Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Birthday Celebration in Folkestone

 Sunday was my 46th birthday!

The four of us headed South to Folkestone to celebrate with TE's parents. 

I've written about Folkestone before, here and here.

 But, first we stopped at the Battle of Britain Memorial to take in the views.

 TE showing the in-laws the view of Folkestone, where he grew up.

Momma & Mr. B

 This lab was so sweet.  When he saw the dog statue he ran up to it wagging his tail, 
eager to make a new friend.
They touched noses and he looked so deflated when he realized it wasn't real. 

Then on to Folkestone.

We stopped at TE's childhood home for tea and cake.  Love my glam cake!

But, I make cutting it look so perplexing.  What's that about?

 These gorgeous, massive sunflowers are in his parent's garden.
This one is well over 7 feet tall.  They're so pretty.

We took Mom & Mr. B down to the Folkestone harbor area for a quick tour.

One of the few sand beaches in England.

Then we had dinner at Rock Salt before heading back to London.

I've been picking up a few gifts for myself over the past few weeks.

 A carry bag for my Kindle made from a suit sleeve.
And my new friend, Jerry the wellie wearing duck.

Mom & Mr. B gave me a warm, cozy scarf which will be perfect for this winter.
TE surprised me with a new camera lens and a shutter remote...woohoo!

But, the best was spending the day surrounded by loved ones
and receiving so many birthday wishes from family and friends. 

 Thanks for making my special day so very special!



  1. Happy Birthday fellow Virgo!! ..and wha, 46?! This whole time I thought you are I were the same early 30s! Expat living is certainly agreeing with you! Have a great birthday week, yes birthdays last a week!

    1. You are too sweet!! Oh, to still be in my 30's... sigh. But, I do have to admit, my 40's have been pretty awesome!! I love that birthday week thing!! I'm going to push for a month of celebrating ;)

  2. Happy birthday!!! Looks like the perfect way to spend it and such an awesome cake!

    1. Thanks so much for the birthday wishes, Ashley! I hope you are getting all settled in to your new place!!

  3. Happy birthday!! I'm glad to hear it was such a full and lovely day- those are the best! Here's to many, many more!

    1. Thanks for the birthday wishes, Gesci! Can't wait to meet you face to face at the Bloggers Tea!!!

  4. Happy birthday! And can I just say you look awesome for 46. I'm 41 and I don't think I'll look that good at 46! X.

    1. Thanks for the sweet comment!! I still can't wrap my head around the fact that I'm pushing 50!!!!

  5. Hope your birthday was extra special and that the celebrations are continuing. Your photos are fabulous--such vibrant colors!

    1. Thanks so much!!! I love your sweet and encouraging comments. They mean so much to me!!

  6. Wow, doesn't Folkestone look stunning in the sunshine! Well, it looked pretty okay on a cloudy day too - I still hope to post about our visit there one day!!! As always, your photos are just lovely.

  7. Happy belated birthday! It looked like a great day!


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