Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Fireworks and flowers for me

It's my birthday today. Since no one (*) is going to give me any presents, I've had to get me something myself. I'm not sure if this present is fireworks exploding across the sky or a frail, delicate bloom frozen in time.

If anyone else wants their own special fireworks display or personalised bloom, make your own over here, a link I found at Gordon's place.

(*) I lie as I've already received something from A and James has promised to bake me a melktert which I may get if his boyfriend doesn't eat it first. Here is a recipe for melktert in English.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're just as lazy as me when it comes to googling; I have printed off that recipe (and laminated it) yesterday.

10:05 am  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

And how was I meant to know that you had the same one? However, I seriously doubt you have printed off the one in Afrikaans? And, it being 'ouma's recipe', it could be better? Actually, the one you printed from epicurious is taken from one of Lannice Snyman's cookery books. She's very well thought after in SA so it's bound to be good.

today's veri word: ournap - combo of ouma and oupa, maybe?

10:15 am  
Blogger Pam said...

Happy birthday.

10:19 am  
Blogger ChittyChittyBangBang! said...

Happy Birthday! Gelukkige Verjaarsdag... hehe... see I said it in Afrikaans, which is something you won't get to hear in England. That alone should make your day! :)

10:59 am  
Blogger nyasha said...

Have a fab-a-roony time and a flobbatastic day! ;) Parabéns Nomad!

11:34 am  
Blogger whatalotoffun said...

Have a very nice B Day. Hope all your dreams come true (You can be glad that I am not there for that melktert because you would not even get a piece its my favorite).
Hope you enjoy the day. (How old are you today)

11:49 am  
Blogger Alan said...

Have a very nice Birthday.

11:56 am  
Anonymous silent_songster said...

Happy Birthday - Bonne Anniversaire

(we're bilingual in Canada, natch!)

Hope you're having a great day.

12:11 pm  
Blogger Rob7534 said...

Happy Birthday Babe! Where is your Amazon.Com wish list?!?! No wonder no one got you anything.

That's my excuse anyway! :)

12:33 pm  
Blogger BUDDESS said...

Baie geluk Alan!!! Mag jy 'n fantasties dag he en mag al jou wildste drome waar word. You are sharing this birthday with a very special friend of mine!! He is fab and now I know why I like you so much too!!!!

12:35 pm  
Blogger kyknoord said...

Sweet! Feeling any older?

1:36 pm  
Blogger Moncrief Speaks said...

Happy birthday!!

2:53 pm  
Blogger Caroline said...

Happy Birthday to you
Squashed tomatoes and stew (though Melktert sounds much nicer)
Bread and butter in the gutter
Happy Birthday to you

And for my next...

You are the missing link...

It goes like this:

Jim's ex-flat mate (May 10th), my ex-husband (May 17th), Jim (May 24th), Jim's mother (May 31st) and now you (June 7th) - but as neither Jim nor I have lived with you I'm not sure I can really count you in this year's Wednesday birthday chain... I'll just claim it as a nice pattern - like your site's fireworks...

3:02 pm  
Anonymous patita said...

Cheers, Nomad! Hope it's a grand celebration! Mine's in a week, so I might have to try that melktert recipe (looks divine).

3:54 pm  
Blogger Dawn said...

Wishing you many happy and healthy returns of the day.
Party on.

4:30 pm  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

Pam : Thank you

ChittyChittyBangBang! Baie dankie, meneer.

coffee addict : Muito obrigado

whatalotoffun : Thank you – 47 (gasp!!)

Alan: Thank you; and thank you for the present

silent_songster: Thanks / merci (about the extent of my French). And thanks for visiting.

Rob7534 : Thank you. I shall have to set one up for my next birthday :-)

BUDDESS: Baie dankie! And pass my good wishes on to your friend. Of course he’s special if he shares a birthday with me.

kyknoord: Sweet? Sour, maybe! I can’t say that I feel any older. That’s probably a good thing.

Moncrief Speaks: Thanks

Caroline : Stew sounds good too but not on a hot day like today. I like the pattern you mention even if I don’t fit in quite as well as the rest do.

patita: Thanks. Try that recipe and tell me what you think of it. I must remember to go wish you in a week’s time.

Dawn: Thank you. To keep up with the multilingual thing, you should have said ‘mazeltov’! :-)

5:20 pm  
Blogger Saddle Up said...

Happy Birthday fella... you must be an old fucker now ;)

6:37 pm  
Blogger Babsbitchin said...

Happy Birhtday Darling!!
I hope you had a wonderful day and so many more to come. A celebration of YOUR life, I shall drink to tonight!!

3:51 am  
Blogger andrea said...

I can't believe it. I tried to respond to this post twice already and Blogger ate it. Just wanted to say Happy Birthday old man -- and I can say that because we're 'of an age'. Luckily we don't look it and that's really all that matters in the end, isn't it? Hope it was happy.

PS Know anyone with the initials VQ? (Virgin Queen?) Accordiong to word verif "vqsux". Your blog is turning into the wall in a public toilet.

5:24 am  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

saddle up: Thanks. Too right I am!

babs: Thank you to, dahling. Now don't you go and drink too much, do you hear?

Andrea: It was a great day, thanks. The sun shone and shone and shone and it had nothing to do with my backside. I do hope this blog isn't turning into the wall of a public toilet - I don't do public toilets!

6:06 am  
Blogger rhino75 said...

Joyeux anniversaire Nomad, even if it's belated (my internet was down yesterday) In your honour, I am wearing a blue glittery bracelet! xxx

6:28 am  
Blogger Caroline said...

So what did you do for you birthday evening? Hope it was fun!

7:44 am  
Blogger BUDDESS said...

Are you going to give us another red wine story Nomad? I hope you had some last night?? Red wine, I mean...

8:48 am  
Blogger whatalotoffun said...

yes we are waiting. Is Red Red Wine from UB40 your favorite song to.

8:55 am  
Blogger Bill said...

A slightly belated 'Happy Birthday'! Hope you are having a great week :)

9:02 am  
Blogger H Y A K U N I N C H O said...

(o-tanjobi omedeto gozaimasu)=
Congratulations on your honourable birthday

So RN, you are a June Baby, too!
My star sign comes afterwards, though.

Apologies for the late epistle.
Hope you had a fun time!

9:02 am  
Blogger nyasha said...

love love love Red Red Wine from UB40!

10:06 am  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

rhino75 : Thank you, better late than never. Surely that bracelet doesn’t go with the green leotard you wear when dancing to Abba?

Caroline : It was fun but didn’t really do that much. At one stage I thought of doing nothing as I was feeling tired from lack of sleep, heat and hayfever. Some friends popped round with wine then we went out to the pub.

BUDDESS : Last night’s red wine was uneventful but I have one from a few weeks ago that doesn’t show me up in a good light. That’s to be expected, of course. I’ll post it sometime soon.
whatalotoffun : A red wine story is fermenting away and will be posted in time. I like that song but it’s not a favourite.

Bill : Thanks, Bill, hope yours has been good too.

H Y A K U N I N C H O : Good to see you keeping up the multilingual greetings. And good to know you’re another June baby even if not a Gemini. My mother whose name was June was a June baby who was also not a Gemini.

coffee addict : You need to find a coffee song to better suit your taste buds.

11:23 am  
Blogger Frog with a Blog said...

Nomad, i tried to post 10 times yesterday, but there was something wrong with Blogger. Sorry I'm late, Happy birthday you dirty bugger. Loving those photos up there.

11:41 am  
Blogger Wenchy said...

Happy, Happy, Happy birthday baby!!!!

12:34 pm  
Blogger CTG said...

Hi buddy. Happy birthday (belated). Hope it was a good day. Hugs, CTG

1:33 pm  
Blogger Vitor said...

Happy Birthday!

7:16 pm  
Blogger angel said...

i'm two days late- please don't hate me... happy birthday dude!

8:51 am  
Blogger angel said...

man- i LOVE that fireworks thing! i didn't realise it was an image of your website! very funky...

6:34 pm  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

blogfrog: No prob, I know that blogger has been a bit of a bitch of late. Glad you like the pics.

wenchy: I know that it's your birthday soon, must remember to go wish you!

ctg, vitor and angel: thanks for the good wishes

5:35 pm  
Blogger Reluctant Nomad said...

angel: it is cool even if perfectly meaningless.

5:36 pm  
Blogger Tammy said...

Happy Birthday!! Have a lekker stuck melktert for me!!

6:43 pm  
Blogger the dumb gardener said...

Happy Birthday

7:17 pm  

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