Wednesday, October 31, 2012

ANOTHER YEAR OLDER: WE CELEBRATE

 
Yesterday was not only Halloween, but also Mr Cardinal's birthday.
Naturally, we celebrated.
This is me, ready to go out to dinner in my new Frank Lyman designed dress,
sourced from our local village the other day.
 
 
It has a satisfactory amount of bling at shoulders and wrist, and I know we will have lots of fun together during the Christmas seasonal round of festivities.
 
 
I gave Mr Cardinal a new Fancy Schmantzy white business shirt and blue tie ...
 
 
and made him an orange birthday cake, his favourite flavour, from a new recipe in the November Women's Weekly.
Reader, it was Delicious!
 
 
We dined at Bucci, an Italian restaurant on James Street,
Loved these chandeliers, made up of dozens of tiny black figures.  Brilliant.
 
 
As a birthday treat, we shared the Dolce Platter - a tiny bit of each dessert on offer.
Decadent, but Delicious!
 
A highlight of the evening was a message left on Mr C's phone,
of our little grandson singing Happy Birthday from Canada.
Priceless ...
 
Happy Birthday Mr Cardinal xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

22 comments:

  1. That dress is great - I love the subtle way the rhinestones were worked into the design. And the food looks delicious. Happy Birthday to Mr Cardinal!

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    1. Thanks Beryl - nothing like a bit of bling to keep an old girl happy. Mr Cardinal is chuffed to receive birthday greetings from across the globe!

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  2. Happy Birthday to Mr C. How lovely to get Happy Birthday sung to him from across the world!

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    1. Thanks Valerie, nothing compares to the sweet tones of a 3-year old boy singing to his Gramps!

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  3. Oh, Mrs Cardinal, that dripping icing has me drooling over my computer at .. 9.47 a.m., a very bad sign for the rest of the day ! I love your dress too, simple and dressy at the same time, you look a treat. Happy birthday to lucky Mr. red bird !xx

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    1. Thanks SB, she says, blushingly ... I'm in love with the LBD too! Can't eat any more of that orange cake, though, or I won't fit back into it. I'm passing on the wishes to Mr Bird, who seems happy today ... xx

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  4. You look lovely Patricia in your new black outfit. I am sure mr C looked just smashing too.
    Happy birthday to him.
    Nothing compares to a call from a grandchild to wish us happy birthday, especially when from so far away.

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    1. Thanks Val, I think the old me is finally re-emerging after all the weird happenings of 2011/12. The black dress has given me quite a lift!
      So true, you can't compare the love of a little child - priceless! xx

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  5. Happy Birthday to your Mr. C! I think you were quite the treat for him in that dress! That outfit is perfect, you look lovely in it. The cake looks delicious as well.

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    1. Sulky, Mr C is enjoying the birthday wishes from around the world. It is the slashed sleeves on the dress which give it that Special Edge we love! Trying to resist going back for another piece of that cake ..

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  6. What a great dress you have chosen for special occasions. A dress like that can lift one's spirit and you look beautiful, sounds like a great birthday celebration topped off by the sweet phone message. I'll be there for coffee this morning to finish off that wonderful looking cake, Happy November.

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    1. RightO Sanda, coffee and cake this morning - Be Here! It seems I am having a lot of fun with this Little Black Dress :)

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  7. You look fabulous! I love the cake, big spongey cakes are my absolute favourites.

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    1. Thanks Tabitha, amazing how a dress can up the ante and make one feel fab! The cake is a big hit around here too.

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  8. A warm delated birthday greeting from Finland to your husband: ).
    You chose a fine dress, one, which can we worn to so many occasions - always in style!
    My, the dressing of the birthday cake looks too good!
    Have a great start to the new month!!

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    1. Hubs is enjoying all the birthday wishes from around the globe - I'll add Finland asap, he'll love it! Happy November to you too. x

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  9. Lots of belated birthday wishes! What treats, from clothes to eats! Suzy x

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  10. Came over from Mette's blog. I didn't realize you were blogging but happy to find you. The dress is terrific, it should come in very handy during the holiday season.

    Darla

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    1. Hi Darla, welcome to my little blog and glad you like my dress. I know I'll be happy with it! Just popping over to see your blog now.

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  11. What a beautiful dress. The bling is just perfect to make it a special dress for a special occasion. Happy Birthday to Mr Cardinal. Your desserts look delish!

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    1. Thanks Debbi - I thought the dress was a great find. I'll be looking out for more with the blouson top/fitted skirt idea. Covers a multitude, as they say. Mr Cardinal has really enjoyed the birthday greetings from around the globe!

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