Wednesday, 7 July 2010

Alphabe-Thursday - Y is for You are invited

It's Thursday the 8th July and you are invited to my virtual birthday party. The caterers will be here soon. I have ordered an exotic fruit punch for the drivers and champagne for the drinkers. There will be smoked salmon canapes, vol-au-vents filled with cream cheese and caviar, or lobster in mayonnaise. There is the biggest cheese board you have ever seen in your life and a choice of several wines, spirits, mixers and fruit juices . Salads incude pasta and asparagus, orange and watercress and seared peppers and tomato. There's cold salt beef or ham, and a whole cold salmon which has been dressed in thin slices of cucumber to look like scales. If you fancy something hot there's a mushroom rissotto, a lamb pasanda curry and all the trimmings, or a smoked haddock chowder with crusty multi grain rolls. There are other breads too. For dessert there's a dark chocolate torte, a milk chocolate mousee, ice cream in three different flavours (vanilla, coffee and rum and raisin) and a fruit salad. I've also made a huge cobweb pudding to my Auntie Elsie's recipe, which I posted up on this blog last Friday. And there's cream.
Coffee, liquers, or herb tea. Mints.
Bryan Ferry has got Roxy Music back together just for the event but if you go right out into the extensive formal gardens, past the second fountain on the left, you will find a small chamber orchestra and some comfortable seating where you can get away from the heat and noise and repose calmly in the cool for a while.
I will be wearing my black velvet and the second best diamonds.
So all I want you to do is tell me what amazing and fantastic present you are virtually bringing me!
If you are reading this before I get up in the morning then come back later for the link to other Y's or make your way there from Jenny's blog HERE

28 comments:

  1. Thanks for the invite but your menu is not to my taste.
    I wish you a most wonderful birthday and I have to add that it's wonderful to know you are a fellow Cancerian, not that I believe in that stuff but it's always fun having a gang LOL.
    Enjoy and Many happy returns. xxxxxxxx etc...

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  2. The menu, the music, the reverie! Count me in! Happy, happy all about you day!

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  3. What a wonderful feast! You sure know how to know a party.

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  4. Well, may I eat dessert first? Yum! I need chocolate right now. Thank you for the lovely invitation. For your virtual gift, I am bringing you a pair of Yaks in honor of Alphabet Thursday. Happy Yearly Birthday!

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  5. Your party sounds like a blast~ My gift to you is a Yacht...hope you don't get sea sick :-)

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  6. This sounds like the perfect party! For your virtual gift, I stopped by Tiffanys. Go ahead, peak in that lovely blue box :) Kat

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  7. I know I'll have a good time at your virtual party. I'll try not to drink too much and make a virtual fool of myself. Happy Birthday!

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  8. I like this party! What fun you provide for us! Anne

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  9. Can you read my mind??? This sounds like the absolute perfect party, I'll be there, and on my way to the bathroom (these fab drinks have to go somewhere) I'll help you restock whatever station needs more food. You, my new friend, is a girl after my own heart :-)

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  10. Sounds like a wonderful party, black velvet and diamonds now stunning .....I will bring the wine....bkm

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  11. Oh that sounds delightful ... happy birthday to you from a fellow Cancerian ... I am bringing you a wonderful little velvet bag filled with the most shimmery moon dust ... blow some into the air on cloudy nights and the moon will appear.

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  12. Happy Birthday!
    And I will now sing this special birthday song (originally written by Carl Michael Bellman) in Swedish for you: 'Ja, ma hon leva! Ja, ma hon leva! Ja ma hon leva uti hundrade ar! Ja visst ska hon leva! Ja visst ska hon leva! Ja visst ska hon leva uti hundrade ar!'

    Now I am handing you a pretty package, which you open and inside is one of these esquisitely hand-sewn beaded Y-necklaces made by the Swedish jewellery-artist, Yvonne Stark, whose work I am featuring exclusively on my Y-post! Yvonne sends her very best wishes and wonders if the colour is alright.

    After this present-opening, I am ready to taste some of the wonderful items I see on that table over there. Please introduce me to your friends, aquaintances and relatives, if you have any there!
    I just love a good party!
    Wishing you a very happy day!
    Hugs,
    Anna
    Anna's Y-words

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  13. I am so excited, I have hopped my virtual Leer Jet and will be there soon. I am bringing you a Yellow Yukon - mine is red and we can be twins.
    Happy Birthday!!

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  14. Happy Birthday ~ sounds wonderful.
    How nice of Bryan Ferry to do that for you :-)
    I'll pop by in my AM one-77 and enjoy the punch, sounds delicious.
    My pressie to you, as a fellow Cancerian, is a pair of Christian Louboutin shoes. We'll pop over to Paris to choose them :-)
    Have a wonderful day!

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  15. Happy birthday to you! Many more happy years to come, and the feast was scrumptious!

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  16. I'll be arriving promptly, dressed in something flow-y, colorful and a tad bohemian. I shall come bearing.....oops! I almost gave away your surprise. And I'll be taking up residence with the salads. YUM!

    Happy Birthday!

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  17. I'll be there with bells on - and a little vintage Schiaparelli number that my granny left me. I'll be bringing you a year's supply of maple syrup - it's a cliche, darling, but what else could I bring?

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  18. Thank you for the lovely invitation. I will be happy to come and have a glass of champagne with you. Happy birthday.

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  19. happy birthday...i sure do enjoy a good punch. i shall bring you honey from my hive and a beautiful bunch of roses from my garden.

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  20. I'm having a virtual dribble, despite just eating, I didn't get this sort of treat at my last birthday. Doggy bag availability? I mean is it worth coming up your way. Drool drool.
    Champers all round, Fireworks later? I'll look out. All the best from Devon.
    PS regards to OH

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  21. i think diamonds are the best gift but you are already wearing some so champagne it is :D

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  22. Happy happy birthday, lovely party, :)

    I bring for you a luxury cruise holiday for you and your husband, pure relaxation and rest :)

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  23. Tatter Tots - you forgot the tatter tots. Seriously, your virtual party seemed lovely but I am fried potato kind of gal so I had to pass on most of the food - though the company ... just lovely!

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  24. Everything sounds wonderful. I'll need to go shopping for the right evening wear. I am quite the casual dresser. I think a beautiful glass paperweight might be just the right present, seems I remember you are partial to them from a past alphabe-thurday party. Happy Birthday!

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  25. Yippee!

    What a fun invitation to a fabulous Alphabe-Thursday birthday party.

    Please accept my RSVP! You might want to prepare a little extra risotto because that is one of my favorite things!

    I shall be bringing you some cactus pear jelly and a little plastic container so I can sneak some risotto out of your lovely party.

    This was such a cute link!

    Thank you for helping to make this meme so fun!

    A+

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  26. Oops, I forgot to say you will recognize me easily because I will be wearing a shirt printed with the alphabet and my sage green Keen's. And most likely a very wrinkled pair of navy blue bermuda shorts from sitting on the plane for so long!

    Happy Birthday dear lady!

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  27. Y - that is a lovely theme for a birthday party, hope you are having a wonderful time.

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