Sunday, 3 January 2010

My Very Special Birthday

I had the most magical day on my birthday. All my family stayed in an amazing house in Lyme Regis and while I was out enjoying the locals sights and shops, they were busy making secret plans for a special birthday meal for us all.The Mermaid Shop was for me, like stepping into a piece of heaven. I could have stayed there all day!Look what my daughter bought me! Do you recognise the print? Clue...it has a Moonlight and a Hare!My eldest and youngest being busy bees in the kitchen.While I sit excitedly awaiting the feast.As a final surprise, they'd all made me an album of photos, each child had added their own pictures and comments and I shed lots of tears looking through it!
We played games until the hour came when it waas midnight. Time for the fireworks and to wish everyone (I think the whole of Lyme heard us!) a happy new year!
It was the best birthday I'd ever had.

13 comments:

Rosie said...

What a fantastic day! Happy 80th...well, it was something that ended with a 0 ?
Seriously, have a great year. It's bee a real pleasure to "meet" you.

liZZie said...

What a lovely day! and... great to see you, the person behind the vibrant and original art. Very best wishes and for the new year. X

Kimberly said...

Happy Birthday and New Year, what a great time they showed you. Kimberly

Fairysteps said...

Happy belated Birthday Jessie, it looked wonderful!!!! Ren x

Jessie said...

Thanks Rosie, here's to another fun filled year!
Thanks Lizzie, I like to see 'the person' so I thought it was about time I showed me!
Thanks Kimberly, they certainly did, a day we'll never forget. Happy new year to you too!
Thanks Ren, you see my coat IS a bit like yours! ;)

Marie K. said...

You look so happy and excited Jessie!It was a wonderful day even in pictures.
One more time, happy birthday to you and thanks for your visiting one of my blogs and your comment.
Thank you very much.

A mermaid in the attic said...

Hi Jessie, thanks for your lovely comments! Looks like you had a great birthday. I checked out your link to The Mermaid Shop, you are right, I'd love it...but a little too far away for a visit...sigh!

April Jarocka said...

And Happy New Year to you too Jessie!
And belated Happy Birthday. You have a lovely family there, and I am so pleased it was one to remember! Lovely to see your photo btw.;)
All is well albeit a little quiet here. Once the lights blew on the Christmas tree and I had to go to work for 8 days solid that was my Christmas over! But I am now home getting it all in perspective.
Hugs
April
xx

Shirley said...

What a wonderful post, Jessie! I wish you a wonderful 2010. Happy Belated Birthday! It seems that you have started it so very well with your little ones right there. What a wonderful gift (your print) and that Mermaid shop is awesome! Someday! : )

Always so pleased when you visit. Have a great week ahead and looking forward to your posts this year!

Karen said...

How lovely to stay in Lyme Regis in such a beautiful house, on your Birthday and get to visit the enchanted mermaid shop too :)

Hope you liked your print :)
xxx

joanne May said...

Happy New Year and Birthday Jess!
It sounds like you had a magical time in Lyme...The Mermaid shop does look special. Lovely photos of you and your family.:)
Very best wishes for 2010.
Jo.x

Jessie said...

Thankyou for such lovely birthday wishes, I'm ready to start drawing again now and itching to use my new presents! :)

Julia Guthrie said...

Oh what a lovely place to celebrate your birthday..& a 'Moonlight & hares' print aswell...you are lucky!! :)

*Happy belated Birthday Jessie*
Hugs xxxxxxxxxx