Happy Birthday to Me (40), Happy Birthday to Blog (1)

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The day I’ve been banging on about for so long has finally come around… My blog is one year old today – and I am 40 today, woo-hoo!!!!!

I’ve scheduled this post to publish at the exact moment I was born – 01:50 in the morning, so I’ll be tucked up in bed when it goes out coz I’m an old lady and won’t be out partying that late πŸ˜‰

But the official celebration (i.e. knees up party) is happening in September – a little late I know, but summer holidays are an awkward time of year to get everyone together as so many friends and family go away on holiday. I’ll be spending a day out with the lovely Mr. Summers; fingers crossed for good weather!


Something I need your help with… As part of my blog sabbatical I wanted to do a vlog so you can all laugh at my English accent (which is very dull and not at all regional, sorry to disappoint). I’ve been wondering for a while what to do it about, and I finally came up with something: I want to do an “About Me Vlog”, answering your questions about anything you like, from style, to age, to who would I choose between George and Brad. I’ll try not to look at the questions until the camera’s rolling so the answers should be pretty spontaneous, BUT:

To keep them separate DON’T leave your questions on this post…


(It was a quick post before this one)

Make them silly, trivial, philosophical – just make them interesting and very forthcoming. Leave as many as you like (and before 10 August), and with Mr. Summers’ expert editing skills we should be able to come up with something fun (and hopefully funny) to watch….!

P.S. I apologise for the tremendously cheesy glasses, but I hope the manicure more than makes up for them ;))))

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  1. 31 July 2012 / 1:10 am

    This post is o cute..somehow I missed it when it was posted and just saw it now! I'm thinking of my question now!

  2. 26 July 2012 / 12:50 am

    Happy belated birthday, you look fabulous. I love how you incorporated the mens style shoes into this outfit. That red maxi is so pretty.


  3. 25 July 2012 / 2:07 pm

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    Belated happy birthday to you and Happy 1st to your blog. It isn't easy to maintain a blog for a long time but you did it. Congratulations! Hope you had a memorable birthday.

  4. 24 July 2012 / 2:00 pm

    Happy 40th to you and happy 1st to your blog! IΒ΄ve just turned 40 this year too and what can I say, life do begins at 40! πŸ™‚

  5. 24 July 2012 / 12:14 pm

    Happy birthday to you and your blog Catherine! Hope it was fabulous πŸ™‚

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  6. 24 July 2012 / 9:50 am

    Happy Birthday wonderful Catherine! Wishing you a fabulous 40th! It has been a complete pleasure "meeting" you through blogging this year, you are a complete inspiration and i look forward to another year seeing glimpses in to your lovely life and wardrobe! Have a fantastic time!xxxxx

  7. 24 July 2012 / 2:18 am

    Happy Birthday Catherine! I think this will be a great year for you πŸ™‚

  8. 23 July 2012 / 10:08 pm

    Thanks everybody for such lovely birthday wishes! Need to calm down now I'm waaaaaay too excited!

    Catherine x

  9. 23 July 2012 / 9:41 pm

    You are totally fantastic!! I love your 40s picture… will make one for my birthday too… Congratulations.. I will think of an interesting question …<3

  10. 23 July 2012 / 9:08 pm

    Happy Birthday sweetie!!!!! Hope you have had an amazing day!!!! πŸ™‚

    Take care, Daniella xox

  11. 23 July 2012 / 8:11 pm

    Happy birthday and STUNNING photo


  12. 23 July 2012 / 6:26 pm

    Happy birthday to you and your blog! What a fabulous photo πŸ™‚

  13. 23 July 2012 / 6:21 pm

    Happy, happy birthday. And many happy returns.

  14. 23 July 2012 / 6:13 pm

    Happy happy birthday, you glorious girl you! Hope you do something decadent!


  15. 23 July 2012 / 5:00 pm

    Happy Birthday!! I absolutely love your excitement over Birthdays πŸ™‚

  16. 23 July 2012 / 3:59 pm

    WOOT! Happy Birthday!

  17. 23 July 2012 / 1:35 pm

    Welcome to the fabulous 40s! The best is yet to come!

    I love your blog – been reading it for a while but haven't commented for some strange reason. =0

  18. 23 July 2012 / 12:37 pm

    Many, many happy returns of the decade! You look great!

  19. 23 July 2012 / 11:39 am

    happy birthday (to you and the blog) and all the best! I hope you have a great celebration. :*

  20. 23 July 2012 / 11:10 am

    Happy birthday from one forty-year-old blogger to another! I am saddened that I did not have a rhinestone encrusted 40 to wear so chicly on my 40th, but I suppose there is always 41! ANd that lipstick colour is da bomb by the way!

  21. 23 July 2012 / 10:28 am


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  22. 23 July 2012 / 8:14 am

    Happy B-day =)


  23. 23 July 2012 / 6:15 am

    Happy Birthday to a very young 40 year old – heres to the next 40! Have a lovely , fabulous , sunshine filled day with Mr Summers today! Xx

  24. 23 July 2012 / 6:01 am

    Happy birthday!!!! Can't believe you're 40! x

  25. 23 July 2012 / 5:56 am

    Happy Birthday Catherine! Happy Birthday to your blog too =) Looks like you had a blast on your birthday! =D

  26. 23 July 2012 / 3:35 am

    Happy 40th!! Love the nails!!!

  27. Adrienne
    23 July 2012 / 3:24 am

    You are darling!

    Happy, happy 40th birthday! Welcome to the club.

    xoxoxo, Adrienne

  28. 23 July 2012 / 2:31 am

    Happy birthday. I'm a couple of years behind you, but you are v inspiring and are a shining example of 40 being sexy, beautiful, fashionable and very relevant.


  29. 23 July 2012 / 2:13 am

    Oh, I love your celebratory photo!

  30. 23 July 2012 / 2:07 am

    Ha! I love the photo. I'm sure you're in for a great year.

  31. 23 July 2012 / 1:30 am

    Hope your day rocks! 40 looks like 30 on you πŸ™‚

  32. 23 July 2012 / 1:22 am

    Happy Birthday! what cool nails!

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