As I expected to not be feeling particularly great on my actual birthday I’d planned to get together with my family and friends a bit earlier on that month.
We spent a lovely weekend with my family at the beautiful West Witterings. We had a lovely barbeque with my Mum and Dad on the Friday night and it was great to spend some quality time together.
After what had been a rather brisk start to the weekend, the sun eventually came out to play on the Saturday and we went for a refreshing walk along the beach and strolled around the town. My sister and her boyfriend joined us later on and we all enjoyed another barbeque feast together in the sun. Pats had also bought some yummy birthday cakes with him as a surprise for me – no prizes for guessing what I wished for this year!
Pats and I finished off the long weekend with a trip into Petersfield to have a mooch around the shops and go for some dinner and drinks. It was a fab day out!
To top off all the fabulous birthday treats, my lovely friend Katherine (otherwise known as “Jaff”) kindly agreed to host a soiree for me at her house with the girls for more pre-birthday celebrations. Anyone would think I was the Queen with all these celebrations! We don’t get together as often as we used to and it was so nice to see everyone and catch up. They were all really kind and gave me cards and gifts and Jaff’s gorgeous boys Ruben and Alfie had both chosen me a delicious birthday cake with the numbers 27 in candles – they’d managed to knock 12 years off my age in one night – I was one happy lady!