6 word Saturday

One step forward, two steps backward

This time last year a hospital room was the setting for my birthday celebrations.  Jock and two friends arrived with a pretend birthday cake – a wrapped tin of Quality Street with a faux candle that played “Happy Birthday”.  This year we are taking four friends to lunch in la
Maison des Deux Chefs, a delightful restaurant in town.   I just feel ten years older than last year.

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25 Responses to 6 word Saturday

  1. Happy belated birthday, dear Viv. May the coming year bring you good health and much happiness. So much happiness, that the Annus Horribilis will fade from your memory. At least just a bit.


  2. Yes, you have been through quite a time! But I’m glad it’s the restaurant this year. 🙂


  3. Ron. says:

    I was remembering how tough things were for you last year, V. & it sounds like it’s been a rough year. If I had a magic wand, I’d be waving it all over the place for you.

    I would have responded sooner, but the WiFi on the train was sporadic & my computer wouldn’t cooperate. I’m home at last, getting caught up & wishing you the very best.


  4. restlessjo says:

    Bless you, Viv! You’re still here and that might not have been the case 🙂
    Just been over to Sally’s to say “hi”- I loved the poetry, and of course, your response.

    On an Edinburgh note, I meant to say that it was actually much warmer than Northumberlandia (but where wasn’t it! 🙂 ) Have a wonderful day, dear, and a much better year ahead.


  5. Mlissabeth says:

    I am glad you could enjoy your celebration today. I wish you Happy Birthday, and many more!


  6. Eha says:

    A satisfied Birthday – perchance not up but it seems to me not down! Love the idea of the particular risotto and have been ‘there’ with the foie gras I love but negate in so many differing ways . . . God bless . . .


  7. Kate says:

    Doesn’t it feel great, though, NOT to have to celebrate in the hospital?


  8. Tonya Jastad says:

    Happy Birthday Viv! Wishing you a year full of joy and happiness.


  9. happy birthday!
    i hope only good for this year


  10. Happy Birthday! I hope the next year is better for you than the previous one. 🙂


  11. Karen S. says:

    Better than last year right! Happy Birthday to you! Enjoy.


  12. Rosemary Bimson says:

    Happy Birthday for tomorrow Viv.


  13. Jim says:

    🙂 Happy Birthday, Viv! 🙂
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday Dear Viv,♪♪
    ♪♪Happy Birthday to you.♪♪

    Seems to me that feeling old goes in spurts, some giant steps every few years. I am glad this year is soooo much better for you than last. I love your dinner, but you can have my Foie Gras. Mrs. Jim’s dream was to be in France having Foie Gras with a fresh baked baguette, some cheese, and a bottle of wine on a roadside picnic. That dream finally came back in the 90’s. We have done that many times since.

    🙂 Stay warm, Cheers,


  14. Happy Birthday! I wish for a quiet, tranquil year that you may do all that things that you enjoy so much!


  15. cecilia says:

    and hopefully after another year of good solid recovery you will pop out 12 years younger.. Happy Birthday and I hope you have a gorgeous lunch in town and eat plenty of delightful things .. c


  16. Well, it has been quite a year for you!

    Happy birthday for tomorrow xxxxxxxx


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