Friday, June 07, 2013

Phone Calls; Email ; Cards; Presents....

Phone calls; email ; cards and presents....What can it mean, except I am one year older today and nice People have remembered that. Lucky me.
 My 90 year old  Aunt was first on the phone this morning to say Happy Birthday to me. R answered and said, "Oh, but it is tomorrow. "  To which she hooted with laughter and said "I remembered it right ; I think you'll find it is today. "

  Some time ago   I had said I wanted to read "Paris," by Edward Rutherfurd and R remembered that and got it for me. ( a big thick read ) I have enjoyed all his previous books, so expect I will also enjoy this one. I learn such a lot as he does his research well.
   We went out to lunch at the nearest venue, our local, that doesn't get much patronage from us. R enjoyed his meal, I was not so keen -  I made the wrong choice ( and I  found a hair in it!  It had lots of bacon in it which tasted like fish????). Thankfully my coffee and truffle was delightful. Can't win them all. Although I did win by a 100 at scrabble - we took it with us and played while we waited for our meals.  Since R got Z:Q and X he should have won, but I got rid of all 7 letters with the word briefly and got 86 for that. Not that we are competitive or anything! We try to play scrabble each day while we eat our lunch, so today was no exception.
 I have had a surprisingly productive day considering phone calls etc. Even did the GST, and got washing dry. It was a lovely sunny Autumn / Winter day. (as we drove down the road some folk are still having their kiwifruit picked! )
 (Thanks J and  V for your lovely card. Got one from Somerset and one from your Mum.)
 I'm off to enjoy the drink in my hand and be lazy for the rest of the day. 

10 comments:

Jennifer said...

Happy birthday.....enjoy what's left of your day!

Marls said...

Happy Birthday Ali. Sounds like you have had a nice day-shame about your lunch. Enjoy your birthday evening.

Diane-crewe said...

happy birthday x your meal sound awful.. hope you complained x enjoy being one year ilder x

MandaBurms said...

Wishing you a happy birthday sounds like a nice day - Shame about the lunch.
Lets us know what you think of your book.

Love Leanne

Chookyblue...... said...

Happy birthday......

Deb said...

Happy Birthday Ali. Hope you got some time to start your book.

MargaretR said...

A very happy birthday Ali!

Nicky said...

Hope you had a wonderful day Ali. Best wishes from the deep south, it has been great to read of your successful harvest, and all the happenings at your place.
Have a great week, Nicky

Thimbleanna said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like it's been the perfect day!

Isabelle said...

Oh, belated happy birthday from me too.

Scrabble every lunch time, eh? We tend to do the (cryptic) crossword. Surely we haven't run out of things to talk about with the spouse, have we...?