Birthday Soppiness

I should warn you, the content of this post is not suitable for anyone who doesn’t want to be a little bit nauseated by how much love is oozing from my heart through my keyboard and onto your screens.

Last week it was my birthday.

It wasn’t a big one, although Taylor Swift has provided it with a catchy theme tune. And if I’m honest, there was a  tiny quite large part of me that wasn’t massively looking forward to it for reasons that are frankly too silly to put on the internet. But my own ridiculousness was outweighed by the ridiculously wonderful people in my life, and I was spoiled so rotten that I’m mildly concerned someone will tell me I’m past my use by date, pick me up, and throw me in the nearest bin.

There were flowers.

Daffodils from my lovely Mum

Daffodils from my lovely Mum

Roses and carnations from Lucy

Roses and carnations from Lucy

There was singing at work.

And a card from my colleagues decorated with printed pictures from a shared Pinterest board dedicated to my favourite things. (I love my team so much it hurts a little bit.)

There was a huge quantity of cheese thanks to the gorgeous National Events girls and Gordon’s finest offering.

Partying like it's 1890 in Gordon's Wine Bar

Partying like it’s 1890 in Gordon’s Wine Bar

Cheeeeeese, Gromit!

Cheeeeeese, Gromit!

And there was cake. There was so much cake. 

Priscilla's delicious chocolate and ginger cake

Priscilla’s delicious chocolate and ginger cake…

This photo doesn't do justice to Jessie's carrot cupcakes

This photo doesn’t do justice to Jessie’s carrot cupcakes…

Gabby snuck me one of these beauties

Gabby snuck me one of these beauties…

Suze created a lemon curd and cream cheese masterpiece

Suze created a lemon curd and cream cheese masterpiece…

And my little sister outdid herself with these strawberry Champagne concoctions

And my little sister outdid herself with these strawberry Champagne concoctions!

And there were presents that made me feel inordinately loved and more than a little bit like a princess. Some of the most photogenic include…

The cutest set of little chick egg cups from Mum and Dad

The cutest set of little chick egg cups from Mum and Dad…

A statement necklace I'd been craving from Niki

A statement necklace I’d been craving from Niki (peeping from behind my smoothie)…

An apron that's too pretty to get mucky from Joe...

An apron that’s too pretty to get mucky from Joe…

This bag makes me very happy...

This bag makes me very happy…

A Pandora charm bracelet from Jess

Inside it was a Pandora charm bracelet from Jess…

My favourite Emma Bridgewater mug from Chlo

My favourite Emma Bridgewater mug from Chlo…

A Fornum & Mason picnic hamper filled with F&M goodies from Lu

A Fornum & Mason picnic hamper filled with F&M goodies from Lu!

And after Gordon’s with work, and coming home to a delicious spread of nibbles with my family, I had a very civilised afternoon tea at the weekend with some of my very favourite people in the world.

Jess and Niki looking hungry

Jess and Niki looking hungry

So many treats!

So many treats!

Lu, Niki, and me and so much food!

Lu, Niki, me and so much food!

So to everyone who made my birthday the best birthday I can remember, this is me trying to put into words how much I love you. And failing a little bit. Because I can’t quantify it, except perhaps by saying that I love you more than cake. Which, as this calorie-laden post proves nicely, is high praise indeed.

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