It was my birthday over the weekend and as usual I was spoiled. Alexander came home from Uni on the train and stayed for a few days, Georgina finished school on Thursday for half term so we had lots of time together. On Saturday we decided on a trip to the cinema to see The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus, what a load of rubbish! It wasn't even worth the petrol to get there, never mind the cost of the tickets. I was ready to walk out after 5 minutes but we stayed in the hope that it would improve. Two hours later, it hadn't.
I knew that Steve was buying me a ring for my birthday because I had to go and try one on for the size, he gave it to me a day early when he collected it from the jeweller.
I was up way earlier than anyone else for my birthday, even with the extra hour in bed when the clocks went back. I was very good and didn't even prod the pile of presents but waited until everyone else had got up. I have very generous in-laws who bought me two of the pop up Sizzix dies I wanted. I'm looking forward to playing with these over half term. They were designed by my friend Karen, she has some great projects using them on her blog.
Georgina gave me this cute little breakfast larder, I have plans for the little cupboard when it's empty...
Alexander gave me a Newcastle scarf from the Sir Bobby Robson match and a beach hut canvas for my studio
There was still a present left to open, not a huge box but quite heavy. I could feel a carry handle at the top and thought maybe Steve had bought me a new Backgammon case but I couldn't think why as nobody else plays with me, I have to play against the computer. As I tore off the paper I was speechless - a shiny new MacBook Pro!!
No just the standard model but the top spec. with 4gb of RAM and a 250gb drive! My old ibook needs a new battery and CD drive and my iMac G5 struggles with some of my photo editing and both could do with updating. I have to empty the room I used as a studio and had nowhere to set up my desktop so was a bit stuck. Now I can take it all out and use my new MacBook in the living room and get the room renovated, once it is decorated and refurnished I have been promised a new Mac desktop. It will be great to take away with me as I have been relying on my iphone to get online when I am travelling. Of course I spent much of the day playing and transferring data from my main computer while Steve cooked a curry for dinner.
Alexander has gone back to uni, I am so pleased that he's loving his life in Newcastle, he loves living back up there although he still hasn't got used to the colder weather!
We are off to Hastings for the day, it's lovely and sunny so I'm hoping for some good photographs.