I have just had the most excellent weekend – so i just had to share it on My MIMM post
Ben has a big birthday next weekend, I’ve had in my mind an idea for a surprise party for the last two years – yes years! – and it all came together.
As if that wasn’t enough, I attended a second surprise party (and made the cake) and spent 4 hours taking part in a ‘Get in the Picture’ nativity scene with Exeter Vineyard Church – what more could a girl ask for???
Then it was off to Exeter so Ben could do a Charity abseil off the carpark. So proud of this guy!!
We had two rails of dressing up outfits and members of the public could come, dress up, and get their photo taken with a copy to take away there and then. I mostly took the photos. It was a brilliant experience.
From there we rushed off to Torquay for our party. Ben thought we were just meeting my sister and her hubby, but what he didn’t know was that family and friends were also joining us.
We got to the hotel and checked in without him spotting anyones cars. I almost caved when my sister text me to stall him as there was a problem with the rooms and half the party were in reception. She gave me a firm ‘texting to’ and I’m so glad she did.
We checked in and went to our room. Lucy met us there and did an excellent job of passing on information under disguise. I wasn’t so great.
Lucy: Look at these pictures of the cat on my phone
Me: Oh yeah, arent’ they cute.
Me: Silent as I read the message on the phone.Me: Ok. [thinking sh1t, oops]
Thankfully Ben was playing on his phone and paying me no attention at all.
We went up to Lucy’s room before going to dinner, and there everyone surprised him 🙂 He went bright red and was totally speechless – result I think 🙂
Some photos from the night:
We enjoyed our meal and then boogied until the party finished. Our table were the first and last on the dancefloor – that sounds about right!
I got up the next morning and had breakfast with my Mumma, while everyone else enjoyed a lie in. Then we went to make the most of the facilities with a swim and a jacuzzi.
After check out we all went our separate ways. Ben and I had to collect the cake we’d made and make our way to a surprise birthday lunch. Too many surprises in one weekend – I’d been afraid to speak to anyone all week!
That was the view from our table – fabulous!
We got some food shopping for the weekend, and I made cookies using a variation of this recipe.
Then I had a 20 minute nap and woke and hour and a half later – oops!
Hope you all had a Marvelous weekend too!