It's my birthday peeps. What I hope for this 53th year on this good earth is for things to be a little less eventful than in the last twelve months. You don't know the half of what has happened as Blogland is a very edited glimpse of real life. Just take my word for it that I'm overdue some peace and normality.
Louis is off to Portugal today with his dad so he won't be spending the day with me. We swapped gifts on his own birthday. I went down the 'want, need, wear, read' route with his presents again and phew! the trainers that I bought him were pronounced awesome. We parents of teenager can get it so wrong!
Louis loves to gift. It's not just on birthdays and at Christmas that I'm given little surprises. I thought I'd share a selection of the things that he's bought for me that make my heart melt every time I look at them. Let's start with my bedpost heart collection. They're all from him. That 'Love You To The Moon and Back ' quote makes an appearance again. That Nutbrown Hare has got a lot to answer for.
Randomness including a birthday dolphin. All Lou buys and makes.
A pig and a plant in a beautifully made pot from a craft fair.
Stones to put on my chakras to please my inner hippy mummy.
I'd been eyeing up this whale scourer holder in a beautiful kitchen shop in Dartmouth for a long time. As you do. My boy must have noticed.
And from the same place I got a funky oil/vinegar dispenser. I'd put in a request for that one but didn't know what design I'd get from a choice of three.
Back to Christmas. Here's a string of embossed ceramic birds that he made with his aunty. They were too pretty to be saved for the Christmas tree.
A littte stone turtle from Marrakesh and a slate coaster. I don't know where he gets the idea that I like a tipple or two.
And this is maybe my favourite birthday present. Wine related as well! It was made by a blacksmith at Cockington Court and is a glass holder to stick in the ground. You can only see the top here. Just the thing for when I'm reading a book in my recliner on my French holidays. I really am a very lucky mum.