Phew, what a weekend! On Saturday we threw my Mum a surprise 50th birthday party, so the day was spent decorating the venue and getting ready. The evening was the most fun of times. Mum was very surprised and everyone had a great time. There was plenty of boogying, thanks to my rather awesome playlist. Maybe I should have been a DJ.

Then on Sunday we had a BBQ for Mum’s birthday and our first wedding anniversary. Lots of yummy food and the sun even came out for a couple of hours so the boys got to plant their very own potatoes before befriending a few cheeky woodlice. We also got to finally give Mum her birthday present; a week’s holiday in our favourite place in the world. St Ives in Cornwall. We’ve all been going here since we were tiny and didn’t get down there last year because of all the wedding madness, so it’s a long overdue trip. We’re all so excited and are very happy that we can finally start talking about it. Roll on August. Which according to Tyler is “forever away.”

Then yesterday, as the rain poured down and the possibility of any gardening fun was washed away, we headed into town where we bought some rather lovely new pasta bowls and dinner plates and enjoyed some very yummy Thai food for lunch. Followed by some snuggling on the sofa as the rain hammered against the window. Pretty darn perfect actually.

So happy birthday Mum for Sunday. We hope that you had an awesome weekend. You completely deserved all the fun times and presents and the holiday too. Thank you so much for everything you do for us, you always go above and beyond and it’s always so appreciated. We love you lots and can’t wait to be sat on the beach in St Ives with you, eating fish and chips and our body weight in ice cream xx

ps. did you notice I got my hair cut? Shoulder length. That's number 6 ticked off this list!


  1. you have such a young mum! Happy birthday to her. and I did notice your hair lady, it looks great! I seriously need a trip to the hairdresser's. Big bee zoo

  2. i noticed the cut - you look beautiful and looks like your mom's shindig was a blast. x

  3. I love your hair Nell! Lovely locks indeed. And happy birthday to your ma. What an awesome party.

    Keep an eye out for a little something in the mail.

    b xxx

    Ps my word veri is 'alkholog'.

  4. Hi Nell, Happy Bday to your Mum and Happy anniversary to you and your husband! Looks like you had a great time celebrating!

    x claire

  5. Happy birthday to your mom, and happy anniversary to you and your husband!! By the by, I love the hair cut on you! Very chic!!