Friday, 30 July 2010

What do you get the man who has everything? A Trip to Mecca, of course!

After waking up to the most enormous "40" balloons ever:

husband was serenaded with "Happy Birthday" as we brought in the cake adorned with indoor sparklers:

(Note to self: by the time you light the third, the first has finished sparkling, just do one in future)

He then opened his presents whilst eating warm, just baked blueberry muffins (just call me "Nigella") and wearing the crown that daughter had made him.

He was well impressed with the limited edition picture of the Kippax Stand at Maine Road (City's old ground) by Stuart Roy Clarke and the "Platinum Experience Question of Sport" I bought him where he gets to meet Sue Barker, Phil Tuffnell and Matt Dawson at the MEN Arena for questions and photos before the show.

He loved his Chocolate Explosion Bouquet:

and book of newspaper clippings about City that he got from daughter.

My mum and dad bought him a new briefcase and had filled it with sweets!
(Nice touch, mum!)

And he opened lots and lots of cards.

After all the excitement had died down, we told him that he had to don his City shirt for a trip to Eastlands this afternoon. He didn't need telling twice.

Firstly, we arrived at the stadium:

City kits are optional!

All around the stadium are these large walkways covered in banners showing the names of the sesason ticket holders:

And we found husband's name!

It's on there, honest!

A very enthusiastic and informative guide took us round the stadium giving us interersting little insights into the workings of a Premiership Football stadium.

We looked out onto an eerily empty stadium:
Had a little rest in Tevez's box:

Sat in the Press Room:

"Miss W M, how does it feel to be signed as City's first female player?"

And had a quick shufty in the players' dressing room:

And that was almost it.

They think it's all over......

.................. but just to prove I was there:

It is now.


Kelloggsville said...

brilliant, I bet he was 'over the moon' xxx

Alcoholic Daze (ADDY) said...

What a lucky man. Hope he had a gret day.

libby said...

Score! you all look so happy...hope you had a great day.

Claire said...

Hope he had a great birthday, at least yours had a smile on his face, mine was grouchy!!!

scrappysue said...

i hope he goes to as much trouble as you did when it's your birthday!!! that pic of you and izzy is adorable! so, did u book a tour, or is the place just open like that all the time?

Working Mum said...

Scrappy Sue - booked in advance ; I was very organised!