Thursday, November 26

Surprise.....all is revealed!

Yesterday was my best friend Maria's 50th birthday! I had discussed wuth her what she wanted to do and she wanted lunch at her favourite restaurant in Guisborough, "The Cat's Whiskers".....OK I said, this is what we will do.........

Here Maria is wearing the hat we had bought for her present. We had spotted them in the Hiking Shop a few days ago!


Oh and I forgot to mention....I had mentioned the meal to Maria's beloved neice and nephew they came up for a surprise...

and way hey......our friends Dorothy & Keith flew over from France, just to join in!

2 of my nephews, Ben & Andrew called in too!

Maria loved every minute of it!

What a great time was had by all!

Maria normally goes to a local quiz on a Wednesday evening, and again she just wanted to do this!
First we had nibbles at Maria's....Then we all went round to the pub!

There was 4 of us in our team.....we won!

Oh and did I mention there was lots of Maria's friends and family there a surprise for the birthday girl!


I had managed to get the most wonderful pork pie which we lit with candles. I brought the cake out and announced....
"I'd like to say a few words about Maria.......
Maria, makes me laugh!

(Everybody laughed (as they had been hinted to do) and then we all sang along (I had provided the song sheets for everybody!)

How do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you catch a cloud and pin it down?
How do you find a word that means Maria?
A flibbertijibbet! A will-o'-the wisp! A clown!

Many a thing you know you'd like to tell her
Many a thing she ought to understand
But how do you make her stay
And listen to all you say
How do you keep a wave upon the sand

Oh, how do you solve a problem like Maria?
How do you hold a moonbeam in your hand?

It was a fantastic night, everybody had fun, and what is most important Maria loved every minute of it all!


  1. You're a great friend to do all that for Maria and she's one lucky lady to have you in her life. I can't see the photos, so will pop over to Facebook to check them out there. :D

  2. By someway that I could not see the photos, but glade you all had a good time. Have a nice weekend

  3. It sounds like a brilliant time :-)

  4. And a great time was had by all! Lovely!

  5. I couldn't see the photos but I can tell that a great time was had by all. How wonderful of you to celebrate your friend's birthday in such a big way.

  6. Can't see the photos but it sounds wonderful! Maria is a lucky girl to have you as a friend :)

  7. For some reason.... no pictures, but what a great time you all had.
    I wish there was a song written anout MY name.... :-(

  8. Using a laptop over here on vacation (Kauai) is not too convenient. It is very slow and tends to do its own thing. For some reason yor photos did not show up on your blog -- or could it be our tempremental laptop!!!
    Happy birthday anyway, Maria.


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