Monday, 29 March 2010

A birthday weekend to remember

Wow, that was a wicked birthday weekend for me and to think that we are doing it all again in a couple of days time when Mr P (aka Lyndon) is celebrating his 40th...but let's not get ahead of the times and reflect on the last couple of days.

 ** picture taken with mobile phone - hence poor quality **

I took Friday off, so we could start our pub-crawl through {{ newport }} and {{ cowes }} in the early afternoon - well, at least that way we could be sure to get good spots in the pubs, rather than wait until the evening when everything is jam-packed. The whole day was on the generous Mr P as part of a birthday present to me. We really don't do presents these days, so it was a nice gesture to celebrate in such a fashion.

Apparently, I am also going out with a celebrity....well, who'd knew?!!? We combined my day off with Mr P getting new glasses as he wanted my opinion on the style of glasses he was going to get. So, the optician said to him "you look like a celebrity", which cracked Mr P up to no end...shame, she didn't specify which celebrity she was thinking of...

** pictures taken with mobile phone - hence poor quality ** 

Anyhoo, Mr P got his celebrity-glasses sorted out and we went on to get some fish'n'chips. I haven't had those for ages and let me tell you the ones we got were the best I have eaten in a LONG time. After that we went to the first Pub {{ the Hogs Head }} which has the silliest prices around. We got two pints of Beck's Vier for £4.80...yah, that is like dirt cheap!!!

Our next stops were {{ The Crispin }}, which I really don't like too much and our favourite {{ The Castle Inn }} which sells some yummy Wheatbeer.

** pictures taken with mobile phone - hence poor quality ** 

Then it was back to Cowes to pop in a few pubs along the way home - well, it would be rude not to, right? The plan was to get a chinese takeaway from our local {{ Jade Garden }}, but once we got there I was determined that only a pizza would do - so that's what we ended up with.

We listened to {{ Madness }}, had our Pizza's and many, many laughs - it was a great birthday treat for me!

And, we did get our chinese in the end, because on Saturday I found out that I was really REALLY stupid over the last two months and paid my credit card bills, when in fact they were actually CREDIT notes....d'uh! So, I had quite a big whack of money I didn't expect - of course that warranted some form of celebration, right?

Before I go, let me quickly share my layout for the recent {{ Gutter Girlz }} challenge. Check out their blog for the deeds - which were so very fitting for this picture of me struggling up one of our hills on the way towards {{ Ventnor }}. Again, I used the recent {{ Scrapmuse Kit }} to create the layout.

** click on image to enlarge **
Cardstock: Bazzill
Papers: My Minds Eye, Scribble Scrabble
Other: Cosmic Shimmer; Journaling Pens; Buttons; Stickers - Rusty Pickle
Tools: Border Punch - Fiskars Sunburst


  1. A belated Happy Birthday Kim! Looks like you had a great time!

  2. oh yummie Hoegaarden!!!! Yo look gorgeous sweets!!!

  3. SO COOL! I love all the layers you put in there!!

  4. oh girl....i wish i could have pubbed crawled with you two...that would have been a blast...
    and i am loving the red hair....sassy i tell ya!!

    happy birthday
    and that layout is my newest fav from you!

  5. Sounds like the perfect birthday treat to me!! Glad you had such a great day xx

  6. dein neuer Look steht dir ausgezeichnet, echt coooooool!!!
    Und dein Layout ist wieder grandios!!! Wünsche dir schöne Ostern...


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