As you've probably noticed, this has been a week of surprises, but the most wonderful surprise was the one that seven of my friends organised last weekend. After arriving at a friend's place to meet before walking up the street to dinner at a local restaurant, I discovered that we weren't going anywhere. They had all cooked wonderful foods to surprise me with a belated birthday celebration.
To say I was shocked was an understatement. There were balloons, there were gifts, there was plenty of wine and masses of delicious home-cooked food. There was also a lot of affection and goodwill. Thank you to my sneaky friends - you know who you are. It was a wonderful night.
This special surprise deserved a special response, so I made fabric thank you notes like this. With strips of sequins stitched onto taffeta and a handwritten note on the back, each card featured a sparkling kiss, from Erica with love.