Monday, 30 May 2011

90th Birthday Lunch

This is a special blog to record  thanks from my father-in-law to all those of my followers who were kind enough to send best wishes on the occasion of his 90th birthday today, a public holiday in the UK.  We organised a quiet lunch
 at a nearby pub, as he wanted and we all enjoyed the  great meal we were served! He was thrilled to receive an impressive list of wishes from all around the world; a special treat on a very special day. Here are a few photos including his raspberry meringue dessert dressed up with birthday candle!
Myself, the birthday boy, Nigel and our friend Mary


41 comments:

  1. Wishing him a Belated Happy Birthday and he seems really thrilled.

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  2. Sending wishes from Maine..God Bless him..it looks like a fun time and everyone looks great..
    I think the best present anyone can give..is just being there and sharing the love..Happy Birthday, a little late, to your father-in-law..

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  3. He certainly doesn't look his age! And all of you look smashingly handsome together.

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  4. I was wondering how the party went and it looks like all had a good time. The raspberry meringue looks so yummy. Are you sure your father-in-law is 90? He certainly doesn't look it at all Diane, and many happy returns to him.

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  5. Wow, that looks like a dessert befitting a 90th birthday celebration! That's one young-looking 90 in that photo! Congrats to him on this milestone...I hope when I'm 90 I can enjoy such a celebration.

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  6. Happy Birthday to him and what a good way to celebrate. I cannot resist a good pub lunch. That raspberry meringue looks a mighty treat!!

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  7. He looks very pleased with his luncheon and special dessert. I'm sure he had a great day. Blessings...Mary

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  8. One more time - Happy birthday to your father-in-law!
    Everyone looks so happy in your photos.

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  9. Oooo... Happy 90th Birthday to your FIL! What a celebration. Wishing him all the best.
    Blessings, Kristy

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  10. Belated Birthday Wishes to Him!! Nice Pictures !!

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  11. I want some of that desert. He doesn't look a day over 80. Nice celebration.

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  12. Here's a happy belated birthday to your father-in-law. Ninety! What a milestone in life! :)

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  13. Your Father -in-law looks great Dianne,are you sure he is 90? Happy Birthday to him too! That raspberry meringue thingey looks sooo good!

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  14. Best birthday wishes to your father in law...he looks in good health.

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  15. Lovely photos, thanks so much for the update.. The birthday boy looks great!

    Just been enjoying your previous post, with all that glassware, and the porcelain/ceramics. Lovely photos of your garden in May, too. Your blog always has so much to absorb!

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  16. I agree Diane, your father-in-law certainly looks well for 90, and happy with his celebration.

    He will have appreciated that you travelled to be with him on such a special occasion.

    A very balated 'HAPPY BIRTHDAY'.

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  17. Gosh that 'cake' looked very do-able, especially since I have just had my lunch and all I had for dessert was a kiwi which is not quite the same as that gorgeous pile of sweetness! Wishing the birthday boy and Happy Birthday from us down here in SW France.

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  18. Sailor, Rosebud, Rosaria, Dolly, Deb, Brittany, Mary, Olga, Kristy, Mehjabeen, Sonia, Gaelyn, Kenny, Liesl, Bo, Karen, GaynorB, Vera, Anne, and Nadège, (the last two are email as the comments will not work!) thank you so much for all your kind wishes, they have all been forwarded by email to Nigel's Dad but he does go on the blog from time to time so he will catch up with them all in time. Computerised at 90, not bad going..... especially as he only got the computer 3 years ago!! Thanks one and all Diane

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  19. A great family moment!
    With only one candle, I guess your dad-in-law has still many-many years ahead!! :)
    Sincerely: best wishes to him for a good health and happiness!
    Love, Diane!

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  20. A wonderful tribute for a man keeping up with the 21st century. I am so impressed you managed to computerise him. I so wish we had done this for my husbands father who is 91.

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  21. Happy Birthday and Happy Healthy many more years ahead to your father-in-law. He looks great for his age. Many blessings be upon all of you.

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  22. Noushka and Linda, many thanks for your comments. Linda I agree it is much easier to use the computer although a times he has problems - mind you don't we all....... :-) Diane

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  23. Happy belated birthday - love the cake!!!

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  24. Anybody reaching 90 years has many more memories than I do after 77. I wish him a Happy and Healthy 90th Birthday too.

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  25. Thanks Cate and Abe, will pass the messages on. Diane

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  26. Wishing him a happy belated birthday! You definitely celebrated properly - that dessert looks fabulous =)

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  27. Wow - he does not look 90...he looks much younger. Happy b-day to him.

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  28. Bon anniversaire à beau-papa et à très bientôt.

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  29. Happy birthday to your father Diane, who is young and very nice!
    I wish him from my heart, to have a good health and happiness!
    Many greetings

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  30. Thank you everyone for the kind birthday wishes, all have been forwarded to my father-in-law. Diane xx

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  31. Please wish your father in law best birthday wishes from Australia! What a cozy lunch spot. Love the birthday candle!

    Denise<3

    Not long to go and we'll be in Sarlat!

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  32. Hi Diane

    A big Happy B-day to your FIL.. MY he looks dashing and in great health!! Fantastic!! Must have been a lovely day!! Glad you had fun together!
    Hugs, Leesa

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  33. He certainly looks very good for his age! Sorry I've not been very good at keeping up with your blog, will try to do better! Btw I'm now with Wordpress.

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  34. Wow, he looks fabulous for his age... more like Nigel's older brother.. what an amazing resemblance. Looks like you had a great party... lovely to read you again!

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  35. What a very sweet treat! Belated happy birthday to Nigel. He doesn't look 90 at all!

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  36. chubskulit, I hope that Nigel does not look 90 as he is my husband, it is my FIL on the left who turned 90 - Hee hee. Diane

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  37. your father in law definately looks so much younger than his age!

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  38. I go along with that Lena, he is amazing for his age. Diane

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  39. Belated congratulations!

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