I loath receiving cash or gift cards for my birthday.  Both scream “I couldn’t be bothered finding a present for you, so here’s some cash instead.”  So if people ask me want I want, I’ll happy give some items.  The first time I’d tried this for my 40th, it was a dismal failure.  For reasons I won’t go into.

Anyhow, this year I received two gifts, and they’re perfect.

Gift 1 – from two female friends of mine

Cute birthday card, 2 Gold Class tickets & a Joseph Joseph Pie™ kitchen timer.
I’ll have to find someone to go to a Gold Class movie.  The kitchen timer, unlike all the other timers I have, looks like a “pie slice” as it counts down.

Gift 2 – from a friend I met when I volunteered at an animal shelter.
I’ll treasure both the card and the key ring, as they remind me of Vadar the Vizsla and Nikki the Weimaraner,

(the card is from www.kirstypilkington.com.au/cards.html )