Well, what a marvellous birthday I had! My birthday was last Thursday and I turned 35, we had a lovely chilled out day at home, I wasn’t feeling great and so I didn’t want to go out, but enjoyed hanging out with my family, Timm told me that on Saturday, my mum would be taking me out for a treat and then in the evening we would be going out.
For years, whenever asked what I want for my birthday, I say a surprise party. I say it to make Timm laugh as he says that I would hate a surprise as I wouldnt be in control and that the more I ask, the less likely it is to happen. It has become a running joke for such a long time.
I had a few messages and phone calls from friends in the week before my birthday, asking what I was doing and when we would catch up and so I arranged a couple of meals out later in June and it made me know I wasn’t seeing them this week. I *MAY* have been a little grumpy on the phone with a friend who asked me what I was doing and I replied “Well, obviously not seeing you if you are asking!” (Sorry guys!!!)
So Saturday came and Timm dropped me to my mums house, she then took me to Jamesons tea room in Sheffield for a wonderful surprise afternoon tea. It was so lovely, with proper tea, finger sandwiches, cake, scones, prosecco and even a fella playing piano! Such a lovely surprise, but it wasn’t over!
We then went to see a masseuse and spiritual healer who gave me a wonderful back massage (I sat on a massage chair as I can’t lie face down with my stoma) and also talked to me a little about how I was feeling about myself. I came out feeling so relaxed and calm, it was perfect. Thank you so much to my mum for a brilliant day.
Then we set off home, as we got to our house, there was nowhere to park on the front. Mum stopped and called Timm, which I thought was odd but as she’s a nervous driver I thought she was going to ask him to park for her. Timm came out and said to me “Sam, I got you another birthday present but it’s really big and is in the garden, so when you come in, can you close your eyes?”
We have an inflatable hot tub, and once before the wedding, Timm set it all up with twinkly lights and champagne. I immediately thought he had done this again and so closed my eyes and walked up the side of the house with him, I thought I was being a smart arse and said “I hope it’s the hot tub!”
I walked in the back garden and Timm told me to open my eyes…
My wonderful Timm had thrown me a surprise party! Lots of friends were there to celebrate and I was 100% surprised! I honestly had no idea, I can’t believe how everyone kept it quiet!
Thank you to everyone who made it and who helped Timm out, the house and garden were filled with balloons, banners, food, drink and love. Our lovely friend Daz came and photographed the party along with Steve who did magic for us all, but everyone had pitched in and decorated, cooked and helped Timm out. I am just overwhelmed by the love and brilliance of it all, thank you, thank you, thank you xxxxx
Here are some of the lovely photos from the night courtesy of Rockerline Photography.
Thank you again to everyone, it was amazing! Love you all xxxxx