Mar 6, 2011

A BIG THANKYOU! Birthday ambush!

I got the best surprise yesterday. Some of my wonderful blogger friends had co-ordinated a strike attack  and I found some lovely birthday posts just for me! I was blown away! It ended what was a pretty good day just perfectly. Although, I WAS very full with two helpings of White Chocolate Mud Cake..... which made fluttering from one post to another very difficult.. LOL!
Anyway.. firstly I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes, in particular these guys... (who I pretty much adore

antarescryptos , or as I affectionatly know him, Ant, wrote me a lovely post and made me this:
Thankyou so much Ant, your friendship and thoughtfullness is so very much appreciated more than you know.

I even had a wordfuse made for me by dbs at think.stew . dbs' wordfuses are famous and I was honoured to have one made about!

Thankyou, homie for being the best cyberfriend I could ask for.

I was next ambushed at VinnyC's who wrote a laugh out loud post and drew this:

I nearly fell off my chair after seeing this! I am still wondering how he managed to get her so anatomically correct, AND wearing a dress in one of my favourite colours..... Thankyou Vinny! You make me laugh every time I go to your page.

Thankyou for the birthday wishes from the always thoughtful, and thought provoking Loach, It was extreemly nice of you to mention me on your Friday post :)

finally the lovely paul reminded us that we all should have a little sprite in our lives, and to believe in the magical.
Paul, you are one of the nicest people I have the good grace to know. Thankyou for being who you are.

Thankyou to you all again, from the bottom of my heart. You guys totally rock!

Now I am all guessing you want to know what else I got for my birthday?. well, naturally I took pictures...
my son got me the pack of fine lined artist pens I've been wanting:

And because he knows I love Hello Kitty and buys me something of hers for my birthday and christmas every year, he got me a new gym towel...

Hubby, being the wonderful man he is bought me this!

A Sunbeam Cafe Series Mixmaster!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is so cool. All steal, no plastic bits, three different beaters, 850 watt twin motor, steal bowls. It's just like the one my Mum had when I was little. Except hers was green. These are usually around $400 but hubby found it for less than half the price! I love her. (her name is Felicity, yes I name EVERYTHING)

I also bought myself a pressie. I found this journal, and, because I love writing, this book just suited me to a tee! It's called "Vs" and on every page are two examples. you choose one and then write about your choice underneath. After, you turn the book upside down and they have analysed your choice for you. Some of the V's are,
Love Vs Lust
Viking Vs Samari
Healthy Vs Wealthy
Clothed Vs Naked
Nirvana Vs Pearl Jam
Denial Vs Acceptance
and so on, there are heaps. I can't wait to start filling it in..

We went out to dinner at my favourite all-you-can-eat place called "Mihi". My sister in law and her family came to. Thankfully Hubby's mother did not. They gave me a cool coffee eco mug, and a boxed tea serving set with cute cupcake motifs on it.
All in all it was a nice day, made all the better because I had my parents there, and because of all of you wonderful people here on blogger.

Thankyou for making my birthday a most enjoyable one indeed.


  1. how fabulous! i'm so glad for you that your bloggy friends made your world an even happier place by writing sweet and funny things about you on the internet! yay for the power of words!

  2. Uh... happy LATE birthday! How cool of the blog buds to organize a strike attack, coordinated even.

    Pearl Jam all the way. Pearl Jam.

  3. @Sherilin It was the nicest of surprises...
    @cheesy Thankyou! Oh I agree. Pearl Jam it is!

  4. I'm happy that you're happy and that you had a great day.

    Great bunch of homies, they rocked, everyone was in right away, proof how much we all appreciate you.

  5. Let me know how you like the Stabilo fineliners. I use the Staedler triplus, addictive because they come in too many colors.

    Hubby's gift made me LOL. I learned the hard way that kitchen appliances are not a B-day gift in my household, even though I think they are a great gadget.

    "Felicity". lol. She looks like one awesome piece of sleek stainless steel machinery.

    Journals rock. Period. :)

  6. P.S. Exhausted. Carried leaves for my hive queen. Could use a lift. ;)

  7. @Ant well I was really touched, it brought a little tear to the eye.

    Hmm.. I'll have to look for the Staedler. I may buy a bigger set of the Stabilo's, I'm finding them to be excellent at the moment. I'm using them in the Journal, and they don't run, or bleed through the other side of the paper.

    As for Felicity, well, Hubby knew I wanted one and that I would never get around to buying myself one, and it was such a great price, he couldn't go past it :) He knows me well.

    Journals DO rock.

    Anywhere you want. I'll carry you :)

  8. Happy you are happy O spriteous one.

  9. Couch. Please.:)
    I've been directed to carry things from Point A to Point Z all day.

  10. Happy Birthday :-)

  11. @dbs you are awesome!
    @Ant awww.. you poor widdle thing. I'm not going to rub your six feet though. (feet=BLECK!)
    @ChocAngel, thankyou! (Still having trouble commenting on your page :)

  12. EEE! I knew I would forget to log on yesterday and say Happy Birthday - Happy belated Birthday! Sounds like you had a good day!

  13. Oh my goodness!

    How comes I did'nae know?

    Many belated happy returns!

  14. @Ruth thats ok and thanks!
    @Symdaddy belated is better than! Thanks!

  15. I have no clue how I didn't know it was your birthday :(

    I am so sorry I didn't know. Happy Belated and I am thrilled that you had such a special celebration! xoxo

  16. Happy Birthday! I love the cartoon of the sprite with the big boobs, it reminds me of me!! :) Hope you had a wonderful weekend

  17. LOL. Whether 6 or 2, feet: ugh!

    Watched Case 39, not great, but good.

    Your birthday party virtually rocked:)

  18. @Caren That ok! Thankyou. Like I said, better belated then never (like my siblings..gggrrr)
    @JD Thankyou! Yes I love it to. Vinny is hilarious!
    @Ant I agree, Hubby and I have one rule.. No foot touching. LOL!
    Hmm.., I must have dosed off I don't recall the movie. It rocked alright! I was virtually drunk! LOL!

  19. Neat. WE have the same rule!
    I can't wait to see you're new painting. Working on one myself.

    BTW, I want to copy the Moby image. Planning something...

    Don't know if you saw my book recommendation, have a look at Attenborough's "Amazing rare things".

  20. I did, I will try to find it. I have his book "Life on Earth"
    They just showed his "First Life" series on TV, it was awesome. Next week is a doco about him and behind the scenes look, at his series.

    Of course you can copy the picture, do you want that one of do you want me to email you the origional?

  21. :) I meant your drawing, but this just gave me an idea...I can copy this one and crop the caption. It's finished right?

    Meant to tell you, I'll try out the stabilos. Always looking for art materials to try. In case you hear anyone rave about "copics", they bleed like crazy and are toxic.

  22. OH! *sheepish grin*
    Yes you can have
    Haven't heard of Copics.
    Sound nasty!

  23. That was a fabulous birthday! So happy for you, there's nothing that starts off a new year better than feeling well loved. Clearly, you are xoxoxo

  24. @Sandra AWW... Thankyou! And yes it was :) I hope you are feeling better Sandra :)

  25. I know I'm commenting late but was away from the interweb for the past few days. Glad you liked it & that you did have an enjoyable day.

  26. It was awesome Vinny, thankyou so much for being a part of it :)


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