2013 Week 48

It’s my birthday.

This week starts with my birthday and I found out that I had a surprise coming – when you have 4 young children, it is hard to arrange a surprise as there is lots of organising to do and so I thought I should probably tell Paul this. He told me that we were going away for a night, and that Granny would have the kids, with Barnaby on a sleepover, but I didn’t know our destination……

On my actual birthday, I had a normal day with the kids, though Paul did watch over Felix whilst Willow and I took a walk as it was such a beautiful crisp autumn day. I had a nice wander around the village taking some pictures for a project I have in mind, and chatting to friends I met on the way.

After school and football, we then went to a hotel for a celebratory supper and a glass of wine, which was a great barrier between myself and the children!

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Then, the day came for a mystery journey …….. taking us to The Pig in the New Forest, which is where I had mentioned I would like to go a couple of months back.
ThePig-25It is set in such a lovely place, the New Forest, where pony’s and pigs and cows and horses seem to wander freely!iPhone-3

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Another surprise was an Indian Head Massage organised by my lovely husband in The Potting Shed at The Pig – literally a garden shed converted to a massage hut!

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After a soothing massage and the luxury of having an afternoon not having to deal with children – how relaxing – we enjoyed a leisurely meal at the Pig’s restaurant, and the complimentary pudding.iPhone-10

24 hours later and we were back at home, and wondered if it were all a dream!!

The next day, Willow, Felix and myself went along to celebrate a friend’s 40th party morning where Willow was indulged by the grown up’s.
Lindsey40th-8-Edit Who knew that she would have such a taste for smoked salmon.
Lindsey40th-7-EditLater that evening after swimming lessons, we stopped off at McDonald’s to pick up a celebratory meal (????) as we have just completed of a new house which we hope to transform into a family home, big enough for us 6.  A supper picnic in our new living room.
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On Saturday, I practiced my pre-school snowy pictures at home and the children were more than happy to join in. Think that’s the Christmas card sorted this year then!
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On Sunday, the day came for me to take the photos for those who wanted them at the pre school fayre. I am pleased to say it was a success and all those who had their photos taken seemed very happy with the results. Phew. My kids kept sneaking on the set for a portrait tooFelixsnow including the ‘baby’.WillowSnow1

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