Super Surprises to celebrate a 48th birthday

It happens every year, and the numbers don’t stop getting higher!!! Those birthdays keep rolling in seemingly faster than ever. But when they do happen, the best feeling is people actually taking time out of their day to acknowledge it, something I rarely do, but plan to address it. Enough of this grumpy old man thing, it’s time to start spreading the love!
48… that’s this years number, 2 years away from 50. Not that I’m counting! (I am really 😳 )

So what makes a 48 year old in denial of his age happy. I guess it’s the simple things. The fact that my 10 year old nephew was the first birthday wish to come in via whatsapp before he went to school. Then when my mum texts me the birthday song from her holiday. Or when Keith comes home after work with a birthday dinner, PIZZA! It really is the simple things that mean the most.

Don’t get me wrong, the occasional gift is lovely as well!

One of the birthday cards.
Sums me up!

So what gifts came my way:

Top of the list… FUNNY GIRL!

I’m going to Dublin to see Funny Girl… it doesn’t get any better. A night at the theatre to see a musical. And a musical forever associated with the legend that is Barbra Streisand. 

Get tickets for Funny Girl at the BORD GÁIS ENERGY THEATRE, DUBLIN in July here.

Production photo of Funny Girl
Funny Girl Musical

My chum Avril over at A Life To Style blog surprised me with a Field Day Gorse candle and car fragrance. She couldn’t have chosen a better car scent, Wild Rose from Field Day. It smells amazing, like Turkish Delight… LOVE!

Wild rose car scent
Wild rose car fragrance

Talking of Turkish Delight… these Spirit of Summer delights…. oh my!

M&S Turkish Delights
M&S Turkish Delights

A birthday isn’t a birthday without cake and prosecco; and they came thanks to M&S… how did they know! I love love love their buttercream cakes, but I love love love Prosecco maybe a bit more (It’s in the fridge chilling for later)

M&S Prosecco and cake
M&S Prosecco and cake

Check out this surprise card!

One of my stockists handed me a birthday card when I was delivering stock. I nearly cried. How sweet and thoughtful (but cheeky!). Thanks Doodle & Boom xxx 

Card from Doodle & Boom
I’m NOT old!

Then there was spending my birthday with this little madam, I got unlimited hugs and affection. Could you ask for any more?

Dogsitting this adorable dog
Hugs and affection


Birthday lunch

As I’m at home dogsitting, rather than going out for lunch, it was time for an M&S meal, and what better than their Dish of the Week. Hello Spiced Aubergine with Chickpeas and Velvety Houmous. I’m definitely digging the vege options for my meals these days.
Oh and happy birthday to my birthday twin who celebrated with a wild night out at Belsonic last night. Just to be clear, we aren’t twins, we aren’t related, we are blogger mates born on the same day 15 years apart! 

Jeff Meredith

Post Author: Belfast Times

2 thoughts on “Super Surprises to celebrate a 48th birthday

    Avril Keys (@ALifetoStyle)

    (June 29, 2017 - 6:50 pm)

    Aw…thanks for the shout out Blog Husband – sorry I was a day late…but hey, even blog wives are allowed forget when we get this old 🙂 Happy Birthday x

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