Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Turning Thirty

On the very last day of July I turned thirty. To be very honest I was a bit worried about how the day would first birthday without my Ma Fox. She loved birthdays and had such a special knack of making of making you feel so very loved and special on your birthday.

My day was so special though. Made so by my wonderful husband and a few great surprises! The day started out with breakfast made by Mr. Fox (complete with a candle!) and gorgeous pearl earrings. Mum loved pearls so it was so thoughtful and touching to have my very own to wear often. I feel like a million bucks when I wear them and smile when I catch sight of them in the mirror.

We had planned a day in Auckland city and the weather obliged. A crisp but sunshiney morning for a walk and coffee at the waterfront before lunch in the revolving Sky Tower restaurant. It was fun to eat out together. The first time in ages with just the two of us. The views were amazing and the food scrummy.

After a bit of a spending spree in Smith & Caugheys Toy department we headed over to the North Shore where we had organised to have a Chef cook an Asian inspired degustation meal at a friends place. I was a bit gutted to find Tony wasn't there but he had left a video message.....the big surprise was that they had flown my Pa. Fox from the other end of the country. I was so stunned and utterly lucky I didn't go into early labour!!! It was the best present a girl could ask for. So wonderful to have Dad here for the weekend. 

We enjoyed the meal so much. Very fancy indeed. The best part is we will do it again for my friends birthday shortly. Yay

Just one of the seven courses served over the evening
My sister rang after the meal which was the icing on the cake. I can't believe my friends and family managed to keep such a secret from me. Lol Dad said he very nearly spilled the beans on more than one occasion but I really had no inkling that he would be able to share the celebrations with me. Along with a wonderful day I received gorgeous flowers and gifts. Of course I missed Mum very much that day (miss her very much every day but some moments you want to share with her even more) but I am so very grateful to have supportive and loving family and friends. 

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