Tuesday, August 31, 2010

Ruby Tuesday

This week's Ruby Tuesday is a little light on for red ... just a red berry baked cheesecake really and what's left of a glass of red wine.


But it's important because it's a red berry baked cheesecake for my birthday ... an important birthday with a "0" in it!

You'd be forgiven for thinking I might have been singing "It's my party and I'll cry if I want to" because there's nobody at the table. If you look really hard you can see them congregated outside ... the upside of smoking laws is we non-smokers don't have to suffer secondhand smoke as we eat cake but the downside is the waiting as the birthday cake melts while the smokers get their hit.

A few photos ... just because I can. My lovely daughter Miss C and the Boy. Doesn't she look thrilled Mummy has a camera and she's getting her photo taken? And nice Miss V's so happy she's hiding behind a menu. (Look, the Boy has a red stripe down the arm of his shirt ... phew, red at least).


My niece Miss V and her Boy. No red here unless you count the the red brick wall behind them.


And my sister Ms C and her Boy (Mr M) ... I don't think I can stretch his shirt to red. But don't they look happy?


My brother Mr J and his girlfriend Ms K. No red whatsoever ... unless we go back to the brick wall!


It was a great lunch and I really appreciated everybody getting together ... despite the unlucky 13 who sat down. Lucky I'm not superstitious or the last person to arrive (Miss V's Boy) would have had to go home.

Thanks everybody for the cake and presents ... they were wonderful and I so didn't expect them.

For more and (probably) much better examples of red pop over and visit Mary at Work of the Poet.

17 comments:

Ralph said...

Who said that the big-0 is to be the troublesome birthday, and the bigger-0 is even worse. Not so! Age and experience is underrated in many societies, experience counts! Too bad the smokers needed a puff in unison, but you had the whole place to yourself to enjoy the big-0 and reflect on the beauty of age,,,

Estelle said...

Happy Twentieth!!! ;) (20 has an '0' in it...right)

CurlyPops said...

I was going to say happy 30th Susan! Hope you had a super fabulous birthday - berry cheesecake mmmmmmm

Spadoman said...

What a beautiful glimpse into your life. Thank you for sharing. You did fine, red can be presented as a hue, and there was plenty of that.
Hope you had a great birthday, and many many more.

Peace.

Leora said...

Happy Birthday! Love all the subtle reds. Hope the cheesecake was as yummy as it looks.

Greyscale Territory said...

These are happy glimpses of a precious time! And the subtle winks of red add a lovely glow of warmth!

Quilary said...

Red wine and red berry cheesecake - that's enough red for anybody!
Happy *0th Birthday, looks like you had a great gathering to celebrate.

ilanadavita said...

I like the look of this cake!

eden said...

The cheesecake looks yummy.

Happy Birthday !

Manang Kim said...

I love cheesecake do you still have some left? ^_^ Happy Birthday!
Something red, yellow & blue

Auntie E said...

So that must be a BIG "O" for one to get all that attention. I think I would have just cut and ate that cheese cake. Smokers could of just missed out.
Happy belated birthday from ME who has hit that Big "O" several times over. You know it just keeps coming around, changing every ten years...lol.
My ruby Link for you

EG Wow said...

Happy birthday! I love cheesecake. I could have boarded a plane and made the count 14. :)

deb did it said...

ah...such lovely redness! Happy Birthday!

Meri said...

Happy Birthday -- I'm sure there was a hint of red blush in your cheeks to be so honored.

Jew Wishes said...

Lovely photos to cherish.

Jo said...

Happy birthday! Your family all look lovely and happy. Looking forward to catching up at the end of Sep - I have booked a hotel in Carlton.

Mistea said...

Glad you had a Happy '0' Birthday - looks like lots of fun with family