Wednesday, 20 April 2022

The Best Birthday

 


Yesterday was the best birthday for a long time, and the best bits just kept on coming and coming.  Phone calls, texts, Facebook messages and cards from family and friends, flowers arriving that were just so beautiful and to top it all off a wonderful afternoon tea booked by Alan at The Barn in Scorton.


I don't know what Alan was saying here, but it could well have been 'Oooh look at all the goodies!'


There was just so much food that we and lots of other folk took home doggy bags of the food that we  couldn't manage to eat.  This is just my leftovers, Alan had put his in his fridge by the time I took this photo.

After we had eaten all we could and packed up what we couldn't, we went around the gift shop part of The Barn and Alan bought me this lovely large jug.  It was needed to hold the huge bunch of flowers bought for me by Simon and Emma.

Later I had some of my leftover afternoon tea for supper while watching Pretty Woman on the television.

And I have saved these two half-price Easter eggs picked up from Sainsbugs on the way home for another day.  You just knew I wouldn't go without a chocolate egg at Easter now didn't you.  😉 

Thank you for all the lovely birthday wishes yesterday, you helped to make it The Best Birthday.


Sue xx



25 comments:

  1. Oh how I miss the UK, miss the High (and creme) Teas we had. Stupid Brexit, stupid Covid and now my mum has the same as you, only she is 91. We so would have loved to give her one last trip to her beloved UK. Sorry for this pity play. So to see you had a wonderfull birthday and the most kind people to love you. Kindest regards, Wendy

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    1. Alan loves a good cream tea, as did I when I used to eat clotted cream.

      Aww, your poor Mum, perhaps you could make her a truly British cream tea one Sunday afternoon as a treat, this year would be the ideal time as she could celebrate the Queen's Platinum Jubilee. xx

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  2. Many, many Happy Returns. 🎂 🧁

    I hate it when you post about your birthday - it always reminds me that mine is only just around the corner! 🤣 🤣

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    1. Thank you. xx

      Yep we are both getting on a bit now ..... haha!!

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  3. Glad you had a lovely day. It looks scrummy and great to have the left overs later. The flowers are lovely and the eggs look good too.

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    1. It was a brilliant birthday, the best I've had for ages.

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  4. That is a lovely birthday! I'm glad you got your chocolate treats too.

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    1. It was lovely. Gosh those eggs are sweet though!!

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  5. Happy Birthday!! oh my, that tea looks absolutely delicious.

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  6. It's fab you had such a grand day, we all need spoiling every now and then. Actually as much as possible is better than every now and then. Ha ha. x

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    1. Haha yes, it should be once a month not once a year!!

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  7. Wow...now that's what I call an afternoon tea :) It looks scrumptious. There would be enough to feed a whole family I think! Glad you got some chocolate eggs. Sainsbugs had sold out completely when I popped in on Saturday.

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    1. It was very tasty, well everything except my scone which was gluten free and as dry as a breeze block. They often add gluten-free to the dairy-free option, killing two birds with one stone (or in this case scone) I expect.

      Yes, all the good eggs had gone from Sainsbugs only this sort were left :-(

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  8. That looks absolutely wonderful! I'm happy you had a good birthday, you deserve it!

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  9. A noble birthday fete! The flowers are gorgeous! And two half price chocolate eggs! It was a special day all around. Happy belated birthday!

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  10. Wow, a lovely afternoon tea and double wow, how much weight has Alan lost!!! Double congratulations. Julie C

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  11. Happy belated Birthday! My birthday was yesterday! Your 'high tea' table looks luscious. I've only ever had high tea one time and it was at the Hotel Del Coronado in Coronado, California. I took my eldest sister there for high tea as a gift for her birthday. We had a wonderful time.

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  12. You can't beat a cream tea and a doggy bag to bring home what you can't eat. Yum x

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