Lovely Birthday Presents

5 November 2010

I'm not a huge fan of birthday hauls on YouTube so I thought I'd make a blog/picture version instead because I know some of you were curious about some of the things I got.  My lovely sister Emma baked me my favourite cake, banoffee pie!  Here it is in its full glory, complete with a pink candle which Albi and I blew out together.

My birthday breakfast :)  It's healthy because it's got bananas in it!  Hahaha...  If you're curious as to what banoffee pie is, it's basically banana, toffee, cream and a biscuit base.  Delicous!  This was one of the best banoffee pies I'd ever tasted.  My sister is an amazing baker!

Jonathan's amazing present to me...I love it!  I think we're going to hang it either in the hall or going up the stairs.

Pretty birthday cards :)  

The Italian Matchmaker (set on the Amalfi coast) from my mom!

Doggy draught excluder which Albi now thinks is his friend!
From my mom, bought at the Fair Trade shop.

Also from the Fair Trade shop, this beautiful green and black bracelet from my mom.  I've been wearing this since I got it.  I love it!

Brown corduroy Zara shorts plus leather belt from my mom.  I can't wait to wear them!

Red spotty cutlery and red and black ribbed place-mats from my mom also.  Our kitchen colour is red...all our appliances are red so these match beautifully!  All from Debenhams.

From my sister Emma...really pretty red frame, a hook for my kitchen and a milk jug (I needed one badly, haha!)  All from Peacock & Ruby boutique.  

From my little sister Erika, a set of pink boxes for my make-up cute!!  She got these at TK Maxx.  She also made me a card which you can kind of see in the picture.

Black cat book-ends from my aunt/godmother...these weigh a TON!!  I don't know where she got these!  I will be putting these on my bookshelf.

Benefit Bathina body balm from our family friend and neighbour...I love the packaging and can't wait to use it!

I hope you enjoyed this post...let me know what your favourite present was and if you like you can check out my thank you video to all of you guys here

Stay Stylish!


  1. Gorgeous items. Love the frame from your sister and the cake looks so yummy!

  2. lovely gifts!

    I laughed when I saw the place mats your mother were pretty creative with the previous mismatched ones in the past!


  3. lovely pressies!! I love birthdays and xmas :):) so I can unwrap all the stuff I get.
    love the boxes your little sister gave you! THey make good storage for makeup!

  4. You lucky girl! I think the last time when I got so many nice presents I was a child... ;-)

    Btw I love them all but I'd always prefer the handmade ones. Isn't it sooo sweet when s.o. does for you like Jonathan and your sisters did!?!

    Funny thing: I recently googled banoffee pie cause I had no idea what it was. Must be so delicious, maybe you can post Emma's recipe one time? I def. wanna try to do it myself!

    Have a nice weekend, Katrin <3

  5. Such great stuff and glad you liked your card. It was so soft and fancy, and it's handmade so I just had to get it for you!!

  6. HEHEHE I see the Halloween card I sent you. LOL You didn't show his sexy bum!!! :))) XOXO

  7. I like all your presents. Nice relatives to give such great stuff to you. Best thing are the pink boxes, I think :)

  8. I just found your blog- it's great! Happy Birthday- you got such nice gifts!


  9. Great presents!!!

    Maybe you could post the banana toffee cake recipe???

  10. Looks like you had a FABULOUS birthday, Anna!!! So glad it was happy and filled with lots of fun and tasty goodies...Jonathan did a lovely job on your gift, and I have to say I love when a guy puts thought into something...big points in my book! :) Oh and that banana toffee cream pie looks delish...well done, Emma!

    Liesl :)

    P.S. My kitchen color is red as it!

  11. Yum that cake looks delicious!
    What a lovely present from Jonathan - he did take some amazing photos of you :)
    Looks like you had a FAB day darling - you deserve it! xoxo

  12. Banoffee pie recipe PLEASE!!! Loved your polka dot cutlery and your gift from Emma.

  13. Banoffee Pie recipe PELASE!!! Loved your polka dot cutlery and your gift from Emma.

  14. Anna you had lovely, thoughtful gifts. They are all so you :) And that pie....mmm... Can I get the recipe?

  15. I love the red and white polka dot cutlery!

  16. Lovely gifts! :) And now you'll have to wait for the Christmas presents. Hehe..

  17. Aww you got some lovely presents! Hope you had a perfect day! xoxo

  18. Hi!
    I am from Germany and my favorite present are the pink boxes from TK Maxx! In my city, there is a TK Maxx too =)
    You are so pretty!

  19. That pie looks yummy, lovely gifts, love the picture and home gifts!

  20. Wow, looks like you had a great birthday. You can tell how much your friends and family love you. :)

    The red spotty cutlery reminds me of Minnie Mouse. I love them, so cute!

  21. Benefit Bathina it's awesome! Especially on your legs, fr a pink iridescent glow!
    I love the black cats thing, I think they are adorable!!! When I saw what Jonathan was giving you I liked it so much! I think it's such a great idea, and it's so sweet that he took the time to made it himself (:

  22. You got spoiled! The cake looks yummy ^^

  23. Ciao Anna =)
    per il compleanno del mio fidanzato vorrei preparare una banoffee pie <3 puoi chiedere a tua sorella la ricetta? =D


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