Monday, 1 February 2010

A MASSIVE THANK YOU ..........

O.K........ I think that possibly, everybody is sick to the back teeth of my BLOODY BIRTHDAY, but, if you could just bear with me, I must thank some wonderful friends that have 'wasted' a full post ( well, I don't mean wasted from my point of view. What I mean is that they will probably not get many comments !!!!) on wishing me a Happy Birthday today.........
My first dear friend is the wonderful Deb @ Dumbwit Tellher She did a whole post on me which was fantastic, and you should read it, not because it was for my birthday, but just because it was brilliant and you will enjoy it. It must have taken her ages and was the act of a true friend. Thanks so much, Deb, You're a star...........

Next, I must thank my blogging buddy, Julie @ Being Ruby
Julie and I email all the time and, as a pair of night owls, can stay up to the wee small hours, changing the world !!....I think that I have probably been responsible for her being late for work on numerous occasions ! Julie also did a post for my 'special day' (that bit is for my friend Lucy). It was British, patriotic, clever, funny and included Matt Lucas and David Walliams from Little Britain. Julie, thanks so much for all the trouble that you went to but, it was time well spent 'cos I LOVED IT........you're a true friend, a wonderful photographer and a beautiful writer with a great sense of humour.

Then came my wonderful friend Carole @ Maynard Greenhouse
Another friend that did the most fabulous post for my birthday. Carole and I swap pretty long emails about our lives and enjoy much discussion on varied subjects. She tells us all about her friends, their houses and their regular jaunts to flea markets and their purchases, and, along with all this, is a great photographer. We get on so well, as I do with all of these women, and I call Carole a good friend.

.......... then it was Mise @ Pretty Far West who unselfishly did a post for me. Mise is one of the funniest, and a woman who is so clever with words, that I sometimes really have to get my brain into gear. As I told her today (and this is one of Julie's phrases !!), she often makes us pee our pants with laughter at some of the things she subtlety comes out with !! I was there, pretty much at the start of Mise's blog and enjoy the wonderfully varied posts that she puts up. Thanks Mise.....to do that for me was so lovely..........

.......... as if that wasn't enough, my dear friend Luiza @ Feelings
wished me a Happy Birthday through her blog. Luiza and I have been great friends, emailing, exchanging gifts and being supportive. Luiza is from Stockholm, need I say more. Her taste is impeccable and her photography a joy. She is so creative, making beautifully sewn treasures. Thank you Luiza for all your kindness...........
.......... and then there was Magdalena @ Color Sepia Magdalena is another talented and creative blogger from Stockholm and great friends with Luiza. The Christmas cards that I sent this year were made by Magdalena and the gift tags for my presents and they were absolutely beautiful. Magdalena also did a birthday post for me and I would also like to thank her for being so kind and generous with her time to do such a lovely thing for me..........
Also, my lovely friend Gigi@ The Magpies Fancy has mentioned my birthday on her new post. Gigi is a beautiful writer and poet and has the most beautiful blog. Thank you so much, my friend for your kind birthday wishes and for thinking of me.

.......... and finally, a birthday gift sent to me from Mel @ Reverie
When Mel found out that my birthday was around the same date as her daughter 'little crumb' she sent me a present. Look how beautifully it was wrapped. So beautifully, I didn't want to unwrap it, but, unwrap it I did and..........

VOILA !!.......... gorgeous personalised note cards.......... how did she know that I LOVE stationary? I can spend hours in stationary shops, Mr. Home doesn't understand how someone can spend hours looking at greetings cards, wrapping paper, ribbons and envelopes. He cannot grasp this concept !! It just doesn't compute. Mind you, I don't understand how someone can spend ages looking at drills and sanders and workmates so, we're even !! Anyway, I digress. .... sorry Mel. I am so pleased with my wonderful note cards. Thank you so much for you thoughtfulness.
I would also like to thank everybody who left me birthday wishes on my blog and on others blogs and for people who have never been to my blog but who popped in to see me after seeing the above posts. I really will try and thank you all. Please go and look at the blogs of the people that I have mentioned. If they can do this for me, just think what wonderful friends you are going to make. I have to say, this blogging lark is pretty good, isn't it ?
Right, that's it. I promise each and everyone of you that the subject of my birthday will never be mentioned again.......... UNTIL NEXT YEAR !!!!
I LOVE BIRTHDAYS !!!!
Jackie








59 comments:

  1. Glad you had a smashing little c-e-l-e-b-r-a-t-i-o-n!! You and I just "met" but I already consider myself lucky in this regard! Many more to you, lovely Jackie, many more!

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  2. Oh you made me laugh with the intro honey! What a well loved girl you are. Must check out the links I've missed. Thanks sweetie...until next year :o
    xoxo

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  3. What a sweet bunch of friends! Happy Birthday, Jackie!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  4. Well I suck cause I didn't even realize it was your birthday! Happy Birthday dear sweet Jackie. I hope it is everything that you deserve, which is all the best. It is so nice that your non sucking friends took the time to make your day even more special for you. I am now marking my calendar so next year I will not forget!

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  5. Happy Birthday, sweetness! I left you a little note at my blog. Hope you've had a wonderful day.

    Big hugs,
    Gigi

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  6. Happy Birthday Jacqueline! You have some wonderful friends! I hope you have a great time celebrating! Jennifer:)

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  7. Oh I know I cannot tell you how excited I was, truly....up in lights!

    I'm just about to put a link button on my sidebar to the giveaway, so I guess you could just copy it and link in.
    hugs DJ

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  8. Please allow Edward and me to join in the chorus of well-wishers!! I know I can speak for him when I say that we both send you our very best for a most Happy Birthday. May it be the start of a fabulous, wonderful year!! XXOO!

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  9. Happy Birthday Jacqueline. I see all these lovely girls here competed on who to present you with the most fabulous birthday. They all did exceptionally well, although I am partial to Julie @ Being Ruby (LOVE her!!!). Wishing you a beautiful new chapter in the book of life.
    www.angiemuresan.com

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  10. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, I HOPE YOU HAD A WONDERFUL DAY, XO MARY

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  11. Wow, what a fabulous way to ring in your birthday! I am going to check out the blogs that paid tribute to you on your "special day"

    I'm glad that you had a awesome celebration!

    Much love to you! xxoo

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  12. Happy Birthday !!!!! Mine is Friday and I should have know you were Aquarius too, it just makes sense why I like you so much. What? A Husband who doesn't appreciate ribbon, paper, and cards......I got one of those too and I 'm not too keen on his dental drills either -lol!My world is much prettier. Have the best day and lots of love, kisses, and hugs.

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  13. Happy happy Birthday you cute lady.!!!!!!!

    May you have a most fantastic year.
    May the wind always be at your back..

    yvonne

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  14. My dearest Jackie,

    I couldn't think of anyone more deserving of such fabulous birthday wishes! I hope your day was off-the-charts spectacular!

    Much love,
    Melissa

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  15. I hope you don't mind me dropping in, but how I landed here...ahhh your blog takes my breath away. And, Happy Birthday!

    Thanks so much,
    Lisa

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  16. Ahhhhh sweet friend...Happy Birthday to you! Those girls are the sweetest bunch ever. So happy your day was filled with lots and lots of love...xoxoxoxoo

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  17. Quel beau post!mon dernier post etait blog bonheur .tu as bien mérite!!! Amitiés ma chère Jackie. Manon

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  18. HAPPY BIRTHDAY my dearest Jackie!!!!!!! So many wonderful wishes for a wonderful person..............your friends are so sweet and everybody LOVES YOU!!!!!!!!!

    Have a great time, Love & Hugs Jade

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  19. Happy birthday, Jacqueline ~ just popping over from dear Mise's place and you have had a wonderful time, haven't you!! Good for you ~ enjoy and bask.

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  20. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! MAY YOU ALWAYS BE HAPPY!
    ROSA

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  21. You are spoilt rotten! Happy birthday!!

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  22. Darling Jackie,

    how lovely you are..

    You deserve it..

    Happy Birthday to you my dear..

    love..

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  23. I hope you have/had a wonderful birthday!!! depending on how the time change meets you with this...and you deserve all of the attention - you are so sweet!
    Ness xx

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  24. And extremely well-deserved, as you're the linking point of our many blogging chains of companionship and mirth because of your kindness and how you take time to engage with us in such a genuine way. I think we'll all just adopt your birthday as our annual blog party.

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  25. Oh Jackie I'm so sorry, am late in wishing you as have been terribly busy so did not get a chance to log in :(
    Wish you a very Happy Birthday dearest, you are the most wonderful friend I have made through this amazing blogland, always so generous and supportive with your comments. An excellent writer and a treasure for this blogworld really!
    xoxo

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  26. Happy Belated Birthday to You!!!! What wonderful friends you have. You are one of my favorite blog friends and I am so happy that you had a fabulous birthday.

    Wishing you many more beautiful birthdays!

    xxx, Michelle

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  27. Hi Jackie,

    Happy birthday!! Just missed it somehow! I hope you had a good time. You have very sweet friends in the blogworld!!!

    Lieve groet, Madelief

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  28. It doesn't surprise me that so many people made a birthday post about you. Your such a darling and I wish I had thought about it.
    Good to hear that you had a good birthday with so many surprises.
    Much love
    Lia
    xx

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  29. very nice =)

    keep going on.

    visit & follow me.

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  30. Have a great year!
    Happy birthday
    I always look forward to seeing your inspiring posts
    Bx

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  31. Oh Jackie - you 'thank you's' were so nice and very thoughtful. See how well your loved? I am a bit disappointed by one thing however; you did not post any photos of you living it up at your birthday celebration(s)! I know your family must of treated you like royalty, but hoping it was a really..really great weekend and day! xx to you

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  32. Jackie - there's really no explanation or comment needed hey? YOu're a STAR and fully deserve it! May you have 100s more happy birthdays and even more again... PS you're right - this blogging thing is a lark!

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  33. Well drats Jackie I missed wishing you a happy birthday on the actual day...so sorry...but can I send out a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY anyways?...and a hug too!!! It just goes to show what a wonderfully kind and caring person you are that all of those people would want to post birthday wishes to you!!!

    Happy birthday sweetie ~

    :) T
    xo

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  34. Happy Birthday to you ~ and I am technically a day late!! I suck! I hope you had a glorious day my friend and that you had a cocktail or two! xo

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  35. OMG Jackie! Where was I? Happy belated Birthday to you! What beautiful tributes your blogger friends gave you. You are a real treasure and obviously everyone knows that! LOVE what Mel gave you. She has such gorgeous things.

    Happy Happy Birthday Jackie and have the best year ahead!! Lynn

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  36. Oh! Happy Birthday fellow Aquarian!What wonderful gifts you received from fellow bloggers, Have a sweet day!

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  37. Hi!

    Happy Birthday, Jackie!! I hope you had a good time ...

    xo
    Anette - Norway:)

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  38. Happy Wonderful Birthday Jackie !! I just love birthdays & celebrate mine all week long !!!so my gift to you: is a smile, soulful, unconditional & inspiring a gift that gives & gives....Cate :)

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  39. Happy Happy Birthday Jackie! So pleased you had such a fabulous day. Personally I'm quite pleased to always celebrate the day, but no longer the year!! How lovely to have such blogging pals - isn't it THE nicest thing about blogging! xx

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  40. Hope you had - and are possibly still having - a wonderful birthday week Jackie :)

    I just read Deb's blog about you and Steve McQueen.....absolutely brilliant, it really made me giggle, she is very clever :)

    xo

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  41. Happy birthday!
    Enjoy, you deserve all the birthday posts.

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  42. Happy Birthday, sweetness!!!!!!!
    Soon will be mine too! :-)
    Kisses
    Federica
    xoxo

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  43. I adore Deb!! I read her entire post on you & your birthday, I too think it was brilliant. Now, I've discovered YOU. Wonderful. XO's Marsha in Houston

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  44. What a beautiful post, Jackie!!!
    Once again, happy birthday!
    You know you are all worth it! All those posts that everyone posted on their blogs, and the present you recieved, wow!

    I hope you´ll continue having fun rest of the week!
    Thank you, for being a wonderful friend!

    Hugs/
    Luiza

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  45. Oooooh I am soooooo sorry I missed your birthday... please forgive moi! Hope you continue celebrating it as many days as you can!!!! I like mine to last for at least a week if not the whole month of February!
    ENJOY mon amie!!!!
    Fifi

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  46. First laugh of the morning...."I made that up"! You crack me up girl.
    xoxo
    Hey have you wound down from the blog block party, I mean to say ... it was flying around the world.
    xoxo

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  47. Saffron Golden is so gorgeous. You lucky girl... Super lovely blog. You have me has a follower. xoxo

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  48. oups...forgot...Happy Birthday late!!

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  49. Dear Jackie,
    HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY MY FRIEND!
    I'm sorry I missed it and wishing you all the magic and beauty in the world! You are so loved and it shows! Mauh Mauh Mauh!!! You are the BEST!!
    XOX's

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  50. Jackie! I cannot believe somehow I missed your birthday BUT I want to send you a huge belated HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You're such a treasure - hope you had a special day! xo

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  51. aww how sweet! happy birthday to you.
    btw i LOVE that first pic of Kylie!
    xox alison

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  52. Hey Jackie ;)
    First of all I want to wish you many many more years in good health, I see you have been spoiled and girl, you know what, you deserve it!
    Ad then I would like to thank you for your very sweet words on my blog considering the post of my older sister, thanks so much sweetie
    Have a good evening x desiree

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  53. Jackie you deserve every beautiful wish you received my dear. You bring us all such joy.
    hugs

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  54. Hey Jackie
    If you book the Fat Duck now ... you might get in next year for your birthday!! Get on that phone girl asap ....

    Hope you have recovered from a wonderful bday!
    xx

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  55. I'm so late to the party here (I blame it on my move!) but happy, belated birthday, dear Jacqui! It looks like it's been quite the celebration! xoxo, Ally

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  56. Happy belated birthday !!! i can understand why you like so much birthdays !! Lucky you

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