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A Day Out On My Birthday

August 15, 2013

How does one celebrate a birthday on a tuesday? I certainly never work on my birthday. I’m too busy with work right now so going away was not an option! (usually that’s favourite). If truth be told, i’m a bit of a kid when it comes to my birthday. I like to celebrate for a whole month and on the day i do want to do something special and memorable.

As i like the simple things in life, the decision was made to jump on the vespa at midday without a fixed plan of destinations. We were just going to see where the mood and wind would take us.

Cruising along, the idea of going towards richmond became ever so appealing. The weather was not great, but it was nice enough to spend most of the day outside.

Here is a little visual diary of where i spend my birthday. It’s done the colourliving way and i loved every minute of the day – right up until we arrived back home at midnight (after a late night movie) and fell into bed. Thank you O for a gorgeous day x

The best part is that i still have 2 weeks of celebrations to go and tons of presents to receive:-)

the garden museum
petersham nurseries
richmond park
terrace gardens
the ship











Thank you to all for your kind messages and wishes. I’m delighted to announce the winner of my danny gregory books giveaway.
Congratulations to alexandra. Your chosen books will be with you in a week or so.

Everyone else, thank you for participating! Have a great weekend x

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  • Reply caroline @trend-daily August 15, 2013 at 9:42 pm

    Happy Belated Birthday Tina! Sounds like you and your little Vespa had a gorgeous day together!xx

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 12:56 pm

      Thank you darling xx

  • Reply Will @ Bright.Bazaar August 15, 2013 at 10:24 pm

    Such fun – great snaps and you know how much I love the little dear. Have a great year full of good health and happiness! x

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Hahaha! Yes, extra photo for you:-) The black one was really special I think…
      Thank you lovely.. I hope so… x

  • Reply Parisbreakfast August 16, 2013 at 8:11 am

    A much deserved BONNE ANNIVERSAIRE Tina!!
    Have a ball

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 12:57 pm

      Merci Carol. Had a ball x

  • Reply Aubrey Marona August 16, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Nice Photographs, Tina! πŸ™‚ I hope you had a happiest birthday! Sometimes, traveling without a fixed plan of destinations are more fun! Lots of surprises and exciting events ahead!

    Enjoy the rest of the days of your birth month! πŸ™‚

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 12:58 pm

      Thank you Aubrey and thank you for stopping by:-)

      I do love spontaneity. It was a perfect day to do so and it turned out great. Still thinking about it.
      Yep. I have 12 days to go as August has 31 Days:-)

      • Reply Aubrey Marona August 22, 2013 at 7:15 am

        Likewise, I love spontaneity. πŸ™‚
        Looking forward to visit that park someday.

  • Reply Carole Poirot August 16, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Happy belated birthday! Love the shots, the name of the park has just eluded me, but I remember seeing lots of deer there and it’s such a great place for a day out. Have a lovely weekend. xo

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:00 pm

      Hi Carole,

      Thank you so much. I already tweeted you about Richmond Park:-)
      Hope you had a great weekend. x

  • Reply Anya Jensen August 16, 2013 at 9:00 am

    Happy happy belated B’day my lovely friend, I would have picked exactly the same places to go had I been in London. The images are fab and true to the colourliving aesthetics πŸ™‚ Over for Xmas – so catching up is on the cards for sure. Much love and happy weekend.

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:02 pm

      Haha! Great minds think alike.
      I just wanted to mess about on my Birthday and the photos were part of that process. It’s nice to see things differently, right?

      Oh, yes, as I’m not coming to CP we must try and meet over Xmas. Let’s get the gang together x

  • Reply Britta Gertsen August 16, 2013 at 9:21 am

    Sounds like a great day. Lets have that lunch soon, early September?

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:03 pm

      Hi Britta,

      Are the pics colourful enough for you?
      Lunch, definitely. I have a feeling we’ll see quite a bit of each other in September:-)

  • Reply Gerard @WalnutGrey August 16, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Well I have to salute you darlin’. You certainly do take your birthday seriously and in a fun way. It’s all I can do not to be a complete misery man on my day.

    I used to live near Richmond & it’s a lovely spot. Great pics & nice seeing them presented differently.

    Enjoy your two more weeks of presents – you lucky woman πŸ™‚


    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:08 pm

      Oh G, why did I know you would be likE that on your Birthday???

      Yes, Richmond Park and surroundings very beautiful and always an escape for me from North London.
      Love the Deer:-) Glad you enjoyed my funky shots. I rather enjoyed seeing them in a different light!

      Oh my, still have to choose some. Must make time for that (note to myself)

  • Reply Nicola August 16, 2013 at 9:53 pm

    What a lovely day & beautifully recorded xx

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Thank you precious. If we had more time I would have come over your way.. but alas, you were not there anyway!!

  • Reply Doris August 17, 2013 at 7:44 pm

    I love how you celebrate your birthday week in style Tina! Looks like you had a lovely week πŸ˜‰ Happy Birthday and may you have many presents and birthday treats. xD

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:10 pm

      Hahaha! I’m known for that! I’m like a real kid and always try and make it memorable:-)
      Thank you lovely. Hope your summer is fun!

  • Reply Alison Sye August 17, 2013 at 9:32 pm

    Happy Birthday Tina. Sounds like you had a great day. Love the Battersea image.

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you Alison. You know me, fun is my middle name.
      The light that evening was so beautiful and B Power station looked glorious. x

  • Reply Holly August 18, 2013 at 10:41 am

    Happy Birthday Tina! May the year ahead bring you all your lovely heart desires!

    Seems like you had a fabulous day. I love what you did with these images. A la Colourliving in every way!


    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      Thank you sweety. Same to you as we’re 1 day apart!!!
      Ha. Glad images came across well. Was in two minds about doing this. xx

  • Reply Catherine August 19, 2013 at 4:59 am

    Yay for birthdays! Love the way you celebrated, Looks like you had a fabulous day. Enjoy the rest of the month celebrating. XO

    • Reply tina August 19, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Thank you Catherine. It was AND it still is fun! x

  • Reply leah of sang the bird August 23, 2013 at 6:58 am

    Oh my lovely. I’ve missed your blog! Happy belated birthday and those deer are so beautiful! xx

    • Reply tina August 23, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Thank you sweetie xx

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