Friday, June 06, 2008

Birthday Girl

There has been Stomper-spoiling going on this week for my birthday. And instead of just trusting to others to spoil me I've taken a hand myself. So I've booked the posh restaurant for me and Fixit tonight, I've booked the tickets for Sex and the City tomorrow evening for me and the girls, to be followed by dinner out. I showed Fixit how to buy some Mad About You dvds on Amazon and I commissioned a bracelet, featuring some little tap-shoes as a centre-piece and as much purple as possible. Then I put my trust in the lovely Angela at Boutique Beads and this is what she made:

I didn't see it till this morning, Fixit was in a panic about what to get me so I said I had this bracelet being made and he could get it for me once Angela rang to tell me it was ready. Then I went in on Thursday because she hadn't rung me and I thought Fixit might be cutting it fine, only to find that he'd been in there twice already to sort it all out. I was so astonished and impressed that I blushed. As you do.

My Mum sent me a Bill Granger cookbook (and I whipped up a most delicious meal from that last night), and a shirt which you would think would have been lovely on me because it was the most divine shade of peacocky green and made of silk, but this is what it looked like on:

And I think you'll agree that that blouse and I have nothing to say to one another. Thus, I spent a large chunk of yesterday trudging round the David Jones Women's Wear section looking for a suitable exchange. Which was very difficult and I had no joy in all the sale items, so eventually I bought a full-price Alannah Hill skirt, my very first. Apparently pleats near my face are no good but pleats near my legs are acceptable. Anyway, then I was all excited about having a really cute skirt to wear for the posh dinner tonight but unsure if I had anything nice to wear with it, so today 2 good friends minded the boys and I went to the Alannah Hill factory outlet in Brunswick Street and Oh My God, WHY have I never been to that shop before?!?! It is FULL of stuff I like, in my size, on special. Talk about walking out with a smile on my face.

I have to go swimming with the boys now, so I'll report back on romantic dinner and girls night out later.

23 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Now you're a girl who knows how to have a successful birthday - plan it yourself. That's my approach. Have a great night out wearing all your new stuff!

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  2. Oh My God, WHY have I never been to that shop before?!?! I love The Hill.

    Happy birthday! Planning your own is the only way to guarantee a good time. Have a great night.

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  3. Many many happy returns. I hope your dinner is super !!

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  4. Birthday, bargains and an organised bloke - you've hit the jackpot right there!

    Hope you have a beautiful evening in your beautiful clothes.

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  5. I've been there. I had trouble looking anyone in the eye for the next two weeks, and Mr Mangroves had a self-righteous spring in his step after his "I can't believe how much you spent" litany. Glad you enjoyed it, Happy Birthday!

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  6. I bought my year 12 formal dress there, $50 worth of '50s glam. Don't know why I haven't been back in the intervening decade and a bit.

    Happy Birthday! I have taken a slightly different approach by sending an email to everyone telling them to converge on a pub, so my birthday requires very little planning really by anyone.

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  7. sounds like you've got all the best sorts of celebrations in hand, happy birthday!

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  8. Happy Birthday Petal !

    I sat next to Alannah at my sister's Uni graduation ( I guess she was there to see someone else graduate .. ) and she popped gum the whole time we were there.

    Which really set me on edge. I hate gum chewers/poppers.

    But her clothes are nice, so I guess you may wear them...

    Have fun tonight - I wonder which posh restuarant you'll be glamming up ?!?

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  9. You have the best birthdays.

    But I feel like the last one was only 5 minutes ago.

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  10. ps. I used to feed Alannah at the Galleon.

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  11. Didn't you just HAVE a birthday?

    (Happy birthday nonetheless).

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  12. Happy Birthday!! I love that stack of stuff. Can't wait to hear about the romantic evening and the girl's night out!

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  13. Happy Birthday!! Way to take matters into your own hands. Now that's the way to do it!!

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  14. Happy, happy, HAPPY Birthday!

    I hope all the festivities are lots of fun :)

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  15. Happy Birthday Tap dancing Girl - and despite the wrongness of the shirt you still look like a girl!

    Happy the weekend is wonderful...

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  16. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! Hope you had fabulous dinners in your fabulous new clothes!!

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  17. Happy Birthday fellow gemini! Glad you found such neat bargains!

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  18. Happy Happy Birthday!! I wont sing, that would ruin it!

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  19. Happy birthday!

    Actually, I thought you looked nice in the blouse, but I'm inordinately fond of that color. Also, you could make even a garbage bag look good. Good genes and exercise ...

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  20. Happy birthday!!

    I don't know if it's the colour or the way you're smiling but I swear, for a moment I thought I was looking at a photo of one of my sisters. Then I remembered that she has 3 boys and lives in Sydney :D

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  21. Happy belated, glad to hear about all the spoiling, well deserved too. So glad to hear that you have discovered what I call Alannahland, a wondrous world indeed. I got some gorgeous costume jewellery necklaces in there late last year - one went to a friend in a Kris Kringle $20 arrangement - she couldn't believe I didn't go over budget. Another couple came home with me of course. I pretend I'm saving money on prescriptions at the Chemist warehouse a few doors up, then blow it all on divine frippery.....

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