Thursday, 15 August 2013

Post Birthday Time

Well, it's never over at this house until the clock strikes midnight!! OR, as our friend Mary-Pat quoted in a beautiful poem today - Look well therefore to this day.

That says it all for me..... 

Here are the last few pictures for today. We went to Fibber Magees pub for a nice light beer and some nachos with Mom, before our roast pork dinner at our house. Didn't want to eat too much before dinner!! Besides, sometimes, just going out for a quick beer and snackies is just as good as an expensive dinner!!



Susann & Mom had a strawberry-type beer and they really liked it.
I had a wheat beer, infused with grapefruit and Doug had his favourite beer, Harps...

Then a little shoe shopping at the outdoor mall close to the restaurant.
No, Doug did NOT come with us......

The Red Plate....
 About 20 years ago, we were in Whitefish MT on a holiday. We went into a gift shop and they had the Red Plate. The history on these is that they were used in the US midwest many years ago for birthdays, graduations, passing tests, essentially anything that was "special". Thus the red plate was born. There have been many imitators but only one original! I fell in love with it and have used it for almost every birthday or special day at our house since...... 

 Today, Grandma gets the red plate....

Doug and Lacey had on their "do-rags" later!!!

Birthday girl with a homemade carrot cake

Every girl needs a bit of help blowing out those candles!!

The tequila master at work for the shots....


The perfect Mexico tequila, 1800 Anejo!!
Fit for a 80th birthday toast, don't you think?!! 
Thanks for coming on by for the second installment of Nadyne's 80th Birthday!!!
Cheers friends!!


  1. Your mom is incredibly young looking - must be the adventuresome personality and the wonderful family she has. I didn't know the background of the 'red plate.' What a fine gift for a special someone. Have a great day.

    1. When you are 78, we will come and watch you skydive AND, if you are here, we will give you dinner on our red plate!!