Thursday, 16 January 2014

Red Birthday Shoes

There are no dull, dreary days in January for me as today is my birthday!  

 I was born way back  in 1957 and today I am 57, how did that happen I was sure I was only in my 40's when I went to bed last night, I wish!  Last year Mr Lucey celebrated his birthday on 11/12/13, I love it when dates like this occur.

I got some lovely red shiny shoes,

gorgeous flowers,

and a cake that smells of creme caramel, oozing with  chocolate sauce  and topped with strawberries and the best bit is there's not a single calorie in sight as it's a candle!

Mr Lucey took me  on a mystery tour to a lovely place called Killburn in Yorkshire where you can see the "white horse of Killburn" in the distance.

We had a mosey round Robert "mousey" Thompson's where all of the oak furniture has a signature "mouse" carved into the wood, this was Robert Thompson's cottage but now it's the showroom for the furniture.

  I counted over 100 mice scrambling up legs,  along dressers and   nibbling on  cheese boards! 

We popped into The Forester's Arms next door where the mice had followed us and were lazing along the tables and stools, enjoying the open fire blazing away. I can recommend the Lamb shank and veg if you happen to be passing that way, oh and the cider is very good too, hick hick!!

Then we had a little wander round the village,
 past the church,

a stream runs  in front of the cottages

and there was a huge  monkey puzzle tree in one of the gardens

further up the lane is a farm where we got a dozen "fresh farm eggs" this cheeky chappie wanted to come home with us

another second and he would have jumper in the car!

Right off to put on my pj's as there's a bottle of champagne chilling in the fridge and some M&S nibbles warming in the oven........

Bye Lucey x


Ali said...

Sounds like a great birthday - next time you are in Greatham (I know you did the Snowdrop walk once ) if the church is open pop in Mousey Thompson did the pews etc, so theres a few mice there :-) Enjoy your Champers and nibbles xx

Vintage Jane said...

Happy Birthday! Love those shoes ... !

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Lucey!!
What a perfect day, Fab shoes
Thea x

KC'sCourt! said...

Happy Birthday
Looks like you had the most wonderful day.
Love the shoes.
Julie xxxxxxxxxxxx

Josie-Mary said...

Happy birthday, sounds like a fab day. Love your shoes! :) x

WinnibriggsHouse said...

Happy belated birthday! You sound like you had a lovely day and some great Birthday treats. Love the shoes, just what the doctor ordered at this time of year. X

dosierosie said...

Looks like you had a lovely time. Happy Birthday.

Vintage Sheet Addict said...

Happy Birthday! Someone who wears red shoe like those is certainly not in her 50s so don't worry about the number! :) x

Kandi said...

Happy Birthady for yesterday lovely Lucey, glad you had a special day. Those cottages are fab with the little stream running by, and I love your new shoes xxx

Twiggy said...

Happy birthday! It's my birthday next Tuesday! Love your shoes

Rose H (UK) said...

Happy Birthday hun! So glad you had such a splendid day :O)
ROse H

Mrs Bertimus said...

How lovely indeed...and those SHOES,

Victoria Eales said...

Happy Birthday! Love your shoes, red ones are just the best.

Victoria xx

Christie Jones Ray said...

I must follow you, now, after finding that your birthday is the day before my husband's and my birthday is the day before your husband's! Such serendipity! I have also just learned of (and fell head over heels for) Jessie Chorley's stitchery and the creativity of Julie Arkell. I am a knitter, crafter, hand-stitching, children's book author/illustrator, lover of all things in miniature and buttons:)
I have two grandchildren and would love for you to come for a visit to my blog, some time:)

Kitty M said...

Aww Happy belated birthday - I always love your days out, looks fab and ADORE your shoes!