Wednesday, November 4, 2009

Flowers for my Birthday

Yes it was my birthday today... again, gosh I'm getting old, they seem to come around more quickly as the years progress ... :-)
These beautiful flowers are from Nina, my Vietnamese friend who has adopted me as her 'Mom' here in Australia. She is so thoughtful and spoils me...thank you dear Nina, Marina, Liz and Lyn.
I have had a lovely day, my wonderful daughter called in to see me this morning with my adorable granddaughter, again tonight with more cakes, cards and presents ... I am having a BBQ celebration lunch at her house on Sunday... thank you Rebecca.
My lovely new daughter-in-law to be, Nicole and my youngest son, Andrew cooked me a splendid dinner this evening, it was so nice not having to cook or do a thing...more cards and lovely presents.
Dinner was followed by a delightful birthday cake ... a torte...layers of chocolate and vanilla cake, filled with fresh cream and chocolate ganash (no, not to be confused with Ganesh), the top was covered with fresh fruit, shaved chocolate and a raspberry glaze ... there goes my diet... and no there are no photos of me the 'birthday girl', I am feeling too old.
Thank you Nicole and Andrew...
Sadly, Matthew could not join us for my little birthday dinner, he is at present in Calvary hospital, which is a palliative care/rehabilitation facility run by the Little Sisters of Mary.
He will be there for a while as the 'team' as I refer to them, that is his neurologist, general practitioner and pain specialist are trying to get his pain under control with supervision, some daily physiotherapy and gentle exercise so that his leg muscles don't atrophy from the MS and to help with some of the other unwanted symptoms of this disease ... he is quite happy there and I spent some time with him this afternoon.
I think it is a nice change from being at home, some new faces and people to talk to and mix with. He is allowed to come home for a few hours on Saturday, so we will have a small celebration then.
Thank you also to my dear friends for your thoughtfulness and kind wishes ... ♥

The birthday cake, it was delicious and despite all of the cream and ganash delightfully light!

29 comments:

Glyn Davies said...

Hey, all things considered Dianne, that was a lovely upbeat and entertaining post with great little pix and some heart warming touches. Very best wishes for the coming year and may it be full of a lot more happiness! Yours, Glyn XXX

justsomethoughts... said...

a very happy birthday to you.
may this one be better than last. and the one after better than this one.
please save me a piece of the cake.

puerileuwaite said...

Happy Birthday! And not to worry. The getting older aspect scares me in the least. It's the getting wiser part that concerns this pug. You see, without the naive, gullible types, I'd probably be guarding a monastery.

foam said...

wellllll .. errrrr... errrhummmm .. cough ...
clearing my throat ....


HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUU
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUU uuuuuuuuuuu
HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOUUUUUUUUUuuuuuuu


hack ...cough ..

and many mooooooooooooooooooore ....


so, how's it feel to finally be 33?


xxx

Little Lamb said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad you had a good one.

Corby said...

Happy Birthday Dianne!

Corby :-)

Diane said...

Happy Birthday, darling Dianne!!! I'm glad your day was wonderful... you deserve wonderful birthdays (and wonderful 'just days', too!!) xo

dianne said...

Thanks for your kind wishes Glyn dear, pleased you enjoyed my post and the pix, yes I am hoping for more happiness in the year ahead. ♡ xox

dianne said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes justsomethoughts... , very kind of you and it is nice to have you visit here ... yes I will save you a piece of the cake... I will send it by Express Post. :) ♡

dianne said...

Thank you Puggles my sweet, thanks for remembering me.
I'm not worried about the years,they are just numbers though I would like to feel like I did when I was 20.
Wiser? I still have so much to learn.
I don't think it would be much fun for you guarding a monastery my sweet, you have too much love to share with so many girls. :) ♡

dianne said...

Thank you for the happy birthday song Foamy dearest friend, you have such a lovely voice... and for your wishes...you are very kind to me.
Yes I am hoping for a few more good years at least...


Hmmm...33? I wish, do you know that was my favourite age, it was a great year in my life. :) ♡ xoxo

dianne said...

Thank you for your wishes sweet Lamby , yes it was a good birthday. ♡ xoxo

dianne said...

Thank you for your birthday wishes dear Corby , I am hoping this coming year will be happier, for us both. ♡ xoxo

dianne said...

Thank you dear Diane for the birthday wishes and wonderful 'just days' as well, I could do with some of them...you are such a sweet and thoughtful girl...I wish you some great days as well, I think we both deserve them and some more happiness in our lives. xoxo ♡

Dan Felstead said...

Diane ...H A P P Y B I R T H D A Y!!!


Dan

dianne said...

Thank you dear Dan ... having people think of you on your birthday and sending you wishes makes it more special. ♡

Dianne

findingmywingsinlife said...

Happy belated birthday Lovely lady and friend! so sorry I didn't see this earlier!

Shweta Tiwari said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweetheart..
Thanks for your message..I was too occupied with things and it seems that I have missed a lot of beautiful things on your blog..
Today only my mid term exams ended..so now i'm free for next 1 month.
SO many things happened in last one month and i have to write ..and so much is in my heart..will write in few days..today just taking rest and feeling the emptiness..its nice to be empty sometime..and really m feeling light after such a busy schedule
i missed you..
will be back soon
take care
love

Sarah Sofia Ganborg said...

Happy birthday!

and enjoy the day!!!

Beautiful pics in the post below!

J Cosmo Newbery said...

Happy Birthday indeed! Birthday cakes have no calories.

dianne said...

Thank you dear April for your kind wishes, very sweet of you dear friend.
Having another birthday is no 'big deal' to me now, just another year.
You are so young and you will find as time passes that the birthdays seem to come around faster than ever, don't know why, they just do.
I wanted to do this post mainly to thank Nina and the girls for the flowers and to show my appreciation to my children and their families and many people for making the day special for me.
I love my children and friends. ♡

dianne said...

Thank you for your wishes Shweta dear, you are very sweet.
I was just concerned about you as you had not been by, I am pleased that your mid term exams are over and I am looking forward to reading your posts and hearing what you have been doing...but now that you have some free time have a rest and enjoy yourself for a while.
I have missed you too, but you know I am always here if you need me.
Take care my dear
love, Dianne xoxo ♡

dianne said...

Thank you dear Sarah for the birthday wishes, I have missed you. ♡
If you scroll down a bit there is an award waiting for you at my post of the 23rd October,you don't have to do the meme unless you want...its up to you. :)

I know you have been busy, wow you have done so much beautiful decorating, I left a comment at 'bed and breakfast in Denmark' for you.

Thanks, yes those pics are beautiful, some more to come very soon.

dianne said...

Thank you dear J Cosmo very thoughtful and sweet of you to come here and wish me a happy birthday.

I was joking about the diet, I am not overweight, the cake was very indulgent and so delicious, I had two slices, so pleased to hear from you that birthday cakes have no calories. :D ♡

HLiza said...

Oh I had missed your birthday! So sorry Dianne..I hope it's not too late to wish you Happy Birthday now..no matter what's the age..it's how we feel that matters..age is just numbers. You're so lucky that you're so much loved at this moment..the celebration said all!

dianne said...

Thank you dear HLiza
for your wishes, I will welcome them any time.
Yes age is only a number but I wouldn't mind being 33 again :) and yes I am very lucky as I do have family and friends who love me, so I am not completely alone. xo ♡

Photo Glyn said...

Oi! Where's the effing cake you promised me ? :-)))))))))))))))

dianne said...

Lol Glyn dear

Oh, I'm sorry babe you should have asked sooner...there is no 'effing' cake left, all gone :( ...next year OK? :-)))) XX ♡

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