Saturday, 17 August 2013

The "F" Word

My New Camera!


You might be thinking that the F word is some expletive that refers to my lack of blogging lately.... but actually, I recently turned F-F-F-FFForty......... ah, there, I said it. I am now in my naughty forties.

I had a lovely little party with a few friends. My cake was from the cheesecake shop as I don't think I should have to make my own birthday cake and I was too busy making one for Liam. Liam and I have birthdays really close together, so I stole his birthday to have my party on.

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I received some lovely gifts, including vouchers for a local beauty therapist, nice hand cream, alcohol, candles, scarves etc. Of course, some clever people noticed that I could use a Spotlight voucher, and mum got me a sleeve board and a clapper. The best gift of all was from Maxx and the kids - a new camera! So, hopefully, there will be some improvement in my blog photos in the near future, once I figure out how to use it. It's a Sony NEX-5R.

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The sleeve board has come in handy already, as I used it whilst putting together Amélie's Music Class Blouse and Skirt.

15 comments:

  1. Hope you had a wonderful birthday. Love your pressies. I've got the next big F word coming up next year, yikes! I'll miss my forties, they were fun.
    xox

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    1. Thanks, I had a great birthday. I think I will enjoy my forties, and I am sure that they will be over even quicker than my thirties were (although they went REALLY quickly!!). Best wishes for your fiftieth next year.

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  2. Happy Birthday Carmel......

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    1. Thanks Jo! Good luck with your garage.

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  3. Happy 40, Carmel... and have loads of fun with your new toys! xx

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    1. Thanks Nikki, I am already loving the sleeve board, am yet to try the clapper.

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  4. Happy birthday, you have some lovely presents there - and I agree that we shouldn't have to make our own birthday cakes eithers :)

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    1. Thanks, Natalie. I usually just have a supermarket cake, so the Cheesecake shop is a big step up for me. Thanks for visiting my blog (haven't seen you in here for ages!).

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  5. Happy Birthday! You kept that one quiet, or I just missed it, sorry! Great gifts, and yay for the sleeve board....but whats a clapper? Sound likes something I need....

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  6. Oh, and I was too lazy last year to make my only child a cake, so Cheesecake Shop served us well too haha.

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    1. Thanks Bec! I haven't really used the clapper yet, but I believe you are supposed to press your seams with it after steaming them to get a nice sharp edge.

      Cheesecake shop cake is a big step up for me. Usually, I just get a supermarket cake, which I am happy with. I think the last time I got a birthday cake made for me was when I was in hospital after having Liam and suffering from the baby blues. It made me cry!

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  7. Happy late birthday! You sound like you had a great one. can I also ask where the sleeve board came from as I have had no luck finding one here. Have fun with the new camera too

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    1. Thanks Rachel, I did enjoy myself. The sleeve board has a sticker on it that says Judi's Studio Australia (02)63651166. Other than that, maybe Tessuti? I have seen pressing hams in there.

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  8. Happy 40th! I'm only just under two years away!

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