The trouble with having two birthdays on the same day on a weekday is that you have to get up extra early in order to open presents and cards. But I do love having the same birthday as my gorgeous girl.
Here she is modelling my new dressing gown. Doesn't she look adorable?She is spending two days at the senior school (including tests - boo!) and was a tad miffed not to get a badge with Birthday girl on so in 5 minutes I whipped up this tiny thing
Thickers felt numbers to the rescue!
She is at Gaynes today and Hywel is at work experience at a pre school. the stories he tells about the little ones and the way he tells them have us in stitches. All the helpers are called auntie and one child has called him "Auntie Owl" (its how they say his name). It is so tempting to call him that from now on!
We had lots of lovely pressies. Her main present was a mobile phone and mine was a new screen for the 'puter which means everything looks so much clearer now!
I have been in Cambridge for the week on a Ministers refresher course. A tiny bit of this
(well watching anyway, I'm not paying for a punt)
but mostly locked away inside here
having lectures, Bible studies, earnest conversations and maybe an afternoon spent sleeping...
(that is me with new trendy haircut on the left). It was very refreshing and only another 7 years til the next one...
I managed to fit in making a DCM card on Sunday morning this week - ready to give as a card for the child being dedicated on Sunday morning! We had a fabby time even if it poured with rain on the BBQ.
And here is the Dare for this week - Beady Eyed
Well this week is my dare (Saffa). Its quite a simple challenge really. All I ask is that you make use of beads on your cards. They can be seed beads, big chunky beads or little sequins, whatever takes your fancy.Square card with printed phrase. Some bits of BG Pheobe. The Aaronic blessing printed on tracing paper, chalked and adhered with brads. An auntie Sarah's and a Dunelm bloomer and then on the top the rather lovely bead encrusted B.
It was so easy to do yet looks quite scrummy I think. I covered an already white chipboard letter (Heidi Swapp) with glossy accents and then plonked on some matching beadsfrom the Bead Merchant. Finally I poured on some of those tiny accent beads I ahve had for years and never used. And that is it!
Thanks to all who sent cards to me - I was overwhelmed with them. I don't open them all straight away as I have more than Carys and it isn't fair. But in a mo I shall take a cup of tea and open some more!