6. Happy birthday!

    Sounds like a good one

    Posted 7.26.11 Reply
    • alice wrote:

      Thank you! It was lovely x

      Posted 7.26.11 Reply
  7. 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.

    Posted 7.27.11 Reply
  8. The Mad House wrote:

    Happy Birthday you gorgeous woman

    Posted 7.27.11 Reply
  9. Toffeeapple wrote:

    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.

    Posted 7.28.11 Reply
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    Happy birthday x

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