Sunday, May 17, 2015

It's the weekend!

Just wanted to say hello and its been a busy week, so not much time for sitting down at the computer.
I look forward to coming over to visit you soon

Birthdays are special and every year I get excited to have the  chance to celebrate another one. Yesterday, the 16th was my birthday and we got the chance to go out and enjoy a wonderful long lunch and share lots of laughs and chat with my dear family.
Once again I have been spoiled and got some beautiful gifts and lovely cards.

Love the pretty floral, silk pyjamas and the slippers my DD gave me and they will keep me warm in winter and my hands will be soft and silky smooth, with the hand-lotions from our dear son.
The new camera my dear husband bought me is going to take a lot of reading up on how to operate it - took me an afternoon just to attach the strap to the camera and work out how to take the battery out and get it charging. Our son has also kindly offered his time and tuition, which I think I am going to need. 
Thank you dear family for the wonderful gifts.

Later on this afternoon we have been invited out to our friends home, Chris also shares a birthday in May so will be good to have a glass of bubbles and catch up with our friends

Hope you are all having a great weekend ~ enjoy the beautiful days of May


  1. Happy Happy birthday dear friend! So glad that your day was filled with family, friends, and love!! And that camera is awesome! Wishing you an outstanding weekend! Nicole xo

  2. Dearest Carolyn,
    Happy to read about your special weekend here. Lovely Leica camera you got and also those roses look so perfect. Well, such days where we get spoiled make us live on cloud nine for quite a while.

  3. Happy birthday Caroline !!..wonderful gifts !..enjoy this love love Ria...x!.❤️❤️❤️

  4. Happy Happy Birthday dearest Carolyn. May Heaven smile and hear your every wish. May you always be blessed with the very best. Love Jeanne X0X0

  5. Happiest of days, dear Carolyn. Keep on dancing round the sun!

  6. HAPPY belated BIRTHDAY dear Carolyn, what a beautiful day you had, with your sweet family, and the most wonderful gifts,too.
    Lucky you with such a new great camera, enjoy working with it, dear friend, and also enjoy using your other lovely gifts.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  7. Happy Birthday Carolyn! What lovely gifts...especially that great new camera! You'll have lots of fun with that. Enjoy your weekend my friend. Keep celebrating! Birthday hugs coming your way from Florida! Hugs, Diane

  8. Delighted that you had a lovely day, and belated Happy Birthday to you.
    I am getting a new camera next week, and I am hoping that it will be easy to operate. I am sure you will be the master of yours in no time at all. Is it a pretty orange colour?

    1. Hi Rosemary,

      The actual camera is silver but to protect it, bought a cover and yes, it is a pretty burnt orange colour.

  9. Happy birthday to you, Carolyn! It sounds like you had a nice day. Your gifts are lovely, that camera will be a lot of fun! I hope you have a great week.

  10. My dearrst Carolyn,
    HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY to you, my dear friend! Sorry, I am late, but I did not get to the computer, but I thought of you! :O(
    I hope you had a wonderful Birthday!
    Sending much Love and hugs,
    Claudia xoxoxo

  11. Dear Carolyn, Happy Birthday!! So glad you enjoyed a special time with your family and friends. You sure received beautiful gifts and the camera is fabulous!
    Best wishes for a wonderful new year blessed with good health, happiness and lot of love.
    Hugs, CM

  12. Happy Birthday, dear Carolyn! It sounds like you had a fantastic day with your family.
    Have a great week!

  13. Happy birthday!!!! I wish you the best in this special day for you. The camera is wonderful.

  14. Happy Birthday! I love the pattern on your new pyjamas and the colors!

  15. Carolyn, Happy Birthday! I must remember yours is the 16th, as mine is the 15th. Are you a Taurus by any chance? I really like your new camera. The amazing thing about a camera is that it allows you to take beautiful pictures of God's wonderful world.

    Enjoy your camera, and I hope you had a great day doing all the things you love.


  16. Happy ... Happy Birthday Carolyn.

    Your presents look and sound lovely and it is so good to spend family time together to celebrate.

    Every good wish

    All the best Jan

  17. Βest wishes for your birthday, dear Carolyn!!!!
    Enjoy the lovely gifts you received from your beloved ones!
    I wish you a happy new week!
    Many hugs from Athens!

  18. Dearest Carolyn,
    Popping in and read that you have celebrated a BIRTHDAY!!!! Happy belated
    Birthday to a lovely Lady and blogging buddy. All the best to you this year!!! The roses are gorgeous. So very beautiful. I have enjoyed reading your blog for a few years now and it is always such a treat. Sending my love and best wishes to you!

  19. Happy (belated) Birthday dear Carolyn!!!
    How many beautiful presents, your relatives really love you a lot! :D

  20. Happy Birthday! I love the pattern on your new pyjamas and the colors!

  21. A belated happy birthday to you sweet friend! I hope your day was every bit as beautiful and fun as you are!


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