A 40th Birthday Weekend To Remember!

*edited – 3rd time posting due to issues with the image uploads*

It was my 40th birthday on Saturday and finally time for the over night stay I’d been planning and looking forward to for almost 6 months and I’m thrilled to say, it did not disappoint and was everything I’d hoped it would be! Just fabulous darling.

I got spoiled absolutely rotten! My husband and my friends know me so well and totally get and indulge my Hello Kitty obsession and accept that I believe there really is just no such thing as too much bling!

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My girl-husband, Lisa-Marie, and her husband flew up from Cape Town on Friday night and we had a lovely relaxed dinner and chat at home. None of us wanting to go overboard for fear of ruining the weekend’s festivities.

On Saturday morning, after being bombarded with over hundres of Twitter, Facebook, BBM, SMS, What’s App, Phone Calls and smoke signal wishes, we headed off to Parys where we enjoyed browsing through a few of the many many antique and interior decorating shops that line the main street before heading to meet the remainder of our party, Elize, Chantal and Ilse at Feast for a light lunch where the champagne flowed and the conversations got louder and louder with more and more laughter.

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 After lunch the girls headed to River Spa for two hours of pampering which included full body massages, head massages and sessions in the steam room which resulted in much laughter as two of my friends are absolute spa noobs and they both had a panic in the steam room and landed up trying to break the door down as in their panic they couldn’t get the door open!
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The husbands headed of for some clay pigeon shooting, which I’m informed Walter totally pwned!

Our accommodation at Le Grand Chatauex   was really fantastic, new, neat and clean and offering every home comfort and we’ll definitely be staying there again because I LOVE Parys!!

We had dinner on Saturday night at Ruby’s which is just the most beautiful theatrical restaurant in Pary. The food is beyond spectacular and the decor is rich and a feast for the eyes. But I’m sure they were glad to see the back of us when we left just before midnight after being the most raucous table in the restaurant and also all dressed in our corsets and top hats and sending a win cooler filled with wine crashing to the floor!

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 After Ruby’s we headed over to Moments, the local night time hand out in Parys! It was… er… an experience, one which won’t be forgotten in a moment, one which left us all wondering for a moment what we were doing there and one which had us leaving after about… um… a moment!! Between the windsurfing (Langarm dancing), the rather freaky characters ala Awkward Family Photo’s and a number of lesson’s in zef, we decided to call it a night after being bashed around by some really scary looking “girls” on the dance floor and having some of the local boys trying to have a roar with our husbands.

After a fabulous night sleep of uninterrupted sleep and getting to sleep in, which was a total treat for those of us with kids, we headed to Hoi Palloi for a late champagne breakfast and then it was time to say our goodbye’s and head on home.

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 My birthday was everything I had hoped and planned for it to be. It was relaxing and indulging and the time spent with people closest to me was simply wonderful!



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  • Reply Reluctant Mom

    Happy happy 40th!!! Sounds like the best birthday was had by all – wishing you all the best for this year and every one that follows.


    June 19, 2012 at 10:29 am
  • Reply blackhuff

    I’m so happy for you that you had such a great 40th birthday celebrations.

    June 19, 2012 at 12:31 pm
  • Reply Laura

    Awesome! It sound lovely and the pictures are great. So glad it all went perfectly!

    June 19, 2012 at 12:38 pm
  • Reply St. Elsewhere

    Happy Birthday…

    somehow the post showed up in my reader and there would be a ‘page not found’ on your blog…now I know why!

    The whole thing was totally mindblowing…yay for great husbands, good company and parties!

    In the bling you got I really loved the Swarovski Hello Kitty one…

    I am happy for your happiness.

    June 19, 2012 at 1:50 pm
  • Reply Spiritedmama1

    Happy belated Birthday!!! Seems liek you had a blast

    June 19, 2012 at 3:37 pm
  • Reply Elize

    It was such an honour sharing your 40th! We had the time of our lives! Thank you so so much! Xxx

    June 19, 2012 at 6:20 pm
  • Reply ELna

    Happy Birthday!!! Sounds and looks like you had a very good time. Surely a birhtday to remember.

    June 20, 2012 at 1:44 pm
  • Reply cat@jugglingact

    Looks like the most fantastic birthday feast., Happy happy Bday once again. Life indeed begins at 40

    June 20, 2012 at 3:58 pm
  • Reply Luci

    Those are some great pictures! What a great party. Just discovered your blog and love it.

    You are an inspiration!


    June 22, 2012 at 6:21 am
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