Monday, October 01, 2007

Lara += 1

Things I am grateful for today:

- That my birthday didn't fall on Grand Final day this year

- That my boyfriend doesn't need any 'training up' in order to choose wonderful birthday presents:


You can find them here

- That each day I sit down to a wonderful job that I enjoy, and am surrounded by so many lovely people who are infinitely supportive thru this little blog. Thanks so much :)

- That I got to spend the weekend surrounded by my closest friends, spoiling ourselves rotten on a Hen's weekend for my friend Karin. Winery tours, fancy lunch, pampering and then high tea (totally reminiscent of the mad hatter's tea party) at the Windsor Hotel grand ballroom:


Best viewed large (like our stomachs afterwards)

This was all insanely indulgent of us, and cost way too much money. But hey, it was a once off opportunity and I don't pamper myself often :)

23 comments:

Nyx said...

Best wishes for YOUR new year miss!

Becka said...

Happy Birthday! That is so wonderful you man knows what to get you without "training". hehehe Most men do! :O Do keep up the awesome work here, your an inspiration to us all.

de vliegende koe said...

Happy birthday Lara! Lovely present and hight tea! I hope you will keep on surprising us with wonderful things on your blog!

Katy said...

Happy Birthday! Those cakes look amazing! yum!

Anna said...

Happy Birthday! go the October babies!

avie said...

I hope you had a great day! I just adore your blog and your patterns are truly inspirational. I hope to get into fabric design one day and I will be coming to you for advice I'm sure.

thank you so much for the picture advice. I will let you know how it goes!

avie

Hollabee said...

Happy Birthday! I love the presents, they are fabulous. My man will be put to that test soon too ;)

That High Tea looks very yummie, am sure you had a lovely day.

of paper & thread said...

Hi Lara! Hope you had a wonderful birthday and that the year ahead is the best yet! Danielle :-)

melissa deakin said...

happy birthday, lara!
wow...love those gifts from your boyfriend...he has wonderful taste!
looks like you had a fabulous weekend!
:)

Sylvie said...

Merriest Birthday Wishes Lara!

Yuko said...

Happy birthday Lala!
Your life and work are so inspiring!

ShiriMe! said...

feliz cumpleanos! shengri kuaile! (spanish and mandarin for 'happy birthday') i could use a bit of spoiling and pampering right about now... yummy desserts!

Kirsty said...

Happy Birthday Lara

clara said...

Happy happy birthday, Lara!

Heather Moore said...

Happy Birthday Lara!

I am Jen said...

Happy Birthday! Those sweets look good!

Jesse said...

Happy birthday! Lovely tea photos.

Cheeky Beaks said...

Happy Birthday you young thing!

Sarah said...

Looks like you had a grand birthday Lara! Best wishes for the next year of your creative journey!!

Steve Caddy said...

Lara++

Sheeps Clothing said...

Oh I've always wanted to do high tea at the Windsor. So grand!!
Glad you had a lovely time and belated birthday wishes.
X

Corrie said...

happy birthday and oh yummo! I'm going to my first high tea later this month and plan on not eating all morning till I get there!
mmmmm

Corrie:)

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