Oh my goodness. I've mentioned before here just how important family is to me. This past weekend I realised again just how grateful and lucky I am to have such loving people around me. Yesterday, I turned forty. I had told my husband for a long time that I didn't want a party to celebrate but we had planned a special weekend in Deauville with the children. Unbeknown to me, he had organised with my mum and sister that they would secretly travel to France and meet us for the weekend. Well, I couldn't have had a nicer birthday and it means so much that they made such an effort to be here. I really have come away with the best memories of those two days.