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Happy birthday to moi!

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One birthday, three chocolates left.

One birthday, four chocolates left.

From my children today on my let’s-keep-it-nameless birthday I received one home-made card – inexplicably wrapped – with an explanation on the outside that said ‘No present, mum’, just in case I got a bit excited.

Another from my oldest son, a hastily drawn flower in biro on a piece of printer paper, created in, oooh, about 10 seconds. Nothing at all from the youngest who has an aversion to doing anything that could be in any way misconstrued as considerate.

Mr Muddy dug out a card ‘For Mum’ from the sideboard that was so mawkish and old-fashioned that I hadn’t even been able to give it to my own mother.

I went to the fridge to sneak some of my Tutu chocolates – an amazing chocolatier from Watlington that’s won multi-stars in the Great Taste Awards and does the best salted caramel chocolates I’ve had ever – and I see that Mr Muddy has been at them. GRRRRR!


Tutu chocolates, before Mr Muddy attacked.

Tutu chocolates, before Mr Muddy attacked.


Bless my lovely editorial intern Anya who rocked up with a card, more choccies (this time from another gorgeous chocolatier Rumsey‘s in Thame/Wendover) and some much-needed pens for the Muddy stationary cupboard this morning.

But while I’m sitting here, waiting for my massive bouquet of flowers, sailor stripogram (because wouldn’t it be funny to see them dancing the Hornpipe?), and invitation to Claridges, maybe you can share the love and make my day!

Hero xxx

PS Before Mr Muddy gets the full wrath, I suppose I should mention *sniff* that my main birthday present is seeing Wolf Hall next week, which will be utterly awesome. But still, come on, back off the chocolates, right?!


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15 comments on “Happy birthday to moi!”

  • Lois Aspinall September 17, 2014

    Happy Birthday Hero, I hope it is a great one and that the chocs are delicious xx

    • muddystiletto September 17, 2014

      I can’t move. They’re all down the hatch. What a pig I am! x

  • Andrea September 17, 2014

    Happy Birthday! Hope the sailors turn up soon :o)

    • muddystiletto September 17, 2014

      They’re doing a jig around my living room right now. Quite a sight LOL!

  • Emma September 17, 2014

    Happy Birthday, and enjoy Wolf Hall!

    • muddystiletto September 17, 2014

      Thank you! x

  • Over2us Ltd September 17, 2014

    Happy Birthday – sharing chocolates is greatly overrated! Have a great rest of the day ready for the onslaught of pressies later – i’m sure!
    Andrea and Sue x

  • Emma September 17, 2014

    Many Happy Returns Hero. Hope yo uhave a wonderful day!

  • Rachel Johnston September 17, 2014

    Happy Birthday Hero ! Wolf Hall is amazing – you’ll love it ! Are you at the Thame Show tomorrow ? Rx

  • Ken Christy September 17, 2014

    Happy Birthday Hero, with your blog it is a special day everyday.
    This is from an admirer who also has a Birthday this week. Those of us born under the sign of Virgo help the others get detail in their lives

    • muddystiletto September 18, 2014

      Happy birthday Ken!

  • Emily Wild September 17, 2014

    Happy Birthday Hero ! Birthday chocolates are definitely not for sharing in my book !

  • Lizzie Owen (@mim_tweeta) September 19, 2014

    Awwwwww – Happy Birthday you gorgeous girl. Thanks for keeping us all up to date with the best things in Bucks – will raise a rather large glass of the bubbly stuff later for you xxxx

  • Sam Clinton October 3, 2014

    Belated birthday greetings! I share your birthday and also didn’t receive a ‘amin’ present from my other half – as he has spent out quite a lot fixing my car this year – oh the glamour. He did however buy me the most awesome cakes from Patisserie des Reves in Marylebone – which prompts me to ask – WHY are there no decent cake shops in a ten mile radius of HP18 = go, go investigative journo! Find us some delicious LOCAL cakes! x

    • muddystiletto October 3, 2014

      Leave it to me, I’m on the case!


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