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Married to my soulmate with 2 beautiful girls,and our English Springer Spaniel, Suki. Living a country life in Cambridgeshire, whilst baking, gardening, and photographing our daily lifes, where they find a place on my scrapbook pages.

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This blog is just that, my little place on the web.You will find my daily (or not so daily, hehe)life, my love for my new vegetable garden, baking, photography and my scrapbooking!

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Scrapbooking is a way of life for me now.It has been for over 4 years. I love journaling, taking photos of my family and love colour and texture, these are all part of my everyday life and scrapbooking.

They say...

blogged by me domestic goddess On 12/14/2009 09:07:00 PM
life begins at 40, then my life has began! as I turned the ripe old age of 40 today.
Today was a quiet one, as my birthday treat was a night away in Windsor, staying over night at The Waterside Inn in Bray, home of 3 star Michelin chef Alain Roux, son of Michel Roux.

Wow, it was an amazing experience of service and taste.

Our room was lovely and our dinner experience started at 9pm with pink champagne and mouth watering canapes.
As we were seated in the dining room, we were presented with a tiny morsel of mash potato, topped with a 2p disc of homemade black pudding on a gravy. OMGG this just melted in the mouth, and was amazing. I do NOT like black pudding at all, but this was out of this world!

I ordered a smoked haddock souffle with a poached egg, to follow I had fillet of Sole in a shrimp sauce and ended my meal with a pistachio creme brulee... amazing, and please tell me how do you get a poached egg bang in the middle of a souffle!!
I cannot put into words how amazing this meal was, every taste experience was has had.
At the end of service, Alain Roux visited the tables and I was slightly in awe.
We then headed to the lounge for coffee and homemade chocolates, mini mince pies and biscuits.
Our room beckoned, and our chocolates and 2 complimentary glasses of champagne were taken to our room.
As we entered out room, it had been prepared for bed, with chocolates left on our bed, I love finishing touches like this!
The next morning, our breakfast was delivered to our room, by not 1 but 3 waiters! What service. We had the most amazing hand squeezed OJ, hot chocolate, Earl Grey Tea, English Tea and coffee. A basket of handmade patisseries, (yummy) yogurt and fresh fruit salad.

My weekend did not end here, as we were then given a personal tour of the kitchens by Alain Roux himself, what a lovely man.

Now you would think that was my birthday present, but oh no! I woke this morning, slightly teary eyed, and then made it downstairs to be presented with a Tiffany and Co bag. Inside was a silver bracelet with 3 beautiful charms, and then 2 more Tiffany and Co bags were presented to my by the girls which contained 2 more charms. I feel so lucky and spoilt and I cannot thank my darling husband enough.

The girls also made a layout both of me, bless them. I will upload photos of them tomorrow with my Pencil Lines layout, and photos of me and my birthday cake!

I am now, unfortunately, suffering with a cold, stuffy and runny nose, charming!!
I am finishing my Bollinger champagne, and then my bed will beckon.
Thank you for all my lovely birthday wishes on facebook, I really appreciate it.
Thanks as always for taking the time to stop by
Anna xx

10 Response to 'They say...'

  1. suebaru Said,'> 10:10 PM

    So glad you had a good weekend :) See you tomorrow xxx
    PS Time to change the blog info from being a '30 something'!!


  2. karen Said,'> 10:17 PM

    Happy Birthday Anna.Welcome to the over the hill club.


  3. Sara Said,'> 10:28 PM

    Sounds perfect (except for the cold!) glad you had such a great time xx


  4.'> 10:35 PM

    mmm i will think about it, I am still thirty something, just thirty plus ten, LOL


  5. Sandie Said,'> 11:28 PM

    WOW hun that is a proper birthday treat. It sounds amazing, and the pics are beautiful too. So glad you've been spoilt rotten, you really deserve it. Loads a love xx


  6. connie Said,'> 12:14 AM

    What an awesome birthday! Happy Birthday!


  7.'> 12:21 AM

    Happy Birthday! What a special day you had!


  8. carina Said,'> 12:48 PM

    oooh, your weekend sounds perfect!♥



  9. Caterina Said,'> 7:25 PM

    Happy birthday! and happy life!


  10. Becky Said,'> 10:30 PM

    Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend :)