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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby mm1991 » Jan 02, 2020 3:25 am

Happy Birthday to fantasia and ILoveFauns!
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby coracle » Jan 16, 2020 3:55 pm

Happy birthday to a member not so far from my country - Waggawagga27!

(NZ is in the first time zone, and Australia is not far behind, so Wagga's birthday shows up on here for me before it shows for North Americans).

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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby johobbit » Jan 16, 2020 4:13 pm

So cute, coracle!

wagga, wishing you a delightful birthday. :ymparty: All these years you have been on the forum, and you are still posting as faithfully as ever. Blessings on your day! :ymhug:

Linking to this, as it's quite large.
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 16, 2020 10:35 pm

Oh, thank you, thank you, both coracle & johobbit. :ymhug: Nothing could be more perfect for my birthday than that Australia shaped cake with the Opera House in it, for Sydney, with the little birds & animals around it. It was nice, too, that it is still my actual birthday at 4.22 in the afternoon. We did go out for lunch with a friend today, but I'll be seeing all my family tomorrow as well.

We even got some more rain overnight & today, though it is tailing off to just the odd drop by now. You should have seen Warren Brown's cartoon in the Daily Telegraph. A drawing of a koala with little flippers on its back paws, goggles & a snorkel. With the single word underneath: Hope. Last night we just sat outside admiring the rain - actual sky water. Even the orange tree, drooping & seedy more & more, despite my trying to keep it supplied with greywater, to supplement the water restrictions, has perked up somewhat.

I also loved johobbit's linked little cakes, all of them so typically Australian. Especially the boomerang & the swaggie's hat. In nine day's time it will be Australia Day, & if I was still any good at cake decorating, these little cakes would also be such a fantastic idea to replicate for an Australia Day party, would you agree?

I'd like to also wish fantasia, IloveFauns (wherever she is), and all the other people with January birthdays a happy birthday as well. :)
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby johobbit » Jan 17, 2020 4:28 am

It's funny, because when I was searching for cakes for you, wagga, that one that coracle posted really stood out—so beautifully Australian!

Sounds like you're having some really special birthday gatherings! :D

Oh my, that cartoon caption almost brought me to tears, wow! :ymhug: What a blessing ... rain!

And now, I hope you had a lovely day-after-your-birthday with your family!
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby stargazer » Jan 17, 2020 2:13 pm

Happy belated birthday to wagga!

Love that Australia cake.
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby Courtenay » Jan 17, 2020 5:06 pm

Happy Belated Birthday, Wagga! I love that Aussie cake too, but I haven't forgotten you wanted a humungous pav, so... :D

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(here's where I got the photo from, if anyone does want to try making it!)

Glad you had a happy day yesterday and hope you have a lovely time with your family — and may the rain keep on coming! :ymapplause:
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby waggawerewolf27 » Jan 18, 2020 5:17 pm

Thank you, Stargazer :ymhug: & Courtenay, also. Now I really do have to thank you, Courtenay, for a beautifully humungous pav, nicely decorated up, Australia-shaped style, with all six states, including Tasmania. :ymhug: :D One never should forget Tasmania, or the Tasmanian devils would be after me. ;). Or the Taswegians. :)) I do really like cherries, also. There were blueberries for Western Australia, grapes for South Australia, which has its Barossa Valley vineyards, of course, slices of mango, for Northern Territory, so well-known for its rugged, casual lifestyle, & fierce WWII history.

Queensland seems to have been decorated with pineapple pieces & yes it is surely the home of Golden Circle tinned pineapple pieces, slices & pineapple juice, all staples. Also of sugar refining companies like CSR & Bundaberg, where they still make rum. ;) The thought of Queenslanders being called Banana benders never crossed my mind, did it? =)) There were raspberries for Victoria, & banana slices for New South Wales. I wonder, just a little mischievously, if the original maker of this pav came from either NSW or Victoria? ;;)

Meanwhile, I didn't get a pavlova in reality, even at Christmas, much as I love them. Like other locals, with bigger birthday celebrations, I was taken to a Chinese Restaurant for dinner, & had a rather plainer birthday cake to go with it. Thanks to the rain, we even felt comfortable with the birthday candles lit for such occasions. ;)
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby johobbit » Jan 23, 2020 4:43 pm

A hearty Happy Birthday to Grandmama! :ymparty: We really appreciate having you on the forum, and hope you have had a lovely day in every way! :ymhug:

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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby Grandmama » Jan 23, 2020 5:41 pm

Thanks, Jo! That is an awesome looking cake!

I'm enjoying having the day off work and doing some sewing.
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby coracle » Jan 23, 2020 8:21 pm

What a lovely cake, Grandmama! Does this mean you will accept all our mending and sewing work?
Hope your birthday was splendiferous!! :ymhug:
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby stargazer » Jan 25, 2020 11:40 pm

Glad you enjoyed your birthday, Grandmama!

Jo, that cake is 'sew' appropriate. ;))
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby coracle » Jan 29, 2020 9:18 pm

Happy birthday, Movie Aristotle!
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby johobbit » Jan 30, 2020 2:57 pm

;)) stargazer!

Happy Birthday to you, Movie Aristotle! :ymparty: We hope you're having a great day! :D

I looked in vain for an acting cake, given your appreciation of the stage, but too many had an age already on 'le gâteau', so that didn't work. :P

I ended up with a classic Narnia cake, one that I have not posted here in quite awhile:


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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby Movie Aristotle » Jan 30, 2020 4:08 pm

It's perfect, Jo! Thanks a bunch! Thanks, Coracle, for the birthday blessing!
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Re: Happy Birthday - Round Two!

Postby SnowAngel » Jan 30, 2020 4:45 pm

Happy Birthday, Movie Aristotle! :ymparty: :D

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