Thursday, 9 October 2008

Birthday girl!

Yes, it's that time of year when there is cake, lots of cards and maybe a gift or two.... Eeek! I'm feeling old. I'm not celebrating a BIG birthday, I've got a couple of years to go until the next big birthday, but the realisation of just how much time has elapsed and how things have changed in the last ten years or so has really sunk in lately. I've got a few nice days planned though (I could never let my birthday celebrations be concentrated into just one day after all!!)... I went out to lunch with my Dad yesterday to a lovely little pub - The Castle at Rowlands Castle in Hampshire. Today I'm off to my SILs and we're going to do some more family tree research before her, my DB and my nephews take me out for dinner this evening. Tomorrow Andy is coming over to pick me up and whisk me away to Wiltshire. We're staying overnight at Warminster before visiting Longleat Safari Park on Saturday. Then finally on Sunday, my dear niece Ellie, who is a cake decorator extraordinaire, is making me a special birthday cake and we're having a family tea at my DS's house with lots of family. The weather forecast is really good for the next few days, so let the celebrations begin! My boss gave me a special little cake when I was at work on Tuesday:





It arrived in its own little box as you can see! I shared it with my Dad when I went to see him yesterday. I loved the glittery icing!! Whilst I'm on the subject of work..... I have some good news to share. I have had a promotion, albeit a temporary one. The HR Manager at our Horsham branch has gone onto adoption leave for a year and I am going to be covering there for 2 days a week as a 'Relief HR Manager'! I will still be doing 3 days in my current branch in my existing role, so I'm sure it's going to be quite an exciting time. I was handed over to last week and it's my first day in Horsham on Monday, so I'm getting a little nervous now. Keep everything crossed for me please!!


Last but not least, a little more progress on The Guardian:


I'm working on the trees behind his head at the moment. It's all half stitch, some with 5 strands of thread which feels a little strange to stitch with. Thanks for everyones lovely comments on my progress updates so far - it seems like you love this project! Happy stitching everyone :o)

10 comments:

Ginnie said...

Happy Birthday - what a lot of fun you have in store. I adore Longleat - watch the maze we were stuck for ages in there!! Enjoy you family history research too - I love doing mine but never have much time for it! And especially enjoy that lovely cake!!!

Karoline said...

Happy birthday Sam, the cupcake is really cute

Lucy said...

Happy Birthday...sounds like you have a great few days planned. Beautiful work on The Guardian!!!

fireflydreams said...

Happy Birthday. I hope you enjoy stretching it out as much as you can.

Good luck in your new position.

Heather

Irishenchantment said...

happy birthday to yooooooooooooooou!

Tama said...

Happy Birthday! and your stitching is really coming along!!! I'm so very impressed!

Rowyn said...

Mmmm, I bet that cake was good! Enjoy all the birthday festivities.

Sally said...

Happy Belated Birthday Sam! I hope you had a fantastic day.

The Guardian is coming along really well.

Yany said...

Happy birthday gorgeous!!! Hugs and kisses from Mexico

Your wolf is looking amazing, congratulations!!

Sharon said...

Happy Birthday Sam!