23 April 2013

The Queen and I.

The Queen and I are another year older.

My friend BJ made a most splendid lunch for me and some girlfriends for our my birthday last Sunday.

 She went all out, starting with vodka, jellied shooters with raspberries......

 followed by a salad of hearts of palm, avocado, corn and tomatoes with a lime dressing. Then grilled sole with veg and my favorite desert,  'iles flottant'.

 The best silver  and linen came out, as well as some gorgeous flowers.

 I cleaned up on presents as well....Veronica came with wonderful, huge pottery bowl from Scott Barnim, she knew I had always admired his work. Home made marmalade from Brigid,  lots of super flowers, perfume from my daughter in law. The girls also gave me a subscription to Selvedge magazine, and R gave me a subscription to The Manchester Guardian.

BJ also made loot bags for all ..... caramelized popcorn with cashews, Mmmmmm, I demolished mine later that day.
I must say, I have some wonderful friends.


  1. I doubt that even Her Maj would have had such a glorious birthday! Congratulations on another year - so glad you had a happy day. x

  2. Oh, a happy belated birthday to you! Your friends spoiled you--what a wonderful celebration. Just the description of the food makes me hungry.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday to you Jan! Looks like you were well looked after with wonderful food and pressies - hope you all had a great time.
    Gill xx

  4. Many Happy Returns! What wonderful friends to make your day so very special,

  5. Happy birthday and it looks like it was a very special occasion. Take care.

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