... cor blimey and thrice! There was me, saying I would be back yesterday (actually, I didn't say yesterday, I said "tomorrow" but I meant yesterday.... confoosed? me too!) Anyways... then I got hit by the dreaded lurgy. I can only think that it was those blinking pesky mozzi bites that did for me. Needless to say, I spent most of the day either shivering like it was mid-winter or sleeping on the sofa! I am feeling a bit better today but still not 100%... although I am not going to let a few mozzi bites ruin today... because... don't tell anyone but... tis my birthday! Oh yesh, tis National Cake Eating Day once more and I for one will be snarfing back more than my fair share. But, before all of that... I have my entry to the Compendium II Challenge. Hosted by the ever lovely Linda Ledbetter, based on the book by the Duke of Distress, HERE is the challenge and HERE is Tim's website for you to go and have a nosey.
This week is all about Pocket Watches... which I just so happen to have one here that I haven't done anything with yet. SO, I made a travel themed watch and popped it onto a tag so it goes with all the other tags I have made. All the deets on how I made it are HERE on The Stamp Attic blog.
So. Cake! Pressies! Cards! Oh yesh, a lovely nice crop of all of those.... here are a few pics of them:
Grim made a lovely job of baking my cake.....
And... check out this fabby pressie from my dear old Dad. Some proper copper bottom pans. I know, I know, saucepans, for one who doesn't like cooking? Well, every time we have been on the boat, I have moaned that I love their pans (so much easier to cook with) and how cruddy ours at home are... so, a brand new set to play with. Don't tell anyone though - I have a reputation to keep and I don't want peeps thinking that I actually cook...
Thank you for all your birthday wishes on here and on Facebook and Twitter... wowzers! I am grinning like a loon reading them all... and speaking of reading... CLICK HERE, it will take you off on the back of a giant birthday butterfly to Ellen's place... she has done a lovely birthday post for me... and, even better, she just phoned me... all the way from that America, which is a very long way away... the miracles of the modern world eh?
Oh and when I was clicking the camera, Alf got in on the action.... shame my photography skills are no better now I am a year older... but isn't he just the cutest!!! Right, I must away... I have an afternoon of lovliness planned... and later... chinese takeaway... mmmm, nomnomnomnom..... Thanks for looking... TTFN!