Friday, August 19, 2011

Together Again!
Just for Joy and Jackie's birthdays Margaret came to stay
for a few days. After a delicious lunch - my B& B pud had cherries and chocoloate- we were just about to leave for coffee at mine, when the waitress offered to take a photo. Back home we exchanged gifts
but the birthday girls were not allowed to open them until the day. They watched the video my son made and laughed in all the right places. Joy who has had a difficult time recently
looked better thatn I have seen her look for ages.
L to R Jackie, Joy
Pat and Maargaret.
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The owl's view. Something Mike of Mike and Ann said made me realise that on a moonlit night with curtains open, the owl would look straight into the mirror and see the reflection of the American Oak and think it was ahead of him

I can't emulate Ponita's skill at shooting through a mirror.
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24 comments:

Scarlet Blue said...

Happy Birthday to the birthday girls!

I think you need someone taller to get the owl's view? But I can understand its confusion.
Sx

Pat said...

Scarlet: I tried to get the back of my head on a level with where his eyes were on the window. I think he was on a swoop.

LL Cool Joe said...

Nice photo! Happy birthday to the birthday girls!

Anonymous said...

Pat,

You all look amazing, and clearly had a wonderful time.

All the very best to you

Jan

GYPSYWOMAN said...

yes, happy happy to the birthday girls! and what a beautiful photo thanks to the thoughtful waitress!

and mister/ms. owl! may his/her nights be softer in the future!

R. Sherman said...

You all look great. I'm glad you had a great time.

Cheers.

Pat said...

LL Cool Joe: thank you - I'll pass it on.

Jan: yes the birthday girls insisted on a bottle of wine so we had to go along with it:)

Gypsywoman: their birthdays aren't till next week so they have a week to make merry.

Randall: one can't help wondering when next the four of us would make it. Margaret has kept an album of our 'girl's day out' over 25 years.

Macy said...

Happy birthay to the birthday girls indeed. Hope you warned them that they're featuring on a busy blog page!

Mike and Ann said...

Please wish Joy and Jackie many Happy Returns of the Day from us.

P.s. I love the sound of bread and butter pudding with cherries and chocolate in it - slurp slaver. I think perhaps the old saying about the way to a man's heart is true.

Sharon Longworth said...

Hello Pat, haven't stopped by for a bit, and it was just lovely seeing all the pictures - friends, strange owl imprints. lovely views and beautiful flowers. A nice set of reflections on your life.

john.g. said...

The "Ladies that lunch" look lovely!

Pat said...

Macy: they are well used to me and my blog and have a healthy disregard for it.

Mike and Ann: I will indeed.
I've had quite a few variations of B&B pudding lately. I do love the brioche ones.

Sharon: what a nice thing to say:)

John.G: I'm not sure about the ladies bit:)

kenju said...

Lovely ladies all. Happy Birthday!!

Pat said...

Judy::)

Granny Annie said...

Just want to say never give me a present and tell me not to open it until the special day. If you don't want me to open it right then, keep it away from me. Same with Christmas presents under the tree...if it's got my name on it I will be peeking. Is that bad?

Pat said...

Granny Annie: no that's not bad - quite endearing really - I know I'm not the only one.
Jackie said if her daughter saw it it would be whisked away until the day. She shares a house with her daughter.

Kim Ayres said...

I'd never be able to hold off on a birthday present either, but Maggie insists I can't even open my birthday cards until my birthday

Pat said...

Kim: good for Maggie;)

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Suxh a sweet picture, Pat....
Not open presents until the day?? I would find that hard...lol!

Pat said...

Naomi: I suggest it every Christmas Eve but MTL won't weaken:)

Nea said...

It was kind of the waitress to take the photograph. You all look very well. I'm with YTL on the presents. My elder sister and I once found and opened all our Christmas presents before the actual day and then wrapped everything up again. The worst part was pretending to be surprised. We never tried it again.

Pat said...

Nea: I hope you told the girls how naughty you were. My boys loved it when they heard that Mum had been just as mischievous as they were.

Guyana-Gyal said...

I know it's past the day, but please pass on best wishes for everything to the birthday girls for me...in fact, to all of you! x x

Pat said...

GG: I will indeed and thank you:)