IT'S my birthday later this month and there are a couple of casual things planned. I tu...

IT'S my birthday later this month and there are a couple of casual things planned. I turn 40 and it seems like a thing to celebrate, so I am hoping to get around to see as many of my favourite people as I can. I also want celebrations to be low stress, no fuss and come as you are. Drinks, dinners out, dinners in, camping, an afternoon in the garden, a breakfast or lunch or afternoon tea with the family. I think I am going to like being 40.
THINGS TO MAKE AND DO: Hand printed cards using wooden blocks. A perfect idea for invitation cards and a nod to my long ago youth.

THINGS TO COOK AND EAT: Basil buttercream. I'll be trying this one out before my birthday just in case it's a bit ick. It could be a bit ick, right?

THINGS TO DROP DOUGH ON: What says trying to hold on to your youth more than leopard print Jellybean sandals? That said, they are flat shoes: I am getting on, after all.

THINGS TO HANG ON THE WALL: I'm not one for a proper party dress. I have plenty of not-so-proper ones that should be relegated to the dress up box. Hey, what's a little purple tulle and silver flocking between friends? Paper doll party dresses and these ones for lining up on the wall are probably a safer bet than my usual wardrobe malfunctions.

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  1. Lovely things for your birthday wishes for your 40th!

    1. Thank you. It does feel like something worth celebrating.

  2. One of my colleagues was wearing the most incredible hi-vis orange jelly sandals the other day - I think these ones probably strike a more muted but still exciting tone which is more up my alley!