Fourth Birthday Bash



I have just passed the fourth year of blogging with WordPressCom.  I really must get a life !

Perhaps I will !



Hilda is a great local friend to me.  Remember how she and her husband, David, hosted the Summer Party ?  And some of you may remember Hilda helping out as my Interior Designer when my apartment was renovated.


She also buys the cat treats when they go to Murky Donna supermarket.


And then there was the time when Manny, a teddy bear blogger from California, clambered around in her cleavage.  He loved that !



Anyway, she suggests ….


Yes, on the 15th of December this year is my 70th birthday.

Maybe I should invite Elena from my Spanish village Tabac.


…. impressing her with my Sunday best suit.  I must remember to paint my nails 😀


How about a cabaret ?


Beth !  You’re hired !


What do you think ?  What will make a party to remember ?


You are also very welcome to mail me a birthday card, the funnier the better >>>

Ralph Whillier,

137, Canada del Real Tesoro,

29391 Estacion Cortes de la Frontera,



Or, come to the party !


Talking of Hilda.  The other day the local village put on an Hawaiian night on the beach of the local river where I tried out Tai Chi.


Even though the party was only 50 yards away from my home, I didn’t go as my ankles were swollen probably from the heat of the day and I didn’t want to take the chance of having a fall on the stones.  Still, Mary and Hilda had a great time !





Meanwhile, back in Daddy’s bedroom.








Suddenly a strong gust of wind blew into the bedroom ….


…. swirling behind the bedroom door, the door slammed shut, casting China Cat into a heap on the hallway floor.









Whew !  What have you cats been up to ?  I have restarted Coo Coo, put China Cat back and closed the bedroom balcony door to block off that gusty wind.  What is going on ?





Oh boy !


So, what makes a party for you ?

For me, an imaginary kiss and a cuddle with an imaginary girlfriend would be nice ! 😳


Ralph xox ❤


124 Comments on “Fourth Birthday Bash

  1. Happy 4th Blog Birthday Ralph! Is China Cat a girl or boy or just china? Fun post! xoxo <# ❤

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    • Thank you dear Resa. Four years of blogging has gone just like that. Time flies when you are enjoying yourself. Well it has for me especially as I have gained good friends like you 😀

      I don’t know if China Cat is a boy or a girl. What do you think ?

      Have a lovely weekend my friend. Ralph xoxox ❤ #<


  2. December 15th is your birthday and you’re planning it now? It is a major one, so that’s okay. You have to have a cake and maybe some dancing girls?

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    • Yes, the 15th of December this year is quite a landmark for me so maybe it makes sense to start thinking about it now.

      Dancing girls on a cake is a first and quite an original idea from you Leslie. Love it !

      Hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Awww, thank you so much dear Annette. 😀

      Three, eh ? I must be just past that stage of saying, “google, google” 😉

      Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Thank you so much Victo. Four years is amazing. I never thought when I began to blog with WordPress that I could last that long and publish 298 posts. My poor readers 😉

      I am so sorry to read that you are terrible at partying. I do enjoy a good party. It happens that I am pretty useless at organising one though, but if I cross the palms of some of my local friends with euros they will come up with a great party for me. I think that’s why Hilda has asked for ideas.

      Have a lovely weekend my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  3. Happy 4th birthday! I’m not much of a party goers – I prefer small get-togethers. China Cats are so troublesome.

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    • Thank you so much Jan. Small get-togethers can be fun and intimate, but I am thinking of a minimum of 30 people as I have so many friends of many nationalities here and I am due to put on a party anyway.

      I know ! China Cats are trouble. Well mine is 😉

      Have a lovely Saturday. Ralph xox ❤


    • That is very kind of you to say those lovely words dear Ren. Thank you and have a lovely weekend my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Thank you so much Widdershins. My four years of blogging has now been enhanced by your great comment. Ralph xox ❤


      • Happy 4th blog birthday! You know I had my first blog birthday just gone and didn’t celebrate it at all..I think I may need to follow your example and get a cat though. I have a hamster I am looking after but it’s not cute like a cat it’s like an oversized mouse. I just worry what I will do with the cats when I go on holiday which I don’t do very often. I’m worried about the commitment – no wonder the only boyfriends I can find are imaginary like yours! 🙂

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      • @ Caroline

        Hello Caroline 😀
        Thank you so much and may I be the first to wish you a very happy first blog anniversary. Time flies when you are enjoying yourself, doesn’t it ?
        I am with you with your worry about having a cat when you are going on holiday or away somewhere for some time. I have been away for a few times, usually fortnights and luckily I have good neighbours who pop in and feed & water my cats. The only problem I have with that is that the cats only have human company for a couple minutes a day whereas I am with them most of the time. Decisions, decisions ! What to do ? I do hope that you make the right choice my friend.
        Ah, THAT’S where I have been going wrong. I must stop trying to find imaginary boyfriends ! lol.
        Do have a lovely weekend Caroline. Hugs. Ralph xox ❤


  4. Oh that Beth Belly Dancing looks like a Great Idea!.. get the juices flowing….
    Ralph I’ m sure you ll get plenty of Real Cuddles and Kisses on the day anyway
    and Samantha and Sonic can give you a relaxing massage at the end of a Terrific Day
    Well…let the Party Ideas avalanche begin! 🙂
    (Hope visual demonstration below shows up ok)

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    • Awww, what a lovely gif Sonata ! I can watch that all day. Mind you Sonic does that to me every night when I am just at that point of falling asleep. Oh boy !

      I must agree. Avalanches of belly dancers, kisses and cuddles would make a very memorable party for me 🙂

      Happy Saturday my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  5. Happy 4th blog birthday to you. I think a party with people you have many many good laughs together would be nice 🙂

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    • Thank you YC for your happiness and, yes, good laughs always makes a party. Take care my friend. Ralph 😀

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  6. Congratulations on persevering and entertaining us for 4 years! I just thought I would share a congratulatory dance from some friends of yours!

    I hope this works!

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    • Thanks Amanda both for your congratulations and sharing the BBT flash dance video. Boy, they must have really practiced that !

      Oh, it did work !

      Happy Saturday my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  7. Big congrats, Ralph! I think you’re the only blogger I follow whose posts I always read. Wishing you many more happy years.xox

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    • Big thank you Mary for your congrats 😀

      Really ? You mean to say you actually READ my posts. We both must get a life, mustn’t we ? lol

      Happy years are good and I do wish the same to you my friend. Ralph xox ❤


  8. Love that suit! Sagittarius, I should have known. You and your friends are the party experts. Good food, live music, and teddy bears in bras are better than what I can come up with. 🙂 8)8)

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    • Great suit, isn’t it Katie ? No need to go out into the snow for firewood when wearing that ! 😀
      Oh no, I am not Sagittarius, I am Ophiuchus and that is not a swear word, well I hope not 😉
      Thank you for your party thoughts my friend. Ralph in bras would be memorable. Hang on, I’d better rephrase that ! lol
      Have a lovely Saturday and take care. Ralph xox ❤


      • That’s great ! I am so pleased that you are learning something new Katie, but never anything of any sense from my posts 😉 lol

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      • You are very wise Katie. A woman of wisdom in fact. To me you are a superheroine ….. Wisdom Woman 😉 😀


      • How did you know that WW ? Is it because I am painted blue, wearing a loincloth and live in a cave ? Where a local villager struggles up the mountainside with two pails of wifi hanging on a piece of wood ? That’s a yoke ! 😉 ❤

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    • That is a lovely way to have a party Georgia. We seem to always end up with a buffet and loads of wine to wash it down. Take care my friend. Ralph xox ❤


  9. Congrats, you very wickedly entertaining cat lover and serial party goer! You deserve lots of birthday cards, and a great party in December. I’m sure your neighbourly friends, as well as your virtual friends will ensure a great day (probably a week) for you…
    HB dear Ralph! ❤

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    • What a wonderful comment from you dear Carolyn. You are getting me excited now in anticipation of what is in store for me in December. Can’t wait !

      Do have a lovely weekend my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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    Azi este sâmbătă, Pe vremurii oamenii se întâlneau în sat la o horă ..era momentul în care împărţeau bucuriile, după o săptămână de muncă …Ei…dar vremurile sunt altele…Şi Noi ne vom întâlni diseară …la o horă a gândurilor…
    Încă sunt în vacanță, însă vă citesc cu drag atunci când am posibilitate. Să auzim numai de bine ! O zi splendidă vă doresc!

    Today is Saturday, on vremurii people met at a dance in the village when the shared joys ..era after a week of work … They … but times are different … And We’ll meet tonight .. .if a dance of thoughts …
    I’m still on vacation, but you fondly when I read possibility. Let’s hear only good things! A beautiful day I want!

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    • Thank you so much for the lovely pictures and words dear Ileana. Have a lovely day. Ralph xox ❤

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  11. Happy 4th blogiversary Ralph! Time flies and it is great that blogging is such fun for you and your cats. I think the China cat needs another companion apart form coocoo.
    Just imagine if you had to open 70 Birthday cards…. on your 70th. , 70 candles, 70 gifts, 70 women, hmmmm…… 🙂 Well lets drum every one up to give you a party you won’t forget!

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    • I just had a peek at your posts and I was right. You had your fourth blogiversary in June dear Ute, so congratulations to both of us.
      I agree. I do have a lot of fun blogging been setting up the posts and reading your wonderful comments. We do have fun don’t we ?
      Oh heck, that would be some post showing everyone the 70 birthday cards, 70 candles, 70 gifts and 70 women. Better forget the women as there is no chance. lol
      Have a lovely Saturday evening my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  12. Congratulations, Ralph. I would like to recommend turning off the news when your cats are watching TV. They’re imitating too much politics, lol.

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    • Thank you so much Kathy for your congratulations and for linking my posts in your blog. You are the only one to do that so it is quite an honour.

      lol. Thank heavens British and American politics are almost over, well quietened down, as I have been staying up really late watching the antics of the politicians and my cats learn by example. No more late nights for us any more !

      Take care my friend. Ralph xox ❤


    • Thank you Georges and do have a wonderful weekend yourself. Ralph 😀


  13. happy four and here’s to many more! glad you were able to get the actual video of my dance performance!

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    • Yay, thank you Beth for your support 😀

      lol. It took some doing, but it was worth every penny to get hold of your belly dance video. I think you are very brave.

      Keep wiggling. Ralph xox ❤


  14. Ha ah Ralpha, happy blog birthday. For the dudes it would be eating every bit of paper in sight, so just as well they don’t eat computers or I would never have seen this xxx

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    • Heehee. Thank you so much Shey for adding such a great comment to my blog birthday party.
      Whew, it’s lucky that the dudes haven’t gone digital then or else you will be in real trouble.
      Have a lovely week my friend. Ralph xox ❤


      • May I also say, you look amazing for four! You have a great week too my friend, so glad to have met you in this crazy blog world. The dudes think so too. x

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      • “google google” lol

        And it’s great to have met you too my bigger and smaller friends ❤

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  15. Happy 4th anniversary sweetie! Hope there are many more to come! Sending you my love, lots of kisses and a big hug ❤

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    • Awww, what a gorgeous comment from you dear Pelly. You have me blushing. Love, kisses and a big hug back to you my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Oh, that is really kind of you to wish me more years of happy blogging Mme Niege. Indeed, not a bad life at all.
      BTW I do love the photographs of you in your photography blog.
      Please do have a wonderful week my new friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  16. Happy 4th Ralph! What would the blog world be without visiting you for guaranteed fun and entertainment? And ouchee, poor china cat, seems like she’s taking a big shake-up. So glad to see she hadn’t broken any bones. 🙂 xoxo ❤

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    • Awww Debby ! Thank you so much for being so kind. Whew, four years, who would believe it !
      Yes, China Cat was all shook up … uh huh … and is now demanding danger money. No chance !
      Have a wonderful week my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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      • Lol you funny man. Take care of yourself and china cat. I think she’s a little mistreated by the bossy ones. 🙂 xoxo

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  17. Congratulations Ralph.. Thank you for all of those smiles.. and Happy 4th my friend.. And I hope there are many more Happy Anniversaries to come.. ❤ Hugs Sue xxx

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  18. Happy Bloggerversary – I have been blogging over 5 and a half years! But I have not got half the WordPress Blog followers you have. Congrats on your 70th on December 15th. I made a note of your address then had to laugh at your surname – could be took naughtily! You have always had it, I just never said it’s funny before! Thanks for being my Top Blogging Friend xx I love the puff or wind – so hilarious. Is that a gif??

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    • Thank you so much dear friend. Yes I know that you have been blogging longer than I have, but your posts are more sensible than mine.
      I think you are the first to take my name naughtily, but it could be true. lol. I was always teased with “Will yer do this or will yer do that”.
      Yes, the puff of wind is a GIF which I found years ago during my Windows XP days.
      Have a lovely week dear Sandra. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Thanks Georgia. The link didn’t work, so you are correct, just like me and my cats, lol 😉 Ralph xox ❤


  19. There has to be cake, there ALWAYS has to be cake. Not sure about candles though, there would be quite a few you being 70 years young and all. If anyone farted near it you’d be fooked and never make it to 71! So yeah, mebbe just the cake huh 🙂

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    • Cake is good. In fact a great idea for a birthday party. I wonder why no one has thought of it before. You are so clever Juls 😀
      I don’t know if the bare flame of a candle is allowed here in Spain between May and November as I may set half of Spain on fire, but December is okay.
      Take care my friend. Ralph xox ❤


    • Thank you so much Charlotte. That one little word means a lot to me.
      BTW I am the one that should be congratulating you on your graduation and being such a star that you are ⭐
      Take care and stay happy. Ralph xox ❤


    • Thank you so much Sylvia. I must be really boring as you think you have known me for much longer. Perhaps I am. lol

      The cats and I ? I think both ways are relevant 😀

      Have a lovely week my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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  20. Wow – What an achievement Ralph – FANTASTIC! or is it Purrrrrtastic! Either way – brilliant x

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    • Wow, what a comment ! Thank you so much Wendy. I have no idea where the four years have gone and how I managed to get this far blogging. Must be the Spanish sunshine !

      Have a brilliant, fantastic week my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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      • It’s because you write great posts Ralph that keep us amused and entertained thus wanting to read more! The Spanish Sunshine would inspire most people – lucky you! x Hope you have a brilliant week too Ralph xxx

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  21. Happy 4th, MFR. I think I had mine in March, so I’m a bit older than you are. 🙂 Thanks for being such a great blogger friend and supporter. It’s been a great 4 years. I’ll wait until Dec. 15th to wish you a happy 70th. It takes time to prepare for 70 years of celebrating. I mean celebrating 70 years. hehehe. You’re the one who has been celebrating for almost 70 years. Enjoy the rest of your week celebrating. Love you much! 🙂 xox RVBFM

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    • Thank you so much MVBFM. Both you and Ute have a few months more blogging experience and I have. So I am your bloggy toy boy 😀

      Thank you so much for your lovely comments. I’m afraid I have been unable to comment on your recent posts as you have been talking about apps I haven’t a clue about. I am the old dog that you can’t teach new tricks. lol

      And thank you, I hope this weekend will be a good one for me as I hope it will be for you my friend.

      Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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      • As usual, I’m struggling to learn new tricks instead of just enjoying doing all the old ones. Today I just finished dolling up my new website to look closer to my old website which I like better. So much for learning new tricks. 🙂 You are the best commenter a girl could have, so no need to apologise. 🙂

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  22. I thought I had missed your birthday but it’s not until December but thanks for giving us all a warning, lol. Congrats on 4 years of blogging, I have no idea how you manage to keep up with all your thousands of friends! xxxxx

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    • Wow, you almost missed my birthday ! Luckily I gave you a few days warning then 😉
      Thank you Wendy. I still have no idea how I keep up.
      BTW I didn’t have a nightmare last night. Whew. ❤

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    • lol. Questo cartone animato è così divertente! Come avrete notato ho corretto il mio nome e cancellato le tue scuse. Grazie per entrambi i commenti comunque Shera. Non hanno un bel fine settimana il mio amico. Ralph xox ❤


  23. Happy 4th you silly billy!! Congratulations. Hope you’re feeling ok these days…(((hugs)))Lucie

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    • Thank you so much for your congratulations dear Lucie. I’m fine thank you especially as I don’t have the pressure of worrying about going to hospital again. Home is where the heart is …… and the lungs … and the arms ….. and the etc…
      Hugs back my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Thank you so much for your lovely comment Mihran. I also want to wish you health and happiness my friend. Ralph 🙂


  24. YAY for you! Keep up the great blogging work you do. You have many more years ahead of you.

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    • YAY ! What a great comment from you my friend. Loved it ! Ralph xox ❤


  25. Your posts are definitely a Pawty to me/us, Ralph 🙂 Congratulations on your 4th blogiversary and congratulations to your furriend. Extra four Pawkisses for the occasion 🙂 ❤ ❤

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    • Thank you so much for your congratulations Binky and for all your pawkisses. Tummy rubs all round ! S, S & s xox ❤

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    • Wow, thank you my friend 🙂
      There is really no need for you to send me anything except for me to know that you are well and happy dear Heila.
      Take care and I do hope that you are settling into your new location. Ralph xox ❤


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