20 October 2012

Saturday Special

Today is a really special Saturday because it's hubby's birthday. Yes, another year older and deeper in debt! We're off to Gavino's for a birthday lunch ... Italian style, of course. Consequently I shall probably be too full of fine Italian fare to catch up with you all. 
Maybe when the wine wears off ... .... 
Just one more thing before I go.

For those who haven't met John Bain allow me to point you in the right direction.

Comic dialogue is John's speciality. He writes as if he's talking to you, often going off topic in the most hilarious fashion. He is an artist, a musician, a budding author, and a brilliant blogger. His posts are entertaining and you never know what he'll come up with next.  

Catch him here

But first, why not see him in action


  1. happy birthday to your hubby...i hope he has a great day and you both enjoy that food....mmm...

  2. Thanks Brian. I have been instructed to tell you that I'm paying the bill today, so it's a case of 'another year older and deeper in debt' .... for me... smiles.

  3. Happy Birthday to your Hubs!

    Hope you have a great birthday lunch with good food, good wine and of course you already have the good company. :)

  4. Happy celebrating with the hubsband, ma'am.
    And thanks for pointing me in a direction this morning--lovely read and GREAT timing!
    I didn't much feel like doing laundry today and now I have a solid plan to avoid it next week as well! LOL

  5. A HUGE Happy Birthday to your hubby, Valerie!

    Have a WONDERFUL time today at lunch. And have a glass of wine for me too, okay? Tee, hee!

    Thanks so much for sharing about John. Great video clip! What a talented guy! "Danny Boy" that's one of my mother's favorite songs!

    Have a great Saturday, dear lady!


  6. Hi Mel, it was a lovely day, thank you. It was great to see your comment on John's blog. What a hoot it was today.

    Hi Pearl. Thanks. It was a special day, and the food was excellent.... as ever. Hubs said thank you.

    Hi, Ron. I had an extra glass of wine specially for you :0) Hubs and I enjoyed the birthday meal. Photos to be shown at a later date because I am not in a responsible mood right now ... still celebrating! Glad you enjoyed the video clip, if you visited John's blog you will have had a great laugh today.

  7. Have a lovely time at lunch with your hubby, wish him a Happy Birthday from Bloggy Land. Thanks for the tip to visit John's blog. I am b going back to read some more.

  8. Hi Valerie, A Happy Birthday to your Hubby, I hope the wining and dining is grand and he has a fantastic day with you.

    I'll go by and give John a visit, Thanks for the video I did enjoy it.

  9. I hope you have a lovely meal with your husband, and please pass on my happy birthday wishes.

    Thank you Valerie for featuring my blog today. You have given me a warm glow all over with your kindness, you lovely WI lady you. I am now going to add to the warm glow with a glass or two of whisky and drink a toast to you and yours.

  10. Thank you, Banker Chick. It was a lovely day altogether. Even the weather stayed fine!

  11. Hi Jimmy. Thank you for your good wishes. Hubs and I had a lovely day, plenty of good food and drink! I'm glad you visited John's blog and found it amusing.

  12. You are very welcome, John. As it happened today was a good day to show the link to your blog... It was so funny. I passed on your good wishes. They were appreciated.

  13. Happy birthday to your hubby, Valerie! :)

  14. Thank you, Lea. I will pass on your message.

  15. Happy Birthday to your hubby. LOVED the Danny Boy video. He has a great singing voice.

  16. Happy belated birthday ...
    I will have a 'belated' glass of wine
    for the occasion...

    where are the shots of the fabulous
    birthday food....


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