followed by the big evening

thank you all
 for
 the
 birthday wishes

 to all my Facebook friends
 thank you for all lovely comments


we went out to dinner
 but 
before
 that 
there were flowers 


from 
my step daughters 
Lisa & Lori


a card
 from 
my darling husband
(his gift didnt get here in time)


dinner at a cozy trattoria
on Amsterdam Avenue
La Vela


a delightful Malbec 
 candle light


warm crusty peasant bread


delicious pappardelle with fungi and tomato


all gone
a bowl of spaghetti with bolognese sauce

then home
for dessert

 home made
 from 
a mix
 chocolate cake 
with
 chocolate icing
 topped 
with a heart and a candle




 then 

well

the rest of the evening 
was 
private
 ;)




24 comments:

  1. Can't believe I missed your big day! Your evening sounded spectacular and that pappardelle looks delicious!! Stay warm and dry this weekend ... looks like a storm coming your way.

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  2. What beautiful flowers! and a lovely evening befitting your birthday!
    Happy Birthday!
    take care, the weather forecast for your area is frightful...hope you get a chance to stock up on goodies for the weekend

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  3. Sounds utterly perfect.

    And what better with a storm coming in than leftover birthday cake :).

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  4. Oh, that all sounds like it was truly wonderful....including the ending.... ;)

    I absolutely must make myself (to share!) a devil's food cake very soon.

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  5. Sounds like the perfect birthday!

    Many Happy Returns Daryl. x

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  6. Happy Birthday (one day late)! It looks like you had a fabulous celebration and, looking back at yesterday's post, those pics are great! Happy Birthday and many more!!!

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  7. Perfect I would say! Love Malbec - it would have been good with the cake too. :)

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  8. Truly a perfect birthday!
    Everything looks so yummy, especially the cake.
    Did Toonman make that cake?????

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  9. It sounds like you were treated to a marvelous birthday, as well you should.

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  10. Bless his chocolate heart ;) Looks like the perfect celebration. Now, stay warm and safe!

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  11. Daryl, perfect! Especially finishing off with chocolate cake and whatever!

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  12. so sorry i am late to the party but please receive my bleated wishes for a happy birthday. as it looks, it was a lovely day all around. i adore the pictures of yourself in the post below. love those pictures of you as a wee one. :)

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  13. Priceless...so glad you enjoyed your birthday!

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  14. Only a day? It's your birthday month. Queen for a month! The food looks sublime. I won't tell you what I had for dinner. You're welcome.

    So glad your day was so full of good stuff.

    p.s. Great job, darling husband.

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  15. Queen for only a day? I think it should be much longer. What a beautiful evening. Good going, Ray!

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  16. sounds like a perfect day and evening !!

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  17. Oh la la! How could I miss your birthday! Many belated birthday wishes Daryl..I can see that you had a very nice day and tres romantic dinner, with.......afters?? Enjoyed the images of young Daryl, you haven't changed a bit !

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  18. the private parts of birthdays are always the best !!

    hence the term, "birthday suit"......LOL

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  19. Sounds like a perfect day from start to finish.

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  20. Happy Belated Birthday! I'm glad you had such a great one. It sounds like sooo much fun.

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  21. BELATED HAPPY BIRTHDAY !!!!

    looks like a lovely day by the pics..I can smell betty crocker fudge icing from here..cos l made one too!!

    xx

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