23 May 2011

The Birthday

It was a great Birthday altogether. After the present opening I was taken to lunch at my favourite place, the New Hall.

Lovely venue for a birthday lunch A room with a couple of views!

I managed to take pictures of some of the dishes we had but completely forgot to get shots of the main course
Duck on lambs liver and potato rosti

Scallops on black pudding

Sticky toffee pudding with ice cream

Coconut panna cotta (to die for) followed by

a bottle of Palena

The iPhone was the main present from my Guy, although he spoiled me rotten with lots of little gifts and of course the excellent lunch. Couldn't wait to get Twitter and Facebook installed And these DVDs were selected from my Amazon wish list. The Kings Speech was ordered before the DVD was released and The Tourist was placed on the wish list after blogging friend, Ron, suggested I might enjoy the film. Finally, here's a couple of shots taken as we left the hotel


  1. Looks like you had a super day.
    The photos are great.. love the
    food shots.

  2. What a beautiful setting for a birthday. I bet you felt spoiled rotten (as you deserve to be).

  3. nice...looks like a great time...beautiful scenery, great food and you scored on the presents...glad you had a good birthday!

  4. What a lovely day and super gifts too! The Kings Speech is a fantastic film, I could watch it time and time again. :)

  5. Valerie...I was in total AWE looking at these photos of your birthday celebration!

    The setting couldn't have been more beautiful and charming.

    The food looked BEYOND delicious.

    Sticky toffee pudding with ice cream.

    Yummy! Yummy! Ymmy!

    And your new iPhone! How wonderful!!! Now you'll be able to blog on the go. What a thoughtful and wonderful Guy you have!

    I was jumping up and down when I saw your two DVD's. You're gonna LOVE The Tourist. And I just watched The King's Speech last week and ADORED it! It has the greatest cast. I also just watched Never Let Me Go, which was shot in the UK - another great film!

    Glad to hear you had a lovely birthday, dear lady!


  6. The desserts looked wonderful. It made me hungry. Happy belated birthday. What a fun day.

  7. Very posh! And the sun shone, too. Lovely.

  8. The Kings Speech is a great film.

    Looks like the place was lovely and the food is a lot better than mine ;-)

  9. I think you had an extra special day! You took some great photos of the food.

  10. a Belated Happy Birthday from me. That meal looks lovely and the place just gorgeous.

    Hope you enjoy all your presents.


  11. Sounds like a wonderful birthday! I'm jealous in more ways than one! Happy Birthday!


If you're new to A Mixed Bag you might find something to interest you, a bit of mirth, a story or two, or some pictures. I'm so pleased you popped in, do leave a comment if you have time.