Monday, 19 October 2009

Birthday Post

The title is a pun-ha ha! It is my birthday and I did get some post. Thanks to Anne and Kat for real and virtual birthday cards! This is my cake at work-I was amazed by it's beauty and had to take a photo before it was cut. Dion who made it was 'secretly' lighting the candles but I had to get into the kitchen to get my coffee as it was nearly time for the children to come in! This morning was a rush to say the least.
This is my latest sketchbook page-me on the first day of being 44. I got 88 claps at work today from the children (morning and afternoon) -we always give them 4 big or small claps as part of birthday fun-so I got mine too! Chloe sang 'How old are you now' to me and Nicole sang 'If you're happy and you know it'. I was touched!

My Mum and brother came up for the day yesterday so we had a little trip to Greenwich. This doll caught my eye-she reminded me of Maggie Thatcher. All she needs is a solid handbag and a high pitched and strident voice and she would be there. I do like her blue eyes though-her staring, scary eyes.


Scary doll bookmark!
A lovely book my friend Jessica sent me (via Amazon-so an unexpected surprise!) It is really great and very inspiring.
Just one choice page from a great book of 'Comical Signs For The Workplace'.(From Marianne at work) Sometimes these gimmicky things can be a bit naff but this is genuinely funny. I may share more at a later date. Thanks everyone who visited the party at the weekend. I ran out of time getting round and about but intend to catch up later in the week.

23 comments:

Deirdra Doan said...

Happy Happy Happy Sarah Birthday!

I love your pumpkin too....
We hope to come to London and Norwich in May!

rattlingon said...

Happy Birthday!! Your cake looks fab.
The last picture reminds me of a drama teacher at school. He has a mug with 'I pretend to work' on it. Hmmmmm....

Shell said...

Happy Birthday, Sarah. One of my friends just had a birthday on friday.

Sonia ;) said...

Happy Birthday to you, Happy Birthday to thee. Happy Birthday Dear Sarah.....Happy Birthday Dear friend.....43 is now gone but a whole new year is coming and you will be blessed indeed.

xoxoxox Happy Birthday Sarah

Gigi said...

Happy, happy Birthday, Sarah! I just turned 42 last week. No one clapped, but my guy baked me a cake.

Your Greenwich day sounds lovely! That doll DOES have a bit of a Maggie Thatcher look about her. She's one that I would've had to turn facing the wall every night when I was a kid.

xoxo

Anne said...

Hi, Sarah! Happy Birthday! :-)

Abi said...

Happy Birthday! yummy looking cake! :O)

Candace said...

Happy happy Birthday, Sarah! The cake looks great... wow, and the next project as well. How sweet those kids you teach are. They surely love you --

Say, now I can write down your b'day so I can get it going on here on THIS side of the Pond.
Take care!
Candace

frayedattheedge said...

Hi Sarah - as soon as I saw the card I thought of you - I could just picture you in the summerhouse crafting away, with Andy sitting in the deckchair - possibly sipping a glass of wine!! Love, Anne

Tracy said...

Happy Birthday, belated, Sarah! Looks like much celebrating and fun in general happening there. :o) That doll is terrific...eerily it does look a bit Maggie Thatcher...LOL! The last days I've been a bit MIA too... I've been in a bubble for a few days now--hubby & I have been up to our elbows in some interior painting & wallpapering. Finally back in blogland and catching up. Happy week, my friend ((HUGS))

Yiota said...

Happy Birthday Sarah! Another Libra to beautify the world! How nice!
Is the banner a picture of Greenwich market? I like it.

jabblog said...

Happy Birthday belatedly! Your children sound very sweet - they must be a joy to teach.
I don't like the doll - too weird!

snoopydog said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! Sounds lile you had a great time. What a great cake! That books looks like a possible good Chrissie pressie, so I'm now off over to Amazon for a look. Ros

Renee said...

Happy birthday dear Sarah.

I got the most beautiful card in the mail today and it was completly magical. Thank you dear friend.

I love who you are dear Sarah.

Come, I'm having a giveaway.

Love Renee xoxo

Lynne said...

Happy Birthday Sarah. Looks like you've had a great day. Wishing you a great year.
Ohh, and I like your new GIANT header.

Gabbi said...

Happy Birthday Sarah!! I love your gifts and cake... wishing you a wonderful new Birthday year.xo

Di said...

Oooh Happy, Happy Belated Birthday, Sarah! Hope you had a fab, fab time! x

Torie Jayne said...

Happy Birthday darling Sarah! great gifts! Have a sweet day!

Liz said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like you had a good one! That cake is so pretty!

Christina said...

Happy birthday, my dear friend! I send you love and blessings.
xo

Anairam said...

WAaaaaah! I missed your birthday! Well, two days late, but here it is - a loud and resounding Happy Birthday Dear Sarah! I hope you got at least 44 prezzies!

Jessica Nichols said...

Happy belated birthday Sarah! :)

Cheers,
Jess

Janine said...

OMG! Happy belated birthday Sarah! I can't believe I missed this!

So sorry, but more happy wishes!