Sep 16, 2014

Tanya's Birthday Post & Giveaway!

When I met Tanya on twitter we immediately clicked. Soon we became Facebook friends and we talk to each other a lot. When I'm up at night Tanya's often around to say hello. She's such a sweet person and I'm really lucky that she's my friend. Tanya's always cheerful and has a great sense of humour. You can discover that for yourself in the very funny post below. Tanya has also offered to give away a really nice prize and she will draw the winner on her birthday. Thank you Tanya, for being so generous with your kindness, the blog post and the giveaway!

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Hello everyone!

Firstly I want to say a big thank you to Suzanne for allowing me to post on her blog I feel very privileged in being allowed to celebrate her birthday celebrations with her. I am very lucky to be able to class Suzanne as a friend even though only met when I joined twitter about three months ago. We often chat until the early hours of the morning when we should be sleeping and have received lovely happy mail from her.
Anyway I thought I would write about one of my birthday celebrations which was a few years ago now. My husband and I both turned 30 in the same year. For his birthday we went paint balling and had a massive bbq. I was not too happy as he was on the other team and he takes great pleasure in telling people until this day how he legally shot his wife in the bum!! And yes I could not sit down for a week as I had two massive bruises on my backside. So for my 30th, 3 months later, there was no chance that I was doing that again and he refused to partake in a pampering session at a spa. Therefore we found ourselves going to Amsterdam and were joined by my brother, his wife and two male friends. Of course whilst there you are bound to go through the red light district and maybe try a little smoke!! I can honestly say I didn’t like the smoking but my husband and his friend were hilarious after trying the cake and me and the others were rolling around laughing at them.
I loved the flower markets and drinking in the square. We also did a cruise around the canals in the evening and the Heineken brewery tour is a must if you are in the area without children. The bartenders in there loved our versions of Tom Jones songs they kept giving us extra drinks. I don’t think I have ever drunk so much for so little money. I remember coming out of there and thinking I must eat. However the highlight to the break was the Anne Frank museum it was so surreal to go inside the building and there was an airy hush around the place.
One question though how on earth does anybody know where they have parked their bikes there are so many of them and they all look the same??
I would love to go back and have dropped hint at hubby to take me this year. However our 40th in a few years will be more sedate as we plan aF1 trip. Less alcohol involved.
I want to have surprise not extravagant, but lovely giveaway in honour of both our birthdays.

39 comments:

  1. Shelby Straate NeuzilSeptember 16, 2014 at 5:24 PM

    My most memorable birthday was my 16th. We had a bad snow storm, school was cancelled, and I couldn't go get my drivers license. :( I was mostly bummed.

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  2. My 21st as I went to Paris xx

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  3. Surprises, you never no whats coming! Xx

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  4. i love discovering someone took teh time to get me something, to think of me

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  5. my most memorable birthday it was this year because fore the first time i wasn't completely forgotten as some of my blogger friends did send me a little something . it's teh first time someone outside close family takes the tiome to think about me so it was fabulous

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  6. that 60th. Celebrated with a new Mustang :)

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  7. The thought that goes with them.. Especially if they are not just practical but something I actually want!

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  8. Wishing you BOTH a very Happy Birthday ! & may it be just as full of laughter :)

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  9. Zara D. Garcia-AlvarezSeptember 16, 2014 at 9:04 PM

    I turned 26. It the year I met and celebrated with my unknown, future husband, at the time!

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  10. Zara D. Garcia-AlvarezSeptember 16, 2014 at 9:06 PM

    I love that surprise gifts are unexpected---they're the best because they're thoughtful.

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  11. Thank you. I'm looking forward to mine

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  12. Now that's the wat

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  13. Now that's very special x

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  14. My 21st birthday

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  15. I like surprise gifts because you are not expecting them.

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  16. Happy Birthday Tanya. A totally fun loving hubby you have there, woohoo!!

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  17. Happy birthday to both of you! My most memorable was this one as I've spend it with my twin sister. We weren't in the same country for some years so we were spending our birthdays apart so this year was special :)

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  18. What I like best about surprise gifts is that they can tell a lot about what the other is thinking for you. Thank you for the giveaway!

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  19. Well, the surprise always surpasses the expectation.

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  20. My most memorable birthday is when I turned 10. I was given the first book of Harry Potter. That book changed my reading habit forever.

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  21. My most memorable birthday was my 19th, this day I got to bring my baby girl home from the hospital.

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  22. I love surprises. The anticipation of not knowing, I think that's what I like most.

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  23. when i was little but i dont remember which age . i had the best cake with berries .

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  24. you never know what it will be

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  25. Best birthday that I remember - think you already know! Disney Land Paris lol. What I like about surprise gifts? Have to be that I have no idea what they are. I love sending surprise gifts :)

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  26. surprise gifts are so exciting! i like the thoughtfulness someone put into making me feel special.

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  27. My most memorable birthday was when I was given my first car by my grandparents. Both of which are no longer with us.

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  28. What I like most about surprise gifts is how unexpected they are.

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  29. I like being surprized :)

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  30. I like the fact they are suprises! It could be anything!

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  31. My best birthday is yet to come because my Son Will be 1 the coming weekend! I love surprises because of the SURPRISE !

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  32. My best birthday had nothig to do with the surprize part but by having my own baby by my side (after becoming a mother)

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  33. I love gifts in general (who doesn't), it doens't even have to be my birthday.

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  34. My best birthday... Hmm... 30 was pretty good because Huib and I went to London and had dinner at Jamie's Fifteen which was lovely. I wanted to escape my birthday, but when I came home my family had organised a small surprise party with food and presents. That was really sweet!

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  35. My most memorable one was when I was 10--I got a blue portable Smith-Corona typewriter.

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  36. I love surprise gifts because...well...I love surprises! I have a terrible time making up my mind, so choosing something is next to impossible. Getting something you expect is kind of a let down. But a surprise--happy times!

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  37. My most memorable birthday is probably last year....barely anyone came /:

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  38. Surprise gifts are great because of the mystery factor. There's nothing better than the adrenalin you get before you find out what something is

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