31 May 2009


today was a very good birthday.

truth be told i think it comes high in my top five...a high chart entry indeed when it ranks alongside the one where i not only had a strawberry shortcake birthday cake but also wore a strawberry print ra-ra dress and received a bean bag in the shape of a strawberry...all made by my clever mum. it was sunny that day too. i think i was seven.

and my mum didn't disappoint with this year's cake either. raspberry and chocolate. ciaran and me have just indulged in two helpings with an evening cuppa. life is good.

i woke up early and read my book before ciaran woke up. i didn't even need to open the curtains it was so bright. listening to the birds in conversation outside. opening cards in bed. a long catch up with my brother on the phone. lunch outdoors with warm shoulders and chatty people. hugs from my family. a surprise flower arrangement that i want to carry with me from room to room. (my very favourite peonies and a sweet william that has a special meaning...my dad took my mum a bunch wrapped in newspaper when i was born) and with two new cake stands too this birthday is nearing the number one spot!

i am a very lucky girl.


  1. Happy Birthday Kelly... 34 is a great age... as was 24 .. but not sure about how i shall feel at 44?!
    it's my girls 11 th birthday today but we celebrated yesterday too.... so am also full of tasty treats and cake.
    sweetmyrtle ginny xx

  2. Happy, HAPPY Birthday Kelly.

    Those flowers are beautiful.

    No Birthday is complete without cake - go eat a BIG slice for me:)

  3. Kelly, i am so glad i stopped by - just in time to wish you a very happy birthday!!! hurrah for being spoilt and the cake sounds quite delish!!

    many happy returns xx

  4. happy birthday greetings, kelly! glad to hear your day was special. xo

  5. oh! happy happy birthday!!!

  6. A very happy birthday to you. It is nice to surprised my special birthdays on the not-so-special numbers.

    Your flowers are beautiful.

  7. happy birthday!
    so happy you have returned...i really enjoy your blog! yay!

  8. Aww, happy belated birthday (so lovely to have wonderful family and friends around to celebrate with you). Enjoy!


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