Happy Birthday To Me

By Alison March 24, 2008 30 Comments 1 Min Read


I turned thirty six on Friday, so in celebration I have sprouted another whisker and developed some really rather spectacular eyebrow wrinkles. Mostly because I have been out three nights on the run and can clearly no longer take the pace…

I’m exhausted. Too tired even to regale you with stories of delicious scallops sat atop the most divine jus, an Easter egg hunt at Kaths, gorgeous perfume, friends, a birthday Green and Blacks Chocolate fridge cake (recipe to follow!), a tiny tea party with Mum, Dad and Finn, spilt red wine, too much fake tan (St Tropez… I’ve been tangoed!), a stack of books I can’t wait to read, the prettiest papier mache lavender rabbit in the world, oodles of babysitting from my lovely parents (thank you, oh thank you, oh thank you),  and the man I adored as a teenager

Birthdays are wonderful aren’t they? Think I might have another one next weekend.

On second thoughts, give me twelve months to recover from this one.


  1. Melanie says:

    I am so pleased you enjoyed your birthday, I love birthdays and cant wait for Wednesday when we will be celebrating Johns birthday, and Thursday, when we will be celebrating my birthday!

  2. Carlie says:

    Happy Birthday!!!! Hooray! Glad to hear that you had such a good one. I'm plotting my son's birthday…he turns two on the fourth.

  3. Sasha says:

    Happy Birthday Alison!
    Sounds like you had a great time celebrating – good for you! Looking forward to the energy/sugar rush that should surely follow chocolate egg consumption, and your being able to fill us in in more detail…..?!

  4. Oh happy birthday, Alison. It all sounds very exciting!

  5. Sue says:

    Happy belated birthday to you. Mine is next Tuesday. I love having a spring birthday!

  6. Polly says:

    My daughter’s birthday was yesterday (23rd) and I’m in recovery mode today also =) Funny you mention wrinkles by the eyebrows… this weekend I was trying desperately to pluck a few hairs that just CAN’T be wrikles – but, sure enough, they were! Dang. Happy Birthday! Blessings… Polly

  7. Nice I am a whole week older than you! Happy birthday!

  8. Mindy says:

    Happy Birthday Alison!! Sounds like you had a lovely time, keep the celebration on throughout the remainder of the month!!!

  9. Lisa the book sniffer says:

    ..HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, SQUASHED TOMATOES AND STEW..etc, etc ad nauseaum. Can you tell we’re the same age yet??? Seriously though, glad you had such a fab time, will look forward to more stories on a similar theme? x

  10. debbie says:

    Happy Birthday to one of my favorite bloggers in blogland!

  11. Katherine says:

    Happy Birthday!

  12. Karla says:

    I just adore birthdays – my own in particular! LOL I’m so happy you have had a lovely birthday. I was hoping it would be just perfect!

  13. Anna Marie says:

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! 36? you are but a youngster!
    Many happy returns,
    Anna Marie

  14. Gill says:

    Happy Birthday from a fellow Piscean (sadly I turned 47 this year and have more whiskers than you!). It sounds like you had a fab time! Your parents are stars, support from them is so important. So,will we be hearing more about the man you adored as a teenager?

  15. Susana says:

    Feliz Cumpleanos Alison! So glad you had a great one! Birthdays are surely scrumptious and it’s great you made the most of yours!
    Hugs from the U.S.A.

  16. Lisa says:

    Happy happy birthday to you!!!

  17. Amy says:

    Happy Birthday! Mine was on the 18th. Yep I can relate, birthdays seem to get less exciting as we get older…

  18. gena says:

    Happy Birthday Dear Alison! Glad you had such a nice one.xx

  19. Anita says:

    Happy belated birthday!
    Mine always passes just like any other day, with MAYBE a "Happy Birthday" in the evening from dh… once every few years, my mother even remembers a quick "Happy Birthday" phone call…
    So I love hearing about other people's fun on their birthdays!

  20. Amber says:

    Happy Birthday!

  21. Mandi says:

    Fab. you had a birthday,,,would love to have been invited….I might be nearly 50 but let me tell you I would have enjoyed all the things you did even more so had I been in your and family/friends company….you are forever young at heart…..happy days…

  22. Debbi says:

    Oooohhh! How positively yummy! Happy, happy Birthday, dear Alison! May you have many more days and years just like your special celebration this year! Bless your wonderful parents! God Bless you, too! With Much Affection!

  23. OohLaLaura says:

    Oh! You’re a Spring Baby—I hope your day was lovely. We’re so lucky to have you here!

  24. Jacquie Kernick says:

    Birthdays are great when acknowledged with friends/family who love you. You are blessed, Alison. It was lovely of you to share your memories of your special day. Belated Happy Birthday.
    Jacquie x

  25. odette says:

    maligayang kaarawan!
    greetings from the philippines!

  26. julie says:

    Many Happy returns Miss Alison..thanks for all you give to us…and big hugs for your Mum and Dad..they made it all possible:)

  27. Jen says:

    Sending you belated birthday wishes 🙂

  28. Tracy says:

    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday, Alison!

  29. Happy Birthday – it was my birthday on Friday too! Sounds like you had a fab day!

  30. Nonnie says:

    I'm a little late but – HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!
    Sounds like you had a fabulous time as all 36 year olds should(says one to another!) So are you going to tell us more about the man you adored as a teenager? x

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