|Alice helping me celebrate my 48th birthday...|
Another year older!
This year my birthday celebrations were comparatively low-key for a couple of reasons: our original plans to go to Father Christmas World were scuppered when the event failed to get planning permission and then I didn't want to do anything that would take us away from Alice for too long as she's going to the vets' tomorrow for a certain operation and I didn't want her thinking we didn't love her any more.
Rachel's parents came over for lunch, which featured these wonderful Alice-style cup cakes (see picture below) that Rachel had had made for the occasion.
Presents-wise I got a nice collection of books (a couple of beautiful Star Wars ones and a hefty omnibus of the Infinity Gauntlet comic book series), both seasons of Hannibal on Blu-Ray, some Star Wars pyjama trousers and a Darth Vader onesie (complete with cape)!
Rachel and I will now be snuggling down with Alice to watch Brave on Blu-Ray, which I got when it first came out ages ago and just haven't gotten round to watching.
|Alice-shaped cup cakes...|
|Alice was very keen to help Rachel with the party decorations...|