This is a Reblog! I did turn 80 on Sunday, 21 September 2014

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This picture is from yesterday (Tuesday) morning. Marion, one of my neighbours, came along to ask for our gardener’s phone number. Peter gave her the number. I showed Marion in the computer the photos that we had taken on Monday morning at the lake.

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Here is another photo that I tried to shoot with my camera from the computer screen. It shows part of that beautiful playground near the lake.

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Marion asked me whether I still felt to be in a celebratory mood. “Very much so,” was my reply. Tuesday morning was a lovely morning: Wonderful sunshine, the air felt balmy. When Marion arrived we had already finished our morning tea outside in front of the house.

A little bit of Sunday's ice-ream cake was still left. Peter and I  enjoyed this before we had our cup of tea.
A little bit of  ice-ream cake had still been left from Sunday. Peter and I enjoyed this before we had our cup of morning tea.
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Sitting outside in the sun I decided I would wear this hat.
 I wore this hat sitting outside in the sun.
I had tried the hat on in the bathroom to see what it looked like.
I had tried the hat on in the bathroom to see what it looked like.
Before I got dressed I had taken another picture in the bathroom. My aim was to take a picture of the flowers when I noticed I could also be seen in the mirror!
Before I got dressed I had taken another picture in the bathroom. My aim was to take a picture of the flowers when I noticed I could also be seen in the mirror!
So I stepped back - but surprise, surprise: the mirror did still catch me!
Later I took a picture stepping back a bit – but surprise, surprise: the mirror did still catch me!
Looking through my birthday cards again I felt like I wanted to take a picture of them.
Looking through my birthday cards again and again I felt I wanted to take a picture of them.
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These are the names of the ladies who gave me these beautiful flowers. Joan came a bit later after work. Her name is missing on the card. Anyhow these are the flowers I received from the ladies on Monday. Aren’t they beautiful?

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So Tuesday morning I went around enjoying all the flowers. I kept shifting them to different places and took  pictures of them from different angles. I just love taking pictures of beautiful things!

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Here you can see Peter in the kitchen busily fixing the curtain rod.

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Breakfast Time
Breakfast Time
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Sparkling Apple Juice for Lunch
Sparkling Apple Juice for Lunch
Salad for Lunch
Salad for Lunch
This in Lunch
This in Lunch
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Here is this week’s TIME magazine. On page 14 it says:

ON A HUMID MID-SEPTEMBER NIGHT,
SECRETARY OF STATE JOHN KERRY
ARRIVED AT THE ROYAL PALACE ON SAUDI
ARABIA’S RED SEA COAST TO BEG
THE FAVOR OF A KING

The writer of this article says that Abdula bin Abdulazis is perhaps the most powerful man in the Middle East.

It is said in this article that the U.S. has built a fragile web of alliances to fight ISIS.
The question is being asked: WILL THIS SHAKY GROUP OF PARTNERS HOLD?

I, Uta, ask myself, how can we as ordinary citizens possibly grasp all the complications? It’s of no use working myself up, right? But I still want to know as much as possible where we are at at present.

Back to my flowers. Here is another glance at them:

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Under the above picture it says: Diplomatic dance Kerry leaves a photo op with leaders of the Gulf Cooperaton Council in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, on Sept. 11
Under the above picture it says: Diplomatic dance
Kerry leaves a photo op with leaders of the Gulf Cooperation Council in Jidda, Saudi Arabia, on Sept.11 

  1. berlioz1935 EditYou have been busy Aunty Uta.Reply
    1. auntyuta EditYea, busily taking pictures, Berlioz. As you know, I love doing this! Reply
  2. giselzitrone EditEinen glücklichen Mittwoch liebe Ute so schöne Bilder und viele Blumen meinen Glückwunsch noch nachträglich und viel Gesundheit und Glück war sicher viel Arbeit für dich.Ja vom Fernsehen hatte ich auch mal versucht Bilder zu machen wahren aber nicht so schön.Ich wünsche dir noch einen glücklichen schönen Tag und alles liebe und Glück von mir.Gruß und Freundschaft.GislindeReply
    1. auntyuta EditNein, Gislinde, war nicht viel Arbeit für mich. Die Gäste kamen nur zum Nachmittags Kaffee. Caroline und Peter sahen nach der Küche und besorgten das Einschenken während ich wie die Königing mit meinen Gästen am Tisch sass! Wie du siehst, bin ich ordentlich verwöhnt worden und die vielen Blumengeschenke machten mich sehr glücklich. Es war ein ganz besonderer Geburtstag der sich über mehrere Tage erstreckte. Nun bin ich offiziel im fortgeschrittenen Alter. Hat aber auch seine guten Seiten, finde ich. Hab vielen Dank für deine lieben Glückwünsche, liebe Gislinde. Herzliche Grüsse, Uta. Reply
  3. catterel EditLovely pictures of what sounds like a lovely birthday. Btw only vampires don’t have a reflection in the mirror Reply
    1. auntyuta Well, Cat, now there is proof that I am not a vampire! He, he Reply
  4. rangewriter EditHappy belated birthday. You are as lovely as your flowers.Reply
    1. auntyuta Oh, thanks for this, Linda, thank you very much! 

6 thoughts on “This is a Reblog! I did turn 80 on Sunday, 21 September 2014

    1. Thank you so much. Oldandblessed! Yes, soon to b 87. I do feel ‘old and blessed’ for soon to be reaching such a golden point! 🙂
      Stay safe! Love, Uta 🙂

    1. Yes, I do have lots and lots of beautiful memories. And up to the end of last year he was always with me, reaching out to me, loving me. Some neighbours already agreed they would come to my outside deck for some birthday celebrations on September 21! 🙂
      HUGS from me too! Love, Uta 🙂

      1. Yes, it was good that we could all be together on that day. Two of these neighbours are not with us any more now.
        Daughter Carolyn had stayed with us on that day, to help Peter with the serving. I was allowed to sit at the table with my friends. Peter and Caroline did all the preparations and serving. Peter was still very fit at the time. We did not know then, that six years later, namely towards the end of 2020, he would be extremely close to death. The last few years of Peter’s life are full of good memories for me. He stayed still amazingly active, despite pain and advancing cancer. Up to the last week of his life, he had always good appetite. He did eat well, very much enjoying good food.
        On Caroline’s birthday, the 9th of December, he was unable to eat any of the birthday cake. We knew then, that he was in a very bad way. He died three days later, on the 12th of December, surrounded by his two daughters, his son and son-in-law! And lots of grandchildren with their partners as well as great-grandchildren were not far away. It was a very sombre occasion.
        His funeral service one week later was a great celebration of his life. 🙂

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