Yesterday was my 48th birthday, and what fun we had.

Photo taken by Miss Button.  Fluffy hair courtesy of the hot weather. New dress finished just in time...full post to follow.

Photo taken by Miss Button.
Fluffy hair courtesy of the hot weather.
New dress finished just in time…full post to follow.

The Husband and kids snuck downstairs and left me for a luxurious lie-in.  All you mums out there know what a treat this is.  When I finally surfaced they brought me tea and I had a quiet half hour sipping and reading a book in peace.

Then…time to shower and dress without interruptions.  I didn’t think the day could get much better.

It did.

The parents joined us at lunch time and The Husband cooked up a storm on the barbecue. There was wine and carrot cake, which, with the warm sunshine, made for a perfect and perfectly relaxing day.

carrot cake

To top it all, I’d received a beautiful bouquet of flowers from my lovely friends


and Ma, Ma & Pa In Law, and The Husband had joined forces to buy me a gift that I truly wanted but hadn’t even dared to hope for:


Yep…fabulous new camera lenses.  I’m working hard to learn to use my camera on Manual and these lenses had been recommended to me by the talented Amanda France.

I swear I had no idea I would get these and am beyond overjoyed.  I’m going to have much fun learning to use these as well.

Thank you all for such loveliness and such a wonderful day.  I’m so blessed.

28 Responses to 48

  1. Kim Hood says:

    Lucky you! A lie in and new camera lenses. Have fun playing with them 🙂
    Oh, and Happy Birthday from me too.

  2. T says:

    Happy birthday! Looks like you had an idyllic day. You will love your prime lenses … in particular the 50mm … it magically transforms all light and makes skin look pearly … a truly wondrous beastie. Have fun playing.

  3. Gail says:

    Happy birthday! Sounds like a lovely day! Your dress is so pretty – can’t wait to read more about it!

    • Evie says:

      Thank you for the birthday wishes and about the dress. I love it! Just need to get some proper pics…it was way to sunny yesterday and by the time the light had shifted I’d had a glass too much wine! 😉

  4. Lizzy says:

    Happy Birthday! Lie ins are true bliss!

  5. Jenni says:

    Happy Birthday x

  6. K-Line says:

    Oh – what perfection! Button took a great photo of you – your happiness is showing. And I cannot wait to hear more about the dress. Happy birthday Evie!

  7. Fiona M says:

    Happy birthday! You are looking great for 48, and the dress is lovely – pretty colours.

  8. Happy birthday Evie! The top looks great so I can’t wait to see the rest! So nice to have your family together to celebrate. Love those flowers…and the cake 😉

  9. Vicki Kate says:

    Happy Belated Birthday Gorgeous!

  10. Jacqui C says:

    Happy Birthday looks like a fab day.

  11. Michelle says:

    HAPPY (belated) BIRTHDAY! It sounds like your 48th year is off to a wonderful start!

  12. Sorry I am a bit late to the party but “Happy Birthday”. Looks like you had a glorious day. Your dress looks fabulous and I have to say that I hope that I look as good as you when I reach 48 (in not a lot of time). Your lenses look fab. I love a 50mm, it is great for so many things. xxxx

  13. Belated greetings Evie for what looks like a fabulous day (still not getting those notifications 🙁 ). The dress is fabulous, you’re, I adore carrot cake and what a great present! Wishing you a happy year ahead you young thing (I’m a year older than you!).

  14. beth says:

    Sounds blissful. Happy (belated!) Birthday 🙂

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