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Wednesday, 27 January 2016

It's My Birthday!

Another year has gone by and here I'm aged 21 again! Now, I should be excited, but I'm not at an age to get excited about birthdays, plus I'm at work all day. I normally book the day off and go birding, but couldn't be bothered this year – but now I wish I had, oh well I'll have a birthday birding session at the weekend instead, maybe with a Cley VC cheese scone thrown in and a piece of ginger & pear cake from the Cley Deli! If any knights in shining armour would care to wine and dine me this evening, please let me know or Plan B will be fish 'n' chips at home alone..... more likely to be Plan B I think!
Flowers from my sister Lucy

Evening Update
Well – there was no knight in shining armour this evening and I didn't bother with fish 'n' chips either! I was so tired when I finished work and promptly fell asleep on the sofa when I got home. I had a really unhealthy tea of Waitrose miniature chocolate cup cakes, which Vivien bought me!!! I had some very kind presents from my family and an unexpected one from a very good friend and some lovely cards. Also received some amusing verse from J.F!

Thank you so much to everyone for so many lovely birthday wishes from friends and celebrities both on Facebook (81 messages so far!), email and via my blog – lucky me!!! Much appreciated. Sorry I can't reply to you all individually. I was at work, but had a lovely day with all my colleagues – birthday birding at the weekend! The evenings are slowly starting to get lighter, which can only mean one thing...... birding after work!!!

There will be no birthday picture from me – I've been at work all day and look my age today – obviously not 21!!


  1. Happy Birthday Penny, hope you get wined and dined tonight!

    1. Sadly not Sue! Thanks for your birthday wishes. Someone did email me a picture of a very dishy knight though and a birdy cake!

  2. Happy Birthday Penny! Here's to another great year of birding and blogs :)

  3. Replies
    1. Thank you! I have been to Madrid a few times with a job I had many years ago – I stayed in the Palace Hotel – love your city!

  4. Happy birthday Penny. And many more happy returns. Best wishes David.

  5. Aww such a shame you live so far away would love to have whisked you off for a birthday treat but just too far away. Happy birthday and enjoy tonight's fish and chips and the weekend birding xx

    1. Very kind, thank you so much for the thought!

  6. Hippo birdy two ewes....
    Hippo birdy two ewes....
    Hippo birdy deer Two-hapeth....
    Hippo birdy two ewes....

    Hippy, happy, hippo!!
    Now, enjoy those Chish'n'Fips...
    and watch WinterWatch!!
    And open a bottle of Vouvray sparkling....
    cheaper than Champagne and tastes better!
    And keep your pecker up...
    Thinking of you,

    1. Thank you for verse and good wishes!

  7. Happy Birthday Penny. Great blog you have here. Best wishes, and don't drink too much! Where are all the Woodpecker pictures? I love Woodpeckers!

  8. The verst is yet to come....
    "I had a really unhealthy tea of Waitrose miniature chocolate cup cakes"...
    abusing one's system with "bad" food is perfectly legal on your Birthday, at Christmas, the New Year and Easter...
    don't let the "Food Police" tell you otherwise!!