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Saturday, 11 February 2017

Birthday and I Won a Giveaway

Thank you so much for all the wonderful birthday wishes, it was so lovely to read them all, you really are my blogland friends. Thank you as well for the comments on my grand baby scan picture, it's good to be able to share my excitement.

I had a lovely birthday, spent it the best way possible, with my amazing husband and children. We watched a film in the afternoon, it was on TV over Christmas and I'd asked for the dvd for my birthday. It's very rare that we buy a dvd, but we both enjoyed it so much - Ethel and Ernest.

Here's the bit of blurb from Amazon

"Roger Mainwood writes and directs this hand-drawn animation featuring the voice talents of Jim Broadbent, Brenda Blethyn, Pam Ferris and Virginia McKenna. Based on the autobiographical novel by Raymond Briggs, the story follows four decades in the lives of an ordinary couple living in London. Beginning at their first meeting in 1928, events that fill Ethel (voice of Blethyn) and Ernest (Broadbent)'s days include the Great Depression, World War II, the invention of the television and the birth of their son, Raymond (Harry Collett/Luke Treadaway).

I suppose it's a love story really, but it had me in tears, definitely one to watch with a box of tissues and I can't recommend it highly enough.

When Adam arrived after work, we sat down to a birthday tea partly made by Imogen. Ham and pickle or cheese and cucumber sandwiches sausage rolls, crisps and lots of tea. Followed by a lovely birthday cake.

All in all, a thoroughly enjoyable day. I'll have to show you some of the lovely goodies I received another day.

The day after my birthday, I received this lovely parcel through the post, a giveaway from the very kind and talented Jenny at Winnibriggs House

The card was lovely, the heart decoration on the front was flocked.

Jenny had made herself a lovely warm and cosy headband to keep her ears warm in this cold weather. As well as kindly giving a tutorial in how to make one, she also offered some lovely fleece for us to make it with.

As well as the lovely soft fleece, Jenny included 2 little surprises... 2 beautiful brooches. A stunning vintage brooch...

and a very cute dog, how cute!

Thank you for stopping by

Take care


  1. A lovely birthday and a prize, fantastic xx

  2. It looks like you had a lovely birthday. Your birthday tea looks delicious!
    What a lovely giveaway you won!
    Have a great weekend!

  3. Belated Happy Bday. Glad it was such a good one.
    The cake looks delish and the brooches are lovely.

  4. Jenny has been very generous. Nice colours that you chose x

  5. Belated Birthday Wishes Cheryl. Your cake looks so delicious ... wish I could reach into the screen!! Your giveaway prizes look great - its always wonderful to receive parcels in the mail. Have a lovely week Cheryl. x x

  6. So glad you were cherished on your birthday.
    I love that film so I must get the dvd.
    Gorgeous goodies-x-

  7. Your birthday tea looks lovely! Congrats on your giveaway win!

  8. What a lovely give a way you won.
    I'll check Netflix to see if they have that movie.
    Glad to hear you had a wonderful birthday. The cake sure looks good.

  9. What a fabulous birthday tea and a very delicious looking cake.
    The very thoughtful giveaway must have felt like an extra birthday gift. Lucky lady. X

  10. Belated happy birthday. We watched that film its lovely

    Julie xxxxxxxx

  11. Firstly, a belated Happy Birthday. It sounds like you had a lovely day and that cake looks yummy. I watched the film at Christmas and although it wasn't at all what I thought it would be I really enjoyed it.
    Secondly, what exciting news about your new grandchild, congratulations to you and the proud parents to be!
    Finally, so pleased the parcel arrived safely and that you liked it. The beautiful note card was sent to me in a 'send a little love swap' last year and I have been keeping them to use for special occasions.
    Hope to see your makes idc, Jenny xx

  12. Thrilled to hear you had such a wonderful Birthday, the giveaway gifts were a delight.

  13. Happy belated Birthday, what a lovely giveaway well done :-)

  14. It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday and how lovely to spend it with family, that's how I like to celebrate too. I've never heard of Ethel and Ernest, I shall have to look out for that one. Congratulations on the giveaway win, I love those brooches.

  15. Belated happy birthday! Lovely to hear you had a wonderful day with your nearest and dearest. The giveaway gifts are fab! x

  16. Your birthday tea sounds just perfect. A lovely cake that looks delicious.
    Lovely gift that arrived in the mail for you.
    DH and I both enjoyed that film over Christmas.

  17. So glad you had such a happy birthday celebration! I loved the Ethel and Ernest film too, something so very special and evocative about it (I plan to buy it on dvd too). Your giveaway gifts are lovely, such a cute little dog :)
    Wishing you a happy week ahead.
    Helen xox

  18. Your birthday sounds wonderful. So glad you had a great time.

  19. A belated Happy Birthday, the tea sounds wonderful, a lovely treat. We watched the Ethel and Earnest film on TV over Christmas and thoroughly enjoyed it :-)

  20. Happy birthday and I loved your giveaway presents xx

  21. Love the sound of your cosy family birhtday tea, glad you enjoyed your day.
    My mum watched E&E at Christmas and keeps saying now how much she enjoyed it.
    Lisa x

  22. Oh Cheryl, I'm so pleased you had a lovely birthday - just perfect to spend it with loved ones.
    Your cake looks delicious and I loved seeing your giveaway presents.

    I hope you had a nice Valentine's Day too ... enjoy the rest of your week

    All the best Jan

  23. That is one cute dog brooch! And happy birthday! I'm glad you got to spend it watching a favourite film. I missed this at Christmas but I will catch up with it sometime... I think I thought I'd cry too much!

    On a different note, on my hygge blog I'm doing a series on hyggely blogs (that's blogs that make me feel hyggely, not specifically about hygge) and yours is one of my favourites. Would you be prepared to answer just a couple of questions, give me permission to use a couple of photos and, of course, have loads of links to your blog from mine? It would be lovely if you'd take part. Please let me know via email.

  24. Glad I stopped in today. I learned about a new movie! I must look into it, it looks like one we'd definitely like. Your cake looks scrummy!


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