I had three little events for my 40th. The first was a High Tea at a beautiful hotel in the city. I invited two of my dearest friends, my Mum and my sister. We dressed up and played ladies for the afternoon. It was so wonderful.
This High Tea was called "The Spirit of Queensland High Tea" as it was made from local produce from around the state. You can view the menu here. I highly recommend it if you are live in Brisbane or are visiting. It was also served to the Queen when she visited here a few years ago, so I thought if it was fit for her, it was fit for me! I also loved the idea that everything on the menu had a story and was local to Queensland. I can tell you, it all tasted delicious. The desserts were so intricate and so divine. There was a take on the Ekka strawberry Sunday, a "Golden Gaytime" dessert, a gourmet version of a lamington and so much more. It was truly lovely.
|Decadent desserts, all with a Queensland theme and with ingredients all sourced locally.|
|A birthday celebration plate presented to me at the high tea.|
|Beautiful flowers for my birthday from friends|
On my actual birthday, I was up early and out for a walk. A nice way to start the day. When I got back I was then presented with this little pile of goodies to unwrap before my husband headed off to work. Carefully wrapped and chosen by my daughter and husband. Lots of little presents that meant so much to me.
|Even the wrapping paper was a gift as it was kitchen themed!|
|And my own special mouse pad with my blog header printed onto it!! Very special indeed. My husband said he was so proud of me for starting up this little blog. A pretty personalised mug to go with it.|
|Afternoon tea, brown sugar shortbread, everything was made on the premises at this little vintage café.|
|Something I will always treasure. My 5 year old niece drew this picture of our family. She has included all the detail down to the colour of our eyes and hair and Crunchie's ginger stripes. So cute!|
|Pretty pink flowers from my sister and nieces|
|Fresh cream and jam sponge cake with cream cheese icing - a simple favourite around here.|