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Friday, 8 March 2019

Family Birthdays

I just returned from Sydney, where I celebrated my birthday on Saturday 2nd March, with my husband, with a visit to the Art Gallery of New South Wales, a visit to the Royal Botanic Garden and then dinner at the very hip "The Grounds of Alexandria". (I'll tell you more next week).

At the Royal Botanic Gardens I found the koala topiary. In front of the Sydney Bridge and with Jose in front of the Opera House


On Sunday the 3rd, we got together with a few friends at Casa do Benfica (Benfica's House) for a commemorative lunch with Portuguese food.

At Casa do Benfica with friends

Today, Friday 8th of March is my daughter's 34th birthday. 
As you can see from the photos Karina is always smiling, and I can vouch that with her smile she somehow conquers the world.
In her short life she has achieved a lot, due to her hard-work and ambition. She's also a good friend to her friends and very close to her family. Happy Birthday my lovely daughter.

Always smiling, from baby to her wedding in December 2018

And to all the ladies I wish you a wonderful "Women's day"!

On Monday 11th March, it will be my Dad's 86th birthday.
Happy birthday Dad, have a wonderful day with family and friends.

A recent photo of Dad, a b/w in his 20's and a family photo with Mom and daughters taken in April 2018






39 comments:

  1. Happy slightly belated birthday, Sami. Looks like you had a great time in Sydney. LOVE that topiary!

    Happy birthday to Karina. I believe she is the spitting image of you! Seriously, was she cloned?

    Finally, happy birthday to your father next week. He certainly looks happy in all the photos you shared. It's always great to honor someone on their birthday and you did it in spades!!!

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    1. Thank you for their good wishes Elizabeth. I agree Karina looks a lot like me. I was thrilled to find that topiary, it's so cute.

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  2. Happy Birthday to you all!

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  3. Happy Birthday to you all. Looks like you had a wonderful time celebrating with friends and family. Thanks for sharing and have a fantastic weekend.

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    1. Thank you Bill. Have a lovely weekend too.

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  4. Mere mention of the Botanic Gardens in Sydney brings back fond memories of a visit there last September.

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  5. Wünsche alles Gute zum Geburtstag.

    Noke

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  6. A belated birthday wishes to you. No doubting that your daughter is your daughter. Didn't your father have great hair!

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    1. She certainly looks like me Andrew :) My dad was a good looking young man.

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  7. Happy Birthday Sami. You have a lot of March birthdays in the family - same as me! I love that top you are wearing in front of the topiary. Love that topiary.

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    1. Thanks Gill. I bought the top on a sale, it was in a window and I fell in love with it.

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  8. Happy Birthday, Sami! What a month of celebration -- that's a lot. And all fun!

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  9. Muitos parabéns minha amiga e gostei de ver as fotos desta família fantástica, aproveito para desejar um bom fim-de-semana.

    Andarilhar
    Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
    O prazer dos livros

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    1. Obrigada Francisco. Bom fim de semana para si e familia tambem.

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  10. Congratulations with all the birthdays, everybody is looking great.

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  11. It´s great you make up that well for all the time being seperated job-wise!

    34, wow :-) That´s a lot of smiles!

    Yes, a wonderful "Women´s Day" to you, too! And wow, your Dad has not changed that much, how wonderfful!

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    1. Thanks Iris :) My dad has done well for his age, still very active, thin, busy life...

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  12. Happy birthday to your daughter, but also to you, her mom. That smile tells a lot of the happy upbringing you gave her.
    Beijinhos

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  13. Happy happy belated birthday Sami. Love all of these happy family photos. Your mum and dad are gorgeous 💙

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    1. Thanks Grace. My parente look very well for their age.

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  14. Dearest Sami,
    Happy belated birthday to you!
    Wow, you ARE Karina's twin-sister... Such striking similarities.
    Love your Dad's black & white photo where he was in his 20s.
    Time is going scaringly fast... tomorrow we will adjust the clock to summer time again!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. Thank you Mariette. We do look very similar :) Western Australia is one of the states that doesn't have daylight saving time. The rest turn back 1h on the first Sunday of April.

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  15. Happy Birthday! So nice you could go and spend it with your family!

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    1. Thanks Maribeth. My husband is working temporarily in Sydney and we alternate trips.

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