Tuesday, July 06, 2010

Happy Independence Day, America!

We've been in York for a few days with the family. (Would this row of shops pass building regulations these days?) The cats were looked after by a bloggy friend - more of this anon.

There was delicious cake, made by Daughter 2 - I'll tell you another time about the significance of the design.

I got some very exciting presents including this from Mr Life!
I believe that America celebrated on Sunday also. So kind of the whole country to set off fireworks for my birthday.



I deserve this because I am now old enough to get a free bus pass.

When we got home, I unwrapped this present from Molly Bawn and Rise. Thank you so much! Isn't the bloggy world wonderful? It provides cat-sitters and also gifts from people whose proper names you don't even know!






23 comments:

  1. Happy birthday, fellow cancerian. A free bus pass, a shiny ring, a magnificent cake and a beautiful bird! What a great birthday you had.

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  2. Happy, Happy Birthday Isabelle! It looks like you've been treated royally - as it should be! And now I have to laugh -- when Molly mentioned sisters I thought...hmm, I don't remember anything about sisters but I played along...and now she I see meant Rise all along. Whew -- I'm not losing my mind after all (well at least not on this issue) LOL. Can't wait to hear more about your trip!

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  3. happy, happy birthday!!!

    i'm glad you enjoyed our nationwide fireworks display for your birthday - just lets you know how much you mean to all of us!

    congratulations on the free bus pass!

    and a blue bird of happiness - pretty doggone cool!

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  4. What a lovely celebration, and beautiful gifts. did you have a say in the ring, or was Mr Life able to select it unaided - right size and all?
    59A won't be too bad, really!

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  5. Belated birthday greetings...and what a beautiful ring!. Is'nt York fabulous and yes the bloggy world is wonderful.

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  6. Happy Birthday! A bus pass is a wonderful thing, I think, especially if it's raining and you just want to hop on a bus for the last couple of stops - no guilt about wasting a full fare!

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  7. Very happy belated birthday.
    York is a lovely place for a celebration.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Isabelle! Whisked away, and being spoilt by your family - just perfect for a 60th birthday! The bus pass.....well, you can travel the land with one of those, if you have the time! Enjoy!

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  9. Happy birthday Isabelle!

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  10. Happy Birthday!! Looking forward to being the next bloggy cat-sitters! Enjoy the bus pass...

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  11. Happy Birthday Isabelle. Looks like you had a great time.

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  12. Happy (late!) Birthday to you! Love the ring, you lucky person, and the little bluebird. :)

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  13. Beautiful cake and beautiful ring....is it weird that I picked that order??! Happy Birthday to you.

    Lesley xx

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  14. Sounds like you all had a great time! Love the ring---yea for Mr. Life! My mother had a similar ring,called an eternity ring....Glad the little bird didn't die of exhaustion after his long journey!

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  15. happy birthday! Looking forward to hearing about the journey/trip/holiday....

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  16. Happy (belated) birthday to you Isabelle-not your real name! You look like you were royally and rightfully spoiled.

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  17. Belated Happy Birthday - congratulations on attaining the Big 60! Your hubby must love you heaps - that is one beautiful ring. Sounds like your special day was pretty near perfect!

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  18. Happy Birthday Mrs Life, happy birthday indeed.

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  19. Happy Birthday Isabelle!! The ring is beautiful!! You must have been a really good girl. Your cake is lovely... what a talented daughter.

    That was so sweet of you to wish us a Happy 4th of July. However it drove me nuts this year. Fireworks went on for 3 days in our little town and my poor doggy was a bit goofy from it all. Next year I shall try to get to Boston for the 4th and listen to the Boston Pops play the 1812 overture along the Charles River. Now that's a great 4th!!
    Hugs to you,
    Joni

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  20. Brigitte8:57 am

    Happy Birthday, Isabelle!
    By the way, I enjoy very much your blog. I'm just one year older and your profile could be mine! Except that I'm not a teacher and don't sing either! :-)
    Brigitte / Austria

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  21. A v v Happy B'day Isabelle !!
    By the way, we share our bday and normally I don't like sharing bdays but sharing with you is an honour !

    I wish you good health, luck and loads of happiness this year !

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  22. Happy Happy Birthday..looks like a wonderful celebration!

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  23. A very happy belated birthday!!! It certainly looks like you had a beautiful day. I adore both your ring and cake!

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