I have to say that this year I have had the best birthday of my life so far! My actual birthday was Friday 12th but I met up with almost all of La Maf on Thursday for art gallerying and dindins.
We went to see the very amazing Glamour of the Gods exhibition at the National Gallery, featuring some of the most stunning Hollywood portraiture from 1920 to 1960. It was an absolute treat, especially the side by side pictures of Messrs Brando and Dean..I didn't know where to look. *fans self*
The exhibition is on until 23 October and I highly recommend it.
The girls spoilt me with a collections of amazing gifts - bakelite bracelets, a fakelite brooch, vintage buttons, gorgeous old knitting needles and a Stitchcraft I don't yet have plus a lovely roll of make up brushes to complement the course I had taken earlier that day (more about that later this week). Just look at my present haul! I swear I've never had as many presents before. Thank you angels!
We then had a lovely dinner, and I broke my very strict diet. Omnomnom.
To top it all off I went home to find a huge bundle of yarn had arrived. I can strongly recommend Yarns4Less, excellent prices and amazing service. Look at all my lovely, lovely yarn!
On my actual birthday my very dear friend Naomi took my out for dinner and wine, it was lovely.
Saturday was my birthday picnic - I met my chums in the park at 2:30 and we stayed there supping boozes and eating cake for a good long time, with the survivors heading back to mine for a party that went on until after 4am! I'm still suffering the after effects today.
Here are some fairly civilised pics the amazing Ms de Guerre took in the park:
And here are the bottles left in my flat the next day....oops:
It was so lovely to spend the day and night with so many of my very favourite people! Thank you all for making my birthday truly smashing.
I should write more eloquently, put more links in, crop photos etc - but I'm STILL hungover, so I'm using that as an excuse. Sue me. :-)
I'm off to have a bath and an early night, I'm getting on in years now you know!