My 40th Birthday – A Magic Moment Post

My birthdays have always been something I get a little stressed about. Not because I’m getting older but because the person I was with never seemed to give a flying fig about it! Grace’s father just didn’t care. I didn’t get a card…well, actually tell a lie…. I would get his credit card and told to buy my own present!!! Anyway, I digress.

My 40th Birthday was on 18th May 2011 and has to have been one of my most favourite ever. I had just started seeing Ross in the February and at around 11.30pm on 17th May I got a text asking me if he could talk to me at 12am, my birthday. I told him that this would be fine. I was reminiscing with my old vinyl records and really enjoying myself so I wasn’t going to bed anytime soon. 11.59pm I got a text asking if I was ready. I texted back that I was, the response was – at 12am – ‘open the door then!’ He had turned up in person at my flat.  This is one of the most romantic things a man has ever done for me. Chuffed wasn’t the word! I got to open a couple of my presents and saved the rest until morning.

The following day, I opened the most beautiful heart-shaped necklace with a pink sapphire and diamonds from Ross. He then went to work and Grace and I went to meet my Mum and one of my sisters, Davina, for lunch.  We went to a pub and had a lovely chat and good food. Then Grace went off to my Mum’s for the evening and I went over to Ross’ house.

After a big lunch, I was exhausted so I went for a sleep. Ross said that he would come and wake me up a bit later and we would go for a drive to listen to some music and then pick up some chicken. Little did I know what he had in store!

We drove in the direction of Camberley which, I have to say, I didn’t really think anything of! We approached Camberley Theatre and Ross suggested we go and have a drink in there. I said that we couldn’t as there was a show on. Then it clicked. The ELO Experience were playing and he knew how much I loved ELO! I squealed at him and he confirmed it. We had tickets to watch their performance. What a show it was! They were fantastic and sounded so like the real thing it was uncanny.

Once the show was over, we went back to Ross’ house for a meal with champagne. What a wonderful day…a magic moment never to be forgotten.

I am linking this post up to Magic Moments over at The Olivers Madhouse.



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  1. April 25, 2013 / 8:46 am

    Who is this guy?! Sounds like a keeper! Love love love this magic moment, what a special memory. Xxx

  2. Laura Huggins
    April 23, 2013 / 9:00 pm

    What a fabulous day! I am so glad you had a brilliant 40th!

    x x x

  3. April 23, 2013 / 1:24 pm

    awww thats fantastic! I hate birthdays its just another day for me! I am so pleased you got such a magical day for you 40th 🙂

    Thanks for linking up with #magicmoments xxx

  4. April 23, 2013 / 1:17 pm

    What a brilliant moment, those kind of surprises are amazing *tries to remember one*

  5. Nichola Fabfortymum
    April 23, 2013 / 1:03 pm

    What a cracking magic moment. It is lovely when someone surprises you by being so thoughtful. A brilliant way to celebrate your 40th x

  6. April 23, 2013 / 12:55 pm

    A very special birthday indeed and now some BiBs shortlist’s to cap it all, a huge congratuations to you!

  7. April 23, 2013 / 8:33 am

    Ahhh looks like it was an amazing day! He sounds like a keeper 😉

  8. Mrs Teepot
    April 23, 2013 / 8:00 am

    Oh that is *so* romantic! What a wonderful man! I’m so glad you had a special 40th!

  9. Stephanie
    April 23, 2013 / 6:19 am

    Love this! I am a hopeless romantic, this sounds amazing. Hope he’s gearing up for your birthday this year!

  10. April 23, 2013 / 6:16 am

    What a fabulous day! That’s how you should celebrate a 40th – it should be memorable. My own is coming up this year and I just can’t decide what to do!

  11. April 23, 2013 / 6:16 am

    Aww, that’s so beautiful x Ross sounds like such a lovely guy. What a wonderful thing to do for your 40th too. He sounds like your forever after, your Soul Mate. And you are a fellow Taurean like me ! The best there is xx

  12. Jess
    April 22, 2013 / 10:38 pm

    That sounds like a birthday to remember! X

  13. April 22, 2013 / 10:05 pm

    ahhh love it, now THAT’s what dreams are made off
    Great blog

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