With Thanks.....

Birthday Wishes..
I have much to be thankful for but most of all 
I want to give thanks for all the wonderful birthday wishes that came my way. 
I can't tell you what a delight it was to hear the beep, beep, beep on my iphone 
as the day progressed. I plan to visit one and all over the next few days, 
but in the meantime, I want you to know that your kind words were sincerely appreciated.

To Russia with Love
Can I tell you a little secret? 
If you need to drop a few subtle hints to loved ones, do what I do, 
subscribe them to your blog. 
I know Mr. H will be reading this post en route to Russia this evening--
so to him, I send a big hug for being such an astute reader.

For months I have been dropping hints, ever so subtly, from one blog to another.
He gets an A+++ for his comprehension skills. I will now be colourfully wrapped 
in Brora (Be Still My Beating Heart, Retail Therapy)with a few books ( Recipe for Life) 
to pass the Autumn afternoons and a movie or two 
( A Kid at Heart) for our family movie nights.

A Happy Camper, I am, I am!

A birthday weekend. 
I find it is best to make it last as long as you can.  
I have been in and out of London via Little Venice 
and Primrose Hill and along a few country lanes in Ripley.
All new adventures for me.

Quiet time too this weekend...
 all thanks to little surprises that appeared in the post...

From my good friend..Z...in Australia, 
a few pocket size journals for my city excursions.

and from the delightful Lisa further south in New Zealand,
words of wisdom with a book, 
'It's Never Too Late...
174 simple act to change your life'

P.S...to Lisa, I am now thinking about popping 
a similar flag on the back of my bike! I know it will not go over well with 
the kids...but as they say...'It's Never Too Late' :)

A Sunday Afternoon...
With that thought, my lovely daughter, Miss Claire and I took time
 to pop our feet up and share a few Lindt Chocolate balls ( a gift from her)
whilst watching the an oldie but goodie...

A weekend of thanks and best wishes for a lovely week ahead to one and all!

Images~ me
with exception of 


  1. What a fabulous birthday weekend you're having! Beautiful friends and family, lovely gifts, and precious memories. Ahhh, Jeanne, perfect!

    And I loved the sign in front of the Talbot Inn. Your history is so deep and rich and so well-preserved.

  2. Wow Jeanne! All this kind attention must make you feel very special - proof if required that you hold a very special place in this blogosphere.

    Have a great week

  3. I agree with the birthday weekend...we make it a week around here, sometimes, depending on the year. And this year for me was a birthday MONTH, so you can tell it was a VER big one!! Ha!
    Your husband is sweet to read your blog, what a devoted guy, and how special you are to him and us blog readers! But I bet it makes him miss home less and feel a part of what is going on.
    Love the sweters you posted, they look lucious. I got some from Ireland a few years ago like these and love getting them out. Will have to check out this site!!
    HB again...final one.

  4. Happy birthday Jeanne! You really did have the perfect birthday weekend .... cake, presents, gorgeous places .... who could ask for more. Leigh

  5. Dear Jeanne,
    I`d like to wish you a belated happy birthday and all the best wishes to you for your own personal "new" year! :)
    I`m back from London since yesterday and I still got the pulsating city in my veins...need a little time to rest now.
    I visited little venice too but it was raining cats and dogs when we just stepped out of the tube station. So it was a very wet adventure...
    Beate :)

  6. Oh, happy birthday! You have a good husband, mine is a faithful reader, too! I will have to start dropping Christmas hints! So happy to find your lovely little world and happy to be your newest follower!

  7. Your birthday sounds perfectly delicious.


  8. What a wonderful birthday you had Jeanne...here's wishing you many more!

  9. Homemade Life is an excellent book! :) Happy bday

  10. Dear Jeanne
    I's so glad your birthday was so special.. you deserve it my friend.. I say lap it up for the rest of the week... xxx Julie

  11. Delightful to know you had such a lovely birthday!!!

  12. Dear Jeanne:

    Hope you had a lovely start to a new year in your life's pages. I am glad that you enjoyed the day. Life is beautiful!

    Lots of love and big hugs,

  13. Well it seems as if you have had a fab birthday weekend and I agree - definitely make it last for more than a day...!! many belted happy returns Jeanne... I am so envous about your Brora goodies and that Nicky P book is wonderful- I thoroughly enjoyed it..x

  14. Lovely to see that both you & MOTH share 2 special things Jeanne. You are both September babes & that you love Bridget Jones too (his favourite movie of the decade he reckons!). I hope dear Mr. H isn't going to pick up MOTH's Russian Bride on his travels!
    Millie ^_^

  15. Dear Jeanne,
    That sounded like the most amazing birthday weekend EVER !! So much packed in....delightful pressies from loving husband, children and friends and quality time spent with your daughter. ..... and a bit of fresh air, enjoying the delights of London from a new perspective. Just Perfect.
    Many, many happy returns of the day..... and enjoy some more of those delicious Lindt choccies. XXXX

  16. Thank you all for your comments...I think I am going to have to extend that 'Birthday' feeling to another day now. Who would have thought turning 50 something could be so much fun :):):)

  17. I say 50 something because I can never remember...visit


    and you will understand why :)

  18. I'm glad to hear that you had a wonderful birthday and weekend! A lady as special as you should be celebrated every day!

  19. A late birthday wish from me. It seems as though you celebrated to the max enjoying every minute. Good for you!

  20. What a wonderful celebration you have had.

    Hope you enjoy "Recipe for Life" I loved it, she is a great author.

  21. it truly sounds like heaven! what a wonderful weekend you had - thank you over and over for sharing it with your beautiful photos! you have such joy for life - I love that and am so inspired by you!
    have a marvelous week mon amie,

  22. What a fabulous birthday Jeanne - well deserved for sure. Your hub sounds like one of those lovely dark horses; in a good way!

    So I finally got round to watching Somethings Gotta Give - on your recommendation. THAT HOUSE! I was so distracted by the amazing beachhouse that I kept having to rewind to pick up the story! It was very good and refreshing and unusual. Keanu? YUM. But THAT HOUSE!! Made me want to start again with my house! Just adding a couple of metres to the ceiling before I started! I can see why that film is special to you - she reminded me of you...in my mind's eye, of what I know of you big sis! Anyway - thanks for the recommendation! Lou xx

  23. A very happy belated but still ongoing birthday Jeanne! What a lovely weekend "en famille". Very best wishes for a perfect 50ish year. ~Susan


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