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It’s my 40th birthday!

It’s my 40th birthday today, 40 is the new 30, right?

Keep calm, 40 is the new 30

I keep hearing that 40 is the new 30 and seeing as it’s nearly the end of my 40th birthday, I’m hoping it’s true!

I’ve had a wonderful day.

I’ve been spoilt rotten, drank lots of wine, eaten lots of pizza which I haven’t had for months and had cake and ice cream for pudding, so yep, it’s been a great day 🙂

My gorgeous Kaycee made a delicious cake; she put so much effort into it then cried because she’d been pushed for time and it wasn’t turning out how she wanted it.
She’d had trouble with the first 2 cakes she made; someone probably me, had put the wrong flour in the jar so she used plain flour instead of self-raising. She was trying to make a chocolate cake but they tasted more like chocolate brownies. She used cookie cutters to cut them into different shapes.

I kept telling her that I loved the fact she had taken so much time to make me a cake. It didn’t matter what it looked like because I knew it was going to taste delicious, no matter what.

She cheered up when I gave some suggestions as to how she could cover the sides using the cut-out chocolate brownie pieces she’d accidently made earlier!

It tasted delicious, as I knew it would. I now have to resist having another slice because as from tomorrow I’m back on the diet!

wrapped birthday present pile

Unwrapped birthday presents

Unwrapped birthday presents, lots of books

Unwrapped birthday presents, Bayliss and Harding and an ice cream maker

Unwrapped birthday presents, more books!

Unwrapped birthday presents, DVDs, new tops and lily bulbs

Unwrapped birthday presents, silver locket, pewter fairies

I had a birthday BBQ on Sunday. Some of my family came from Derbyshire to celebrate with me and I had a really lovely afternoon.
My girls spent the afternoon in the pool with their cousins and they all had a brilliant time.

The kids in the pool

I got to spend time with my boy. He’s been at his dad’s since he left school a few weeks ago and is staying there for most of the summer. I also loved seeing my mum and dad who I don’t get to see often enough.

Mum, dad and Aiden

My stepdaughter, Kellyann made me a wonderful birthday cake.

Kellyann and grandad

Strawberry and white chocolate 40th birthday cake

I want to thank everyone who has sent presents, cards and birthday wishes. I want also want to thank Kellyann and Kaycee for the lovely cakes 😀

 

Birthday BBQ

The girls have a joint party every year. Kaycee’s birthday is on the 2nd and Ella’s is on the 8th. This year we had a birthday BBQ for family and friends.

Kaycee also had friends for a sleepover the night before her birthday and Ella’s having friends sleep over on her birthday on Friday. I was dreading having all those girls in one place but thankfully it wasn’t too bad!
They didn’t go to sleep until around 11pm (well they went quiet at that time, whether they were actually asleep is anyone’s guess!) but apart from that they were all really lovely girls, very well behaved and had excellent manners 🙂

It was lovely seeing everyone at the BBQ and the girls had a great time 🙂 I didn’t get many photos because until the candles were ready to be lit, I totally forgot to even pick my phone up. I have to admit that even though I missed lots of photo opportunities, I don’t regret it because I spent time actually talking to the guests and enjoying myself 🙂

KayCee at her birthday BBQ, blowing out the candles on her cake

 

Ella at her birthday BBQ with her birthday cake

 

Ella looking at her birthday cake

 

 

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