Saturday, October 28, 2017

Celebrating the day

Aside from the big lunch for my birthday, the actual day of my birthday, Saturday, was quite low key, with shopping in the morning, pottering about in the afternoon and an early meal out. I guess I must have been feeling relaxed as at the end of my week off, I brought a jigsaw up from the recycling charity bin.

It is a 3D jigsaw, you know, the picture changes depending on the angle you are looking from. R made a good start.


I finished off the border, and then it got hard and we became sick of it taking up space, so back in the box it went and back to the recycle bin, along with another we had.


How did I forget that a card from R always includes some glittering things. Dame M began the habit and she just used fine glitter powder.


We had an open mind about dinner, but before hand we visited the House of Mirrors. Every which way were mirrors, it seemed. I can't say it was fun, because we couldn't find our way out and I know R can become claustrophobic. At one point this stupid old bloke right in front of me would not get out of my way. Why do they let in stupid old men like him? Ahh, that is my reflection.


Eventually we found the exit door, but no, it was a reflection. I could see three exit doors. Even once we found the real one, we were another room full of glass panels. R just pushed on a likely glass panel, and to our relief, we were out.




We dined at Riverland, with me having a nice burger, while we watched the lowering sun. I played a bit with camera settings.




It was the Indian Diwali festival at Federation Square above Federation Wharf and the noticeably fair haired old men wandered around for a bit. Some government person in Australia who represents India was making a speech. Apparently back in India, Diwali is not a public celebration, but a home based one, where you might travel from one home to another. It was barely 8pm, but we caught the tram home and that was the end of my birthday day.


18 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a really fantastic day! Wishing you a year of happiness and good health.

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    1. Thank you likeschocolate. Very kind.

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  2. It looks like an excellent day.
    I suspect the House of Memories would freak me out.
    Loved the eighth photo.

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    1. EC, it is a bit of fun playing with the camera. I should do it more often.

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  3. Andrew, What, another Birthday. I thought it was the other Saturday when you mentioned it. I remember sending you belated wishes.

    Perhaps I mis-read that original post.
    Happy Birthday...again.

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    1. Dee, it was two weeks ago. I've just got around to posting the photos.

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  4. Oh, well...they would let stupid old women like me in, and stupid young folk of any gender...so why not stupid old men?

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    1. Lee, non selective entry. I should have been stopped from entering.

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  5. Happy Birthday and congrats on eating my fave - a cheeseburger! Sounds like you had a fun day! Hugs...RO

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    1. It was nice and not too busy. Thanks RO.

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  6. House of Mirrors never been there, must be fun to see oneself in various shapes.
    Happy Birthday for the other day and sounds as if you had a nice day.
    Glitter, it goes everywhere, always a bit found later.
    Jigsaw puzzles, big ones do take up so much room and when done don't like to undo them...never had a 3D one.

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    1. Margaret, the mirrors are only temporary. Thanks. We have done jigsaws before but them had a formal dining table that was rarely used.

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  7. Happy birthday, Andrew!

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    1. Thanks Walt. I guess you have been there and one that age.

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  8. Very happy Happies, Andrew!

    Birthdays and other special days should always be celebrated because we never know about the future. The photos, speeches, cards and videos from special events are all we have, in the end.

    Joe had a dinner for his birthday this week with 76 family and friends. The food was delicious and the speeches were fun. I hope everyone loved the occasion.

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    1. I agree about the ephemera. I keep some things from special events. 76 guests for a birthday? I couldn't summon that number even if I invited acquaintances. Happy belated birthday to Joe. He must be a good bloke to have you as his wife :-P

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  9. I 'sort of" celebrated Diwali day. I was visiting P in the nursing home and just happened to be there at afternoon tea time, and since a lot of the workers are Indian, there was a brightly iced cake being sliced and served with cream poured over it, lemonade for some, champagne for those who wanted it and a real party atmosphere around the tables. Some of those old dears are quite funny, one old character really made me laugh. These were the ones without dementia, although some of those also came to enjoy the cake
    I really like that first, darker, under the bridge photo.

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    1. It sounds like great fun at the nursing home, River. Maybe you could become a volunteer hospital visitor. I know one such person who does that and finds it quite fulfilling. I only took the middle bridge light blown out photo to capture the red underside of the bridge.

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