The Birthday Cometh by casablanca

The Birthday Cometh

Weirdest virus I have ever had, but after 2 weeks of cycling through stages of high fevers, aches and pains, sore throat and chesty coughing, it turned into a streaming cold this morning! Here's hoping that will be the last thing it does!

All just in time for me to wake up a year older this morning. So I haven't been able to do a whole lot for my birthday this year, but it is a privilege to be a year older and to still have a life to live.

And I got some beautiful cards, wonderful flowers and some very pretty and fun gifts from family and close friends. I'm a lucky girl.

I'm now going to revert to my childhood and have for tea something my Father used to make when my Mother was ill: mashed potato nests. You put mashed potato in a bowl and make a well in it, then break an egg into the well, sprinkle some cheese on top and put it under the grill until the egg is cooked. Along with a nice bowl of fresh broccoli on the side and a Sticky Toffee Pudding Cake my son purchased at Marks and Spencer, I think I am on to a comfort food winner :)
Happy birthday Casablanca. You are a lucky girl with so much presents! Love the book!!
I wish you a lot of health and happiness in this new year. xxx
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday Casablanca, so good to know that you are in good spirit and getting better. Your menu sounds fabulous, enjoy 🌻
January 13th, 2019  
Happy birthday, hope you shake off the this horrible virus soon. Not had time to follow my favourite 365 ers. this last week or so and just about managed to post a dog a day. So apart from the virus how is your back doing and how is hubbies ankle? We have to count our blessings and relish every moment. I have spent the last week with my sister-in-law who has very little time left so despite my aches and pains I count myself lucky.
January 13th, 2019  
@chrisiow Oh Chris, I am so sorry. You are so right - I always think myself lucky to manage another birthday. So many of my friends and family have not been granted the age I am now. I wish you and your sister-in-law peace through this time. Even when you know it is coming, it's difficult and it hurts. My kindest thoughts and love are with you.

Hubby is hopping along okay, we are awaiting the next xrays and consultant on 2nd Feb to tell us if it is healing right in there and hoping the answer will be yes. Back is much improved thanks to some dextrous work by my lovely Physio, for which I am immensely grateful. It has been an avalanche of one thing after another the past 6 weeks, but I look forward to days ahead when it is over. So that makes me a lucky one. Well done on your dogs - you're amazing! Sending love your way.
January 13th, 2019  
Happy birthday!! All the best for continued recovery x
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday. Hope the cold is the end of this bug for you.
January 13th, 2019  
happy birthday to you. happy birthday to you. dear casblanca !
lets hope the virus has had its fling. love your pressies. relax and enjoy you evening
January 13th, 2019  
Many happy returns!
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday, Casa!!!
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday to you! Hope you're soon feeling much better.
I rather fancy the mashed potato nests.
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday! The potato nests sound good. Must try them!
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday. Hopefully the streaming cold means you've turned a corner but I'm sure it doesn't feel like any consolation at the moment. Perhaps the potato nests will do the trick.
January 13th, 2019  
Happy birthday! I hope you feel better really soon!
January 13th, 2019  
Thank you so much for your kind words and thoughts Cass, I suppose I'm finding it hard as its barely 18 months since we lost her younger brother Vic and although its several years since I lost my husband it's difficult to accept that the last of the three siblings will soon be gone.
Pleased your back has improved and fingers crossed for good results on the x-rays for hubbies ankle.
January 13th, 2019  
Best wishes on your birthday! And... get well soon!
January 13th, 2019  
Oh, Happy Birthday to you, Casablanca! Those potato nests sound yummy ... real comfort food!
Get well soon, both you and Hubby.
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday! Your comfort food lunch sounds yummy
January 13th, 2019  
Happy Birthday Casablanca lovely pressies Hope you get well very soon.
January 14th, 2019  
What a sweet still life display and food description too! Happy Birthday!
January 14th, 2019  
Happy birthday! Looks like you were treated well. Hope good health finds its way to your house soon for you and yours!
January 14th, 2019  
A very happy birthday! Do hope this finds you feeling better already from that comfort food!
January 14th, 2019  
Happy birthday! And I do like how your comfort food sounds! Maybe will give it a try...
January 14th, 2019  
Happy Birthday to you! And I hope you will be over that horrible virus soon.
January 14th, 2019  
All digits crossed this is the last gasp of your rotten virus!! Happy birthday, and many more of them. BTW, your tea sounded so darned yummy it started me thinking. But since it's 35 degrees C outside, perhaps not today.
January 14th, 2019  
Happy birthday!
January 14th, 2019  
Happy Birthday, sorry I am a bit late but the 365 feed had a bit of a wobbly today and wouldn't go back far enough for me to see this. Hope you managed to have a lovely day even though you are still feeling crook.
January 14th, 2019  
Oh, happy, happy birthday to you! I have never heard of those egg nests, but I this they sound lovely! I hope they were. Lovely photo of your birthday booty!
January 14th, 2019  
@chrisiow That is hard. Must feel like the end of a long running era. Grief is horrid, isn’t it? But has no shortcuts. You just have to walk through the pesky stuff with its ebb and flow of good days and bad. I truly feel for you ❤️
Thanks for your kind wishes for my hubby. Will let you know!
January 14th, 2019  
Oh I missed it yesterday!! A very Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a lovely day even if under the weather still. Sometimes it’s nice to stay home & be spoilt so hope you enjoyed every minute! It sure is a strange changing virus....so many have succumbed & it seems to have many variations, hopefully the cold part will flush all those nasty bugs away!
January 14th, 2019  
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