It was my birthday and it was good

For the first time in ages my birthday fell on a Saturday.

Not one to let an opportunity pass, I made plans.

Now, if you know me, you know Im not big on birthdays, I dont hate them but I am mostly ambivalent about them. I dont usually do anything big for my birthday but this year was the exception.

I organised an {Art Jamming} session in the morning, followed by lunch with the parental and then a movie in the evening.

Art Jamming was awesome.  Everyone had a great time.  I painted a cherry blossom tree.  Aaron did 2 paintings and Faith made a huge mess that Jamie, the Art Jamming artist, helped her with, she painted Faith’s name over her canvas in silver and glitter, Faith loves it!

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The Art Jamming artist traced the skeleton onto the canvas but Aaron painted it on himself :)
The Art Jamming artist traced the skeleton onto the canvas but Aaron painted it on himself 🙂

 

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I decided to go the whole hog and have breakfast catered.  I dont know if you have heard of {Belle’s Patisserie} but OMG! So much of yum.  I met with Sasha a few days before to organise the menu and I picked it up on Saturday morning.  A HUGE platter of savoury filled croissants and veggie wraps and mini quiches, a HUGE platter of sweet pastries and the most divine red velvet roulade you have ever tasted!

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Art Jamming was followed by lunch with the parental units at {Grand Central} where I could barely finish my starter that I ordered (instead of a main) because of all the yummy Belles stuff I ate earlier.

Then a few weeks ago, {I won tickets to see a 3D movie at Ster Kinekor} and we used the vouchers to go see Wolverine.  AWESOME movie.  Pro tip: dont leave the theatre before the credits, there is a secret scene.

Paul and the kids bought me the {NoMu recipe box} and I got a Exclusive books voucher from someone else that I used to get extra recipe cards.  I got a gorgeous purple orchid, yummy bath and pamper goodies, a magnificent Tree of Life pendant, a cupcake decorating book and tons of choccies.

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All in all I got spoiled rotten by family and friends and had the most divine day.

Of birthdays and traveling…

4 more sleeps until my birthday.  I’m not usually one to get excited about a birthday, and considering this is not a ‘big’ one, I’m not entirely sure why I’m excited.  But I am 🙂

We are going to be Art Jamming so maybe that’s why.  I love painting (even though I cant paint for shit) and being creative so I’m looking forward to that.

Its also a family orientated birthday, the kids will be there so it should be even more fun.  Im betting my kids paint better pictures than me 🙂

Im following the painting session with lunch with those that cant or wont paint.  And then we are off to see Wolverine that night.

So yup, a super special birthday for me!

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Then in just over a months time, we get on a plane to Israel and I get to see my brother and almost sister in law (and their puppy).  I cannot, CANNOT, wait to see  my brother.  Its been 2 and a half years since I have seen him and I miss him so much.

I cannot believe my brother is actually getting married, I remember when he was born! Too awesome for words!

I also cant wait to see the dozen or so friends of mine that all reside in Israel.  Its going to be an amazing and special time.