Ralph’s Birthday Party

We had a lot of fun last night in La Fuenta Bar, Cortes de la Frontera, celebrating my 66th Birthday, the End of the World and the gathering of friends both Spanish and us foreigners. I want to thank Sara and Antonio for allowing me the use of the bar and their wonderful meal and service. Also thanks to Hilda for organising it all and Pedro who drove most of us to and from the party.

I would have loved to have had all my blogging friends there as well. That would have been special.

The party is over but on this post it has just begun.

Apologies for David the Cameraman for his usual sideways presentation at the beginning but he righted it eventually.

Lovely cake. Thank you.

Would you have come to my party ? I missed you not being there

110 Comments on “Ralph’s Birthday Party

    • Stefania !! Hello, Its been a long time since we spoke to each other. Thank you. Hugs. Ralph x


    • Oh. That is a really lovely thing to say Rene. Thank you so much. Ralph x πŸ˜€


    • Hi dear Soumyav. It’s not quite belated as my birthday is on the 15th December. I had to have my party early as so many of my friends are departing soon to other parts of Europe for Christmas. Love Ralph x πŸ™‚


  1. Oh Ralph I would have loved to be there. It would have been very special with the blogger friends. Beautiful cake, hope you ate a piece for me! , and it is nice to see the people I only know from your mails! We really missed a great party! Love Ute x


    • Hello dear Ute, you are one of my special friends whom I would have loved to have come to my party. Yes, it would be nice to meet every blogger friend. You and many others were in my thoughts last night. I toasted absent friends. Love and hugs. Ralph x (I did have a piece of cake on behalf of you)


      • Thanks I hope it was the bigger piece…..I love cake. πŸ™‚
        I will visit you and we can have another party….x


      • It was a completely different kind of cake. Very soft, tasty and squishy. It would not have travelled…….only on a spoon !! You are booked for a visit. πŸ™‚


      • huh…crashes into communication wall……now i’ll have to go watch videos and look at your top…


      • ohhhhhhhhhhhhh i couldn’t see what the design was so i just thought it was a colorful designed shirt πŸ™‚


    • That is a really kind and generous thing to say Scarlett. Hugs Ralph x πŸ™‚


  2. Dear Ralph,
    happy birthday and every other single second of your life! I’m happy to hear and see you had a lovely birthday and hope you keep smiling during the whole year!

    And it’s so nice you thought of us on this special day! I’d love to be there with you!

    Have a lovely night,

    P.S. Your web design changed once again… πŸ™‚


    • That is really a beautiful comment Julita. Thank you so much. I wish you were at the party last night. Yes, I changed my theme to Tapestry which I love working with and it’s a bit brighter than the Photography theme. Thank you. Hugs. Ralph x


    • Thank you so much dear Len. Wow, each day better than the last / Fantastic. Hugs. Ralph x


    • Everyone has been so kind including my special YC. Thank you so much. Hugs. Ralph x


  3. Happy Birthday dear Ralph, I am so glad to hear that you had a nice Birthday party. I wished to be there too. Blessing and Happiness, Thanks and Love, nia


    • I would have loved for you to have been there last night dear Nia. Thank you for your lovely comment. Love Ralph x


  4. You know I would have been there, Ralph. With bells on and cotton stuffed into my ears! πŸ˜€ Looks like it was a great time. Happy Birthday!


    • Sorry you missed your flight πŸ˜‰ Next time maybe. Hugs Ralph x


  5. Happy Birthday Ralph… xoxoxo πŸ™‚
    I loved being there with you and your wonderful friends…
    You are such a sweetie; the evidence is on film for all to see… πŸ˜‰
    I think you were cheated though. 6 candles (blown out twice) still does not add up to 66… πŸ™‚


    • You are so kind Carolyn. I had a great time amongst wonderful friends.. *blushing* about the sweetie πŸ˜€ I did expect 66 candles but we would have had to put the fire brigade on standby πŸ˜‰ Love and hugs. Ralph xx


  6. Happy Birthday dear Ralph,
    What a lovely party, and what fun it was to attend virtually! I’m afraid I need a little more notice to fly half-way around the world. Let’s see, it’s probably a 13 hour flight, and I’m just reading this. So at best I might have just made it in time to be three days late for the party!!!! Nonetheless, I wish you a very, very merry birthday month. Bask in the glow! Lots of birthday hugs, Marsha Lee πŸ™‚


    • Dearest Marsha, my friend, a flight is not necessary when your thoughts are with me as I don’t think I could cope with you in real life as your comments really do give me a hard time and I love it. Hugs and love. Ralph x


      • Dear Ralph,
        I’m trying SO diligently NOT to give you a hard time!!! I’m sorry, but it’s been such a joy to do so, and YOU do give it right back!!! But never fear, I’m safely ensconced in California. I WAS just pointing out that you DID ask US bloggers AFTER the fact – even though you toasted us! Had you asked before the fact, you might have been disappointed – and who needs that for a birthday, right? However a WARNING for future birthday parties – don’t ask if you don’t mean for people to respond. You MIGHT have had HUNDREDS at your party! Your ladies all love you.

        I’t not your birthday today, so a handshake will have to do you, my fun friend. ML πŸ™‚


      • My wrist has been well and truly slapped. Next time I will hire a fleet of Boeing 747s to pick you guys/girls up to bring you to my party πŸ˜‰

        High Five Marsha πŸ™‚


  7. Happy Birthday Uncle Ralph, wish you all the best and have a wonderful life. Well i missed being in your birthday party πŸ˜€


    • Sweet Yessie, thank you so much. I am sorry you couldn’t come but I hope this post has given you an idea of the fun we all had. Love. Ralph x


    • My Denise, so kind and hearing you sing to me is a wonderful bonus. Thank you. Ralph x


  8. I so would have been there!
    And – that cake looked delish. Hope you had a piece for me too πŸ™‚
    Wishing you a happy birthday & many more…

    CumpleaΓ±os feliz
    cumpleaΓ±os feliz
    te deseamos querido Ralph
    cumpleaΓ±os feliz.
    Cha cha cha!


    • Wow. With you and Denise we have the beginnings of a choir. Thank you so much for your lovely comment RoSy and your piece of cake was delish !! Love. Ralph x


    • Thank you so much Rebecca, I hope we can become friends. Hugs. Ralph x


    • Sheri !!!! You now have a friend for life for buttering me up. Hugs. Ralph x


  9. Looks like a great party, complete with good speeches and a beautiful cake. Did you make a wish?


    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment dear Katie. Yes I did make a wish but all my female blogging friends are married, gone for weeks on end on SUPs or might as well live in Timbuktu πŸ˜‰ Love Ralph x


    • Yes it was dear Cecilie. I would have loved you to have been here to give me a makeover………..I need it !! Hugs. Ralph x


    • Thank you so much dear Meme. It would have been nice for you to have been there. Hugs. Ralph x


  10. Happy Birthday Ralph and I would have definitely come to your party. May you have many more surrounded by great friends. πŸ™‚


    • Thank you so much dear friends. I would have liked everyone in Blogland to be a lot closer to my home so that I could have made an invite to you. There are special friends around me and I am so lucky. Hugs Ralph xx


    • Thank you so much for visiting me so many times and for your lovely comment. Hugs. Ralph x


    • Vielen Dank Wolfgang fΓΌr Ihre Gegenwart der Schnee. Dein Freund. Ralph πŸ˜€


  11. Reblogged this on Ella and commented:
    Looks like you had fun. The cake looks yummy


    • Hi Ella. Thank you for your reblog. So kind of you. And the cake was squishy gorgeous. (((Hugs))) Ralph x


    • Thank you so much dear Summer. So sweet of you. And here it is with your message :-

      ” Hey there, great Bloggers..
      I wish all of you a happy, lovingful Christmas and a beautiful, inspiring, blogging, peaceful new year with a lot of love, joy, goodness and health.
      Sweet greetings, Summer”

      Lovely. Thank you. (((hugs))) Ralph x


  12. I’m a few days late but HAPPY BIRTHDAY RALPH! Looks like you had a great party! πŸ™‚


    • Dear Rynna. You are never too late to say such nice things to me. Thank you so much and, yes, we had a great time ((hugs)) Ralph x


    • Ioanna !! Hello ! Thank you so much. I will treasure those words. Love Ralph x


  13. Loved your sideways video :)! Glad you realised it wasn’t straight.

    It is wonderful to hear you speak, Ralph, to see you “in the flesh” – makes you so much more real.

    And the world didn’t end!!! Today’s 12/12/12


    • David loves to take videos sideways as that is the second one on this blog where he went wonky. So now you have seen me “in the flesh” Noeleen, am I real ?? πŸ˜‰ The world is projected to end on the 21st December, 8 days to go !! And did you know that in 2012, December has 5 Saturdays, 5 Sundays and 5 Mondays. This apparently happens once every 823 years! ((hugs)) Ralph x


  14. Oh, Ralph – I soooo would have been there if I could have! And…you are SUCH a naughty Santa for not letting on to me about your birthday 😦 Either that, or I am just so absent-minded that I did not catch that somewhere). Happy, Happy, Belated Birthday, Ralph – and many, many, many more!


    • I have had my wrist slapped so many times for not sending all my blogging friends invitations that I may have another party…….. when I am 99 πŸ˜‰
      Thank you so much for your lovely comment Lyann. (((hugs))) Ralph x


    • Thank you so much Wolfgang. A very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you and your family πŸ˜€ Ralph


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    • Thank you so much Nici. I wish you all lived closer so that you could have joined in the fun. Hugs. Ralph x


    • A very belated Happy Birthday to you and thank you for coming by. Have a great weekend. Ralph


  17. I enjoyed your delightful part through you blog dear Ralf. May all your dreams come true. Cheers! Dilip


    • Thank you so much Dilip Sir. With your blessing how can I not fail in having all my dreams come true. May I reciprocate your kind words and wish you a happy and contented week. Take care. Ralph


  18. Happy Belated, birthday Ralph! You looked like you had a lot of fun…dancing! πŸ™‚


    • Thank you so much Irene. Yes, it was a lot of fun and I did have a dance or two or three or ……. hugs Ralph x


  19. Awwh man! Happy belated birthdayyy Ralphh!
    Such a great party, really! (Y) It’s so good to know you have some of the amazing friends!
    & was great to see you speaking and haha loved the translations that were being done after every statement you said out loud! πŸ˜€
    May you live so long, that they have to shoot you down! ;D


    • Oh no! Being shot down is not for me. I may be an ugly duckling but i don’t fancy that. Thank you for your lovely comment and now you know what I sound and look like. Have a fun Christmas holiday, if you do ! Ralph x


  20. Ahhh Ralph Happy Birthday! YOU would have had to have had your party in a huge banquet hall to accomodate all those that love you out here in your cyber neck of the world at wordpress! Heres to a perfect year and many more to come!
    We love you ((Ralphie!))
    Thank you for sharing! I watched each one all the way through and felt as if I were there too!
    Thanks for inviting us!


    • Oh Diane, you are so sweet and what a lovely message, one which I will always treasure.
      I hope you have a fabulous 2013 and many, many more wonderful years to come πŸ˜€ Hugs Ralph x


  21. Happy birthday Ralph! May you blog many more years to come and have all your birthday parties amongst such wonderful friends and lovely ladies!


    • You are really sweet to make such a lovely comment dear Daniela. May our friendship also continue as I know that you are special to me. Hugs. Ralph x


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