First of all let me apologise for nil photos in this post, I have lost the battle with our main laptop and it has gone off on its travels to be well and truly sorted out. I'm going to fill you all in on last night from my net book.
So to recap from yesterday morning, there was a champagne breakfast, followed by cards and presents, and wow what presents....Chris bought me a dress, some shoes and a handbag. And then said that all the presents were on one condition that I was to be all dressed up and ready to leave for 8pm. So I spent a leisurely day, playing on the wii, sewing and relaxing. Just as I was making a cup of tea in the kitchen there was a knock at the door, Chris said "You get it and I'll make the tea"......so off I went to see who was there (I always look out the window before) and there stood at the door was my Mam and Step Dad. I was soooo shocked to see them, the first thing I said to them when I opened the door was "What are you doing here!!" Chris had arranged for them to be here to go for a meal with us. I was so pleased.
After catching up for a little while we all got ready (me in my sparkly new dress and gorgeous shoes) and off we set in the car, with me still having no idea where we were going. About half way there I kinda knew where we were going and again so pleased as we arrived at the Dog and Duck one of my fav restaurants.
As we walked in Chris pointed over to the bar area where not only were Chris's parents and his Uncle, Cousin and his girlfriend were sitting but also my very good friend Andrea was there too. I was so surprised...I had no idea that Chris was planning all this.
We had such a good night, the food was great, we had a few bottles of wine, the service was as always outstanding, and the best part was that everyone was there. There were more presents too, Andrea bought me the most thoughtful gifts, she had some polymer clay cats made that were Nell and Oliver...they are so sweet the one of Nell is even smaller than the one of Oli. She also got me the most beautiful pen which is full of Swarovski crystals in the top and best of all she had a silver ring embossed with "Happy 30th Emma, love Andrea xx" and I haven't taken it off since. Thank you again Andrea!! I love them.
Then when we returned home Chris gave me one last gift....a box of cup cakes!!! Yey. They have (I should say had now as most of them have been devoured) pink, yellow, blue and purple icing and they are so nice.
I had the best birthday ever!!! I cant thank Chris enough, he is so wonderful I'm a very lucky girl and I love him loads :D