Sunday, May 31, 2015

Another birthday

Happy Saturday everyone

This weekend we celebrated another birthday ~ this time it was my dear Daughters special day. I had to take a photo of the pretty bouquet of flowers we bought her.
To celebrate we went out for a family lunch at a Japanese Restaurant, Industry Zen where we had a private table, with delicious food and had a lovely time.

We had this dessert, marshmallow and ice-cream balls and fruit salad which was very yummy. I try not to eat anything with sugar, but it was nice to make an exception for a special occasion.

I am knitting this navy blue jersey with cables and bobbles, for a present for our daughter  - it is taking longer than I thought and have finished the front and back and now working on the sleeves.

Happy to have a long weekend here - Queens birthday is celebrated on Monday here
Hope you are enjoying your weekend


  1. Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl Carolyn! It sounds like you had a lovely time with her. I love the photo of your outing and her beautiful flowers.
    I hope you have a great time celebrating this weekend my dear friend!
    hugs from here...

  2. Dear Carolyn
    A lovely photo of you and Victoria - the dessert looks divine!
    Beautiful birthday flowers!
    How clever are you being able to knit in cable - it is lovely and I'm sure you will have it finished in no time now that the cold weather is here.
    Perfect to sit by the fire knitting!
    We're off to France again next week - YEA!
    Shane x

  3. Congratulations to your daughter,
    beautiful flowers.
    Wish you a nice sunday and week

  4. Congratulations! You have had a wonderful lunch together. Groetjes,

  5. Happy birthday to your daughter, glad you all enjoyed the meal

  6. It wonderful that you could celebrate together. I cherish those days!

  7. Fabulous job on the knitting project, darling!


  8. Congratulations ...!!...have a Nice Ria...x!


  9. ✿ه° ·. Parabéns!!!! Muita felicidade sempre!!!
    Tenha um maravilhoso domingo!

    ✿ه° ·.

  10. Happy Birthday to your lovely daughter! You two look like sisters!!!! Hope you have a wonderful week!!

  11. Dearest Carolyn,
    You both look so very happy... What a wonderful birthday celebration.. I am in awe of your talent... I wish I could knit like this.
    Thank you so much for your most kind words.. I always enjoy your visits.

  12. Happy birthday to your daughter. Japanese cuisine is one of our favorite. Good luck getting the sweater finished. Lovely to have an extended weekend. I am doing some work from home for school this week but am basically done and so very happy as I'm not returning so I am free, free, free. Every day will be a weekend for me. yay! Best wishes, Tammy

  13. Carolyn, I saw your red rose on my side bar, and had to come right over. Happy Birthday to your dear daughter, and what a fun day you had! The Japanese restaurant sounds delicious. I was just talking to husband this morning about this restaurant we saw in town, and I've never had Japanese food before. The flower pictures are so pretty with a soft setting. And that last picture, oh my. I try to stay away from too much sugar also, it seems it's in so many foods.

    Have a peaceful Sunday, Carolyn.

    love, ~Sheri

  14. Happy Birthday to your daughter! Your lunch together sounds lovely! xx

  15. Hi Carolyn, Happy Birthday to your dear daughter. Such a nice pic together. She will love the beautiful sweater.
    Love the pretty flowers. Enjoy your long weekend.
    Hugs and Blessings, CM

  16. Many happy returns to your daughter. The flowers are beautiful and it looks like you had a lovely time at the Japanese restaurant. Clever you to be able to knit cable pattern. The Queen's birthday trooping of the colours in London will be on the 13th June this year. I expect I shall watch the television broadcast. I hope you have a good week Carolyn.

  17. Carolyn, Your sweater is beautiful! Love the color and design. I never learned to knit and feel like I lost out. Admire your talent. Please tell your daughter Happy Birthday!!! Hope yours was a good one also.

  18. Sounds like a lovely weekend! The flowers are so pretty :)

  19. Dearest Carolyn,
    Happy to read that you both had such a special time together.
    Love your knitting; not easy and needs to be done by really concentrating on it. Never mind if it takes somewhat longer to finish; the end result is what counts.
    Sending you hugs,

  20. Looks like a great weekend
    Flowers are so pretty x

  21. Lovely flowers and knitting! Happy B-day to your daughter!
    Happy June!
    Kisses, Paola.


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  22. Wonderful celebration! I hope you will post a photo of the finished sweater. It's such a lovely color and design..........*s*

  23. Such a beautiful cable you are knitting! I'm sure your daughter will love it:) Your birthday lunch sounded like a memorable one .. and that dessert, wow! Sounds so good. I like the marshmallow and ice cream combination:) Enjoy your three day weekend! xxleslie

  24. CONGRATULATIONS with your dear daughter, it looks wonderful on that restaurent, Carolyn, and the dessert oh looks WONDERFUL, what a special way of serving it, too. I am a big fan of cable knitting, it is so beautiful, but not a knitter, at all. I prefer the needle and fabric in my hands. The sweater will be a most wonderful piece for your daughter. Love your gorgeous flowers, dear friend.
    Hugs, Dorthe

  25. Happy birthday to your lovely daughter!!!! :D
    happy to hear you spent a special time all together! And I love your knitting, seems very very cute!

  26. Happy birthday to your daughter Carolyn! Lovely photo's of the two of them.

    Your knitting looks pretty too! I haven't done it for ages. I used to make jerseys like this for my husband, but I don't think I still can.

    Wishing you a lovely week!

    Madelief x

  27. Happy birthday to your daughter! Your knitting is very lovely, the color is very beautiful. Sounds like a lovely weekend!

  28. Happy Birthday to your daughter! The celebration sounded lovely. I don't eat sugar except on special occasions as well. Hope you're enjoying a wonderful long weekend!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  29. Happy birthday to your daughter! It looks like she had a lovely celebration. The sweater you're knitting is going to beautiful and she will love it.

  30. A very sweet photo up there friend!!! And a happy happy birthday to your daughter! Sounds like a lovely time! And the piece you are knitting for her is extrordinary! Wishing you all good things this week my friend! Nicole xo

  31. Happy birthday to your daughter! Sounds like it was a terrific celebration. Those flowers are incredibly gorgeous. The color, wow! And your knitting is beautiful. You are so very talented! Wow!

  32. Hi,Carolyn!
    Happy birthday to your daughter! Your knitting, the navy blue color is beautiful. I am sure your daughter like it! Hope you all enjoyed Japanese food!
    It is pretty hot here in Japan for May. Rainy season will be here soon here.
    Have a good day!

  33. Love the colour of the flowers.

    Thank you for sharing your photo's. Belated Happy Birthday Wishes.

    All the best Jan

  34. Happy belated birthday-wishes to you pretty daughter, dearest Carolyn! I try to reduce sugar, too, but I think I'd have problems to resist this yummy dessert! But the day before yesterday my husband and I went for an ice-cream - and it was much toooooo sweet for me, I'm really weaned from sugar... The pullover will become wonderful!
    Lots of hugs my dear and happy Weekend!
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  35. Blessings for your daughter's birthday. I love Japanese food.
    Love all you share.
    Love Jeanne

  36. Belated Happy birthday to your dear daughter. Sorry it has taken me so long to comment! Sarah x


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