Wednesday, September 19, 2012

A Milestone Birthday and a giveaway!

Yes, next week I turn 40.

  I have decided to celebrate rather than have a meltdown.

My Father recently said to me that as you get older Birthdays become much less about age and gifts and much more about spending time with family and friends.  I have thought a lot about this as my 40th has approached and I have decided to agree with him.  

(Side note to husband: this definitely does not apply to you R!  What's more do not even think of trying to tell me that my new, albeit expensive tennis racket is my 40th birthday present!!!! The cheek of it!)

Turning 40 is a significant milestone though and I do want to acknowledge it on the blog, so for all my lovely blog friends  I have a few giveaways organised.  

The first of which is a stainless steel drink bottle from Pottery Barn with a lovely rather William Morris like print of two parrots on it and a clam shell with an Ecoya Frangipani Soap to go in it!  To enter you must leave a comment.  You don't have to become a follower but if you fancy it you are more than welcome to!

Good luck everyone and yes you can enter multiple times by posting about the giveaway elsewhere and so on but please leave another comment telling me that you have done so!  The giveaway ends next Wednesday (the 26th of September).


  1. You definitely do not look 40 Emma!! Hope you get spoilt on your birthday... be sure to show us what goodies you receive :) Thanks for offering your lovely giveaway too x

  2. Ooh, our birthdays are quite close together, mines on Sunday :) huge happy birthday to you for next week! I wonder what wonderful adventures will come your way in your 40's! Exciting!
    Gorgeous giveaway, thanks for the opportunity :)
    Ps. Thankyou 100 times for your show of solidarity - nice to hear your neighbout have your families best interest at heart ;) xxx

  3. Hi Emma,
    You really look a lot younger than that ;o)
    Have a great day......
    I can't wait to see what you get!
    Tania xx

  4. happy birthday to you! hope you have a day filled with love and happiness. and cake. :) sarah

  5. Happy 40th birthday!
    Now that I am well past 40 I can look back and reminisce and realise that it wasn't too bad after all, life goes on regardless!

  6. Happy birthday Emma,
    I'm looking forward to turning 40 and having a huge party!
    Enjoy spending time with your family and friends.

  7. Oh, what a lovely giveaway! It's so thoughtful of you! Happy Happy Birthday, Emma!! You definitely do not look 40! Hope your day is extra special!

  8. Happy Birthday Emma. Enjoy your day. I hated turning 30 a lot more than turning 40. Perhaps that comes with maturity or probably more to do with the pregnancy hormones that were whizzing around. Thanks for the opportunity to win.

  9. Happy Birthday!!! 40 is the new 30 ;-) I'll be 39 in a couple of months so am already thinking of the big birthday next year. Hope you have a fab day and get spoilt rotten by your fellas :-)

  10. Forty and most definitly fabulous Emma!
    The forty club's not so bad ;) Hope you have a lovely birthday celebrating with family and friends :)
    Jo xx

  11. I hope that you have an especially happy birthday! Your Father is a v wise man. I loved turning 40 yet am struggling a bit with pending 41st as I'm really in amongst it now even though I still think & possibly act like I'm in my 20's! Rx

  12. Happy happy day to you Emma. Buckets of school mums are all turning 40 this year, feels like a bit of a special gang. I am only a little bit behind you with this one but have made it quite clear to Legoman that a good gift is essential and it better not be glamour shots of him! mel x

  13. of coarse i want that shell most, so i am going to test my luck. x

  14. Have a great birthday, I hope it is a blast!

  15. Happy Birthday Emma!! I'm not far behind you and I'm looking forward to hitting my forties. The older I get, the happier I seem to be. Bring it on I say (along with a increased appreciation for very fine champagne). How very lovely of you to celebrate with gifts for others - so nice!

  16. Happy Birthday!
    I hope you get a fabulous present from your husband!

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  18. Happy Birthday for this week Emma! I have to agree with the others - you look MUCH younger. I have heard wonderful things about turning 40 and the wisdom of age that comes along with it. Hope you have a wonderful day and are spoilt by your lovely family and friends. Mel xx

  19. Well, Happy Birthday to you, Emma! You are so sweet to do a give-away in celebration of your special day! I hope you celebrate for the entire week!


  20. Oh Sweetheart. Joining the Big Four-Oh Club will be fabulous, trust me! What a delightful giveaway. Please don't enter me (I type, gazing at the very same bottle you gave me!). Do tell what celebrations you have planned ☺. J x

  21. Happy happy birthday to you:) May you get totally spoilt on your special day. And thank you soo much for this gorgeous giveaway you are sharing with us:) xx

  22. Oh happy birthday sweet girl. Did you get the framed scarf from Table Tonic.



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