Surprise, surprise!

It was my birthday on Tuesday. I didn’t mention it at the time because, well, I hate birthdays.  And because I was sulking and feeling hard-done-by on account of the fact that, wah, I just got older!

But it was my birthday, and in the evening, Terry took me here:

banns

(It’s a vegetarian restaurant in Edinburgh. We’re not vegetarians, but God, the food is delicious…)

I wore this:

green-dress

And over dinner, Terry gave me these:

surprises

They are “surprises” and there are 12 of them, which I can redeem anytime I want (although some of them require a certain amount of notice, or can only be redeemed on weekends, etc.) They have names like “Sparkle Surprise” and “Surprise Red”, and there’s even a “Rubin’s Surprise, which makes me a little bit nervous, because most of the “surprises” Rubin’s been leaving me lately could be described using the words “pee” and “radiator”.

(The names are cryptic, apparently.  I don’t think the “Calcium Surprise” is a carton of milk, for instance, but you never know…)

With this one act, Terry has earned Brownie points that will last at least until the vouchers run out. And birthdays = not so bad, really.

(Oh, and I also got this gorgeous handmade bookmark from Nina:

twittertitters

Isn’t that the prettiest thing? And the book’s not bad either, by the way. Ahem.)


13 Comments

  • Hilary says:

    Happy Birthday! The restaurant and the dress = fantastic! The little surprises are great, can't wait to hear what they turn out to be!

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  • Rock Hyrax says:

    I recognise that "dress of the day"!

    And those surprises are a brilliant idea.

  • Becky says:

    That must be the cutest birthday gift I've ever heard of! Kudos to Terry for thinking up that idea, now if only my husband would take a few pointers from him that would be great. I can't wait to see what Rubin's Surprise will be. Let's hope it doesn't involve more pee!! xx Becky

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  • Fi says:

    You have the best husband ever! I hope you'll post and tell us what they all are. (That's 12 further posts mapped out for you, right there.)

    x

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  • Happy belated birthday! I let mine go under the radar as well. I won't even tell friends and just slip out for dinner with family. Terry is so creative, I'm dying to know what a calcium surprise is!

    <abbr>Amanda Nicole´s last blog post..here I lay</abbr>

  • Karin says:

    Happy Birthday! You have to tell us what each surprise is! :D

    Love your sites btw, all of them =))

    *hugs from Sweden*

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  • Tracey says:

    Oh happy birthday! I look forward to reading what all the surprises are, as they are revealed.

    <abbr>Tracey´s last blog post..Mellow Yellow Monday</abbr>

  • Lauren says:

    Aw, what a good boyfriend. I think from this post he has also got brownie points from all readers!

    Guess what? For my Birthday, I went to the zoo – I have discovered that using your brithday just as an excuse to have fun means they aren't so horrid!

    <abbr>Lauren´s last blog post..I’m just going Kinnearing</abbr>

  • Terry says:

    Hopefully I can actually get brownies with all my points :D

  • Lisa I says:

    What a great idea! I am definitely going to steal this idea. My husband is way better at gifts and surprises than I am, so I have to take inspiration where I can find it. Amber, I hope you will let us know about the specifics! Your blogs–and Rubin's–are two of my daily must-clicks.

    Happy birthday!

  • Veronika says:

    wow what a lovely gift. (aaand lovely dress;)

  • Erin says:

    Aww, love. Not a bad husband you've got there, m'dear :)

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