White birthdays, icing sugar and snowmen in the woods...

Friday, 8 January 2010

Tiniest tiddywink made a splendiferous cake (I had to share it...) with what looks like 80 on the top. Owing to 'the cough' I look and feel 80 but am in fact now 40! I think the icing ran a bit. Gravity has taken over, much like it does when you reach 40... say no more.

Big tiddlywink who is a devoted wood turner made me a bowl of Ash. This one had little legs and reminds me of a small wooden cauldron. I love it!!!! Perfect for the salt and peppery bits on the kitchen table.

Last but not least middle tiddlywink made me some new lace mittens in spice red cotton. They are so beautiful! I also had a voucher for a whole weeks worth of dishwashing! A whole week!!!
I had a wonderful day, and as ever I marvel at how lucky I am to be me.

Just a few snowy pictures to finish....

Our tea drinking wooden thrones lie dusted and still.... no brewing up here, but I was tempted.

Smiley faced snowmen of all sizes are popping up all over our woods... where are they coming from?? Maybe a tiddlywink is building them?

The ponies remain unimpressed with all of this icing sugar stuff all over their grass... The valley does look pretty though shrouded in snowy mists.

If it wasnt for the fact that it would probably kill me due to this flu bug I am itching to get up in the garden and light up the fire under the bath. I had one last year in a foot of snow and it was quite magical. I want one now!!! Failing me having my snowy dip I suggested to Mr Fairysteps that he should try it, pushing the fact that it would be a memory that he would always remember....

His answer... I would always remember it because, it would be my last memory!


  1. Magic! I am very jealous of all these wonderful pictures of snow, so my latest post is full of beach pics! Happy birthday Ren, sounds like you had a good one. And the bath sounds fantastical...but I imagine the getting out part might not be so much fun?! :)

  2. Happy Birthday, Ren...that cake looks delicious! Your children have certainly inherited your talented genes...the turned bowl and red gloves are beautifully made (Mr. Fairysteps seems creative, too, so he deserves some of the credit!). Have a happy, cozy day!
    Stella xxx

  3. Hi Ren, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!! What wonderful presents you were given by your children. Things to cherish for ever. I wouldn't fancy a bath outside fire or no fire! It's cold enough having a conventional one indoors in this freezing house! ;)

  4. HAPPY 40th BIRTHDAY to you, may all your wishes and dreams come true. What a fantastic cake and wonderful gifts you received.....Beautiful snowy pictures....thanks for sharing ....
    Your bags amaze me you certainly are a talented lady.....Just to say also sorry for the lack of comments but I have been in a mini hibernation latetly, but hopefully now back on track.
    Blessings and much luck for 2010 to you and yours.

  5. Happy Birthday...you do know they say 40 is the new 30!:-)
    Have a great day loving those lace mittens
    Take care,

  6. Happy birthday Ren, you have very talents and loving children!

    Enjoy your birthday weekend!


  7. Very Happy birthday! A whole week of dishwashing is a Grand Gift!!

    Thanks for the lovely pictures too.
    A. xx

  8. Happy Birthday! xx
    I see your tiddlywinks take after you, with their creativey.
    What wonderful gifts!