Friday, August 13, 2010

Birthday

It was my birthday this week. My friend S ("NBFF") made me this fabulous cake. It was 11/10 delicious. I felt very special. The sparkler was an inspired touch I thought. I am the easiest person in the world to buy presents for, because everyone knows what I like. Books:
Cute cooking gadgets like these divine Russian doll measuring cups Charms. I am the only person I know with a charm bracelet. Why they aren't more popular is beyond me.
Nail polish-always appreciated!
Beach accoutrements like this excellent beach bag
look at the nice pink lining:
Anything pink. We can't get groovy Liberty plates in Australia but look what my sister sourced for me in London:
a bunch of Liberty plates!
My friend Mouse (not her real name) is coming to stay with me this weekend so in the Spirit of Superior Hostessing, I lived on the edge and bought some flowers.
What do you eat when you're feeling poorly? I like something soothing and comforting like this lemon and leek risotto (no meat Janet!).
Enjoy your weekends. x

39 comments:

  1. Have a lovely weekend too, FF!

    I am still yet to make a reckless impulse purchase in Tokyo. I am trying to be discerning.

    There is so much French food in Tokyo. I feel the need for more pastries and macarons in my life and will heed the call this weekend.

    SSG xxx

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  2. I like the look of your birthday cake! Happy Birthday.
    Oh by the way I have a charm bracelet - collected the charms in 1970 overseas - I must wear it again. I love it. Mine's silver though, couldn't afford gold those days.....

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  3. Happy Birthday!

    I got those measuring cups for my birthday too :)

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  4. Happy Birthday! :-)

    My mum bought me those Russian Doll measuring cups for my birthday this year too! They're super cute.

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  5. I should dig out my silver charm bracelet from the 70's too. Lets start a new trend and bring them back from obscurity.
    Fabulous pressies FF. The Russian doll measurers and Liberty plates are so pretty.
    xx

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  6. Happy birthday K! Your gifts are all so lovely! And you have inspired me to dig out my silver charm bracelet. x

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  7. Happy Birthday :-)xx
    I wear a charm bracelet everyday. They are my favourite jewellery thing. You new charm is wonderful. What gorgeous presents and do perk up soon. Much love xx

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  8. Happy Birthday! I hope you had a fun birthday week. Looks like you received some lovely gifts. My sister has a lovely charm bracelet which she often wears. It is full of gold charms which she has been collecting over the years. Have a fun weekend with your girlfriend. The flowers are a very nice host-essy touch! ;-)

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  9. Happy Birthday for this week FF!
    Adore your blog. Hope you have a lovely birthday weekend and feel better =)

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  10. Dear Ms FF, Happy birthday! I hope this year brings you lots of whatever you fancy - that and plenty of happiness. I am off to Sodimac (Bunnings on steroids) to buy some pink cordylines in your honour.

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  11. I want the recipe for the risotto...

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  12. hi ff,

    happy birthday! your cake looks so yummy. and that risotto looks divine. the food that always makes me feel good when i'm sick is spicy,vegetable soup pureed so it's really thick and smooth. it's so good on a sore throat.

    have a happy birthday weekend.

    j

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  13. A Belated Happy Birthday to you! What a gorgeous cake, and lovely presents. Hope you're feeling better, and can fully enjoy your friend's visit.

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  14. Happy Belated Birthday.
    Your cake and risotto look marvelous.
    Nice assortment of birthday treats too...feel well soon.

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  15. I did not know it was your birthday - congratulations!

    It looks like you had an 11/10 celebration - the cake looks scrumptious!

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  16. I did not know it was your birthday - congratulations!

    It looks like your celebration was 11/10 - the cake looks scrumptious!

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  17. Hi FF your cake looks divine.You have 11/10 friends that's for sure.
    Can you believe it I am wearing you Chanel polish in Padistow of all places. It rocks here just as it would in Bris Vegas.
    Kate Bx

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  18. Happy birthday FF! I hope you had a wonderful day. The presents are truly superior. You have great friends with fabulous friends!

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  19. I hope you're illness didn't dampen your celebrations. Happy Birthday FF!

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  20. Happy Birthday you Gorgeous Creature - hope your weekend with your friend is 11/10 & you action some serious champagne drinking, food devouring & present receiving!

    Katie

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  21. Happy Birthday! Sending many happy pink wishes for your birthday and your health.

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  22. Happy birthday! It's my sister's bday this week and my husband's too.

    Usually people complain to me about the noise a charm bracelet makes. Too distracting for a lot of people!

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  23. Sorry to hear you've been under the weather FF, but those beautiful plates should cheer you up no end; LUFF them!
    Hope you had a wonderful birthday, and have a great time with your houseguest.xx

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  24. Happy Birthday pet. It's been a challenging week for you - under the weather and bad weather! See, now you know how it feels when someone bakes you a cake... super special! Lovely presents! A-M xx

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  25. You have had a good birthday by the looks of things. Happy Birthday to you.

    I love charm bracelets too not those Pandora ones I think they are a bit weird but proper ones where you collect the charms over years. And I bought a silver one for my star sign (Aries) in Agatha in Paris many years ago- it had a little ram, an amethyst, the symbol of Aries and so on. I still love it.

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  26. Happy Birthday Princess Leo. Hope you are feeling 11/10 soon.

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  27. Happy Birthday FF. I have a charm bracelet too :)

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  28. Looks as if you had a good day despite not feeling 11/10, FF. Gorgeous presents - love the beach bag especially and what a fab. cake... hope you feel much better soon and happy belated wishes. x

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  29. Happy Birthday FF!

    I second the request for the risotto recipe :)

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  30. happy birthday! looks like you were very lucky
    when i feel unwell i like to drink fresh juice. it's so tasty and gives my digestive system a break from food so i can become well again ASAP.

    p.s. ahhh. i love your I LUFF IT.
    i haven't heard/said that in 10 years! (i once had a screen name something along the lines of "fluffyluffmuffin".. clearly, i was a very mature 19 year old)

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  31. Happy Happy Birthday FF!!
    I too have two charm bracelets! One gold, one silver. I love them both.
    And I have that nail polish. Sadly, I do not have your nails...

    xx
    Slim

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  32. Happy birthday FF! The cake looks delicious and I love the presents you received! Russian doll measuring cups - so cute! x Sushi

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  33. Dear FF,
    happy birthday for this week! I love all of your presents - my friends bought me the Babushka dolls for my last birthday too.
    I am looking forward to reading about your weekend.
    Love Carly xx

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  34. Belated birthday greetings, FF! And now THAT is a fabulous birthday cake for a grown-up, strawberries and sparklers, and tall elegant candles- very nice indeed.

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  35. A belated happy birthday to you FF. I haven't been around blogland very much this week. Hope you had a lovely day.

    xo
    Anna

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  36. Happy belated Birthday! Gorgeous presents. That nail colour will look fabulous on you, and it matches your new Liberty plates. The cake looks delicious, I could eat that right now! xx

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  37. Dear FF, happy birthday! I have been away, so I missed the party :)
    Lovely presents, especially the plates!

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  38. I LOVE my Pandora charm bracelet. My mom bought my sisters and me our bracelets and first charms around six or seven years ago and it's been a tradition since then to give charms as holiday gifts or for a notable occasion. It's nice being able to look at a particular charm and remember a prior birthday or Christmas.

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