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A birthday weekend



It was my birthday on the weekend.  Time sure flies quickly and I can't really believe I am getting so old.   No matter, I can think of no finer way to celebrate getting old than running away to my favourite island, Bruny. The weather was windy and wet and sometimes sunny.  We walked along the beach, played games, read books and ate simple, delicious food.





We stayed at a stylish Hideaway, my kind of place, a white, modern rustic interior with tidy piles of food and interiors magazines dotted around the rooms.  The view out to sea was the best part though.  Nothing like an ocean view to recharge your batteries. Add to that time together with my family without any distractions and you have the ingredients for a perfect birthday celebration.

The cake, a chocolate Victoria sponge, of course is a bonus.



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  1. This looks and sounds simply divine Michelle! Happy Birthday x

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    1. It was Jane! Thanks so much for the birthday wishes. xxx

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  2. Happy birthday Michelle! Looks like my kind of weekend.

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  3. Big lovely birthday wishes to Michelle! Looks like you had an absolutely lovely time you lucky duck xx

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    1. Thanks so much Reannon! I did feel spoilt! x

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  4. Oohhhhh Happiest Birthday Michelle!

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  5. Sending birthday cheer your way...and a hug and some wishes. :) This looks like a fabulous way to spend your birthday. I'll say it again...you are so lucky to live in such beautiful place. xo

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    1. Thank you for the birthday wishes Sarah. And yes we feel very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. xxx

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  6. What an amazing way to spend your birthday! :)

    Rowdy Fairy

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  7. Beautiful birthday choice

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  8. Happy Birthday Sweetie! MOTH's very jealous about your Weekend On Bruny - I flashed your pics at him & he got all nostalgic for his old ab diving days around the island. Geez, no more stuff about the age thing, you are just hitting your stride my girl!
    Love Millie & MOTH xx

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    1. Thank you so much Millie! One day you and MOTH will have to go away for a weekend on Bruny xx

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  9. Happy Birthday Michelle. Your cake looks delicious and your weekend sounds just perfect. Ann

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    1. Thank you Ann, it was totally perfect! x

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  10. Happy Birthday Michelle! What an absolutely perfect way to celebrate. I love that your sweet little dog was able to join in too. Mel x

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    1. Thank you Mel. It was the first time we took Spoon away with us, he was very well behaved!

      x

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  11. So glad you had a beautiful weekend. Beautiful people need beautiful birthday weekends. They really do! x

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    1. Thanks so much Pip! That's lovely to hear! x

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  12. What a fabulous way and place to spend a birthday Michelle~!!-you've given me a few ideas for one coming up soon
    x

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  13. what a beautiful time away it looks like you all had. Happiest Birthday to you x

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  14. Happy Birthday to you! What a lovely way to spend a birthday:) x

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  15. Gorgeous spot to celebrate a birthday, especially with all your loved ones Michelle.
    Hope your coming year is a wonderful one.

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  16. It looks like you had a wonderful birthday - with a beautiful setting, your family and that cake, no wonder! I'm yet to travel to Bruny. One day, one day!

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  17. Hello Michelle, I don't have Instagram, but I wanted to say how sad I felt that the gorgeous cottage burnt down. We built an old/new weatherboard home 10 years ago, loving that old traditional style. I hope the lady that had plans to renovate that house can maybe build something similar on the land. So sad, I love those old houses and the lifetime of home life and memories. Ann

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  18. Happy belated birthday to you, what a beautiful thing to do, all looks gorgeous!

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  19. Happy Birthday Michelle! It looks like it was a wonderful one xx

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  20. The perfect celebration! Happy birthday (very belated) beautiful lady- not older, just better. Like a fine wine! Xx

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