Thank-you all so much for the very kind thoughts about my birthday, they really helped me feel so much better. I was beginning to think I was being unreasonable. But you made me realise that I was not alone. Perhaps we should start a 'It's my birthday so stop picking on me' club? Anybody else want to join?!
Here's a picture of the necklace that my boys bought for me. I love it so much! I picked it out in a shop in Barmouth and really liked it, but decided it was far too expensive - husband went back the next day in secret and bought it. There are apparently ear-rings to match so guess what I'm asking Father Christmas to bring me! The jewellers where this came from is one of those lovely little ones where you can see the man making everything through a window. I shall definitely be dragging the family there next time we go up that way!
In knitting news, I've started a small project for a friend who's just had a baby - bootees, mittens and a hat. Being so small, they grow so quickly (hey Warren, that's five things in a week!) I'm using Hipknits cashmere - beautiful stuff. Unsure if the new mum will be so pleased when she finds out it's hand-wash only!
The patterns are from this book which I picked up brand new from a church fair - all books were 10p! Bargain!
And thanks for all the help about the pizza toppings. It all got a little crazy trying to work it out, and very hungry work it was too. Strangely none of you mentioned my favourite (Sloppy Guiseppe from Pizza Express) and even more strangely some of you like the most bizarre things on top of your base. Eggs on a pizza? Doesn't do it for me I'm afraid - neither do olives or capers, and spinach? Are you trying to turn into Popeye?
However, the most popular base is thin (many of you preferring the hand tossed variety) with good old pepperoni on top. The meat types were very popular - ham coming in a close second.
All this talk of pizza has made me hungry yet again. How about we have a big pizza party here? I get lots of bases from Sainsburys, lots of dishes with separate toppings in, tonnes of cheese and we all make and bake our own. I've even got some very nice little eggs if anyone's interested...
Say come round in half an hour? Give the wine time to breathe...