Oh my goodness me I was spoilt rotten yesterday. I don't think I've ever been as spoilt in my life before :O) Elena bought me Mamma Mia on DVD, Lisa bought me a gorgeous green pashmina & 2 bracelets. Gemma bought me Josh Groben's new CD & I had money from both my Mum & Dad & Andrew's Mum which is going to pay for the taxi to the airport in 100 days time, yes we're on the countdown to the Maldives! One of my best friends Kerri, had given me a lovely little bag with a mirror, lipstick & a pack of Casino Royale playing cards inside. How lucky can one person be :O) If that wasn't enough Andrew wrapped up lots of things for me including chocolates, a universal card reader, a digital photo frame, a tripod for my camera and some necklaces that match the bracelets from Lisa & Liam :O)
I didn't recognise the last present under the tree (you know what's what when you've spent ages wrapping up lol) and was surprised to find my name on it ... to Vanda love from Andrew? I started taking the Christmas paper off it & underneath was another layer of birthday paper. I had no idea what it was. I tore the birthday paper off to find a lap top & bag. I couldn't believe it and emotions got the better of me and started to cry. How spoilt am I? Andrew had wrapped it up with both kinds of paper because it's my birthday present too & I love it :O)
I had another fabulous present from Kerri, which I love (thank you Kerri). It's a little gift bag with a label saying "This kit contains everything you will ever need in life".
Inside is a poem ...
An eraser, to erase all your mistakes.
A penny, so you will never be completely broke.
A marble, for when you lose yours.
Elastic, so you can stretch beyond your limits.
String, so you can hold it together when you are falling apart.
And this gift to let you know someone cares!
How brilliant is that and even more special to think that she took the time to make it for me :O)
Tomorrow's a very exciting day too because Teresa & the gang are coming to stay for a week. We are enjoying the piece & quiet today before Max arrives lol. I can't wait to see them all and catch up with their news. We are having a chill out day today and a big tidy up tomorrow.
Hopefully we will be able to go for another walk this afternoon. We went down along the seafront again yesterday but it was freezing cold. The muscles on the tops of our legs were frozen solid lol. Hopefully it will be a bit a warmer today.
Update: We did go for a walk and the sun was out. It was still freezing cold though :O) We met Kerri, Colin & Colin's Mum on the cliff path and had a bit of a natter with them. We walked along the seafront into Sandown and back again. Gemma & Matt came for tea and Andrew cooked us an amazing Christmas dinner with roast Turkey and all the trimmings.