Posts Tagged ‘surprise’

“The bond that links your true family is not one of blood, but of respect and joy in each other’s life.”

– Richard Bach

I can now blog about the unbloggable! After weeks of arranging, sorting and preparing, we managed to pull off a surprise 50th Birthday party for my Mother this evening – so many people came from near and far to make the evening absolutely amazing. Exhausted…so just one photo for now! (Well two, because I didn’t take the one with me in it!) Family… :)

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“Presents are made for the pleasure of who gives them, not the merits of who receives them.”
― Carlos Ruiz Zafón

Recently, it was Arbitrary Day on Reddit and whilst I missed it, I signed up for a re-match! So a few days ago I got the person that I’m supposed to send a gift too and had great fun this evening wandering around the craft section of The Range and for once not buying any crafty bits for myself!

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Arbitrary Day is the 25th June each year (but they have lots of other gift swapping things going on too!) and it basically gives you the freedom to give any gift rather than their themed days such as Keyrings or Gnomes (how awesome!) You get to see the other persons likes and dislikes and go from there. Since I doubt she’ll ever find the blog, I can post it here and not ruin the surprise….


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