Friday, March 15, 2013

Lovely Surprises


Whilst talking to our Australian family on the phone - these arrived from them.

I found my birthday card in MTL's office.
I was going to ignore my birthday but there have been presents, cards, telephone calls and lovely messages on Face Book.  I'm having lunch with Joy - Jackie is not well,  Margaret has just phoned -she would love to be here but has Grandma's duties.  And I have had the most lovely invitation to spend Easter with family.  I am very lucky.
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27 comments:

The Unbearable Banishment said...

Is it your birthday?! I had no idea! I would have baked a cake. And ate it. The whole thing. Myself. Happy birthday. xo.

Pat said...

UB: yes it is.
It's the thought that counts:)

Scarlet Blue said...

I have chocolate fudge cake, in your honour!
Best wishes, Pat.
Sxxxxx

LL Cool Joe said...

Happy Birthday to you!! I'm glad you are celebrating, good for you! Have a wonderful day. I'm on a diet, otherwise I'd eat a cake too!

savannah said...

xoxoxox for you from us.

Granny Annie said...

Happy Birthday Pat:)

Kim Ayres said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY PAT!!!
Wishing you the very best :)

Marjolein said...

Happy birthday! I can imagine you might not be in the party spirit, but I think you'll just have to accept people want to wish you well. :)

kenju said...

I will have a piece of lemon cake later, in your honor! Lovely flowers. How bittersweet to find the card. I am sure your sweet family will take care of you, Pat. Have a great birthday.

John Greenwood said...

I'm having a Chinese, butI don't think the candle will stand up! xx

Mage said...

How lovely a day for you. Happy birthday from all your online friends too.

Pat said...

Scarlet: I'd join you but after a delicious lunch I'm stuffed.

Joey: thankyou:) it's been a surprisingly happy day.

Savannah: thank you to all the family - especially the little ones.

Granny Annie; :)

Kim: you were the first to remember:)

Marjolein: it has turned out to be a happy day. So much warmth and such thoughtfulness.

Judy: yes they have really outdone themselves and the phone has hardly stopped.

Eryl said...

Very glad to hear you've had an unexpectedly good birthday, and I hope it gets better as the day progresses, X

angryparsnip said...

Happy Happy Birthday !
I am in such a fog this last few weeks I have forgotten it was March completely !

Let there be cake !

woofs from The Square Ones
cheers, parsnip

Pat said...

Mage: thank you - I value my on-line friends:)

Eryl: the rest of the day is feet up, TV and a glass of chardonnay so it's lookinggood:)

Parsnip: you are as bad as me. I'm still in the middle of February:)

OldLady Of The Hills said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, dear dear Pat....I know it is not the easiest of Birthdays, but I'm happy for you that you have so many dear loved ones who are so very caring. No one deserves it more, my dear Pat....
Such truly lovely flowers and such a sweet sweet card....Enjoy,Enjoy, dear Pat!

John Greenwood said...

Beautiful flowers, and the card says it all. Hugs from here. xxx

Guyana-Gyal said...

What a truly lovely surprise. It's night now, where you are, but I still want to wish you the best today and always. I hope all your days are filled with people who love you and keep surprising you in good ways like this.

Happy Birthday, Pat x x

Pat said...

Naaomi : thank you for the delightful card. It has been a really good day.

GG: yes it's bedtime. Thank you for your wishes and your friendship. The only tears today were for Comic Relief and at least I could do something about it.

Mike and Ann said...

Glad you've had a good birthday Pat. We wish you many happy returns of it.
Love, Ann and Mike.

Mike and Ann said...

P.s. After my ten day gap facebook refuses to allow me back to play Scrabble with you, The Meanies!! Will keep trying, Mike.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann ; great to have you back. Maybe we could start a new one.

Pat said...

Mike and Ann: I missed yourother comment. Thank you:)

Nea said...

Beautiful card and flowers!

Bernie said...

FIRSTLY, ʇɐd ʎɐpɥʇɹıq ʎddɐɥ

The flowers look beautiful indeed!!! Where in Australia are your family? I am in Sydney, so if they are about, say 'g'day' to them for me!!!

Pat said...

Bernie: thank you. They live in Queensland.

lom said...

Happy birthday Pat I know I am late.