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Friday, May 11, 2012

Another birthday...

Yesterday was my birthday and I had a lovely day. After a leisurely breakfast I drove to a nearby bakery and bought a cake. The day before I had prepared 2 big  dishes of food ready to cook; one was cannelloni and the other was a pasta bake that I make with chicken, bacon, shallots and lots of cheese sauce.  So on Friday that just left the final washing and wiping of the china I'm lending sDD2 and the cleaning of the bathroom and loo.

On Thursday, my friend had written on Facebook....


I am having lunch with Maria tomorrow . It is her birthday . I miss seeing her SO MUCH since she left the school.


So then off I went to lunch with my friend who was also my teaching partner when I first went part time. We had lots of catching up to do especially about what everyone is doing at my former school. We also had some exchanging of gifts to do as it's Lee's birthday on the 19th.


I gave Lee some flowers and some Coffee Club vouchers

Lee gave me colour co-ordinated gifts; purple towels, mauve washers, gorgeous padded coathanger and an amazing purple long handled duster!

After a nice leisurely lunch it was home time again and I wrote lots of thank you messages to my Facebook friends as well as organising tablecloths and plates etc for the evening when the family were coming over. The menu included some pizzas which we were ordering in. The girls had helped in this by giving recommendations of which ones to order. DH and I so rarely order takeaway so we hadn't a clue! lol


Little Jimmy the dog came of course; he's an absolute delight.

Jimmy with DD1

My dear family (after hints from DH) bought me Bunnings' (a hardware chain) vouchers. I have enough to buy another raised vegie garden bed which is something I really wanted! But perhaps the best present I got for my birthday was the news that my beloved niece is having another baby, due December 25!!

With both my girls


As well as a hazelnut and chocolate cake we had another delicious dessert brought along by M, my brother's partner. It was a pavlova, with chocolate, caramel and nuts baked in it, then topped with cream and served with baked spiced pears...it was delicious! heh heh

6 comments:

bettsylyn (Lynda) said...

Somehow I missed all the Facebook birthday greetings. So here's wishing you a happy year until the next birthday. Looks like you had a good day. Retirement is certainly suiting you. Must catch up soon....

Dorothy said...

A belated happy birthday to you Maria. Looks like you had a great day.

Becky said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Sounds like you had a GLORIOUS day. I want to have a Family get-together here once I get the house back in order. Today I am helping a friend move into her new place and tomorrow is Mother's Day.

Linn said...

Happy Birthday Maria, Sounds like a great time was had by all. Now it's Mothers day and I hope you have another wonderful day with lots of beautiful memories to cherish.

Sue said...

Sorry I missed your birthday Maria. Happy belated Birthday. A happy Birthday to Lee too. I can see you had a wonderful day. Sue

Susan said...

This is really late, but Happy Birthday Maria. You had such a lovely get together and a delicious dinner to celebrate. Lovely photos too :D)