Friday, 3 May 2013

Birthday Flowers and Giveaways.

Today is my Birthday ,
I won't tell you how old,
 but Mr T and I have also celebrated 31 years of marriage this week
so that should give you some idea, 
although of course I was a child bride (Lol).

So my house is full of beautiful flowers from my children

and we have had a lovely lunch at Holkham Hall
with our some great friends where Mr T was 
drooling over this beauty.

The big Norfolk skies were a brilliant blue
and I should have put sun cream on.

Our friend Martin Wall is a fantastic artist and
 I have shown some of his work before 
in Februarys scavenger hunt
but this is his latest gorilla.
Wiggo a go go is currently at Holkham Hall for a large cycling event
over the weekend and as he is Mr. T's  hero he just had
to have his photo taken with him.

These Gorillas are for a trail around Norwich during the summer
called Gorilla a go go which I'm really looking forward to and 
 which Martin has painted 3 gorillas for.
After the trail finishes they are all auctioned off for charity,
I only wish I could afford one.

I got an e-mail this morning to say I had 
one of the fantastic  brooches in the
Giveaway over at Dog Daisychains.
What a great day I'm having sooooo

to include you all in my celebrations, to 
say thank you for being such great people
and helping me through what has been a difficult
start to the year for me and my family
I'm having my own giveaway.

The prize is a set of pins from
 Just Another Button Company,
a pin cushion made by me to put them in
and one of their needle threaders.
There are no hoops to jump through, just be a follower and leave a comment below. 
 Although please make sure
you  either have a blog or leave an e-mail address so I can get in touch with you
if you win.

Entry will be open until the 10th May
Good Luck.

I'm off for a glass of bubbly before my dinner
so see you soon.



  1. Happy Birthday to you. Pretty flowers.
    Julie xxxxxxxx

  2. Happy Birthday Gill!
    When I saw 'Gill' had won one of Jackie's brooches I thought for a glorious second it was me!!!

  3. Happy, Happy Birthday to you! Your flowers are lovely... what thoughtful children. Hope you enjoy your special day today and the whole year through!
    P.S. Thought I had left a comment on your Scavenger Hunt photos... love pink and your fun interpretation of 6. All great photos!

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! Such beautiful flowers and sounds like you are having good fun, as you should be. Suzy x

  5. Happy Birthday, sounds like you have had a wonderful day, Happy belated anniversary too. Please count me in on your wonderful giveaway too.....
    Sue Xxx

  6. Happy Happy Birthday Gill. I know Gorilla a GoGo very well, I used to be married to him!!lol Congrats on getting to 31 years too - such an achievement - well done. Have a great weekend.x

  7. Happy Birthday Gill, I'm pleased that you have had a lovely day xxx

  8. Belated HAppy Birthday, Gill, your day out sounds great. Weather this side of the county has been brlliant too, gosh, two days of HOT weather! Lx

  9. Happy belated birthday, so pleased you had a wonderful day.

    And hasn't the weather been glorious?

    I would love to be included in your fab giveaway please!