Sunday, 20 June 2010

A Good Week!

You just know that when you arrive at your holiday cottage and are greeted by flowers on the table it has to be a good sign...

And when just five minutes walk away you are greeted by this spectacular view you just know it's going to be a good week.

And it has been a brilliant week spent in Portscatho, Cornwall. We've relaxed, walked, read, eaten and drunk far too much... and even paddled on this beautiful deserted beach. The weather has been so good that one day we even swam (I'd forgotten just how cold British coastal waters are!)

The reason we were away was that someone had a special birthday last week. He didn't want a fuss and thought by going away he could avoid it. Instead we made a fuss away from home...

With balloons, 50 parcels to open, champagne...

... and of course... there had to be cake! Happy Birthday Stewart!


Now if you'll excuse me there is laundry to clear, work to catch up with... and I've got Open Studios in two weeks time Could be gone for a while again!

29 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Stewart! I just had a nosy at the cottage pages and my goodness you did pick a good one! We find the sea only doable in wetsuits these days though I'm sure we used to go in as children (and then come out blue, no doubt!)

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  2. Happy Birthday Stewart!

    What a wonderful getaway for you all!



    Celia
    x

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  3. Looks absolutely fab. I'm sure you'll remind us about Open Studios as I will try to make a trip.

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  4. Happy birthday Mr Flame , I hope you had a great day !

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  5. Happy belated birthday ... what a great idea for the 50 presents! The cottage and area sounds lovely.

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  6. what a great getaway and I love the idea of the 50 packages to open!

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  7. FIFTY presents?! Oh my goodness - what a great idea - but so much wrapping! Happy Birthday to your Stewart. So glad he (and you) had a really lovely time - it looks idyllic there. Good luck with the Open Studios. :) x

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  8. Happy Birthday Stewart! You're still a baby! ;o) What a lovely place to celebrate a special birthday, and chocolate cake too! I think I'll be 50 again!

    Don't work tooooo hard Gina :o) x

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  9. Fifty parcels and it looks like fifty chocolates on that cake!

    Happy birthday to the guest of honour.

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  10. happy birthday!! The cake looks delicious, any left??

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  11. Happy birthday Stewart! What a fab idea to have 50 presents!!! Lucy xx

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  12. Happy Birthday Stewart! So glad you both had a good week away.

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  13. Oh it looks fantastic and fun ! Happy Birthday Stewart .

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  14. Hope he had a wonderful birthday, I can't imagine how long opening 50 presents took......

    The flowers in the jug are just perfect and were definitely a good omen.

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  15. Happy Birthday to him! Love the 50 parcels idea so very much.

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  16. Sounds like perfect bliss - Happy Birthday Stewart.

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  17. Happy happy birthday! What fun that does look. xx

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  18. That looks like a lovely place for a holiday.
    Happy birthday Gina's husband! xx

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  19. Fab post. Happy birthday to your hubby. The cake looks lovely. I enjoyed your photo of Portscatho beach. If you are down again they have the Homespun Fair at Portscatho - 8th August

    Love

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  20. Just a thimnbleful....

    A holiday in Cornwall, a birthday AND able to take the dog with you ! What bliss.

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  21. Happy Birthday, Mr. Fan My Flame!
    May the next year bring all sorts of good things.

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  22. Happy Birthday to Stewart. 50 years is a big deal and I'm glad you celebrated it in such a fine way.

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  23. Happy Birthday Stewart!!

    What a perfect way to celebrate a special day :o)

    xxx

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  24. Happy Birthday, Stewart! It looks absolutely blissful. And well done with the 50 parcels--woo hoo!

    K x

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  25. Hi Gina. Oooh what a lucky man your hubby is ... Hope you all had a fab time - looks like you did. xx

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  26. What a lovely place to spend a birthday! Did you manage to get a look around The Sea Garden shop? Bet you did!

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  27. Glad you had a great holiday and belated Happy Birthday to Stewart. I just LOVE the terribly sophisticated cake!

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  28. Looks a wonderful place to re-charge the batteries.
    Seeing Stewart with his 50 presents reminded me of my mothers 75th birthday when I wrapped 75 different presents for her. It was the first and last time I will ever do that again!!!!

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  29. Oh wow sounds like you had a great week - a good way to spend a birthday especially a special one!! I love the fifty presents idea what fun.

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