Well that was a weekend and a half! A weekend that reminds me how incredibly blessed I am. A weekend where I was made to feel so special and so loved. A weekend that took me by surprise. A birthday weekend. Obviously that wasn't the surprise, I have had 57 years to get used to the fact that 14 March is my birthday, but I thought I had a quiet evening in with a nice Thai take away planned. Maybe a glass of prosecco to toast the occasion. I thought it would be just me, Paul and Rachel, oh and Coco. Wrong on all counts!
I was banned from the kitchen, in hindsight I realise now it was so I didn't see the contents of the fridge! Because in the afternoon, Jon turned up unexpectedly and then they announced that Rachel and Jon were cooking a special birthday meal and their partners were coming too. The menu was all my favourite things: goats cheese and caramelised onion tart followed by slow roast honey glazed lamb, celeriac, potato and smoked cheese mash, with glazed carrots. A brief rest before carrying on with lemon meringue pie and then chocolate birthday cake.
While they were
causing chaos in my kitchen cooking up a storm, I was instructed to put my feet up and enjoy a mojito
Which distracted me from the fact that Rachel was decorating the dining room
Birthday banner. Check. Paper chains. Check. Personalised placemats. Check. Part bags of sweets. Check. Birthday balloon. Check.
While Jon was carving the meat
To make this
I was totally surprised by it all, so much thought had gone into it all. I am so grateful.
Of course, the following day was Mothers Day, so they were in charge of mealtimes again and I can honestly say that I have never been so pampered over a whole weekend.
So today's Me on Monday sees me doing this
Dismantling paper chains and tissue paper pom poms.
And drinking tea from my Mother's Day present from Rachel
I do love an Emma Bridgewater mug. I never knew you could get them personalised! So that's it. All over for another year! Let's give a quick wave to Sian who had the idea for Me on Monday. There's been birthday celebrations in her family too.