Sunday, November 6, 2011

My Day!! 5/11/11

It was my special day today and I had some parcels to open when I got up this morning. From family and friends.


Mmmm!!!   Interesting

011  LOL I should have known as DD2 knows I always misplace my scissors and a girl cannot have too many. LOL

My dear friend Pat gives me a beautiful diary every year. I keep it next to my computer to use each day.

Gifts from my blogging friends.
Lovely hand made wall hanging and Mug Rug all the way from Ellyn in Texas.


Beautiful FQ’s from Deb in NZ from our Birthday swap.

008  Love the card. Wonder how Lacy would get on with him. LOL.

After a cuppa it was off to swimming with the ladies.


Over the hill and into the sea.

Afterwards we all went for brekkie at my favourite spot in town.

Oh yes pancakes and fresh fruit with ice cream and syrup drizzled over it. Yummmmmmm!!!!!!   

I was so spoilt. Look at the gifts I was given.


My friend Sue gave me this puzzle. 1000 pieces and it is only 30cm X 42cm. I think she wants to drive me crazy trying to put it together but if I never make it the tin is very nice.

See the size of the piece lying on the ruler!!!

This afternoon Louise come to visit and brought along some cupcakes with candles. As it she had had her birthday on Thursday we sang “Happy Birthday” to each other. Then had a cuppa and cake.

Thank you to all my family and friends for the lovely gifts ,cards phone calls and e-mails. I had a great day.


  1. Happy Birthday! I feel terrible that I didn't know. What a wonderful bunch of pressies that you received. And a nice breakfast, and time with friends and family. Doesn't get any better than that.

  2. Happy Birthday Maria... what a wonderful day you had and a great time with friends and family.

  3. Happy Birthday, Maria!! What a wonderful celebration you have had.

  4. Happy Birthday Maria i am glad you had a lovely day surrounded by family and friends,love the card your daughter gave you,so cute,enjoy all your pressies Maria.xooxox

  5. Happy Happy Birthday Maria -
    ditto to Sunny - I feel dreadful I didn't know especially since you are so good to myself and the kids on our birthdays.
    What is the birthday swap?
    I know some of the English bloggers have a birthday swap but only within England . . . I've thought about starting one within ANZAC ::))
    Breakfast looks adorable

  6. Belated Happy Birthday Maria. Looks like you had a wonderful day and great prezzies.

  7. Happy Birthday Maria
    Seems like you had a great day Hugs

  8. Happy Birthday Maria .

    I`m very pleased that you did spend a wonderful day ,today !


  9. Happy Birthday to you! Happy birthday to you!
    Glad you got spoilt for your birthday. Lots of lovely things.

  10. Happy Happy Birthday Maria.....look at all those lovely goodies Maria...

  11. Maria, so peased you had a lovely day. Lacy is gorgeous, wouldn't mind her coming home here.

  12. Hello Maria,

    Happy Birthday and all the best for the coming year. Those trees so remind me of your home town.
    Happy days.

  13. Happy Birthday my friend! So glad your bundle got there in time for your Birthday! Now I can share them on my blog too. Here's to a wonderful year ahead!

  14. Happy happy happy belated birthday..... you got really spoiled... wonderful.... so nice to have special days....

  15. Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday to you!
    Happy birthday dear Maria.
    Happy birthday to you!

    I hope you had a lovely day. It looks like you have been very spoilt and so you should! Love Christine xx

  16. Happy birthday Maria! The swimming looks so wonderful - wish I could join you and your ladies.

  17. What a great way to spend your birthday! Wishing you lots more happy times.

  18. Belated birthday greeting Maria!
    We hope you have had a wonderful day and that the year ahead brings you fun and adventures.
    Ab and Harvey xxxx

  19. A belated Happy birthday Maria! Sounds and looks like you had the most wonderful day :-)

  20. Happy birthday to you!!!!! It does look like you had a wonderful day and received so many thoughtful gifts and beautiful cards. I hope you have a terrific year ahead.

  21. Birthday Hugs from NZ... it sounds like you've had a perfect day family friends and lots of pressies!

  22. O Maria!
    What a wonderful day for such a wonderful gal! I just kept ooooing and aaaing! I Loved all of your gifts(what wonderful choices -) and the fact that you went swimming with your gals and then what a fascinating breakfast!

    Your pictures are so beautiful! They really carry me away !!!!!!!!!! I just keep ooooooing and aaaaaaing! Bravo! To Friendships and those we love!( I can't help being a wee bit jealous seeing you in the water and me here shivering at 35degrees sitting over the heat vent! : )

  23. Many happy returns! You have been so spoilt by those who love you. What a lovely day.

  24. I'm so glad your big day was fun. Have you finished that jigsaw puzzle yet?. Don't let Lacy eat any of it. heehee.

  25. Happy birthday Maria. How lovely to be spoilt on your special day! Your gifts look lovely.

  26. Happy birthday! What lovely goodies and wow, what a breakfast! Just as well you had that swim :)

  27. Happy birthday Maria !! a little late but with all my heart !!

  28. Looks like you had the most wonderful day...belated Happy birthday wishes...wish we had weather warm enough for swimming!!

  29. Looks like you had a marvellous day. I came here to admire your hexies but I kept on reading. What a wonderful blog you have! I am sure I will be back.

  30. Happy Birthday Maria, you have been truly spoilt!! I am so jealous of your ocean playground.. I think it's time we took a sea holiday!!!xx