Wednesday, 17 October 2012


'Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday to me,
Happy birthday Dear Kirsty,
 Happy birthday to me!
It's my birthday, and I have a full day of work and Mummy-taxi duties ahead of me, so this is a scheduled post for you to read while I have breakfast in bed and open my pressies. (Dream on, Kirsty!)

I want to say a special hello to the people I met last Saturday. It was so nice to put faces and voices to the blogs. Zoe is a tough and brave lady, Jo is so generous with her skills and her inks. Lunch Lady Jan's cooking is everything it was cracked up to be.  I feel really 'in with the in crowd' now that I've met Shopkeeper Gal (I was like a kid in a sweet shop when I saw all her gorgeous papers - I can only get overpriced packs at Hobbycraft so I treated myself to the sheets you can see atop the printer), Mary Anne, of UKScrappers and Scrapbook Inspirations fame, and of course the lovely Julia herself. We even got a party bag to bring home, but I haven't had time to tackle my crafty challenge yet.
The girlies. (Photo courtesy of Jo, as I arrived just in the nick of time to jump in, but not in time to take my own shot)

More time was spent eating, chatting and admiring other people's work than doing any myself, but I did manage to create a prototype ID chain, which is much prettier than the printed ribbon we were issued with.
My plan is to wear it at college for a week or so and see whether I get told off by any of the (all-male) Senior Managers. If not, and if I can get hold of some safety catches and large keyring clips online, they will make brilliant gifts for my colleagues and my children's teachers. Watch this space.

I do love to leave new stask lying around on my desk for a bit before it gets absorbed into the drawers, but I have had a tidying frenzy this week and my corner is the only one left to be tackled, so hopefully it will look more respectable next time you visit.

I'm postponing celebrating my birthday until the weekend, so I'll tell you all about it soon.


Sue said...

Wishing you a very happy birthday. Taxi duties; mother's work is never done. Do make some time for your self!
Have fun!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday, Kirsty!! I hope you get to enjoy it, at the weekend if not today.
It was lovely to meet you on Saturday. Helen, 4

Julia Dunnit said...

MANY HAPPY RETURNS! Hope you can have some down time to enjoy! Breakfast in bed - snort..even as I read that I thought you were wrong!! Satruday was fab..and even fabber that you got something done - love the lanyard will go down well I'm sure.

jill said...

A very happy birthday to you, hope you have a lovely day , jill #51

Ruth said...

Happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Have a most excellent birthday! Hopefully you can keep the chain under the (male) radar :) Lovely to chat with you at the crop. and will pop back to hear ALLL about the celebration after the weekend.


Mary Anne (20)

Karen said...

Happy birthday to you!!!! Hope it's a good one. Enjoy WOYWW. Karen T 100 x

CraftygasheadZo said...

Happy birthday! Hope you get some fun time amongst all those duties. It was lovely to see that you thought me to be brave and tough! I don't always feel it but I do try! Ha ha. Great to meet you too and have a chat. Sure was a great day. Take care Zo xx 78

Kate said...

Happy birthday Kirsty. Lovely to see the finished ID holder.

** Kate **

donnalouiserodgers said...

oh that beaded necklace looks so much nicer than the ribbon, I do hoe the blokes back off and let you add some joy to your working life...

I enjoyed chatting with you and yes, it is definitely a day we will all remember,


dxxx a hundred and something (106)

donnalouiserodgers said...


Happy birthday too!


Sian said...

Happy Birthday Kirsty!

Sunshine Girl said...

Happy Birthday - hope you have a fabulous day. Thanks for sharing - Sunshine Girl no. 57

humel said...

Happy, happy birthday! Your desk looks full of good things :)

Twiglet said...

Happy birthday Kirsty - hope you had a fab day! x Jo

Lunch Lady Jan said...

Happy Birdie to You,
Squashed Tomatoes and Stew,
Cake and Jelly
In your bellyyyyyyyyyyy....
Happy Birdie to you!! :D

Hope you have had a great day! It was so fab to meet you at the weekend, I really enjoyed the day, though was somewhat shattered on the Sunday!! That lanyard is a great idea - I bet you've used an ultra strong thread or something inside?
Hugs, LLJ 56 xx

Nicky said...

Happy Birthday to you - love the lanyard you have made - also had a nosey at the paralympics pages they are brilliant - thanks for sharing have a good week - Nicky ~49

Amy said...

Happy Birthday - I hope it was a lovely day!

trisha too said...

Yes Happy Birthday!!

The taxi duties . . . that is all too familiar to me . . .

Your prototype chain is great!

#137 this week

Li'l Pidge said...

Happy Birthday hun, it was lovely meeting you on Saturday.

Kyla #55

butterfly said...

So sorry I didn't get to say Happy Birthday on the right day (only just catching up with visiting now), but please add my wishes for many happy returns to your weekend celebrations! Sounds like the crop was a blast... belated happy WOYWW too!
Alison x

Anonymous said...

Happy belated birthday Kirsty, hope you got to celebrate at some point, and have that breakfast in bed, that would be the best present ever for a busy Mum. Great post, have loved seeing all the photos of the crop and reading everyone's thoughts too. And a chance to shop, who could turn that down??

Brenda 3

LuLu said...


Happy Birthday! I'm a Libra too!

Looks like a fun time was had by all!

Would love for you to stop by my blog when you have a moment or 2!


Zildara said...

I hope you had a really happy birthday and that you get to celebrate all weekend long! Your desk looks so busy and creative, love the new papers!


Tamika said...

Happy birthday! As I was saying on some of the other ladies blogs its nice that you all got to get together it can be lots of fun. I've met a handful of my online favs and it was a blast! Speaking of it I have photos I have yet to scrap.
Thanks for sharing! Tamika #124 if you have time and it's not Wed all over again LOL!