Sunday, 13 March 2016

It’s a Party

Happy Sunday!
Thanks for popping in today.
I am off to Rochester shortly, 
to celebrate my birthday with Mum, Dad, Steve and Dave.
It’s a Party!!!!
57 years ago today, in a little village called Sande, 
in the very north of Germany, 
my Mum was probably feeling worn out and anxious while
my Dad was racing around on a pushbike to get the Midwife.
So I feel the very least I can do is take them out for a lovely lunch on my birthday, don’t you ?!?!?

I’ve got a quick step by step which I prepared for the Baby Shows last weekend on TV, but never got to it, because we sold out so rapidly!
It looks a little Rochester, a little cobble streets, a little Topes...


Can you do me a big favour? 
I really have to go because I hate to be late.
Could you just do the instructions in your head?
It’s very very easy.
Just say them out loud as you go through the pics. 
Try and figure out which plates I used too...









See how fast that is??!!
Must Dash, said the Mexican.
Moscow, said the Russian...

57.
That’s up there!!!!

love & hugs,

135 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday Barbara, enjoy your party.x

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  2. Happy Birthday and I hope you have a fabulous day with Dave and your parents. This is gorgeous, love my Groovi's.
    Hugs
    Linda xxx

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  4. Have a very Happy Birthday :-) Enjoy your day with your parents and your brother and of course Dave.

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  5. I hope you have a great day Barbara. Enjoy your party

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  6. Happy Birthday Barbara, hope you have a lovely day

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  7. Happy Birthday, Barb - hope you have a lovely day with your loved ones.
    take care,
    Liz M xxx

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  8. Fantastic artwork. Have a really special Birthday xx

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  9. Happy Birthday, Barb - hope you have a lovely day with your loved ones.
    take care,
    Liz M xxx

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  10. Miss P and I are having our very own party today, it's three years since I rescued her and she arrived at her for ever home!

    I hope you and your family have an amazing party xxx. Love you all xxx

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  11. Have a great Birthday Barbara today it the family

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  12. Happy Birthday Barbara. Have a wonderful day, and a wonderful year xx

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    1. Hello morag happy Sunday xxx

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    2. Hi Morag! I hope that you are feeling well, and enjoying another glorious sunny day! I am still being good and resting again today, Hugs Gilly xx

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    3. Hi Sheila and Gilly, I'm feeling a lot better today thank you. I hope you both are too. Have a great day xxx

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  13. Happy birthday Barbara hope you have a lovely day, all I got from Hubby other day was a box chocolates was ferro rocha ,but I do love them was better then year before was tights that don't fit he will not buy me what I really need ... Craft stuff ,haha if he did I wouldn't have to spend so much ... Hope you have a lovely day xxxxx

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    1. Oh boy. Remember that song from Oliver? "I'm reviewing the situation....." Start humming that whenever he walks in.....

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  14. Happy birthday have a well earnt day if and hope you are spoilt lots lovely pressies Katie is singing happy birthday to you top of her voice lots love on your special day Joy and Katie xxx

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  15. Have a wonderful day Barbara xxx

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  16. Hi Barbara, happy birthday again, have a wonderful lunch with your family. I will do the instructions for this as I go along, thank you for sharing.

    Stay safe, healthy and happy, hugs, June Smith xxx

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  17. Happy Birthday! Have a lovely lunch. What a colourful picture. My house plates arrived this week so I'll be able to attempt this! I'll be catching you up in October! Enjoy your day and no cleaning plates today - except your lunch plates of course ! Xxx

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  18. HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY Barbara! HERZLICHEN GLÜCKWUNSCH ZUM GEBURTSTAG :) <3 Have a truly WONDERFUL day!Just relax and may you get really spoilt! xxx

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  19. Happy birthday. Have a lovely day with those you love. xx

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  20. Happy birthday Barbara. Have a lovely day celebrating with your loved ones. Love this project - so bright and cheerful. Xxxxx

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  21. Happy birthday, have a great day with the family.

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  22. Happy birthday Barbara, wishing you a wonderful day.

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  23. Happy Birthday Barbara its my husbands 70th today so we are just off out to visit a local garden then have a lovely meal this evening. sun is shining so couldn't be better. xx

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  25. Happy Birthday Barb. Hope you have a wonderful day. Thank you for you quick response yesterday with my problems with my ink bleeding when colouring �� Xxx

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  26. Happy Birthday Barbara. You share the year,if not the month with my eldest daughter. She was born on the 4th January, but in a maternity home, unlike my second daughter who was born at home two and a half years later.
    Margaret xx

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  27. Happy birthday have a wonderful party Barbara sending lots of birthday hugs xxx

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    1. Hello Donna Dorothy Diane pam Brenda gilly morag Alison lots of Sunday crafting hugs comming your way xxx

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    2. Afternoon Sheila, hope you are resting today. I sent in my calendar entry yesterday, quite pleased with myself that I have managed both challenges every month this year!

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    3. Hello there Sheila! I hope that you are well today, and are you resting today? I am! This is the second day of being good, and I am now just starting to feel the benefit of it! Many hugs from Gilly xxx

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    4. Hi Donna I will out for your entry xxx
      Hi gilly glad your feeling the benefit of resting xxx

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    5. Thank you for my hug Sheila, hope you've had the beautiful sunshine too. Hope you've still been taking things easy, and have enjoyed your day. Love and hugs Pam xx

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    6. Hello Sheila, sending very late hugs! Xxxx

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  28. Happy Birthday. Have a lovely day with your Mum and Dad. It is a beautiful day here in the Staffordshire Moorlands. I hope you have the sunshine too.

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  29. Happy Birthday. Hope you have a lovely day.

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  30. Have a very lovely birthday Barbara. Catching up with me...
    So nice to be able to celebrate with your parents.
    Much love and huge hugs xxxxxxxxx

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  31. Happy birthday, Barbara. Hope you have a lovely day Mxx

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  32. Happy Birthday Barbara, and have a lovely day with the family! I love your party Groovi card too, a real winner like you! x

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  33. Herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, liebe Barbara,
    viel Gesundheit, Glück, Erfolg, Zufriedenheit und weiterhin ganz viel Kreativität, die auch uns zugute kommt ;-))
    (Hoffe, die Karte ist angekommen)
    Rolf xxx

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  34. Happy Birthday Barbara . Enjoy your day. xxx Moira

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  35. Enjoy your celebrations. Congratulations on achieving your Heinz year xxx Ps the artwork is so joyful today. Happy birthday xxx

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  36. Happy Birthday I hope you have a wonderful day. I have some lovely memories of Rochester it is one of the last places we took my Aunt. Take care. Hugs Jackie

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  37. Happy Birthday Barbara, have a great day out.
    Love your parchment card, so pretty and colourful.

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  38. Happy Birthday. Hooe your meal at Tooes was yummy. Love you

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  39. Appy birfday Barbara hope you ave a goodun 🎂🎉🎂🎈🎂😘

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  40. Happy Birthday Barbara!! Hope you have a wonderful day with your family. Love the card and could hear you saying the instructions!! xx :)

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  41. Happy birthday Barbara, have a wonderful day with Dave and your parents, enjoy it. Lovely card. Jx

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  42. Hi Barbara, Happy Birthday to you, I hope you all have a lovely day, you Mum will be thinking back to that time 57 years ago and getting nostalgic. I hope you all have a fabulous time. Thanks for the step by step.
    Lots of love from Patricia xx

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  43. Happy birthday, hope you have a lovely day with your family. Xx

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  44. Afternoon Brenda, Sheila, Diane, Pam, Dot, Morag and Gilly. Sunny Sunday here, Hope its good for you too. Xx

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    1. Hello Donna, it's a beautiful day here in Cornwall! Another restful day, appreciating the warmth of the sun! Hope that your day is good too,Gilly xx

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    2. Hi Donna, it's lovely up here in Durham too. I hope you're having a good day xx

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    3. Yes Donna it's been beautiful here too, Had lunch out and then a little walk in the sunshine. Super.xx

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    4. Hi Donna had a sunny day at the beach - today is looking good too! Xxxx

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  45. Happy Birthday Barbara, have a lovely day, fab card.
    Janine xx

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  46. Happy Birthday and I hope you have a lovely day - you deserve it after all the hard work you do.

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  47. Have a grand day .and many more

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  48. Happy Birthday to a lovely young lady! You certainly do not look your age. I would have said 45. Its that lovely heart that shines through. Have a wonderful day.
    Love Anne (Reading)

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  49. Happy birthday! Enjoy your special day in this wonderful sunshine. X

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  50. Happy Birthday Barbara, have a lovely day and enjoy the sunshine. Loved the sunshine colours in the card you made.
    Best wishes
    Moya xx

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  51. Happy Birthday. Enjoy the time spent with your family. xx

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  52. Wishing you a VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Isn't it a beautiful day too - great for a walk along the river after lunch. How lovely to have a Spring birthday (mine's far too close to Christmas). Enjoy!!
    Love the way the background colours shine through this Groovi piece.
    Tonbridge Sue

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  53. Hope you are all having a wonderful afternoon, enjoy your Birthday celebrations...love to all...xx

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  54. Happy Birthday Barbara enjoy every minute with your family and have a great day..love ..Dot.xx

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    1. Afternoon girls off for a wee late lunch with the kids happy meal hear we come...xx

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    2. That sounds good Dot! Hope that you have a wonderful time, Gilly xx

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    3. Have a great day with your family xx

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    4. Hi Dot, hope you've had a lovely day with your grandchildren.xx

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    5. Hi Dot hope you had a lovely time xxx

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  55. Have a wonderful celebration Barbara. All the best people were born in 1959! :)

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  56. Very happy birthday, Barbara and Eddie my grandson who is 6 today, where did that time go? I expect your Mum is saying the same thing! Have a great afternoon X X X

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  57. Hope that you have a very Happy Birthday Barbara! You can't really fail to, as you will be spending it with many of the special people in your life. Don't forget Mark and Grace will be with you in spirit - enjoy 'The Party' Gilly x

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  58. Happy birthday Barbara have a lovely day the picture is brill love to Dave Steve mum and dad xxxxsnd you of course
    June Horrocks xxxx

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  59. 57 - Heinz varieties! Not you though, you are unique, only one Barbara Gray, only one Clarity. Long may they reign. I hope you're having a fabulous day, making memories with your loved ones xx

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  60. You're just a youngster to me. Have a happy workfree birthday.

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  61. Special wishes for a Special Lady, happy birthday Barbara enjoy your day.

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  62. Happy Birthday. Have a lovely day with your family.

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  63. Happy Birthday, hope you didn't break any speed limits on your way out!
    Loving playing with the baby plates still a few mistakes, but practice makes perfect let's hope so. X

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  64. Happy Happy Birthday, hope you have a lovely day, relax and have fun and be thoroughly spoilt, you deserve it. Sun is shining here today, hope it is for you too. Much hugs and love. Karen xxx

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  65. Happy Birthday, Barbara!!!! Have a lovely day! xxxxx

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  66. Lovely card..I hope you are having a lovely day xx

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  67. Lovely card..I hope you are having a lovely day xx

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  68. Happy birthday Barbara, I hope you've had a lovely day, the sun has been shining here most of the day, I hope you've had the same.
    K x

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  69. Happy birthday Barbara, I hope you've had a lovely day, the sun has been shining here most of the day, I hope you've had the same.
    K x

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  70. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Barbara. Enjoy the time with your family celebrating and no cleaning plates today.

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  71. I hope you're having a very happy birthday with your family Barbara.

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  72. Happy Birthday lovely Barbara....hope you have had a fab day xx

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  73. Happy birthday Barb ,enjoy your meal and time with your family. Have a great day

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  74. A very Happy Birthday. Hope you have a great big piece of cake. Much love Jayne

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  75. Happy birthday dear Barb.....have a wonderful time. Relax and enjoy
    Hugs xx

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  76. Happy birthday hope the day has gone fantastic and u r having a great evening.

    Lots LV and crafty hugs Pen x

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  77. Happy Birthday Barbara.....hope you a fab day and have a wonderful year ahead....you are one special lady. Many Happy Returns xx.

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  78. I'm just catching up with everything on here after a weekend away with friends - I hope you had a wonderful time celebrating today....We're now the same age for a few months!
    Send love and happy birthday hugs. Enjoy your evening too xxx

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  79. Happy birthday Barbara, hope you have had a lovely day!! Ruth xx

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  80. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag,viel Erfolg und Glück weiterhin und ganz viel Gesundheit Ihnen und Ihrer Familie.

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  81. Alles Gute zum Geburtstag,viel Erfolg und Glück weiterhin und ganz viel Gesundheit Ihnen und Ihrer Familie.

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  82. Happy Birthday hope you are having a lovely day ,,,,xxxx

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  83. Hope you've had a wonderful birthday today Barbara, sharing it with Dave, your brother and your parents. Hope it's been as sunny as its been here. Lovely card too with beautiful spring colours. Lots of love Pam xx

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  84. I know, I'm late, but Barbara I hope you've had a spiffing birthday!!! You're just a spring chicken, age is just a number - at least that's what I keep telling myself. I go backwards now, but that's no good for you because you'd be 75 ha ha.
    Love the tutorial today, you've explained it beautifully lol :-)
    Maureen xxx

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  85. happy birthday. hope it was a fab day for you, hugs xx

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  86. Happy birthday. Rochester is my home town.

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  88. Hi Diane, Brenda, Morag and Gilly, hasn't it been a gorgeous day weatherwise, at least I hope it's been sunny where you are too and that you've all had a relaxing day. Love and hugs Pam xx

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    1. Hi Pam - yes it's been another beautiful day here in Cornwall too! Had a very restful day, hope that your day has been good too! Hugs Gilly xx

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    2. Hi Pam yes we had a gorgeous sunny day, sat on the sea front watching people and waves xxx

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  89. Happy birthday, I hope you've had a wonderful day x

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  90. Well, what a wonderful birthday this has been. abfab xxxxxx

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  91. Hoping your birthday has been extra special!

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  92. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday Barbara, hope your day has been special xx

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  93. Hi Barbara
    Hope you had a wonderful Birthday and a memorable day with your parents.

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  94. A very Happy Birthday Barbara.

    Much love,

    Shirley T. xxx

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  95. Hi Barb,
    Sorry I'm so late but been in bed all day with migraine . Anyway, wishing you a very happy birthday.I'm pleased you've had a lovely day - you deserve it. Love and hugs, Alison xxx

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  96. sorry to be late to wish you a very Happy Brthday hope you had a lovely lunch party with your family and a well deserved rest xxxx

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  97. sorry to be late to wish you a very Happy Brthday hope you had a lovely lunch party with your family and a well deserved rest xxxx

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  98. sorry to be late to wish you a very Happy Brthday hope you had a lovely lunch party with your family and a well deserved rest xxxx

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  99. Hello Barb, hope you had a fab time with the family, and enjoyed your special day. Love the picture. Bx

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  100. Sorry it's late. Happy Birthday, hope you had a wonderful day X X X x

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  101. Hi Barbara
    A very belated happy birthday to you. I hope you had a wonderful time with mum and dad Dave and Steve . I'm sure the kids rang you too. Try not to work extra hard today to catch up.
    Love Diane xxx

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  102. Happy birthday for yesterday Barbara. Hope you had a good time.

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  103. Belated birthday wishes. Hope you had a lovely day xx

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  104. Happy birthday for yesterday Barbara, hope you had a lovely party. Xx

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  105. Happy birthday to you! Hope you had a wonderful day!

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  106. Sorry I missed your birthday, I don't check Facebook on Sundays. I hope you had a Blessed Birthday that continues to shine for weeks to come.

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  107. Wishing you a belated Happy Birthday. Hope you had a lovely day, sounds like you were appropriately spoilt :-) Claire x

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Thank you for your kind messages and I hope you get inspiration from my ramblings.

Barb x