Thursday, July 7, 2011

Thankful Thursday!

I spend my birthday with my oldest friend Marja (we are friends for over 45 years!) , Ruud, my husband and ..................Mr B!!!!!
This picture is one of the many gifts Marja gave me. The words on the back made me cry.......
My brother collected me from the train after my flight from Calgary.
 We went for lunch with our Mom
 Oops.....self timer disaster.......
Me and my Mom (86 years )
My husband came later that afternoon and brought me loads of presents!
From a dear friend from RI ;) ♥ Lo spoiled me as well.
But the best gift is her friendship

 In the afternoon we went to France. 
 A Chinese patio in the South of France was waiting for me
 A promise for the next day............... :)
 I woke up with this view
 I know the cookies came from this trolley..............
 I am a good doggy..................
 In the picture..........
 In Nimes we found this poster
 And we found the Casa Blanca
 Enlarge to see my age :)
 The 23th Sting will perform in Nimes.......... Too bad I can't be there :(
Well I saw the arena ;)
 Marja, the perfect hostess as ever! She made a delicious fried rice and satay. My favorite;)
See the shirt Robin? I told you it would look gorgeous on her.
 On the patio
 35 degrees............... (95 Fahrenheit)
 Unforgettable sunset.
 Palmtree reflection in the rosé wine
 My sweet guy.............
We have a lift off..........

I had a wonderful birthday!
And all of you made it that special. 
I had lots of birthday wishes here on my blog and on Facebook. 
I was spoiled rotten in France and by my loved ones.
And when I came home more presents were waiting for me from RI and SF!!!!!!
(Thanks a million dear sisters!)
All together made my birthday something unforgettable.

Have been busy preparing for a party I will have Saturday. Bought all the groceries and tomorrow I will spend in the kitchen. Monday I will be back spending more time online.

For now thank you all for all your special wishes and gifts and for making me feel special instead of just old :)



  1. sounds like a fabulous birthday. you and your mom look a lot alike. same smile. i love this: "In the afternoon we went to France." Like it was just a quick drive down to the corner. So glad you treated yourself well and got to be with your loved ones. Happy Birthday, suki

  2. What a great way to celebrate your birthday. You deserve to be spoiled you are so good to everyone else. You are not old. Just remember you will never be as old as I am. :) 50 is a great decade. Enjoy it. You resemble your Mom. It is good that she could celebrate with you. A very merry unbirthday to you.

  3. ah marianne, this post is as special as your birthday. i predict a wonderful magnificent year dear friend.

    you look great! the picture of you and marja and mr. b is fantastic. and your mother: marianne, she is so beautiful.

    and france! OMG! it is unbelievable, where this is. someday i hope marja won't mind if i and a few of my (our) friends come visit. :^)

    happy happiest birthday marianne,

  4. oh how wonderful. it all looks so great, your family, friends, the cute dog! so glad you had such a memorable birthday!

  5. Happy Birthday Marianne.....looks like you had a super time with Marja and the ever gorgeous Beaudor, and the photos reflect what a great time you had with family and friends.Hope the party goes well too.

  6. What a magical celebration! I know I'll be on that patio one day ;)
    Their place is so beautiful!

    You look stunning in your pretty dresses, and I love the photo with you and mom and your new, beautiful smile :)

    Frida!!! I lit up when I saw that.

    Cute photo of you and the motorcycle sporting your age!

    Looks like you had a magical celebration. I'll bet you smiled when you opened the Frida that was waiting for you at home :)

    Happiest of birthdays to you, dear friend!


  7. Happy belated birthday! Looks like a marvelous time!

  8. I KNOW you had the best of birthdays!!!! So happy you enjoyed my late (the story of my life) gifts!!! Ah, the and your Mum, Germain, Marja and Ruud....and.....of course, Monsieur B! I'm with day - SOON the four of us Zusters WILL be there with Beaudor, enjoying the beauty and the wines of France!!! I am thriled Marja loved her top!!!!!!

    Happy Birthday Again, dear Zuster!!!! Wir sind noch alles Kindern!!! A-ha-ha!


    ♥ Robin ♥

  9. Oh, Marianne! So glad you had such a wonderful birthday. No one deserves it more. You look lovely and certainly not your age. I hope your birthday happiness keeps on spilling over.

  10. Miss you AND Germain It was tooooo short,but Sting Will come back,just as you AND all THE girls Will ,bienvenue !
    Xxx Mar

  11. Belated Happy 50th Marianne!! Sorry to have missed your day - not much access to internet whilst I've been away from KL these past weeks. It looks like you had a fab celebration! Lovely pics. xxx

  12. What wonderful photos and to see you and Marja and B together. Happy Happy 50th- I am sorry I didn't wish you before.
    Ek wens jou baie wonderlike jare met jou familie en goeie vriende, en stuur jou ekstra liefs en 50


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