23 March 2014

a tale of two birthdays

Me and my mister were born just a few days apart (not including years ; ) so we tend to join our birthdays together. Look at this cake my mum made for us! It is lemon cake with chocolate eggs on top. 

Nao got up early to take these misty pics...



He gave me my pressie at midnight, and little vintage clockwork penguin...

and a log...

containing a 9ct gold clockwork key that he made in his shed!

I managed to finsih the knitted scarf just in time (actually I finished it at 1.30am on his bithday. 

I made a sort of roughly sewn bag to wrap it in, stamped with fabric ink.

He like it!

and a handful of daisies from our kiddo...

On my birthday we had plans to go to a zoo but we ended up spending the day at a garden centre (oops) and then we went to the Garlic Farm for lunch (this is the Isle of Wight's most famous export!)

there was a stunning pine forest there and a herd of hairy cows


with a car full of plants and a full belly, I quickly got back to the knitting of the scarf pressie.

In between, we had a nice picnik on the beach near our home.



On Nao's bithday we went to Beaulieu in the New Forest, to go to the Motor Museum.

There are wild horses in the forest which roam freely about, even on the roadside.


London bus...

If I was to ever to learn to drive, it would be in this vehicle...

a tiny caravan given to Prince Charles when he was a nipper ...

and look!...


after that we stopped at Lymington for some fish and chips before catching the ferry back home.



someone fell asleep holding chip fork.




growing old is not too bad I suppose ; )

34 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to you both! I think Pehr's present is my favourite :) xxx

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  2. words cannot describe how enchanting these photos are, so very sweet, and lovely...

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  3. Happy birthday to you and Nao! It looks like your birthdays were pretty magical!

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  4. Happy belated birthday to you both. It looks like you both had some lovely days out together. Love the cake too :) think I may have a go at making this when I visit my parents soon.
    Fayex

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  5. Beautiful cake! The little eggs are so cute!

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  6. What lovely birthdays :)

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  7. С днем рождения, куколка!

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  8. Loveliness: that cake, your husband's chin, that misty morning, those yellow leggings, birthdays!

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  9. As usual, amazing pictures. Happy Birthday !

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  10. Great way to celebrate your birthdays. Happy Birthday to you both. Elinor x

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  11. What special days, presents, cake! YUM! Happy Birthday to you both. Lou x

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  12. Growing old is wonderful. It just gets better and better. Your pictures and gifts are fabulous. I just love the log box with the key. How thoughtful that is!

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  13. I am going to borrow this cake idea for my misters birthday if you don't mind. He adores mini eggs and it looks so yummy! X

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  14. Your mum's cake looks delicious and so attractive too. What lovely gifts you exchanged...so personal. Glad you finished the scarf, it looks so cosy ...I might have to have a go myself. Stunning photography as usual.

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  15. I think Nao may be the God of presents what a lovely idea for a new addition to your clockwork menagerie and that cake i can see where you get your artistic ability and colour co-ordination from now. A very happy birthday to the both of you!

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  16. Happy Birthday! I had a few post to catch up on with a hot cup of tea :) All lovely, especially that incredible view you both have from your sheds. I don't think I would get much work done!

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  17. Wishing you both all the happiness for your birthdays.
    The key... Oh, my.

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  18. Happy Birthday! Gorgeous photos as always, especially love the misty shots :-) Love that your car is in a museum. And I'm currently learning to drive, actually I have been for a few years now, keep losing my nerve!

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  19. I am fallowing your blog for long time, I realy like it, Happy birthday both of you, my best wishes.

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  20. What a lovely cake! Happy birthday to both of you :)

    P.s.: How is your cat coping with life on the islands? Does she enjoy it?

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  21. Happy birthdays & many more to come!
    Glorious cake..no doubt your mum is just as creative as you are.
    Lovely personal presents and the photography never ceases to amaze me…..
    Did you make the stamps on the bag as well?

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  22. such a lovely post. Happy Birthday to both of you. :)

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  23. Happy birthday to both of you. Thank you for sharing some of your special times with us. Love your creativity, inspiration and the life you are building with your adorable daughter. Wishing each of you a year of joy, sparkle and contentment. <3

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  24. Happy belated birthday to you and husband! :D So lovely pictures you posted. Many good years to come to you and your family :D

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  25. Happy Birthday! It seems you had fun (just like any other day of your lives) and the cake... well, the cake is stunning! All the best for one more year ahead of you. K.

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  26. I want to buy the little roulotte in the museum! Instead of a shed in the garden I could use that one as a hiding place! Love the last picture and the message with it Artemis...yes, after all, growing old is not that bad.

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  27. Your little girl gets cuter every time I visit your blog. Belated happy birthday to you both! :)

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  28. Wow I love your posts. You always inspire me. I have just bought my 16 (soon to be 17) year old daughter a vintage typewrite - I will copy your mums idea and type a little message for her cake too. Happy belated birthdays to you.

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  29. Belated Happy Birthday to you and Nao! A lovely post, thank you for sharing.

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  30. Happy Birthday to you both! It looks like you had a lovely time.x.

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  31. Happy birthday to you both! Have a happy, healthy life together (and with your little one).

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