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The weekend just gone saw me celebrate my 32nd birthday.  Not being 21 any more and proving that we really are the sophicates we profess to be there was no late night raving.  Instead I had a weekend full of lovely meals out with friends and a few Cacique con Coca-Cola Lites to wash it all down with.

Saturday night was the official celebration and was spent with a group of friends at our local hostal/restaurant in Albanchez.  The food was brilliant – I opted for an Ox steak, but I think something may be lost in translation because I’m sure it’s just a traditional fillet steak.  Either way it was completely yummy.  The company was even better than the food and a good time (I think) was had by all.

Desert was provided in the form of a birthday cake made by friend Melissa.  As you can see, given the theme, I think she knows me too well!  Under all that fantastic icing was a beautiful Madeira cake.

I realise this is not the best picture I’ve ever taken, but apart from my onesie/monkey suit (which is truly an awesome present) this is one of the best presents I’ve ever had.  It is just a plain table cloth, but the idea is to use it to remember special occasions.  You bring it out on high days and holidays and get your friends and family to write messages on it.  Then you embroider over the writing in different colours for different events.  It can go on and on and each time you lay it out on your table you are reminded of good times past.  A brilliant idea from my friend Sam and something I intend to treasure forever.  I can’t wait to fill it up with memories – as you can see, I’ve already started embroidering the messages from last weekend.  Good times.

So there you have it – if you’re stuck for an imaginative present, give a table cloth and help preserve precious memories

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  1. Love that you have a special occassions tablecloth!! Ask sam where she got the idea from!!! We had ours as a wedding present, my cousin and her friends have a fantastic one that has been going for years. They got the idea from of all people Bob Monkhouse !!!!!!!!!!!!! Love the fact that it is spreading, it is definatly one of the few things I would save in a fire!! Sam XX

    • Hey Sam – nice of you to visit me here! I’ve no idea where Sam got the idea – only that she was given one for her 30th birthday – wasn’t from you guys was it?? I love it. Such a simple idea but as you say, one that can go on for years and years! Only problem is finding the time to embroider it! Hope all is well with you. xxx

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