Today was my birthday, yet another in a series which seem to repeat with remarkable frequency. Among the amusing cards these were my favourites – the one on the left from one of my golfing buddies (so he speaks with authority) and the one on the right from my sister:
So now I know exactly what she was thinking – as she correctly points out, maybe it is just as well that eBay had yet to be invented back then. We love each other enormously but that was not always the case – as she well knows, as a pre-teen boy, I would have enthusiastically sold her into slavery 🙂 Not so long after our first encounter:
I know the exact spot where this photograph was taken and thanks to the power of Google Earth, here it is – the window in the background is highlighted in red:
Thanks Harrie – another year and still none the wiser 🙂
🙂 Keep going.
Happy Birthday, Robin…
Many thanks Sue – sorry I have missed many of your posts but we have been ‘off the grid’ on the canals these last few weeks.
Oh, don’t apologise Robin – it’s good to get away from blogging sometimes! Real life surely should take precedence…😀
Phew! Just in time to wish you a happy birthday, Robin 🙂 Though I’m sure you’ll be in the club house by now.
I love your sister’s card but she was seriously misguided. However much did she think she could sell you for? 🙂
Many thanks Jo – exactly, I am priceless 😀
A most happy birthday to you,
Many thanks Pit
love your sister
One tries 😉
Many thanks, much appreciated
Happy Happy Birthday to you :o)
… squashed tomatoes and stew
bread and butter in the gutter, happy birthday to you.
Thank you, thank you 😀
Happy Birthday, Robin. 🎉 The cards are great. I think the one on the right could work for most families. The photo of your sister and you is sweet. Hope you had a marvelous celebration. Just because they come around more frequently these day doesn’t mean they’re any less momentous.
Many thanks Julie – from now on I celebrate and ignore the numbers, indeed, I might just do a Benjamin Button 🙂
Happy Birthday, Robin. Love the photos!
Many thanks Jean – not sure I should have broadcast my birthday but couldn’t resist responding to my sister’s card 🙂
I’m not surprised! My brother always sends me very ‘interesting’ ones.
Congratulations; hope you had a wonderful birthday.
Many thanks Su, I did 🙂
bon et heureux anniv’! happy belated b’day! 🙂 my very best, tons of inspiration and good luck in all your endeavours… long and happy life! cheers, Mélanie
Merci beaucoup Mélanie 🙂 ❤
Many happy returns!
Many thanks Thom … another year …
Happy belated birthday. I hope this year is a great one!
Thanks Michael, late is good, it slows the progress of time 😉
Happy belated birtday, Robin.
Many thanks Malin – another year older and none the wiser 😉 ❤
The trick is growing up without growing old. (Casey Stengel)