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Monday, 8 March 2021

Monday Mural - A Splash of Colour IV and birthday celebrations

I love murals and street art. If you like murals or have a mural you'd like to post, this meme is for you.  Just follow the Linky steps below.  Once you start looking you will find murals everywhere.  The "Monday Mural" meme goes live on Monday at 12,01AM, Perth,Western Australian time. Be sure to link back to this blog and visit your fellow posters. Looking forward to your mural finds this week.  Thanks, Sami. 

Painted in 2018 by Perth artist Peter Ryan for the Splash of Colour Community Art Program, this wastewater pumping station cabinet has been transformed into a public art piece. It's located in Mends Street in South Perth, and in the last two photos you can spot the city centre just across the Swan River.







And today the 8th of March we celebrate International Women's day, and I wish all women a most wonderful day. Sadly there is still much to be done towards equality and rights for women...

The 8th also happens to be our daughter's birthday, and we wish Karina a wonderful day - we are so very proud of her achievements, her kindness and generosity with  everyone, her work ethic and so much more.  A most wonderful daughter!


A wonderful birthday wish also goes to Paula from 
https://pontoaquipontoacola.blogspot.com/ who celebrated her birthday on the 7th of March and celebrated her 5th blog anniversary on the 3rd of March.

Paula and her husband kindly blogged a birthday post for my birthday on their respective blogs on the 2nd of March, which was very kind of them and really touched me.

As I mentioned above I celebrated my birthday on Tuesday 2nd, and apart from having to work the whole day, got home at 6pm and then Jose took me out to dinner at Malaysian Delights - a new restaurant near us. 

I felt very privileged and lucky to receive over 200 messages via facebook, messenger, whatsapp, sms's, phone calls, and as I mentioned before even in two blogs, and it's taken me ages to read and reply.


56 comments:

  1. Happy belated birthday, Sami. I feel bad that I didn't know, but computer time has been replaced by real life this past week, I fear. It's too bad you had to work on your birthday, but at least you didn't have to prepare a meal that day.

    This utility box is truly a SPLASH of color. It has so much going on all sides. Thanks for sharing this very clever and colorful set of murals with us. I loved each side. Again, happy belated birthday.

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    1. Thank you Elizabeth :) I don't expect my blogging friends to know about my birthday, we all lead complicated lives with lots going on. Goodness I almost forgot the date myself, just remembered a few days before, as I was so busy.

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  2. ...March sure has been a busy time for birthdays. A happy belated birthday to you and a happy Women's Day.

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    1. Thank you Tom, I have a calendar full of March birthday, of family and friends.

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  3. Happy birthday to all! Those decorated utility boxes are a really great improvement over the utilitarian drab colors of the past. We have quite a few of them around here too.

    be safe... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Mae, yes those murals in the boxes are a great improvement.

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  4. En cualquier lugar, se puede realizar un bello Mural...me parece muy original el lugar donde han realizado este Mural.

    Besos

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  5. The mural in really cute. I love the sea theme. But the real beauty here is your daughter. A lovely photo!

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    1. Thank you Jeanie, she really is a lovely young lady.

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  6. It is such a nice photo of your daughter. Slowly slowly boring grey utility boxes on our streets are being transformed into works of art and it is a great thing.

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    1. Thank you Andrew :)
      That is nice that the utility boxes in Melbourne are also getting a makeover.

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  7. Dearest Sami,
    Love the transformation of the wastewater pumping station!
    You certainly can be proud of your daughter Karina.
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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  8. Happy belated birthday wishes to you and a Happy Womens Day too!

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  9. Happy Belated Birthday to your daughter. Love those murals. Thanks for hosting and I hope that you have a wonderful week.

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  10. Happy belated birthday Sami! Wishing you a year filled with exploration & creativity!

    Oooh, you celebrated at a Malaysian restaurant - may I please be nosy and ask what you had?

    Love your murals for this week - they are so cute and festive!

    Ju-Lyn
    https://touringmybackyard.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thank you Ju-Lyn. I had the Creamy butter king prawns and Jose had the Sizzling Black Pepper Beef. The food was delicious.

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  11. Cute work on the utility box.
    And happy birthday to Karina. I hope she has a great day, and you have a good week.:)

    Thank you for hosting, Sami. :)

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  12. Congratulations on your daughters birthday. She looks fantastic. Also belated congrats for you. And I like the mural

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    1. Thank you Bertie for the birthday wishes and the mural :)

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  13. Oh, they are so cute an cheery, all of them, also the Birthday girl :-)
    Yes, you sadly right, we´re far from equality...

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    1. Thanks Iris. I heard on the news today that it will take another 100 years before women will achieve equality in terms of pay, house ownership, etc... a long way to go!!

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  14. Happy belated Birthday Greetings.
    Beautiful mural :)
    Happy Women's Day.

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  15. Such happy splashes of colour!
    Belated happy birthday, and wishing you a great week

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  16. That utility box is so cute. I love it when such common things are turned into art.
    Happy Birthday to your daughter too!

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  17. Congratulations with your daughter's birthday! And thanks for your every week hosting the mural side.

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  18. Happy belated birthday to both you and your daughter, Sami.

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  19. Happy birthday to Karina and of course yourself Sami 💙 Love the quirky critters of Peter Ryan 💙

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    1. Thanks Grace from both of us. Hope you are feeling better.

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  20. Painting the utility boxes makes such a difference to the atmosphere of an area. This is a good one, Sami! Happy (belated) Birthday!

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    1. Yes, the boxes look so much better. Thanks for the birthday wishes Pat.

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  21. Utility boxes are the new canvas here too. Nice examples, S, Best wishes to your friend,

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  22. Some of our utility boxes here are decorated in various ways too.

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  23. Dia de aniversário da minha mulher também.
    E foi um dia bestial.
    Namorámos como fazemos todos os anos.

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    1. Que coincidencia, feliz aniversario para a sua mulher tambem Pedro.

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  24. I'm glad you had a nice birthday. Happy birthday to Karina.

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  25. How wonderful it is to see your daughter in such a lovely image. She is a gorgeous girl. Don't mention it, don't even think about it. I just like the mural because of the fact that it's colorful and vibrant.

    Rose
    clipping path expert

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  26. I do like the mural.

    Belated birthday wishes to both you and your daughter.
    That is a beautiful photograph of your daughter.
    So pleased you could get out to celebrate your birthday, here in England UK our Covid restrictions will not allow us.

    My good wishes.

    All the best Jan

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