Sunday, 14 December 2014

Guess who's fifty?!

Me!! I celebrated my 50th birthday this week. I cannot believe it, I still think that I'm in my 20's in my head, although looking in the mirror tells me otherwise!! I had a lovely day and Mr JK and Flo spoilt me rotten!

Guess who's 50?!

Yesterday morning we went for a walk through the woodland at Blickling Hall. It was a beautiful, but bitterly cold day. The ground was still covered in frost at lunchtime.

chilly December morning Blickling 2014 (1)

chilly December morning Blickling 2014 (3)

I finished my Halloween socks this weekend too. I love the self striping yarn. The colourway is called Leaky Cauldron and the yarn was gifted to me by a dear friend. I seem to have a bit of a thing for self striping yarns right now; I am itching to cast on another stripy pair!

Halloween Roxy socks (5)

I received two Christmas cards this week as part of the card swap in the ThreeBagsFull group on Ravelry. The gifts had to fit in the envelope with the card. My partners were very creative as you can see from the photos.

TBF Christmas card swap (1)

TBF Christmas card swap (2)

In case you're wondering, yes, that is Flo on the bookmark! Debby snuck a photo from my Flickr page and turned it into this special gift. I love it! Josee made me the little festive stocking brooch and I will be wearing it to school tomorrow. The swaps are such fun. I am lucky to belong to some great groups on Ravelry. 

One more week of school before I can start to unwind. It's a hectic one too with Christmas concerts, a trip to the pantomime and class parties to get through. I'll catch up with you again next weekend. xxx

Advent 2014 week 3 (1)


snoopydog said...

Glad you had a lovely day. There is a pretty nice parcel waiting chez Snoops for you too!!! :-) Hope the last week goes well! Can't believe we've almost arrived. Ros x

Judy said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Helen! It looks like it was a fabulous one! May this coming year be filled w/joy!

Una said...

Happy birthday, young lady. 50 was the start of a good decade for me. I will be 60 next year and can't believe it either. Age really is just a number if you stay fit and busy.

Helsie said...

Happy Belated Birthday. Sounds like it was a good one!

Stitched Together said...

I'm pleased you had a good birthday and I look forward to hearing about many more of them to come!

Lynne said...

Happy birthday! Looks like you got some great presents, and I love the mug from Flo. I also love the Leaky Cauldron socks!

Rachel A said...

Happy belated Birthday! It looks and sounds like you had a lovely day - here's to fabulous year!

knittingsandwich said...

happy happy birthday to you!!
i'm glad to know you were well spoiled!

love the mug flo made you, she's such a good kitty!