Thursday, August 16, 2007

The cat's out of the bag...

...yes, it is my birthday today. I wasn't going to mention it but Merle has spread the word on her blog, as I discovered in some comments on my last post. To celebrate we're going out tonight to see an Argentine tango group perform at the state theatre. I'm really looking forward to that!

Merle has also awarded me the Nice Matters Award (and coincidentally so did Kali) - that plus having a birthday (62 if you must know) is making this a bumper week for me.
I'm not sure what traits I exhibit that entitle me to the award, but in Merle's case, it might be because I barrack for the same footy team that she does. Go Blues!

Now here comes the difficult part: I have to nominate 7 (according to Kali) or 8 (according to Merle) people for the award. I've never come across a NOT nice person in Bloggerland, and most of the people who immediately spring to mind have already got the award. So I am going to do something totally different and nominate two (yes, only two) bloggers. These two have opted out of blogging this year and I dearly miss reading their posts . This is not meant to put pressure on them to start blogging again, but just to let them know (I'll email them) that their time in Bloggerland did leave a legacy. They both live in Queensland and one day I hope to meet them face to face. They are

I miss you, ladies!


Mountain Mama said...

Hello Val and a very Happy Birthday! Merle mentioned that you are the birthday girl.

Susie said...

Happy Birthday Val!
Hope you have a wonderful day :)

catsmum said...

Happy Berfday to you
Happy Berfday to you Happy Berfday deeeeear Va-al
Happy Berfday toooooooo you :]

Merle said...

Hi Val ~~ I hope you are having a really nice day and thanks for passing on the Nice Matters award.
It would be nice if Della and Jude
"came back" to us. That was quite a good idea, as so many seem to have these awards. I hope you and your husband have a lovely night out tonight. Take care, Love, Merle.

Puss-in-Boots said...

Hi Val

A very happy birthday to you. You're the same age as me!

I hope you have a lovely time tonight.

Miss Eagle said...

Happy birthday, Val. Make lots of happy memories to-day.

Blessings and bliss

jellyhead said...

toot toot! Happy Birthday Val!!

Alice said...

Val - I hope you are enjoying your birthday celebrations right now. I hope you enjoy being 62 years YOUNG.

Jeanette said...

A very happy birthday dear Val and I hope you have a very enjoyable night at the theatre.
Thank you so much for your kind words on the loss of my dear Brother.

Merle said...

Hi again Val ~~ I forgot to tell you that you can get a counter on your blog by clicking just under the counter on my blog or others.
Cheers, Merle.

Jude said...

Am touched by your kind thoughts Val. Thank you. I am too busy out here in my hinterland to spend much time in blogland these days, but I haven't left totally. Almost every day I have fleeting ideas of returning - but then other activities take over and another day has gone by.

I enjoy visiting your blog when I can because you are always on the go - tripping off somewhere, seeing people and trying new things - and you always sound so positive. It's good to see that your cheery nature and words of encouragement to other bloggers have earned you their appreciation.

Am sure you will have enjoyed your birthday today, and I wish you many happy blogging years ahead. - Jude

Lady Di Tn said...

Happy Birthday from Tennessee
We hope the day is pleasant to thee
May the theater be a wonderful part
And please be a lady and not fart.
Sixty two is a gran age
As you proclaim from life's stage
"I have enjoyed the ride thus far,
Now where oh where is my car.

Jean-Luc Picard said...

Wishing you a Happy Birthday, Val.

T*mmy said...

Happy Birthday to YOU!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!
Happy Birthday dear VAL!!!
Happy Birthday to YOU!!!
And many moreeeeeeee....
congrats on the award times two...makes you double nice in my book!!
Love the way you payed it forward!!

PEA said...

Happy Birthday dearest Val, I'm sorry I'm late with the birthday wishes but as you know, I wasn't home to blog. I will have a card for you on my blog in the morning:-) Congratulations on the Nice Matters award, you certainly deserve that one!!! xoxo

Gina E. said...

Hi Val,
Happy Birthday for yesterday! I knew I should have visited you last night instead of waiting until today...
I left a message for you on my blog (under your lastest comment), about catching up next Tuesday. Tuesday is out now, so what about Thursday? If I can find your phone number again, I'll call you, unless you read this first and contact me!

Rebecca said...

Congratulations on your birthday...I hope you had a good day and enjoyed the Argentinian was that ??

Annette said...

Happy Birthday dear Vaaaaaalllllll,
Happy Birthday to theeeeeeee.

And thanks for being part of my life.


Merle said...

Hi again Val ~~ Tallarook is on the Hume highway to Sydney. It is nearer to Melbourne than Seymour, and much nearer than Shepparton. Glad you enjoyed the pictures. Take care,
Love, Merle.

John Cowart said...

Well, first that award from the chancellor, now this. You need a new trophy case. You deserve it.

Glad that Google reader thing works now; my son tried to fix it.

peppylady said...

I'm over from Pea to Wish you a wonderful Birthday!

Tanya said...


You can't be 62. I don't believe it. I thought you had won the lottery and that's why you retired so young :)

Merle said...

Hi again Val ~~ Thanks for your comments, glad you liked the Australia and it should work with
corrugated cardboard. Can't you find a map and cut it out - even the one on my blog if you ptint it. I like the way it has Tassie attached to it.
Our blue boys played really well today again. Maybe next year we will be a force again. Take care, Val,
Love, Merle.

Cris said...

Val!!! Happy belated birthday! Just now I noticed your post, as you can see I haven't been around much. I hope you had a great day!!!

JunieRose2005 said...

Dear Val,

I'm sorry I missed your birthday- but hope it was a good one!


Lee-ann said...

Val I am happy to have wished you a happy birthday when I did see the mention on Merle's blog going to the Argentine tango would ahve been so lovely please let us know how that went, and how is the football (next year!) will be your year right!!

best wishes Lee-ann

Motherkitty said...

Val, happy belated birthday. It was so nice of you to visit. Hope your birthday was a wonderful one for you.

Sonia said...

A Very Happy Birthday Val! (Belated) I hope you had a great time! Many hugs!

Kali said...

bugger, bugger!
I can't believe I've missed wishing you a HAPPY BIRTHDAY!?
So Dear Val, I would like to wish you the very best for a wonderful personal year ahead (albeit belated). May it be all that you wish for.
I'm so excited for you, in getting to visit your Dad in Hawaii :)

Joan said...

I know I'm super, super late but I can still wish you a "Belated Happy Birthday!" And, of course, congratulations on your much deserved award!

Kerri said...

Wow, 30 comments...and I'm bringing up the rear! I found out from Pea that you had a birthday and I missed it! I wish I'd been here earlier!! I hope it was a wonderful celebration and that you enjoyed the tango group. Sounds like fun.
You are definitely a very NICE gal Val, and you deserve a "nice" award :)
What a "nice" idea to pass it to the 2 you did. Happy happy birthday dear friend.

Kerri said...

I just read Tanya's comment. She's a hoot that girl :) Her mother's daughter!

moreofhim said...

Happy Birthday - hope you had a wonderful day and enjoyed your time. God bless!