Friday, June 29, 2007

Birthday presents

I had a fantastic birthday in just about every sense. I had many cards and some great gifts, including a digital radio, a rose quartz necklace, vouchers, a picture frame, wine (a nice Chianti) and The Universe. No really! It is the title of a book and it is full of the most fantastic images from the Hubble telescope. I just know it is a book I will keep looking at, especially as I have always been fascinated with space. I was also taken out for a truly fantastic meal in a great restaurant called Bordeaux Quay. The food used there is all organic and sourced locally (very green) and was truly delicious. I had a selection of meat terrines as a starter, duck with nectarines for my main course and chocolate nemesis for dessert all washed down with English sparkling wine. Sumptuous!

I was also thrilled every time I visited my blog to find that more of my blog friends had visited and left birthday wishes and little virtual gifts. I was truly touched that many of you went and found things that you obviously chose because you thought I would like them, and I did! :) Lots of beautiful, fun, exciting, thoughtful, informative and entertaining things. Thank you everyone! I loved every single one of them and I will be showcasing all of them here on my blog in the order they given (make sure you check out the links to the gifts which will be in 'bold' text). Also thanks for being such great party guests. Nearly everyone kept the Q&A chat going and I know many of you went and 'mingled' and visited someone else. You are all extremely fantabulosus people and I send hugs to you all!

Diyadear was my first party guest and she bought me a really cool clip from one of my favourite TV shows, Scrubs. It is a fantastic clip where some of the hospital staff form a band and mime to 'More than a Feeling' by Boston (a classic rock track). Here it is so enjoy! I love Ted the lawyer on air guitar!



CrazieQueen was the next to arrive and she had a delicious present for me on her blog in the form of Chocolate and strawberry cake! You can check it out here. It's not a birthday party without cake after all and I had a Pavlovian moment just looking at it so it was a good job I was going out for a meal.

Next to arrive was Beckie over at Give it a Try. She left me a fantastic link to Catstuff - Cat facts and Trivia and I learned things about my feline companion Bob that I never knew including something that involves a black light that I'm not sure I needed to know, not sure I exactly wanted to know and definitely am not going to try. What I want to know is who was looking in the first place to find this out and why did they use a black light. Hee hee :)

I will be writing about the other wonderful things that were left for me by my other blog friends very soon...

24 comments:

craziequeen said...

Glad to hear you had a good birthday, even though you were working :-(
CK and I still think you're potty for working on your birthday.

Michele sent me to see what you got for your birthday, honey....

cq

Tiffany said...

SOunds like you had a GREAT birthday! (didnt mean to skip you, you just typed faster then I did. I visited you both)

Tiffany said...

oops here via michele

Janet said...

Happy Birthday!!! Mine was the 22nd :-)

Hi, Michele sent me!

diyadear said...

wow b-k,
so many presents.. sounds like u basked in the limelight well.. enjoy dear.. n ya im so happy u liked my little present too :)
keep smiling!!

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

So glad you had such a wonderful Birthday, my dear...! Lovely presents, Great Meal, Sweet Virtual gifts, too, and Cards...
I'm so happy for you...!
Soon, I will have my Birthday Lunch Post, together...I hope (lol).

kenju said...

Chocolate nemesis?! That sounds decadent! Glad to know you had a happy birthday.

D.O.M. Dan said...

Hello Bob-kat. First of all, allow me to wish you a belated happy birthday! The picture you posted of The Universe looks similar to your profile cat eyes. I'm thinking that was by design, but it might just be a coincidence.

Thanks for stopping by my blog to say hi after Michele sent you.

Kristi Mantoni said...

I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday and I hope the party continues! I'm sorry I missed the big day.

Isn't a terrine like meat jello?

Ramona said...

Happy, Happy Birthday!
Check your email...

Prego said...

that scrubs clip is hilarious. i wonder if that's in homage to brad delp, who checked himself out of the planet a few months back.

happy b-day, etc. here via michele
p

OldOldLady Of The Hills said...

Thanks for your visit, my dear B-K, and indeed, you are right...When we get together it is like we all just saw each other...And in fact, I do see most of these ladies on a fairly regular basis---not as often as I did when I could still go to Theatre West...but, the friendships formed go back so far and the closeness we all fel---it's like family.
Installment two is coming...(lol)
Hope your Mum is continuing her progess to a healthier place...Hugs To You!

R. Sherman said...

Glad you had fun. It was nice checking in on some people from your blog roll.

The Hubble book looks interesting. I've been reading a book called "Origins" about the Big Bang and such. Fascinating.

Cheers.

Lisa said...

I'm glad you had such a wonderful birthday! Thank you for sharing the gift of the Scrubs/Boston video. It made my morning. lol. Michele sent me today!

rashbre said...

Happy Birthday from rashbre central. We've been playing around with some techno stuff today and so we decided to gift you a remix of one of Christina's tracks, from our giggling attempts to work with iZotope Ozone.

Anyway, it may not be very birthday-ish, but its here as Earth(bobkat mix)

best from rashbre and the now unmuddy Christina Nott

utenzi said...

Why do I get the feeling someone is watching me when I look at the cover of your "Universe" book, Bob-kat? It's kinda spooky! LOL

It's great that you had a nice party, B-K, and received nice gifts!

As for your comment about the footer on my blog, I don't know if you're referring to the current one or not. I know that sounds odd but I was in the act of replacing the footer when you commented. I'm sure you'd find the old one prettier but it didn't fit in the color scheme. I do need to come up with something snazzier for the header and footers. Eventually!

Susan Helene Gottfried said...

Hey, Bob-Kat! Sounds like a WONDERFUL birthday. I'm sorry I missed the party; I think I'll have to add you to my reader.

Michele sent me today.

Carmi said...

Good things happen to good people. And you're definitely one of the good ones.

I'm so happy that you had such a great birthday. It reinforces that the world is a fair and just place.

'B' said...

Ok, so I am late in wishing you 'Happy Birthday', but what's the old saying...
all good things come to those who wait...
So, in the intrest of waiting, can you wait until next year so as I can say it then??
Seriously, I hope you had a great day...
Here from Michele's this very cold Sunday morning in Sydney!
Bernie

mar said...

It sounds like a fantastic bday, Bob-kat, no wonder you love birthdays :)

chrysalis said...

Happy Birthday!

craziequeen said...

Michele sent me to say hi, Bobkat - hope you're having a nice relaxing weekend, and your mum us still improving..

cq

craziequeen said...

Hey sweetie - watched the video, minus sound 'cos we is watching JAG, and i was disappointed not to see John C McGinley in it.....

I still remember him in Wagons East - so funny.........

But even he wasn't enough to keep me interested in Scrubs....

cq

Shephard said...

Enjoyed the cat facts. :) I think I'll go watch my cat move his ears. :)

~S