Tuesday, 5 July 2011


Last week on one day we were sent 2 images, this one above by amazing photographer Lucy Woodrow Yyaayyyyyy and this one below found on Ebay & sent to us by a concerned subscriber, GGggrrrrrrrrrr


It was my birthday at the weekend and I had a lovely time. My parents came to stay for a few days and I am embarrassed to say that after living in London for over 10 years I visited The Tower of London for the first time. It was really fun, I will definitely be going back, we were there over 4 hours and saw just about half of it. the Crown jewels were stunning who knew there were diamonds that big in the world!



Then after much Italian food and wine we went to see One Man 2 Guvnors staring James Cordern, it was very funny and such a great theatre, the sets were beautiful colours.


2 of my favourite b-day presents are this vintage coffee pot and pretty milk jug,


but I think the best present born just the day after was my new nephew, Henry Humphrey, I can't wait to meet him and have a cuddle.

15 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday. Love your presents including the sweet baby.

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  2. Henry Humphrey has such a ring to it and so cute , makes me very broody. Hope you had a lovely birthday.

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  3. happy birthday! I took my niece to the tower of London a couple of years ago and loved it!
    What a fabulous name 'Henry Humphrey'!
    x

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  4. Happy Birthday!! And congratulations on your new nephew - sooo cute!!!

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  5. What heart warming news about your nephew- he is gorgeous. I love the first pic, and such a shame about someone stealing your prints. You are such a talented person, and completely unique. Happiest of birthdays to you x

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  6. A lot to comment on...

    firstly- how infuriating that somebody is ripping off your work! (but that other picture? Oh so gorgeous!!)
    Secondly - Happy Birthday!
    Thirdly - Congratulations on a beautifully named nephew
    Lastly - LOVE that teapot!!
    xx

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  7. happy birthday!!! Love the gorgeous vintage pieces!

    gorgeous photos, pity about the blatant rip off :(

    I have a new nephew too "Henry Davis" ... what a great name Henry is! :)

    xx

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  8. Happy Birthday Mandy! I'd been checking your blog and that of your sister to see if her little man had made his arrival yet. How wonderful that he was born the day after your birthday!
    xox Tania

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  9. Happy birthday! a nephew for a pressie! thats fantastic. Hes beautiful. x

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  10. You have a pretty baby! and nice birthday gifts!

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  11. So glad you like the coffee pot, what can I say, Jolly has great taste and you had fun with the folks on your birthday.

    First night Humphrey family altogether back at the house and loving it.

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  12. Happy birthday! What lovely birthday presents x

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  13. Oh goodness, happy birthday! Glad it was a good one! I would love to see the tower of London, but thats like me... I have lived in Memphis TN all my life but never been to Graceland, Elvis' home! hahaha!I don't feel bad about that though!

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  14. OMG that eBay person is terrible and there I was thinking I was wrong to ask you if I could trace some pics for a colouring in competition at my little ladies B Day this weekend!!. I have actually commissioned a friend who is an artist to do me a paper butterflies of your print to go with my royal parade that will hand above the desert table.... can't wait to show you...not for resale on eBay of course!.. happy Birthday lovely lady xx

    oh and I lived in London all my life until 10 years ago and have been back 5 times since and still not been to the Tower...shocking!!

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  15. Nephews are the best. (and nieces) I am so glad you had a lovely birthday. You completely deserve it! and always will for the creativity and art you bestow on the world. Unforunately, when those ripping you off are in third world type countries - there isn't much recourse, but know that we who love you work won't buy stuff like that - that we know isn't from you! Hope you sent them a cease & desist notice.

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