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Wednesday, 1 August 2007

Happy Birthday..............

Our eldest grandson SAM who is eight years old today.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM

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We had a great day out in Manchester yesterday. The sun was shining and I walked round all day pain free! We travelled by bus as we knew we would be having some alcohol with lunch (we don't drink and drive).



I bought some crocs.

I already have some luminous green and pink toe-post crocs, which I bought for my recent holiday, but these new ones are a bit like ballet pumps.







I also stocked up on Aveda Shampoo, (Manchester is the closest place to where I live to buy it), also my favourite eye-shadow collection, and I bought some 'Pinch Me' gel blush.


We went to the Printworks and sat outside in the sunshine at Cafe Rouge, where we had a glass of house red whilst we waited for Yum-Yum's to open for lunch. Yum Yum's do a Chinese Buffet, where you can eat as much as you want for £6.00, delicious, especially nice with the bottle of red wine we ordered.

After lunch we scouted round the newly refurbished Arndale Centre , MWM wanted to ride on the Wheel Of Manchester but I don't like heights so that was a no-no, as he didn't trust me not to exhaust the credit card whilst he went on his own!
Then it was time to catch the bus home. We had a great day and I am just so pleased with myself having been able to walk about all day without having to sit down every five minutes - I really can't remember the last time I was able to do that.

38 comments:

Dan's Fi-ver said...

Well done Mum...!! Glad it was a pain free trip for you - Terrific Centre next, eh?!

Akelamalu said...

It's on my list! :)

la bellina mammina said...

The shopping always helps, doesn't it??

I bought 2 handbags today - all the time thinking that I need to find 2 (older) handbags which I have not used a long time and sell it!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY SAM! My! How much he's grown!!

Akelamalu said...

Oh yes, Bella the shopping gives us a purpose!

Did you find the handbags?

Thanks for the birthday wishes for Sam. x

Miss Understood said...

Sam is gorgeous... and you can his Dad that he is too!

Glad you had a good time. I'm not sure I'd be able to walk after the wine though :)

Akelamalu said...

Thanks miss u. A lot of people think Sam's Dad looks like Robbie Williams!

The wine made it easier to walk - though it made MWM giggle! :)

Shaz said...

I love Crocs but haven't seen the Ballet Slippers up North. Pleased you had a fun painfree day, you deserve it x x x

& Happy Birthday Superman Sam, what a cute smile x x x

Akelamalu said...

I hadn't seen the ballet slippers either until yesterday shaz!

Thanks for the birthday wishes on Sam's behalf. :)

buffalodickdy said...

Glad to hear that knee is about ready to go! Crocs are going to be banned in some schools over here! Some boob has a theory on static electricity by crocs causing electrical problems with equipment!

Akelamalu said...

Thanks buffalodickdy. Is that right about crocs?

Empress Bee (of the High Sea) said...

wonderful! i wish i could walk further... still plugging along though.

smiles, bee

Flowerpot said...

lovely Sam and glad you got some Crocs - most of us in Cornwall live in them! Glad they've made their way up north!

Akelamalu said...

Oh Bee it's just fantastic to be able to walk again without pain - I didn't realise how much I missed it! :)

Akelamalu said...

They are sooooo comfortable aren't they flowerpot?

Jenny! said...

Happy Birthday!!! He is adorable!

Skittles said...

How nice that are are becoming able to do more walking! I've noticed a lot of people buying Crocs. Are they really that comfortable? :)

I've given you an award over at my blog. :)

T*mmy said...

Happy Birthday to Sam...they grow up so quickly don't they? My grandson is 7 now and the granddaughter is 5...what a blessing they are!
I've been wondering if that particular brand of eyeshadows were good, what I mean is do they stay in place...so many of mine fade...
:)

ciara said...

happy birthday, sam! my youngest is also 8..her bday is in feb. 8 is a fun age, isn't it? :)

sounds like you had a wonderful time. pain free is ALWAYS a good thing! :)

RUTH said...

Happy Birthday Sam....smashing photos :o)
Your trip to Manchester sounds fun and glad the walking didn't trouble you. I'd like some pump style Crocs like those...not too keen on the gaudy coloured ones.
Rx

Josie Two Shoes said...

Wow Ake, what great news that you were able to handle the walking without misery and have such a fun day!

Pig in the Kitchen said...

ooooo, I'm liking your crocs! A bit more chic than the other clodhopping types.

I love coming to your blog...i click and then wait for the music to well up...it's all very soothing. (and weirdly, often brings tears to my eyes??!!)

glad you were pain-free and also got to drink!
Pigx

Paul Champagne said...

Did you know that croc is coming out with a shoe-line for the office? I will definitely buy a pair ... so tired of my feet hurting.

Queenie said...

So pleased you brought shoe's. Love you babe, going South for a while, take care.......

Linda said...

Let me first just say how awesome I think it is that you are so responsible in taking the bus when you know you are going to be drinking. A lot of people just don't think that far ahead and sometimes tragedy results because of it.

Sounds like you had a most marvelous day and I love your purchases. I think we all need a day of shopping every once in awhile even if we really don't get much. Besides, how can you beat a great buffet lunch and a nice bottle of red? I don't think you can!

Linda said...

Oh darn - I totally forgot - happy 8th birthday to Sam! He's a real cutie!

Gledwood said...

Happy Birthday too to your Sam!
Glad you had a good day ... charming weather today isn't it? And no rain ...

Akelamalu said...

Thanks Jenny. :)

Akelamalu said...

skittles crocs are supremely comfortable.

Thankyou for the award m'dear. x

Akelamalu said...

Thank you on Sam's behalf T*mmy and yes they eyeshadows do stay in place. :)

Akelamalu said...

Oh yes ciara 8 is a great age - though they think they are SO grown up don't they?

Pain free is absolutely WONDERFUL!

Akelamalu said...

Ruth
Thanks for the birthday wishes for Sam.

I found this website

http://www.lookatmycrazyshoes.com/index.php/cPath/36_32?gclid=CIKws-rD1o0CFQK1EAodKXEZbQ

Where you can buy crocs online postage free.

Akelamalu said...

I was amazed myself at how much walking I was able to do Josie !

Akelamalu said...

Aw thanks pig in the kitchen. The best part of the day was the wine!! ((wink))

Akelamalu said...

I didn't know that Paul - I may have to invest in a pair!

Akelamalu said...

Queenie you'll take care won't you honey, I love you too. Talk to you soon. x

Akelamalu said...

We NEVER drink and drive Linda and I am the first to criticize if I notice anyone else doing it - to the extent I really voice my opinion to THEM!

We did have a lovely day and have other trips planned over the next couple of weeks - tell you more later. :)

Akelamalu said...

Oh thanks on Sam's behalf Gleds and yes the weather is truly lovely! :)

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