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Birthday Week Surprises

Posted on: September 3, 2015

Last week my DH surprised me with a visit to a Tea Shop…

Yesterday he took me to lunch at English Rose Tea Room ,

to relive our memories of Ireland (It’s an English tea place, but close enough) 

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It’s a quaint little place with each table decorated differently.  

I chose the one by the window…

I have my spoon positioned in this photo ready to dig into my fruit bowl with a bit of wonderful 

homemade cream with cinnamon.  

It was a wonderful blend of green and red apples, madarin oranges and black berries.

The woman who runs the delightful place asked me how it was, because she had

just changed up the fruits from the Summer blend to this Fall version. 

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You’ve gotta love a guy who takes you to a fancy tea room where they offer the women hats to wear!  

He was enjoying wonderful scones, he loved the homemade cream and lemon marmalade, which I tasted and agree was quite delicious… But by far his favorite was the chocolate almond scone.   (I may have to find a recipe and make some for his b’day next week) .  

It really was a fun lunch and did bring back memories of our wonderful tea in Irish Castle , Dromoland. 

DSC_1310I love little places of business like this one where you can see 

the passion of the owners in every little detail.  

By the way we each had quiche (something we also ate in Ireland) 

and it was quite good.  I would definitely go back for the food alone! 

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I love the DH is trying to make my entire birthday week so special. 

I also love that he notices everything… He’s seen me wear this dress many times, 

but never with my new this season, Vince Camuto navy sandals.

When he came to pick me up for lunch and saw my choice of outfit, 

he instantly said, “Love those shoes!”  

Hey, ladies this is progress in almost 25 years of marriage…

When we were first married he actually asked me to change shoes one day, 

saying he didn’t like open toed shoes!  

Of course I didn’t and told him “NO Way , NO How”  

Today’s Plans are to get my Hair Cut and Colored!  

Gratitude

I am grateful for all the efforts it took my husband to plan and execute taking me out to lunch in the middle of a work day. 

I am grateful that he was thoughtful and on target with wanting to recreate our feeling from the Ireland trip. 

I am grateful that he was great, when I asked him to cancel his plans for tonight to take me to Sky Bar, as it is more of a singles place and even had a them night of “Pinups and Playboys” .  

I am grateful for phone calls and fun conversations with both of my kids away at college yesterday and love the relationship with adult children!  

I am grateful to my fabulous hairstylist who is fitting me into his very tight schedule this week (he is only working 3 days before going on vacation)  

I am grateful that my husband is enjoying my new love of tea and that we enjoy trying new ones together. 

I am grateful that I kicked my diet soda addiction before my birthday! 

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6 Responses to "Birthday Week Surprises"

You both look fabulous!! Happy fantastic birthday! jodie
http://www.jtouchofstyle.com
ps…I agree with your husband….love those shoes!

So sweet! My husband would never do that! He and my daughters did plan a family party for my 50th. Happy Birthday to you, and enjoy your birthday week!

Thank you! My husband is quite a gem sometimes,lol

Aw; that was so sweet! I know you must have a fabulous time! Great photos, friend.

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