It was the lovely Lynda’s birthday lunch on Wednesday so we went over to her neck of the woods, Whitstable, luckily it was a Hungry Horse pub and we had a voucher for 33% of the main meals, what a bargain! This pub is bigger than usual and also has a huge garden with a play area and many tables. Service was excellent as usual with the food coming out altogether and hot, staff were so friendly and nice.
This was the last birthday meal for Lynda but she has got a trip on the Orient Express, a cruise and a couple of days in Oxfordshire to look forward to, I can’t wait till I have a special birthday if this is what you get.
As usual there was so much going on that we all forgot about the pics but I did get the desserts and lets face it they are the best bit.
The portion of chocolate fudge cake was amazing so I had to help Sylvie eat it! I do not agree with waste lol. As usual the lunch took about 4 hours but we had a cracking time.
What a fantastic night we had in Whitstable for Lynda’s birthday party, such an amazing group of people who are a joy to be around. So many laughs and when her daughter Jo pulled out a lot of face masks of a young Lynda and an old Lynda then when she returned from the bar she saw us all, so very funny. Matt did say he wanted an old Lynda mask so that was a good choice for him as I think we can maybe still class him as a toy boy! LOL.
The cake was a lovely surprise from Andy and Lisa, I just love the shoe and handbag, they know her so well. Lynda looked amazing as usual and really not bad for a 70-year-old bird!
The food was delicious with many different chinese dishes that we could choose from, the wine was going down well, in some more than others lol. I felt like a child when Lynda then gave out party bags but what a great idea.
So we have had her 60th and now 70th there so I think it’s best to book the 80th any many more happy birthdays for Lynda, the most caring, funny, warm best friend anyone could ever wish for. Love you Lynda aka Tiny x
Over half way through the year and I can honestly say that I have not accomplished very much at all, which is a bit unusual for me, I think it may be due to the fact that I was ill for much of the beginning of the year, thank goodness all is well now. I actually feel like writing again so I am going to put the finishing touches to the children’s book and send it back to the publisher, well that is the plan.
Today is also Canada Day so have a fun happy day all my Canadian followers.
My good friend Lynda is celebrating her 70th birthday today so I would like to say a huge Happy Birthday to her and hopes she has a good two weeks with all the parties and celebrations. The many faces of Lynda!
Sheila’s daughter Jen did this painting of my cat Peaches, I really love it so much and what a thoughtful special thing to be given. Jen’s pictures are amazing and you can see them under Tiny Creations on Facebook, I will do a blog post soon about all her work.
As my friends know I am a garden lover and these flowers are superb, I love pink roses and the grandchildren will like the bunny mouths, I have always called them that so that is my Nan’s fault, lol. The welcome spade is so unusual and I love it.
This blue pearl in a cage I just adore and I had to poke about in an oyster to get the pearl out, never seen anything like that before and apparently they x-ray the oysters to make sure there is a pearl in there.
I can now have music in my garden with the super pink radio and smell nice with one of my favourite perfumes.
These are a few of the wonderful presents I received, I love every single one of them and will treasure them. I would like to take this opportunity to say thank you to my many amazing friends and my family who make my birthday such a memorable day. I do think your birthday is a bit special when an adult as it is the only day in the year that is yours and to spend it with people you love makes it even more amazing.
We had a full set this week with the next few photos showing what a laugh we had, my sides ached. There was even a bit of pole dancing done by Sylvie, I think the boots made her do it….LOL.
It was a shame that we had to say good-bye to Liv the manager of the pub but we will be catching up with her at her new place in a couple of months.
As usual the food was cooked to perfection, the five bottles of wine helped to make it one of the most memorable lunches for us all. Us nine have known each other for over twenty years, it is so nice to have real friends like this, I feel very honoured to be part of this close group of ladies.
There were only two dessert’s we all picked, the millionaires cheesecake seems to taste better every time, I will say it would be better with two scoops of ice-cream. The lemon meringue is so light and our two ladies who normally have a few problems with desserts both had this and thoroughly enjoyed it, that’s Jackie and Lynda by the way or the terrible twins! LOL.
Presents were exchanged, pictures in my birthday post. Four hours of mayhem that Liv joined in with when she could and I hope the flowers are still alive Liv?
Looking forward to our next lunch as it is a very special one as celebrating Lynda’s 70th!
It was wonderful to come home to a garden full of flowers but the vine weed is not welcome and appears to be popping up everywhere, my granddaughter sent me a photo of my first roses, what a glorious colour pink they are. I get a good dish full of strawberries most days and the carrots and beetroot are doing well. The grape-vine has taken off, destination unknown!
It was my birthday on Monday and Kara took me to the pub for dinner, was the first time she has treated me to dinner so was great. I got some lovely cards and presents and the sun was shining.
I am looking forward to Wednesday as that is the birthday lunch with my friends so will do a post about that next week.
It is nice to be home and even nicer that the weather is still so glorious here in Kent, it was still up to 31 in my garden today. I like to just sit in it so not a lot of gardening has been attempted, in fact it is a good job Linda is coming home from Spain today as my front grass has not been done since she did it weeks ago. I will be in her good books as I am picking her up from the airport tonight. LOL.
I need to get back into some writing as the local competitions are in the next couple of months, I appear to be very behind with all of my writing as couldn’t get into it at all for a few weeks at the beginning of the year as was not well. It is very easy to get distracted when you are not focused, how do you keep on track or get back on track?
This picture reminds me of myself and eldest daughter Jodie sitting in her hot tub with a delicious cocktail.
The sun is shining, it is half term here so I think the beach will be busy today, you can find me in my garden reading this little gem. Two murders and I have not got a clue who committed them yet but I am trying to pick up the clues. I love Guy’s books, I best get a move on as this is published tomorrow, get reading Karen.
Half way through the year already, I think this is my favourite month as it is summer, we have long evenings, the gardens are beginning to get some colour and of course the best thing is it’s my birthday month. The warm weather has been a long time coming this year so I am hoping it stays a while. My body is far less painful in the warmer weather so I can sit to write, paint or read without being full of painkillers. I am 3 books off my running total for this year so I need to do a bit more reading, it takes longer to do all the reviews now as I like to write something a bit different on all the various sites and social media.