Thursday, November 29, 2012

ANOTHER YEAR OLDER

 
Well, I turned another year older today, not that I admit to the numbers these days.
And I am very happy to still be around to celebrate!
 
Started the day with a skype session with my new grandson, Little Bebe in Canada.
13 days old, and weighs over 11 lb. already.
His little chubby face is just the sweetest thing, and he rolled his eyes at the camera for us,
prompting squeals of delight (and that was just me!)
 
 
The little family have already hit the Mall.
I am most impressed with this double buggy arrangement, with big brother in front and little bebe up top.  Petit Garcon made train noises, as they chugged along together.
 
 
I hit the Mall too with my sisters, for the usual celebratory lunch and shopping excursion.
I was very spoilt all day, with gifts from far and near: I love them all!
Look at my Peri Cutten ombre silk scarf, and arm party pile of bracelets.
And a white cardinal - both apt and unusual.
Everybody is doing pastels this year.
 
I love a paper doll book, and here is another for the collection.
Hits both spots with me: art and dress design.
I have always been intrigued by Frida Kahlo.
 
 
Made myself a good old-fashioned sponge cake birthday cake.
Very rustic presentation, but it's my birthday so I do it my way...
 
I'll see you all later ...
 
xxx
 
 
 
 
 
 

21 comments:

  1. Happy to be the first blog friend to wish you a happy birthday! Sounds as if you had a fab day, especially the virtual visit with your adorable new grandson. Flowers, friends, family, food (and gifts). What could be better. Yeah for birthdays!

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    1. Thankyou Sanda - the virtual visit was the highlight! It was an exciting day!

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  2. Happy happy birthday, dear Patricia and many happy returns ! I have just one complaint : please stop tantalizing me with those gorgeous cakes (that's unless you can send me a slice of course !). XXXX

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    1. Thank you dear Silver Bunny - wish I could send you some cake. There have been too many birthday cakes lately! xxx

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  3. happy Birthday, Patricia! Glad you got to see your newest addition via skype. Lovely presents - and the cake you made looks scrumptious.

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    1. Thanks Sulky - the baby is a real charmer. We'll be burning up the airways whenever we can to get another look at him! I'll send cake all round, I think :)

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  4. A very Happy Birthday from Finland too for you!!!
    May the new extra year bring you lots of happiness!

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    1. Thankyou Mette, an extra year of happiness is the most wonderful gift of all! x

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  5. Happy birthday and many more! Love the rustic shots of the sponge cake. It looks yummy.

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    1. Hi Valerie, and thank you. I learn to make a sponge cake when I was 9. This is not necessarily a good thing, as my waistline will testify. But hey, you have to have a birthday cake, right?? xx

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  6. A big HUGE Happy Birthday to you and Rustic is Good! Suzy x

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    1. Thankyou Suzy - Rustic certainly has its charms! x

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  7. Happy Birthday! You are so clever using Skype. I keep meaning to have the GD teach me how, I know she uses it. Your cake looks quite tasty.

    Darla

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    1. Thanks Darla. I can talk on Skype, but it takes a husband and son to set it up for me! Of course, the enticement of a grandchild keeps me at it.

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  8. Happy birthday Patricia! Skype is just brilliant, so it must have been just magic to see your new little grandchild. Your gifts are gorgeous and I especially like the scarf and mixing bowl. Have a wonderful weekend xxx

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    1. Hi Fifi and thankyou. That mixing bowl will get right to work on Christmas cake and pudding asap. Pretty pleased with that scarf, too :) You have a great weekend too xxx

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  9. Happy Birthday! How fun to Skype with your family - seeing your new (and old) grandson in action, priceless. Great presents, too. I am also a fan of the fashion paper doll books, especially the ones by Dell Publishing.

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    1. It must be a sewist thing, this attraction to the paper doll books! Thanks for the birthday wishes Beryl!

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  10. I am late to the party Patricia so I hope you don't mind belated wishes. Sounds like you enjoyed your special day.
    New little grandson is thriving.
    xx

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    1. Don't mind belated anything, especially good wishes! Thanks Annie. Little bebe is the latest wonder of the universe round here. xx

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