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Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Granny's Birthday


As you all know, Granny flew to Cairns last Thursday.  Here she is celebrating her birthday at a restaurant.  I'm sure that's a new top,  nice, very tropical.  And it may be just the photo, but she looks really brown already don't you think?  I've heard through the grapevine that she's having a really great time, but that she's finding it a bit muggy.

Guess how old she was.  Good guess.  But wrong.  She was eighty-nine.


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  1. Happy Birthday Granny; you look great in Leopard.

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  2. Happy Birthday Granny. Looks like she's living it up !

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  3. It is very muggy at the moment ~ even for we locals. Birthday wishes to Granny ~ good on her.

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  4. Many happy returns. You are looking like a fifty year old.

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    1. Errr...Adrian you are getting confused old chap! That's not our lovely blog hostess in the picture!

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  5. I think those are those sparkler candles too.

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  6. If I look like that at nearly 90 I'll be well chuffed. If I looked like that at 70 I'd be quite pleased in fact!

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  7. Presume you're talking about the top Geeb? I'll see if she could get you one....

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    1. Joking aside, she looks very well, doesn't she?

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    2. Yes she really does Katherine. The top isn't quite my style and even though I'm more adventurous now that I was at any time before in my life I'm not quite that adventurous yet.

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  8. Will Granny be meeting up with that hellraising, pleasure seeking, ICT teaching Cairns resident - Christmas Carol? They could paint the town red together while watching out for "muggers" as Carol says it's very "muggy" there at present. Wonder what you'll be doing when you are 89 Kate?

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  9. I think Granny is probably going to stay up in the relative cool of the tablelands where her daughter and son-in-law now lives. She is probably putting her feet up every afternoon with a fan blowing the warm, moist air ('close' is I think the English equivalent) over her face.
    When I'm 89, hmmm, I hope I'll be still able to jump on a plane and have an adventure like Granny. But more likely I'll be content to walk around the park or swim at the local pool each morning and spend my afternoons with my virtual reality headset on, 'walking' over the hills around the Lake District... What about you YP?

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    1. I will be a skeleton mouldering in my grave.

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