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Tuesday, 6 October 2009

My 40th Birthday Treat

Above - my birthday pudding

Above - View from the end of road where the hotel was

Above - the big wheel (which I didn't go on!!)

Above - the rough sea on Saturday

Above - one of the trams we had a ride on

Above - the Applethwaite Hotel where we stayed

Above - view out to sea

Above - me having a walk on the beach

Above - the illuminations

Above - the illuminations

My husband has been saving for a few years now to take me away on a special week-end for my 40th birthday. Despite my Mum having shingles she looked after our two boys so we could go off to Blackpool for three nights away. Despite it being cold and windy (horrendously cold and windy on Saturday and we even struggled at times to even walk!!) we had a lovely time as I would so love to live near the sea and this is the first time when we've been to Blackpool that we've actually seen the illuminations - big kid eh??? Our hotel was lovely and homely and only a short distance from the sea (Applethwaite Hotel).

On the way up we stopped off at Rosemary Merry's shop. On Saturday my husband took me to Dawn Bibby's Design Studio which was a lovely treat. Lindsay Mason was there demonstrating and I got to see a lot of her lovely creations. She is such a lovely lady and we even met her sister who has had a book published on beading. I had a little natter with Dawn and she even had a photo taken with me. As Dawn is the main person that started me properly in cardmaking it really meant a lot that she took time out to talk to me/have a photo taken and that was one of my highlights of the week-end. All-in-all it was a wonderful time away and certainly a 40th birthday treat especially aimed at me.

6 comments:

Beryl said...

Looks as if you had a great weekend and how lucky for you to have met Dawn - your crafting heroine.
Beryl xx

coldwaters2 said...

Oh Kym how wonderful it sounds like you had a smashing time and for that I am thrilled for you and your hubby.

Hugs
Lorraine x

Barb said...

What a lovely birthday weekend! Happy Birthday!

Hugs,
Barb

KraftyKoolKat said...

So glad you had a birthday to remember. Well done your hubby for organizing it for you.
Cathy xxxx

Lindsay Mason said...

Hi Kym - great to see the pictures of you and my home town! It was lovely to see you on saturday, and your very patient husband! Glad you had such a lovely time and thanks for the tale about the owl that flew away! Lindsay x x

Debbie said...

Kym - lovely pictures. I am so glad you had a fab Birthday xx