Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Happy Birthday To The REAL Lord of the Manor!


Another Birthday?

It's evil, malicious...
it's heartless and vicious...
a birthday's a dastardly foe...
Relentless...unceasing...
your age keeps increasing!

And someday it might even show! 


(I totally stole this from a birthday card that was from the collection of cards from my mother-in-law's 80TH birthday.  Yes, I do copy out good rhymes from cards, doesn't everyone?  HA!)

Happy Birthday to Peter, my dear father-in-law in England!  So wonderful to see you last month, I hope you have recovered from some of my cooking!  Loved making those fruit salads for you, those grapes from Spain and the apples from Italy were wonderful, but there is just nothing like those English strawberries!   Of course, I wrote about being grateful for gluten free restaurants but the very BEST cooking was at your home.  My very favorite meal is a Chicken Roast Dinner with your roast potatoes, they are my favorite.  And your selection of wine to accompany the meal is excellent!   :-)

Forget Downton Abbey, a Englishman's home is his castle and this is what a REAL Lord of the Manor looks like, along with his Lady and the REAL boss of the house, the DOG!  (My in-inlaws are so nice, they won't mind me showing you in their gorgeous dressing gowns, will they?...Uh, okay, there Joan, Peter?....Here's hoping they won't mind!)  Love you both!  You HAVE to be the best sports in the world to have ME as a daughter in law!!

Please, my friends, leave best wishes for a happy birthday for Peter, or as I and all my American friends would say, "Pee-DER"!  Sorry, that is just the way we say it!  Anybody else having a birthday in October, you must all be the best, if you are born in the same month as this guy! 

48 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday to Peter, the Lord of the Manor. What a blessing that you got to have such a great visit with your in laws.

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    1. Thank you for your well wishes! And it was just wonderful to see them!

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  2. Happy Birthday to the real Lord of the Manor! Blessings in abundance. :)

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    1. Yes, I will accept them gladly on his behalf! Thank you!

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  3. Many happy returns of the day to your wonderful Father-in-Law, Peter!

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    1. I will gladly send them along to him. Will be so tickled to know that he will read these wonderful comments here, like yours! Thank you!

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  4. Happy Birthday Peter. I feel I know you very well - courtesy of the brilliant blog that your daughter-in-law writes. She brings back happy memories of my holidays in Georgia many years ago.I hope you and your wife have a very happy day.

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    1. Thanking you, Pat, on Peter's behalf! And thanks for your support, my friend. Will be walking on our mountain soon and will think of you. x

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  5. Happy Birthday, Peter!
    Aloha from Hawaii.

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    1. Mahalo!

      He will be so pleased to see a happy birthday wish all the way from Hawaii!

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  6. You don't mean to say your mother-in-law is 80?! Well, mine is, too (she turned 80 this year in March) and doesn't show it, her skin is like silk!
    Oh, but here I am, going on about the loveliest English ladies we know, while it is your dear father-in-law's birthday. Happy Birthday, Peter! (It doesn't sound nothing like Pee-Der when I say it...My accent is pure Yorkshire, he he)

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    1. Joan was born the same year as my Dad, 1927, but Joan was born in December of that year, whereas my Dad was born in April, you do the math! (We were there the year she did turn 80, and I made a note of some of the rhymes from her birthday cards, I really love the greeting cards in England!)
      And knowing Peter, he does not mind one bit sharing the spotlight with lovely ladies, English or otherwise! :-) Joan has such a great sense of style and fashion, very much like you and your Mum!
      And I am very sure your accent is pure Yorkshire, just like mine is pure Sussex! HA!

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  7. I'm sure a few extra Happy Birthdays won't go amiss so here's one from me too.

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    1. Happy Birthday wishes go down a treat and I thank you for them on his behalf!

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  8. Happy Birthday, Peter, and I wish you many more. Kay, Iet the feeling you like your father-in-law. Lovely.

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    1. Thank you! Peter is a great guy and it is easy for anyone to see, a true gentleman. He should go to schools and try to teach this to the young of today, it is needed I think!

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  9. Happy Birthday Peter! I hope it was fun! I love the pic of you and your beautiful wife....lovely!

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    1. Thanks for your well wishes for Peter! I am so happy to see your comment telling Joan & Peter how great they look in their dressing gowns!
      I was a bit worried that they might not want this photo on here, so I thank you very much!

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  10. Wishing you a very happy birthday, Peter! And another happy year as Lord of the Manor.

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    1. Another happy year as Lord of the Manor, I like the sound of that, thank you!!

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  11. A very happy birthday to Peter! x

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    1. Thanks very much, indeed! Very much appreciated. xx

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  12. Wishing You a very happy birthday Peter :) hope theres many more to come Xxxxxx

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    1. Thanks very much for your well wishes for Peter! xx

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  13. Roast chicken dinner is one of my favorites too. A very happy birthday to the Lord of the Manor. So glad you got to spend time together last month.

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    1. Thanks so much, Mairead!!
      Yum I am thinking of your roast chicken and it is making my mouth water!
      I see you have parsnip & carrot soup as a recipe, and I hope you have parsnips with your roast chicken too, it's so good!

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  14. A very Happy Birthday to Peter with many more to come.
    My husband's was yesterday... he turned 60 years young.
    Susan

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    1. How nice, they have the same birthday...your hubby must be a great guy too, and happy birthday to him also, just one day late!
      Thanks for your well wishes!

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  15. Happy Birthday to a true gentleman many many happy and healthy returns with all his family and loved ones.
    This month is filled with birthdays for us also. Oct 1st was my dad's (95), 5th was my hubby's (66) today is my mom's (84) and Olivia (same day as her great grandmother), my great niece, who will be 13 years young...
    May everyone who celebrate their birthdays this month or any month be Blessed with good health and happiness always.

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    1. Hello!!! So happy to see your comment here, my dear!
      You see, October is filled with birthdays with special people!
      And I love that name Olivia...it is one of my favorite names!
      Good health and happiness always, that is a very lovely wish, thank you very much. xx

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  16. I must say - that robe is astounding. I knew my Grandad was a man of taste of elegance, but that robe transcends those paltry descriptors. I hope to see him wearing that soon, and I hope he had a terrific birthday!

    Much Love from your favorite grandson,
    Christopher

    (P.S. - Endless love to you too Mom!)

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    1. Thank you, son, for leaving this sweet comment. I know Peter will read it and be tickled pink.
      Remember when you used to call them Nana & Dad, since they pronounce "Grand-DAD" with such an emphasis, you picked up on that and that is why you called him that...that worked as long as you still called your father "Daddy"!
      Thanks again, Christoph, you are the best grandson of the best granddad!
      Love You!
      Mom

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  17. What a sweet entry, I hope one day to take my bride to England to see for herself the beauty of the MOTHER land. Sweet and of course Happy Birthday to Peter. neat photo. (The food sounds delicious, especially the fruit (and chicken))

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    1. Thank you! I just found your blog and it is so interesting!
      Hope you make it to England! I will tell you of the proper way to NOT say things so you won't get laughed at! HA!
      Thanks for your well wishes, much appreciated!

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    1. Thanks, Debra! I know that he will be glad to accept them from one of my friends in Canada! Eh? :-)

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    1. Ha! Yes, Lord Peter...pictures don't lie!

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  20. Happy Birthday Peter! (Yes, we here Down Under pronounce Peter, Peter - I'm not stuttering)!

    Time to crack open one of those bottles of wine, I'd say...even though I'm writing this and Peter's birthday has passed, no doubt...but every day is a celebration...isn't it?

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    1. Thanks, Lee!!
      And guess what, some of those wines we enjoyed was from AUSTRALIA!!
      Makes me want to go there now!
      Yes indeed, I am happy to accept happy wishes at any time! x

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  21. Happy Birthday to Peter!!! What good sports you and Joan are! What are you going to do with the irresistible force Kay is? Many more years of happiness and health to you both!

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    1. Thank you, Louise, for your lovely wishes! Ha! Irresistible force...it takes one to know one! We need to count our exclamation points in our posts sometime, my dear, and see who has the most! I want to get my point across so much, a period just doesn't cut it!

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  22. Happy birthday to Peter. My October birthdays boys are lovely, too.
    You asked about my photo that was published - somehow the author found it on my blog and asked permisssion to use it. I have no idea how he came to be on my blog!

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    1. Happy Birthday to your October boys too!
      That is just wonderful, that someone wanted your photo in their book. Bet that made your day! Congratulations, could not have happened to a nicer gal. x

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  23. A true Englishman; a lord in his castle with his beloved dog at his feet (not forgetting his wench by his side!). Happy birthday, Peter (pronounced properly, as a fellow Englishman).

    And there is another birthday in my family this month - my son will be 24 on the 28th.

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    1. I must admit, I really do try to say Pe-TER when I say my father in law's name but you can bet I sound just like Dick Van Dyke in Mary Poppins!
      Oh well, at least I try!
      Happy birthday to your son too in October!

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  24. Hi Kay

    Belated best wishes to Peter. He was in fine fettle when we saw him last month and is quintessentially (old) English. That is old in the sense that they do not make them like that any more.

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    1. Thank you, Henry! And I so agree, and I would like to say that YOUR Dad is in that same group of gentlemen. Wish they were allowed to give lessons in schools on grace and charm.

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