Friday, 20 November 2015

Another Year.... Another Decade

I had a birthday recently. It was one of those "milestone" birthdays. So we had a party. That's the best way to celebrate a birthday, any kind of birthday.
My family in England sent me some beautiful flowers. No idea what the long green ones are, but they are spiky. The bouquet included ornamental kale.... what could be better, a bouquet you can eat!



We used the community room at the village. The Bride and The Equestrienne worked so hard decorating the tables with a purple and white theme, while OlderSon appears to take the credit in this picture. The Bride decorated the vases, The Equestrienne provided the flowers. YoungerSon organised the photo slideshow and the music. Callum blew up the balloons. Family team work!
Food.... yes, lots of it. Samosas and pakoras from my favourite Indian bakery, spring rolls, spicy meatballs, a cheese tray, crackers, veggies and dip, French pastries, English trifle, all washed down with a choice of ice water, red or white wine, beer, spiced apple cider, coffee, tea.


A purple theme meant purple table cloths, purple streamers, purple candles on the birthday cake, and I even found the perfect purple scarf to wear with my purple top. As you can see.... there were a lot of candles, but luckily I had professional help close by to help me blow them out. We didn't have to call the Fire Department.


The Albert Street Four entertained us with two sets. I used to live on Albert Street, so I know them well. Lots of singalong songs, including my favourite song of all time..... The Teddybear's Picnic.
If you go down in the woods today......


Thank you to my wonderful family who organized the party and to all my family and friends who helped me celebrate. Next birthday party in 10 years. Everyone's invited.
Which "milestone" birthday was it? Well, look carefully and you might find a clue.

24 comments:

Marie Pretty Smith said...

Love the photos and the purple theme. I haven't taught our girls the Teddy Bear's Picnic yet. Must do. Looks like a fun time!

sousca said...

Wishing you a very, very happy birthday, what a wonderful time you must have had.
What a good idea adding kale to the bouquet, after you have admired it, you will be able to eat it!

Elephant's Child said...

Happy belated birthday. I am guessing there was a seven in the number - or you have family/friends with a sense of humour.

Keith Smith said...

Compared to me you're still a youngster yet! I did see the card that gives the game away. . . .Happy Birthday!

sousca said...

Ah ha! I missed seeing the card giving the game away until reading Keith's comment. But I could have looked at the family tree chart and got it from there. That will be my age at next birthday - how time flies.

Karen said...

Happy Birthday!! What a wonderful celebration!

Tomoko said...

Looks like you had a wonderful time with your family and friends! What a pretty bouquet that can be eaten. How nice!Happy birthday from Japan!

Anvilcloud said...

Happy belated 70th. Was the colour theme from "When I am old, I shall wear ...?"

Lowell said...

What a great birthday and what a nice family and what a nice group of friends to throw you such a wonderful party! Congratulations, Happy Birthday, and may you have many more!

ADDY said...

Belated happy birthday. What a wonderful one. I have a milestone one coming up but am trying to forget about it!

Blogoratti said...

Must have been a nice moment...I do hope you had fun on your Birthday. Greetings and best wishes!

EG CameraGirl said...

What a fun birthday party. Love all those pros there ready to help blow out the candles!

Dogbait said...

I count 10 candles. Gee, you don't look a 100! It's got to be one for every 5.

susan d said...

I know that song, Teddy Bear Picnic, sung by Trout Fishing in America!

Hilary said...

Happy 40th, Shammie! ;) Looks like you all had a wonderful time.

PerthDailyPhoto said...

Happy belated birthday Shammi looks like you had a wonderful party, aren't family the very best!

Shammickite said...

Thanks everyone, for your birthday wishes. It was a great party, you should have been there!

sonia a. mascaro said...

A Very Happy Birthday and Best Wishes, my dear friend!
What a wonderful and lovely celebration.
You have a beautiful and sweet family!
Lots of hugs.

stardust said...

Belated happy, happy birthday to you, Shammickite! The party organized by family members is so nice and you look perfectly lovely dressed in purple. Does the purple have some meaning to your age? In my country, people wear something red on their 60th birthday. Ornamental kale is very popular as wintertime garden ornament, but I haven’t eaten it, and don’t know those who have eaten it, either. Wish you another round of life with lots of smiles.

Yoko

TexWisGirl said...

happy birthday week to you! looks like a great time. :)

Sheila said...

Belated Birthday wishes Shammi. Your family certainly helped you to celebrate with style. Everything looks lovely..xxoo

Kathleen's Blog said...

I was guessing a 6 before the zero!!!! You look great--Happy Belated!

Angela said...

Happy belated birthday!!!!

madretz said...

Happy birthday, Shammie! It sounds like it was a perfect celebration for a wonderful lady who enjoys life to the fullest!