Reading My Way Around the World

Thursday 4 October 2018

Into the new decade

Cakes galore
Thank you all for your lovely comments and birthday wishes .... I had an overwhelming couple of days and the surprise on Thursday in Belfast was to a sell out comedy fundraising concert in Belfast  with Tim McGarry and friends to raise awareness for Integrated Education (sadly only 7% of schools in Northern Ireland are religiously integrated yet and it takes some time from starting an integrated school until full funding is secure - this fund helps bridge that gap).  
I played along with the mystery tour and didn't know what was happening until the first performer walked on the stage.   I LOVE SUPRISES.   It was a terrific night.   These are all local contemporary comedians - anybody outside of here would be hard put to catch the accents or indeed the very black sense of humour and the mentalist who joined them had us all in stitches.

So then I had a party on Saturday night - just a small gathering of friends for some food and music and great laughs.   Maybe I might have another one before another 10 years are up :)

I suppose I'd better take the cards down now!!


  1. Hi Fil - Happy happy birthday and congratulations - here's to many more ... and yes I'm sure you could squeeze another one in at the 5 mid decade scenario. The Fundraising event sounds so much fun, as well as being for an excellent cause ... oh gosh I do wish we could all get on, respect others ... but live together peacefully and in harmony. Those cakes look amazing ... positively delicious.

    The Integrated Education initiative deserves to be supported ... it seems parents, volunteers and private donors are driving and supporting this. I do hope it progresses ...

    Take care and here's to many more happy years - congratulations to you both - cheers Hilary

  2. Brilliant! Such a lovely birthday - here is to many more!

  3. Your birthday sounds fab. Enjoy your cards awhile yet!

  4. Looks like you had an awesome birthday.

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  5. Sounds like a great birthday treat. Take care.

  6. Stunning cakes, hope they tasted as good as they look


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