Photo Record Of My 70th Birthday Party 15Dec16

WARNING:  This is a very long post.


The day of my 70th started out so well.  From then on it got so much better AFTER taking me 10 minutes to tie my shoe laces.

A car horn outside sounded,  “Beep … Beeep … Beeeeeeeep !”


~ Chauffeur driven madness ~

Wow !  Einar’s Mercedes !  Hilda,  my party organiser,  tried to take the first photograph.  As you can see she is an expert highly professional very willing camerawoman.

(The same blooper happened to Carmen’s husband in this post)


Once the camera started taking photographs,  Einar scooped me up and conveyed me around the village TWICE.  I became quite giddy !







My village in southern Spain



~The Arrival~

Amazingly it was a lovely sunny, but cold afternoon.  The day before and the day after it bucketed it down with rain.  After passing every bar in the village Einar finally pulled up outside Pili Bar where my friends were waiting to greet me.  What a surprise !  Can you see me in this photo ?   Clue: hat !


An even extra surprise was this room.  Thank you so much Hilda, Adrian & Louise for setting it up the evening before.  Can you guess what my favourite colour is ?



~The Speech~

After our traditional chicken & chips meal, Hilda poked me to say a few words 


My speech started off well by me saying,

“I have lived in this village for 14 years and have made some marvellous friends. NOT YOU LOT !”









I did come out of that speech alive.


~The Present~

The “gang” ganged up and gave me a joint present.  Can you guess what my favourite colour wrapping paper is ?




Yes, it was a painting of my two cats by Jim.  

(Do you remember his works in the breakfast cartoon and pictures in my apartment posts ?)


I was really touched.





~Two Cakes Ralph~

Then in came the cake.  Chocolate !  Followed by a Cheesecake !





~Fun Time~

Can you work out the party theme ?


Does Jim have a medical condition ?  Green is not good !


Max, Hilda & Louise.  Wine tasters.


Louise & Max




3 not so wise men.  Jim, Adrian & Bill 


Jenny leading to my alcoholic downfall ……….


……… through a drinking straw.



Is it a bird ?  Is it a plane ?  No, it’s Super-70 ! ………..



…… who just happened to land on Jenny’s lap.




Okay,  I was naughty.  Max whacked me with her wand and sent me home with no tea.  

All say,  “Me next !”.



~On Returning Home~

On arriving home my organiser Hilda hung this wonderful picture for me in the hall.




Nope !  You are staying there behind the glass.  


So now there is peace in my apartment until after Christmas.  

“No hell, no hell, no he-ell ….”.  Sing along cats !

Merry Christmas everyone !

Love & hugs.

❤  Samantha, Sonic, China Cat, CooCoo, Binbo and their long suffering human. ❤



I wish you could have come to my party.  Why didn’t you ?

You can’t blame me ‘cos I was kept in the dark about everything to do with the party.


Ralph xox ❤


185 Comments on “Photo Record Of My 70th Birthday Party 15Dec16

  1. Forgive me, Ralph! I knew your birthday was approaching and I was offline, playing with another hot water pipe leak. Now, don’t go down that road, as I see where your mind is headed…
    Happy birthday, you’re still 70 today, right? Continue celebrating, cause that party, the one that began in the car and ended on the wall, is worth prolonging, for the cat’s sake, lol.
    Cheers, and have a glass of champagne for me, oh hells, have the whole bottle!

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    • Hello dear Roxie 🙂
      Oh no, not another pipe leak ! In that case you are forgiven … just !
      Thank you so much for your lovely words concerning the party. And, yes, as far as I know 13 days after in my party I am still 70. There again I could be wrong as, at 70, I have lost my memory, my teeth, my hearing and “what the hell are women for ?”. lol
      Happy New Year dear friend and please don’t shake the champagne bottle too hard as you might knock your roof off 😉
      Big hug. Love Ralph xox ❤

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    • Thank you so much Georgia. I do hope that you have a wonderful 2017. Hugs. Ralph xox ❤


  2. Belated Happy 70th Birthday, Ralph!🎉😀 What a great celebration and love the present…as for the colour, are you sure Orange wasn’t sponsoring the party?!😀

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    • Thank you so much Annika. 70 is not that old, if I can make it anyone can. lol.

      I wish ! If Orange sponsored my party I would be in Bermuda and still be there 🙂

      Happy New Year my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Hello Joanna 🙂
      Thank you so much for your wonderful comment. Yes, we all had fun, must do it more often. My cats also say thank you. Happy 2017, I hope it will be a great year for you. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Hello Daniela 🙂 ,
      Thank you so much my friend and I do hope that you are having a wonderful New Year. Mind you, you must be into day two already.
      Lovely Avatar photograph. I didn’t recognise you at first. That’s a good start for the new year in confusing me, no change there then. lol
      Hugs. Ralph xox ❤

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  3. Very happy birthday dear Ralph
    Je te souhaite une bonne et heureuse année 2017
    Tous mes meilleurs voeux
    bisous de Madagascar ❤

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  4. What a puuuurfic painting! Beautiful! As is that gang of yours. Happy birthday and wishing the best of new year for you! 8)8)

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    • Hey ho ! Hi dear Katie. Thank you so much for your supuuurr comment my friend. Happy New Year or should I say Happy 3 days into 2017. Big hug. Ralph xox ❤

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    • Hello Terre 🙂
      Thank you so much for your birthday wishes. Late is good ! Sorry it has taken me so long in replying. Happy New Year my friend and I hope that 2017 is being good to you.
      Take care. Ralph xox ❤

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  5. I didn’t know that you are A December “baby” too. A very belated 70th happy birthday Ralph, You are so fortuante to haaae all those expat friends or I’m assuing that they are ex-pats like you. The aprty looked to be huge success with all that wine flowing. But best of all the painting of two of your cats is marvelous.

    Can I get the name of the painter that did your cats? He is REALLY GOOD!!!

    I am officially very old at 88 years but I’m a Capricorn. Not saying what day. I’m kicking right along with too much to do for some one as old as I.

    Take care and I’m glad that we “mingle” via Lottie’s blog.

    Best regards,

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    • Correction. a mere 80 years old. I was in a hurry. I probably won’t be alive at 88 but who knows. Maybe.

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    • Hello Yvonne 🙂
      Yes, it is a long time since we last communicated. I did read your comment on Lottie’s post and it is nice to read your long comment here. Thank you for your birthday wishes and happy birthday on your 88th …. 80th, as I read the change on your second comment.
      And yes, they were all expats at my party. We had a great time.
      Jim is a really good artist, isn’t he ? You can read about him here on one of my previous posts
      I do hope that 2017 is being really good to you my friend.
      Take care. Ralph xox ❤


  6. Sorry, not sure if I can get thru all 176 comments to see if I wished you a wonderful and exciting Happy Birthday, dear Ralph!! ❤ xoxoxo

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    • That’s okay dear Robin. I am not going to check through 176 comments either, so I am going to say thank you so much dear friend for your lovely birthday wishes.
      Have a lovely weekend. Ralph xox ❤

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  7. This is amazing Ralph, I think that guy with the balloons is just as bad as you!! And your female friend looks like she was making that noise from when Harry met Sally!! She was enjoying you being on her lap a bit too much, me thinks!!! Love and hugs xx

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    • Hello dear Sandra 🙂
      I am so pleased that you enjoyed this post. Jim is a great friend, he is the one that painted all the pictures in my apartment and we did have fun with the balloons. On the other hand, Jenny, has always had her eye on me even though her husband is a millionaire. God knows why ?
      Love and hugs to you too my friend. Ralph xox ❤

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      • I was trying to think of something naughty to say about that and I thought of something but not sure if I can say it!! This is a family blog after all and I actually could think of a few different things but I won’t say!! Xx

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      • I shouldn’t really worry about saying something naughty as nobody reads these comments except me. So go ahead my friend. lol.
        I hope you are having a lovely Sunday evening Sandra. ❤

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      • Hi Ralph, I have been busy working on my social media stuff at home and on the printed version of my Asexual Perspectives book.

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