Friday, 30 December 2011

Birthday Celebrations

It's my birthday tomorrow!  I love having my birthday on New Year's Eve - whatever day of the week it falls on there is always loads to do and I always get the next day off work to nurse my hangover.  Most people are up for a bit of a party.  Christmas decorations and fairy lights still adorn the streets and everywhere looks twinkly.  Champagne corks pop and sequins are acceptable; expected even.  Need I go on?

A huge plus point is that I get to spend my birthday money in the sales.  A particular highlight a few years ago was a Rick Owens leather biker jacket that I bought at Harvey Nichols.  It was reduced from an eye-watering £1,100 to £300; still spenny at £300, I know, but I've worn it to death and love it as much today as I did when I bought it.  (In fact, I'll be wearing it tomorrow.)  A bargain in my book.  This year I've bought a blinging Swarovski cocktail ring and a dress - both were reduced by 25%.  Hurrah!

We're off to see the Wizard tomorrow.  The Wonderful Wizard of Oz.  I can't wait!  I adore going to the theatre and love musicals.  It has become a little birthday tradition for me.  It's a matinee performance so we are catching an early(ish) train and stopping by Liberty to empty my bank account before having a long lunch somewhere pre-show.   There will be fizz, there will be sherry and there may even be a smattering of sequins.

My age will, henceforth, be kept secret.

Unfortunately, gingerbread men are not known for being discreet. 

Thank you for sharing my blogworld with me in 2011.  Thank you for sharing your own bloglife with me, too.  It's been fun and I'm so looking forward to next year.

Wishing you all lots of love, luck and laughter in 2012.

Chin chin! 



PS  Did these photos take an AGE loading when you clicked onto my blog?  Was it irritating?  I'm so sorry.   I've been given a complicated new camera for my birthday and I haven't yet sussed how to adjust the resolution(?) of the photos.  Can anyone help please?


  1. have a wonderful birthday tomorrow and don't worry i won't tell a soul your age!!!
    sounds like you're going to have a fabulous day, can't wait to hear all about it.
    as for the photos they loaded straight away for me no problems at all.
    once again happy birthday
    tracy x

  2. Happy birthday sweetie!!

    I'm envious that you get to see a musical AND go to Liberty tomorrow!!

    Have a fab day!!

    S x

  3. Happy Happy Birthday!!! Enjoy your special day! Happy New Year! 2012 here we come!

  4. Happy Happy Birthday to youhoooo!! Have a super fabulous wonderful day. May the stars shine & all your wishes comes true :) Sounds to me like you're going to have a fantastically lovely jubbley day! Enjoy x

    Love & birthday hugs,

    Jo x x x

    P.S. Pics looking fab! Loading quickly & looking great :) Well done you x

  5. Happy birthday Nicki! Agree - what a great day for a birthday! Your plans for today sound wonderful, hope you have a super duper day xx

    Ps - reading this on my iPhone and no probs with the photos. They look good!

  6. Happy Birthday Nicki, have a fab time in london.
    Ann x

  7. Happy birthday to you! Have a wonderful day and a very happy New Year!

    A few careful bites here and there and I'm sure you can be 21 again!!


  8. Happy birthday honey!
    I would nibble those gingerbread men's heads for giving away secrets ;0)
    It's my best friends birthday today too and she says she always feels its extra special as there is always a party of some description and most everyone is in a celebratory mood!
    Kandi x

  9. Happy Birthday Nicki!
    I hope you have a really lovely day and evening, I lovvvee going to shows but it's not that easy now we have Rose.
    Photo's all loaded really quickly so I don't think you have anything to worry about there! Lovely pics. :-)

    Ashley xxx

  10. hi nicki, i've been reading your happy little blog for a while and just love it. wanted to wish you a happy birthday and a great new year. (the pics loaded fine for me).

  11. Have a wonderful Birthday. Remember age is just a state of mind.

    Enjoy your day and I wish you a Happy New Year too.

  12. No problem with pics, have a lovely birthday. I've stopped having them.

  13. Whoop whoop....happy birthday and wishing you a wonderful new year too with all that you wish for
    love jooles xxx
    P.s naughty gingerbread men!

  14. Hope you're having a wonderful day, happy birhtday.

  15. Happy Birthday Nicki hope you have had a wonderful day and enjoyed the Wizard of Oz.Happy New Year to you Love Jill xx

  16. Happy birthday to you!Have a great one Nicki and a happy new year too.lots of love,xxx

  17. Hope you had an immense brithday my lovely. FAB day to celebrate entering the world!!!
    And?? What did you think of the Wizard of Oz?
    My mum, my sis and I kept crying. We are very emotional!!!!!!! LOVED it, esp the end.
    I loved Toto and found the snow magical!!!
    Hope you enjoyed it as much as we did.
    Happy New Year.
    x x x x x x x x x

  18. belated happy birthday to you nikki - hope you had a super dooper day.
    will be emailing you with tips and tricks for your creative projects - won't take up a page of comments here!
    I love the sound of your life...fee x

  19. cheeky gingerbread men! Hope you had a lovely birthday x

  20. Sorry it's a tad late but....

    Hope you had a spiffy day xxx