Friday, December 23, 2011

My best birthday ever

It is less than a week since I had my gall bladder removed. Although I'm not feeling anywhere near 100% yet, I am getting there. Wednesday was my birthday and I had a big party for around 50 people. Steve and Steph from our local butty shop "The Hot Crumpet" provided individual beef hotpots and my friend Mary Goodliffe made me a cake.

Mary also took these two photographs. I think I've had about three real birthday parties in my life. Usually I get only two or three cards as most people are just too busy to bother about someone's birthday when it is so near Christmas.

This year was therefore very special as I now live in a community full of friendly folk who'll lay on a party at the drop of a hat. Not since I was teenager (and maybe not even then) have I had as many as 27 birthday cards to blue-tack to the wall. Now I can start to look forward to Christmas and the New Year.


  1. I'm glad it was such a good Birthday!
    Get better soon, and have a great Christmas!

  2. Belated Congratulations, Gerald! The cake and the party was well deserved :-)

  3. Wonderful and very special date there, happy Birthday!
    We wish you a fabulous 2012 filled of great energies and love!
    Léia & Cezar