Monday, 23 January 2012

I have turned 40!

Hello dear blog friends!
First, let me wish you all a happy new year.
I have the feeling that this year 2012 is going to be a fabulous one!

Lots of things to celebrate in 2012: Dicken's 200 years, The Queen's Jubile

e, The Olumpic games in good old London and on a not very positive note, Titanic's first and only trip.

On a personal note, this month, on the 3rd, I have turned 40. Yes, I
am officially a middle aged woman and ever so happy about it. If I were asked to be
20 again, I would definitely say "no".

Anyway, for the occasion, of course, I had to treat myself to what I call a "Pretty Woman Day" ( shopping AND annual visit to the hairdresser...yes, I have to confess, I don't do this sort of things very often way too absorbed by work and doll making...)

(here, the crucial moment when the hairdresser gives you the mirror so you can see the back of your head and you have to say all the good you think of what she's done)

My friends, from England, France and even Florida were here with me.

There were big ones,

(Here I am with my lovely friend Angélique)

...and little ones.

My family from England had gathered for the party and my only regret was that my mother and my sister who are in Australia couldn't make it.Well...little did I know that my whole family was here! They'd made this extraordinary surprise, all the way from the other end of the globe to be with me. As you can imagine, my makeup didn't last long, wiped out by tears of joy.

(dancing with my mother)

Everything was perfect. Better than what I imagined!
We sung, we danced, we laughed.

(My adorable friend Sarah without whom there would be no photos on this post)

And I was sooooo spoilt!

But most of all, my best memory is to have all my friends and family with me.

Thought I had to share this with you as you are very special to me too.

So, you understand now why I had been quiet for such a long time?

I wish you all, love, health, wealth, AND happiness.


PS: A teaser of what is next to come


DollMum said...

I am so glad you had a triumphantly happy 40th birthday filled with lovely surprises from you family and friends - what a great start to the year.

yoborobo said...

Patricia, Happy Birthday, my ( younger!!) friend. You are beautiful, and I know this year will be a good one for you. I'm so glad your family was there - how wonderful! Happy, happy to you and yours - xox

Are you curious about me? said...

Congratulations Patricia, I wish you a very happy birthday.. All best wishes to you my friend. x

What is next you ask... Have you fallen in love...?

peggy aplSEEDS said...

a very joyful and blessed 40th birthday year! it sounds like you had a very wonderful and special party. how lovely for your family to all come, even from far away. all the best for the coming year.
thanks for sharing!
peggy aplSEEDS

apinkdreamer said...

happy birthday!!!!!

Joyce van der Lely said...

Love your post, but come on, middle aGED ? No you're not that, your mind is too young :) Love your dolls and happy belated birthday xoxoxo

Mary Ann said...

Happy Belated Birthday!!!!! How wonderful to have friends and family there to celebrate...fabulous.

Now that little WIP button has me intrigued:)

Yve said...

Happy Birthday :o) xxx

Athena said...

Happy Birthday! What a wonderful surprise to have your family there, and you look like you had a fantabulous day. And you're gorgeous! All the health and happiness to you in your fortieth year (by the way, welcome to your forties! ;))!

rachelsmith133 said...

Happy Birthday!

I thought it really wonderful that your whole family surprised you with a visit. What a magical time it must have been. :-)

Jan Conwell said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! I don't remember my 40th, but I'm sure I had one to get as old as I am now. :~)

Kim said...

I wrote this to you this morning, but I don't think it went through (I don't think I was signed into Blogger). Anywho, here you go!

Happy Birthday Sweet Lady! I am turning 40 this year too and think it feels like a classy age to be. And I think being MIDDLE-aged means that you get to have the sophistication that comes with being mature, while still maintaining a childlike heart : )

What a treat that your whole family and friends could be there. And what fun to have a "Pretty Woman" day, pretty woman : )

The dollies and I have been doing some celebrating of our own, as Bonne Nuit Designs is turning 1! I'll try to post pictures this week. Please pop over to the blog for extra cake and festivities : )

The ADO challenge---I wish I could get in on ADO-----for lots of reasons. I often have birds swirling around in my imaginings of art making. They pop into what I make here and there. I think this would be a fun challenge for me. I might have to participate from the sidelines!

Lots of love, and keep celebrating! Around here, we like to keep birthday sensations going the whole month----A person deserves to feel celebrated for more than a day!

Love, KIm

miniacollection said...

Quelle belle façon de commencer la quarantaine!
Comme toi( moi c'est la fin de la quarantaine)rien ne me ferait revenir en arrière.
Gros bisous

Debora said...

Welcome to the club Patricia!!!! Happy happy Birthday to you.

You know they say age is mental stage, don't you? And you are so young at heart and bubbly, you have a life time ahead!!!

Lots of love and a bigggggg hug

Mattydolls said...

Happy Birthday Patricia!!
You look great!!!!

Love and hugs

Michelle said...

I think I might be double posting, so sorry if I do! Happy happy day to you and many blessings in the coming year!


Karla said...

Happy People deserve great parties like yours. Happy birthday!

Jules said...

Many congratulations and I am so glad you had such a wonderful birthday! Enjoy the wonderful decade of your 40s!x

Anthropomorphica said...

A very happy birthday to you! Middle aged? Aren't you planning on living to 130? I work on 65 being middle aged ;)

parlance said...

What a wonderful surprise for you on such a special birthday!

I wish you lots of happiness in the year to come.

Shwe Thiri Khit said...

I'm a big fan of your dolls and really love your posts. I always wanted to make the dolls what I've been dreaming for so long.

Happy Birthday!

Sylvie Perricone said...

Beautiful day......

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