Mummy V's Birthday 2015

You know you're a blogger when you spend part of your birthday taking photos of all your gifts! 

I had the most amazing birthday this year - I received so many gorgeous gifts, spent time with my family and even some time alone with hubby (for the first time since T came along)!

I want to share it here so I have a permanent record of events to look back on:

It all started with an overnight stay, just for hubby and I, at the stunning Oakley Hall in Hampshire (I didn't want to be too far away from the kids so this was the perfect solution).

Oakley Hall

Hubby had booked a four-poster suite so we were surrounded by pure luxury!

Oakley Hall

We had an amazing view even though the weather was not so good.

Oakley Hall

I loved all the little touches that made our stay feel special.

Oakley Hall

Oakley Hall

We ordered champagne from room service.

Oakley Hall

Our evening meal (also from room service) was absolutely delicious! 

Oakley Hall

Oakley Hall

And the desserts were divine!

Oakley Hall

Oakley Hall

Later we received a weather forecast and some complimentary chocolates.

Oakley Hall

The following morning we had more gorgeous food - a mouth-watering breakfast in their Glasshouse Restaurant, yummy!

It was a wonderful experience, relaxing, luxurious and special. I'd love to go again and would highly recommend it.

On the day of my birthday the treats continued as I went for afternoon tea with my parents at our local Haskins. 

Afternoon Tea

I had never been for afternoon tea before so this was another fab (and yummy) experience for me. The cakes were soooo tasty, I couldn't eat all of mine though so I took some home in a box and enjoyed them later.

Afternoon Tea

I had visits from other family members and more celebrations when the kids came home from school. I couldn't believe how many gifts I received - I was a very lucky lady!

I received chocolates and pyjamas.

Chocolates for Chocoholics

Thorntons and Pyjamas

A lovely box of spa treatments.

Spa Treatments

Lots of socks.


Some really pretty stationery.


Gorgeous perfume, including my favourite perfume ever - Chanel No 5!


Loads of bath products.

Bath Products

Scented candles.

Yankee Candles

This beautiful wax melt burner to add to my collection. 

Wax Melt Burner

Some bath bombs from Lush. These made the whole room smell fantastic, I can't wait to use them!

Lush Bath Bombs

A fab keyring that lets everyone know I'm the boss, a sparkly pen and a huge Tatty Teddy mug and socks set.

Mug, Socks, Pen and keyring

I also received a couple of Amazon vouchers (a particular thank you to Shaz) which is perfect for me because I love shopping online for books!

Amazon voucher

And here's the pile of books I ordered with them (minus one eBook):


Wow, what a list!

I really did have a wonderful birthday. Thank you to everyone who made it so special x


  1. AWESOME birthday for you Kate. Your gifts suited you perfectly :) Oakley Hall looks amazing. Here's to the next year being everything you want it to be xx

    1. Oh that would be lovely, it was perfect - I feel blessed!

      Thank you Shaz x


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