This blog is all about me......I come here for respite in between caring for JoJo (our Daughter who has Special Needs)......I am addicted to starting new projects......I am becoming a fabric-a-holic... I love to try out recipes... take a beach walk and breathe in that salty blue to have coffee...sip a glass of a book......I am Queen of the Armchair and am inspired by all the wonderful blogs out there!!!

Saturday, April 18, 2015

~My Birthday and * P A R I S * Update~

This is what I woke to yesterday on my phone
17th April......My Birthday
which co-incidentally happens to be the same as Monica McInerney's so I found out just a little while cool is that!!!

A new little sparkly phone gold of course

Even the bed is getting into the swing of my upcoming PARIS trip
(You might recall that my Son is taking me over later this year while Mr Armchair cares for JoJo)

We had a Paris clock on the wall which recently broke and after looking around in my small coastal town I couldn't find another
Then my Cousin Katy sent me this clock........and she had no idea about my clock!!!
Thank you so much's perfect!!!

After JoJo left for her programme Mr Armchair and I thought we would go out for a Birthday Breakfast at the newest and hippest place in town 'Against The Grain' all Paleo Cafe/Restaurant
Paleo suits me down to the ground being gluten free which means I can have anything on the compromises at this Cafe for me

This Cafe has all organic and free-range food

I ordered a Cappuccino with Coconut milk which came with a small glass of sparkling mineral water
How perfect is that as I always have water after coffee anyway

Mr Armchair had Scrambled Egg, Paleo Toast, Sauteed Kale, Bacon and a Sweet Potato Rosti

The Birthday Girl Omelette with Pulled Pork, Avocado, Cress and Apple Coleslaw and 
Sweet Potato Rosti

JoJo will also be able to order freely here as she is Lactose Intolerant so it's win/win for us
I know she is looking forward to Pancakes here.......and Coconut Cream
Sounds delicious

On Thursday afternoon I caught up with Asta for a Hot Chocolate
and she gave me these very lovely fabrics and threads
Thank You so much Asta......they're gorgeous

I joined a Fat Quarter Birthday Swap hosted by the lovely Chez
These are the little packages so far with 2 more to come

this is the little stack so far
I'll be back when the other 2 come in

Friday afternoon when JoJo came home we had some Persian Love Cake and Coffee

Before heading out for dinner (yes it seems like we ate all day)
I had some Cuttlefish to start with and Mr Armchair had Scallops

 JoJo had some Pasta and Prawns

One of the Desserts here is Popcorn Custard and Banana.......very interesting!!!

And just to finish off I scored a Gold *grin* Travel Wallet at a super duper price!!!

In between dreaming of PARIS I've been quilting Forty Years of Light and getting there!!!

Happy Weekend Dzintra xo


Susan said...

Happy Birthday Dzintra, looks like it was a beautiful day of celebration.

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...


Remember our birthday bash I'd celebrate with many of us April babies? Oh the fun, and now, PARIS! Are you getting excited? Have you done any research on where to go? You had a super birthday! Mine is this coming Thursday, but I'll be alone. My husband works that night, but I'll be going to a play at one of the schools where I teach. HAPPY BIRTHDAY and dream, dream, dream because soon, your dream will be real! LOVE!

shez said...

happy birthday my friend ,so glad you had a wonderful day and i love all your pressies,enjoy xx

Anthea said...

Hi Dzintra - wow it sounds like you had a totally fab birthday - good for you!

Astrid said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! That sounds like a perfect birthday! Glad you had such a wonderful day! Enjoy your weekend while dreaming of Paris. :)

Rachaeldaisy said...

Happy Birthday Dzintra! Your special day looks perfect in every way!!

barb's creations said...

Happy Birthday Dzintra, sounds like you had a lovely family orientated day filled with lots of yummy food and pressies to top it off :) Barb.

Michelle Ridgway said...

Happy birthday Dzintra xx I am so glad you had such a lovely day and some spoiling happened too.

Jenny said...

Hey , Happy Birthday

Diane-crewe said...

SO glad you had such a WONDERFUL day x

RitaGri said...

Mīļi sveicieni dzimšanas dienā!

Chookyblue...... said...

looks like a pretty good birthday to me Dzintra.........all that gorgeous food........and some fabrics and Paris.......

Fiona said...

what a wonderful birthday...

Nat Palaskas said...

Happy belated Birthday my dear. Sorry I don't keep up with birthdays except for my G-kids. Enjoy! Have a wonderful time planning your Paris trip - Love Nat

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