Monday, 14 June 2010

Spoiled Rotten...

Yep... that is moi... spoiled totally rotten this weekend and I have had THE BEST birthday ever!!! Grim and I headed off for our favest place in the whole world on Saturday morning... so where is this place huh? North Yorkshire... near to Whitby but inland and it is a small little hamlet with a B&B, a pub and a beck... this will be our 8th time up there and 6th time staying at the same B&B but is is just perfection, as soon as we get there, the shoulders drop and the happiness just floods in... *and... guess what??? on the way there, we stopped off in Pickering and got proper Northern fish n chips, then drove up the Moors, sat in the car and stuffed our faces, you should have seen me, covered in grease afterwards but heck, it was worth it!!*




THANK YOU everyone for the lovely birthday messages, comments and emails...sorry I haven't been able to reply to you yet, we haven't been home long and a certain little black n white furball wanted cuddles big style.. our neighbour came in to feed him so he didn't have to go to the Cattery... he was pleased about that too :O))




I can honestly say this... I LOVE being 40!!!! Seriously, I sat there yesterday morning opening my heaven pressies and cards.. blimey, I mean I was spoiled daft... thank you everyone who sent me a card - I really loved them all and so appreciate it... I have made some wonderful pals in Blogland... *can you tell I am a bit euphoric at the moment??? LOL*




So, Grim bought me a beautiful silver pendant, it has Whitby Jet and Mother of Pearl in a checker pattern (matches Ferdy's roof - and you all know black n white is my fave) and the other side of the pendant is inlaid with pink mother of pearl... I got tonnes of stash - seriously big stylee happy dancing going on with the stash I got!!! And.. Grim bought me the pub that we go to when we are up there.. it is called the Birch Hall Inn, click the name, you can see it... yes, he bought me a pub!!! Actually, it is a scale model of the pub and cos it is my favest place in the world, he planned it all out and managed to actually get it without me sussing it out!!! Here's a pic of my birthday goodies...told ya, I was spoiled!!!




I got some CD's - the Lady GaGa one I have been wanting for yonks, I love GaGa and her voice is just beautiful... then I got a divine pen and pencil which are engraved with my name and the date, that is all I had asked for but Grim pushed the boat out for me bless him! And.. finally, I got the last hare for my collection, he is a dude, I will take a photo of them all together later and blog it.. they are beautiful...




So, between the insane ramblings of a very excited 40 year old bat, there are some pics of the North Yorkshire Moors... Grim took them, that is why they are good ROFL I have to go now though... cos... on the way home, we called back at Pickering and bought more fish n chips, brought them home and I am going to pop them into the oven and reheat them... we do that when my Dad visits (he lives next to the best chippy ever and brings 'em down for us!) So, tis time for me to eat again, I have stuffed my face this weekend... diet starts...erm...tomorrow LOL Thanks again EVERYONE... and for the Sunday Stamper comments too.. will pop by your blogs later to see what you have been up to... TTFN....

Hels x (a very happy Hels at that!!)

33 comments:

Andrea said...

Hels I want to live where that scenery is PLEASE glad you had a super birthday and looks like a lot of fabby presents, lots of love xxx

DonnaMundinger said...

Oh Hels, looks idyllic! Your birthday sound fabulous! Belated greetings! xxD

Debbie Dolphin said...

Happy 40th Birthday Hels xxxx
hope you had a fab time.you could of called in at mine for a cuppa!!lol (though we are a bit off Whitby)
You've beaten me to the big 40 !!Ive a few weeks left yet. It sounds so old doesnt it as I still feel and act so young!!
Enjoy your pressies (I keep dropping big hints for a pandora bracelet!!!)Though I dont think its sinking in!!
love debbie xxx

Lori said...

Oooo, lots of goodies there! I see a lot of Tim's dies, among other treasures. The scenery is just wonderful. I have read all of James Herriot's books, I think he was in that area?? Would love to see it in person some day.

whyducks said...

Thanks for sharing your special time with us in blog land. Cor what a lovely lot of goodies you got for your Birthday. Beautiful pics thanks Grim. x p.s any new shelves in any of the parcels?

craftimamma said...

Glad you had such a fab birthday weekend Hels and belated Happy 40th from me. You certainly chose a lovely area to spend the weekend. I'm not too far away and my daughter lives in Harrogate so closer still. Ummmmm! I can almost taste those fish n chips!

Hugs
Lesley Xx

PS Lovely goodies you got there too.

Fliss said...

So glad to hear that you had such a lovely birthday and have been spoilt rotten.
Your pile of pressies looks fab so lucky you.
Thanks for sharing the pics of the beautiful Yorkshire moors too, somewhere I haven't been yet and it looks gorgeous.
Hopefully will get my numbers entry done tomorrow as I've been doing a nasty Vat return today-yuk!!!
xx

Terry said...

Oh Honey! 40 ain't old!!! Glad you had such a great #40!!! Looks like someone received lots of TH Sizzix goodies! How cool is that? Great picture! Happy Birthday again!

Helen said...

Ooooh, lovely stash, am very jealous!! Gorgeous scenery, not done that area at all, looks divine. Fish and chips - sounds great (even though I've eaten!!) I'm hungry again now, lol!!

Carol Ann said...

Wow you've certainly had a great 40th and the photo's are fab. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday.
Carol Ann xx

Traceyr said...

Glad you had a brilliant 40th birthday you did do very well on the present front! I mean who gets a pub for their birthday - hahaha!

Many belated happy returns.

:)

Deanna Cosgrove said...

You guys truly know how to celebrate! Such lovely photos--almost feel like I was there. Love that you go back to the same place again and again---so romantic!

Lottie said...

Happy belated birthday. 40? you don't look 40.

I love Nth Yorkshire too - and the dales too. Its brilliant and I can see why it is your most favourite place.

Lovely pressies - bet you make some slendiferous art with them.

xx

Sarah Anderson said...

So glad you had such a wonderful birthday!! I love it up in N Yorks too. Happy Birthday Hels :) xx

Andrea - Wales, UK said...

Wow...what gorgeous pics, Sounds like you had a really fab time. Could do with a portion of Fish and Chips right now!!!
Glad you had a great day and lots of scrummy pressies!

xx

Fiona said...

Happy Birthday Hels! Looks like you had a fabbo day out - good to see you enjoyed turning 40! Enjoy your goodies :)

Val said...

Hels

So pleased you had the most fab weekend for your birthday - sounds wonderful. And what lovely stash.
Love
Valxx

Chris said...

Aww thanks for sharing your day with us... it looks like you had a wonderful Birthday and you were spoiled but you deserve it :D Well it's not everyday you get to be a woman of 40... hey you gonna be all grown up now...lol
hugs
Chris xx

Paula Gale said...

wow Hels - really pleased that you have a great day - nothing less than ou deserve... Love the pics... looks like an idyl place to be... hope the memories of your day/weekend will be with you for a very long time.

big squishy hugs

Paula x x x

JeanFB said...

Happy (belated) Birthday, Hels!!! Looks like you had a fabulous weekend - such gorgeous scenery, a fine man, good food, and lots of stash! SWEET! You deserve it hun!! Glad you had such a fantastic time.
Hugs -
Jean

Lisa said...

U look stunning for your 40 years! I can imagine that you deserve all of your lovely presents no doubt! U are a fab artist and seems like a very nice person with a big heart! =)

Sherry Goodloe said...

what a wonderful birthday you had! Ahhh 40. I remember it well :)

Jennie said...

Glad you had a good time.. geting excited about seing you :)
Hugs xx

Saskia said...

Wonderful pics, beautiful landscape. Glad to hear you had a wonderful time!

Joanne said...

How generous to share your special day with us bloggers. Glad you had a ball 'cos being 40 is really special - if I remember correctly LOL.
Luv Joanne xx

georgina said...

so glad you had a fab day Hels.i live in another part of N,Yorkshire and it is indeed a beautiful place and Whitby is oneof my favourites too,enjoy your stash, luv Georginax

craftytrog said...

Sounds like a brilliant birthday weekend Hels! Hope you wore all your badges! xx

Rosie said...

40 is a very good age to be, and let me tell you that life gets even better! Someone told me that your 50s are your best ever decade, and they were right, so you've got that to look forward to as well! Your birthday sounds absolutely wonderful and Grim like a jolly good egg, and all that lovely stash too!

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Ooh fabby time you had Hels, fabby pics too :-) Lots of lovely stash, a pub, a pendant and Northern fish + chips what more could a girl want ;-)
Anne xx

Liverpool Lou (Anne) said...

Oh yes I'm like Debbie D, you've beaten me to the big 40 too - in my dreams anyway hehe
Anne xx

Anesha said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Great goodies.

Wendy said...

Welcome back from your fab fun weekend hun x That stash pile looks like you are going to be busy for a long time to come............

Cheryl said...

Wow Hels so glad you had a fab Birthday. I have never been to Yorkshire but it is on my list lol hugs Chiz x

Related Posts with Thumbnails
Related Posts with Thumbnails