Today is my birthday! I am counting my blessings!

I am 72 today! The stoma is settling, the backache is tolerable (just) it is not actually raining, symptoms are minor, it is not raining, I am going to see my friend who has Parkinsons, that always reminds me how lucky I am, then I am meeting a friend for lunch, my gradsons are ringing when I get home from school and 21 of us are going to wagamama for Japanese noodles tonight! Life is very good today and that is enough for now!


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  • Just realised I made a real slip there! It is 20 years since I 'got home from school' my grandsons will ring when they get home from school of course!


  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY! Margaret,

    With love,

    Isadora. xx

  • Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and ones for the years to come


    Ally xx

  • Thank you both!

    I am determined to get all the joy and pleasure I can from every day! Next week I am going to London to spend time with my lovely daughter!

    M xxxxxxx

  • Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday to you

    Happy Birthday dear Margaret

    happy Birthday to you.

    !!!!!!!!Love Suex:-);-)

  • Thank you Sue! I hear you as a delightful soprano so I sang along in my low contralto (well almost bass if the truth be told! LOL)

    M xxxx

  • Happy. To. Happy. To Happy. Dear.

    Birthday. You Birthday. You Birthday Margaret.


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    Hippy ! Hoppy ! Happy ! Birthday ! love x G x

  • now that is showing off Gwn!!!!!! I can still only manage one smiley even tho Lizzie did teach me!xxxxxx :-) :-)

  • Thankyou Lizzie. You are still listening :-) :-) :-)

  • It took me longer to do the smiley faces than it did to write the poem LOL...I hope you counted them ??? 72 haha.

    Love x G x

  • Very impressive Gwyn! Lizzie must be proud of you! Loved the poem too! After next week (going to London to stay with my daughter) I shall get myself and the poems organised!

    M XXX

  • Many, many, many happy returns, Margaret. Have a wonderful day.



  • Happy Birthday Margaret.

    Why have you turned into a little green square?


  • Maybe a new profile photo for a new year V? :-)

  • HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you and wishing you loads more love and all the best wishes Babs x x x x x :-)

  • Have a lovely Birthday...... Health and happiness to you (wealth too, but that's not so important!)

    Enjoy your weekend

    Love Wendy xx

  • Thank you, Wendy!


  • Thank you all! New photo after tonight I hope! Tomorrow I am doing half a day on the Target Ovarian Cancer Stall in Leeds!

  • Happy birthday love Sue x

  • Happy birthday. Ejoy the Japanese.

    Love Marilyn

  • Dear Margaret have a lovely evening. 21 of you. Wow! Yes I agree that a photo on here would be nice then we can all tell you that you look half your age!!

    Love Sarah

  • Dear Margaret

    I've been at a UCU training course all day so didn't manage to read your message. HAPPY BIRTHDAY! It sounds as though you'll be having a wonderful day with your friends and calls from family. Be spoilt!!!

    You're so right to make the most of every moment. Hope the stall is well attended in Leeds tomorrow but that you don't get too tired for London.

    Lots of love, Annie xx

  • Congratulations Margaret! Many happy returns!

    Love Juliexxx

  • Happy Birthday Margaret, Best Wishes ,hope you had a lovely day.

    Love Sue x

  • They do keep getting those bloody numbers the wrong way round! LOL!

    Had a great night with some great friends! 24 of us! And i am still sober! Anyone into chocolate? If so send me your address! I cannot tell the lovely people who gave me chocs that diabetes and chemo have rendered rhem No, No! And disgusting! Offers for Guylaine Truffles and Thorntons luxury chocs in aid of Ovacome, Target Ovarian Cancer, MacMillan or my Local hospice gratefully received! I will happily pay the postage! Anyone within reach of York will be welcome at my Yard Sale on July 15th! For details email!

    Love you all!


  • Hi Margaret

    Glad you enjoyed your day... Hope you liked the poem I wrote for you.... (on a separate blog)..and your 72 smiley faces on this blog..LOL it took me longer to do the smilies than it did to write the poem haha. X G X :-)

  • Belatedly, but very sincerely, Happy Birthday! And I hope for more for you. No Surrender!!!

  • Have a great day, Margaret!!

    Lots of love

    Anne xxxxx

  • Thank-you all! No Surrender indeed Chrissie! My son says that, when Leeds Medical School gets my remains I'll be sitting up on the slab telling them they are not doing it right! LOL! Mind you they are not getting it yet if I can help it! Off to let the soroptimists see one can live and be well with cancer!

  • Happy birthday Margaret, sounds a lively day, can I come?!




  • Happy birthday and hope you have many more to come. Enjoy your celebration with the family.

    Liz X

  • Happy belated birthday. Glad you had a great day. I hope I make it to 72 (gonna be fifty later this month so way to go there).

    Hugs Jackie

  • Hi there Margaret ..

    and its a happy belatyed birthday from me too xxxxx

    Do hope you had a great night ..sounds as though you did ..

    Have a great weekend x

    Love Janet x

  • Than you all I have had a great day!

  • Belated Happy Birthday from me too.

    Glad you enjoyed your day.

  • Thanks Lucy!

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