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Wednesday, 14 March 2012

It's Someone's Birthday Today!

Hi little bloggies.  My little bakery shop has been a bit quiet lately, but a little bird told me that one of our dear bloggy friends has a birthday today, so, once again, I've been up all night putting the finishing touches to her birthday cupcakes.

"Who are we talking about", I hear you cry!  Well, it's dear Belle from British Colombia, Canada.
Belle is much loved by all her bloggy friends and her blog is a joy to behold, and I usually finish up with a smile on my face when I finish reading her posts.  Do pop over and say "hallo" - I know that she would be thrilled to see you.

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Wishing you a very happy birthday my friend, and I hope that the year ahead will be filled with lovely things for you.
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Meanwhile, I have a joke for you on your birthday.  Hope it makes you smile!

A gorgeous young redhead went into the Doctor's office and said that her body hurt wherever she touched it. "Impossible!" says the Doctor. "Show me".
The redhead took her finger, pushed on her left shoulder and screamed. She then pushed her elbow and screamed even more. She pushed her knee and screamed. Likewise she pushed her ankle and screamed. Everywhere she touched made her scream.

The Doctor looked at her and said "you're not really a redhead, are you?" Well "no" she said. "I'm actually a blonde."

"I thought so" said the Doctor. "Your finger is broken".  (Well, it made ME laugh!!).

Oh, I won't leave you until I tell you about my new kitchen appliance and, yes, a couple of you did get it right, so give yourself a pat on the back if you were one of those.  Ta da!!

Yes, it's a crockpot  (slow cooker)! SO! As I mentioned before, if you have any tried and tested recipes, I would love to hear from you.  You can e-mail me at

The sun is still shining here in my little corner of the world and there are baby lambs frolicking in the fields around us.  What more could I ask for?! 


Shelly said...

Happy birthday to our dear friend Belle! I will head over there to wish her a wonderful one. You are going to love your crockpot! I will see if I can dig out some recipes in the morning. So glad you are having a wonderful morning- I am headed off to bed now!

orchid said...

Hello or Good Morning Dearest Diane,
Oh, how sweet and thoughtful of you to make our friend birthday cupcakes♡♡♡ She must be thrilled with them♬♬♬
And I enjoyed reading your little story as well.
Wow, crockpot or slow cooker!!! I never heard of this one before. I checked with PC site. Although it doen't seem to be as familiar as pressure cooker, I found that it must be really convenient appliance!!! Your cooking recipes will widen a lot♪
Oh, we still have windy chilly days and baby lambs frolicking in the fields is a dream scene for me♡♡♡
Lots of love and Hugs to you from east, xoxo Miyako*

Gawgus things... said...

Happy Birthday to Belle! Hope she has a lovely day and that the sun continues shining for yoooou!

Desiree said...

Happy Birthday, Belle! You have the loveliest smile :)

And Diane, you have outdone yourself with those beautiful cupcakes. A lot of work, I know, but so handy, since we can each just help ourselves to one and Belle doesn't need to worry about cutting cake and providing plates. Very thoughtful of you.

I had a very good laugh at Belle's Birthday joke. I didn't see that coming :) No, I'm not blonde beneath my dark hair.

I owned a crockpot a few years ago after having read everyone else's good sales pitch about them, but I'm obviously a dunce when it comes to slow cookers, since my efforts all turned out unappealingly grey and tasteless, our rather, all tasting the same. I got rid of it after a few miserable attempts. But, I continue to hear how marvellous they are, so best of luck to you :)

Your view across the meadows with frolicking lambs sounds blissful. I'd not get any work done if I had the opportunity to wile away my time gazing at them.

Claudia Moser said...

Happy Birthday Belle :)

And I will send you some recipes for sure!

Shady Del Knight said...

Hallo, dear Thisisme and hooray for our dear friend Belle! I had my calendar marked to remind me of Belle's birthday and I hope everybody around the world will drop by her blog and wish her a happy day.

I enjoyed your blonde joke and admire your crock pot. I'm sure you'll prepare many tasty dishes with it.

After enduring such a harsh winter and dreary spring a year ago I'm sure you are thrilled by all the nice weather you've been having. We had the warmest winter on record and for Florida residents that's very disappointing.

Thank you for remembering Belle, dear Thisisme. A little birdie told me that a wonderful woman named Diane has a birthday less than a month from now! Hee hee!

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

What a lovely gesture Diane.

Linda O'Connell said...

crock pot cooking, takes all the labor away from you. Enjoy, and happy birthday to Belle.

kneesandpaws said...

Lambs frolicking! Please share pictures of that! I would love to see the beautiful countryside in spring.
Happy Birthday to Belle! I'll have to make a visit:)

That joke is worth sharing! I love your sense of humor.
Have a wonderful day!

Odie Langley said...

Thank you for reminding us about Belle's B/D. I will be popping over to her place to add my wishes.
The joke was totally funny my sweet friend. I have always loved blonde jokes.
After all that baking you need to take a nap or just rest, maybe lift a glass and enjoy the rest of your Wednesday.

Bouncin Barb said...

I sent Belle a birthday e-card myself. She is such a sweetheart and we are lucky to call her friend. Happy Birthday sweet Belle. Enjoy your day to the fullest. Hugs.

BECKY said...

Oh, Happy Birthday to your lovely friend! I'll pop over there and tell her "personally"...via the internet! And I LOVED the joke!! I certainly laughed! Have a wonderful day....and oh, I love your new crockpot!!

Belle said...

Thank you so much, Diane! I didn't know you knew it was my birthday and it is so kind of you to post about it.

Thank you for the lovely cupcakes and I really laughed at the joke! You are just a sweetheart! Your crock pot is so cute; I haven't used mine in a long time so I'm not sure I should send you one of my old recipes. You know what a great cook I am! Love and hugs to you.

Elizabeth Hernandez said...

So enjoy when you post birthday celebrations and cupcakes to boot! So a very big happy birthday to Belle! Baby lambs how sweet you must know Spring is in the air when you have siting of these small little creatures along with blooms. It is still a bit chilly here with much rain. Yesturday you could stand and get all four season in a mtter of less than an hour. What a day! A new crockpot! I think that is a wonderful thing. I want a new one myself. But this little one will do until then. I really have no recipes. So..... I will watch for others to post some yummy delights.

Eva Ason said...

Dear Diane,
What a lovely post, I will head over to Belle and wish here a happy birthday!
glad to hear you're having nice weather over there, making up for all the miserable days doesn't it?!
Have a fantastic evening my friend.
Big hugs

Craziness abounds said...

Happy Birthday to your friend!
Also I love that joke it's one of my favorites.

Pat MacKenzie said...

Thanks for the heads up on Belle. I'll head over and wish her a happy day. You're so thoughtful to make cupcakes for her.

I love my crockpot but always spend a couple hours reading crockpot cookbooks before actually cooking anything. Good luck with yours.

Chatty Crone said...

Happy birthday dear Belle - she is such a sweet lady. As you are too! I love using the slow cooker. I will try to find some recipes for you.
Love, sandie

Steadfast Ahoy! said...

I have made mulled wine in my crock pot, and chilli and stew and my DIL has made a bread thingy. I guess you could cook anything in one of those things.

I laughed out loud at the blonde joke. Too funny.

Denise said...

You gave me a smile and a giggle,not just your joke(took Me a couple of seconds)But your whole blog always makes Me happy :)Thank you My Dear-Denise PS.Loved coming to your party for Belle

SkippyMom said...

Oh I have so many recipes to send you. We love our slow cooker. It makes the house smell so good [Pooldad says that the one bad thing is you have to smell the aromas all day without benefit of just a little taste. hee] I will get them along to you shortly.

And lambs in the field sound lovely. It is that time of year, isn't it?

Best wishes to Belle for a birthday as lovely as she is. :D

Susan said...

Hi Thisisme. Hope your friend Belle had a wonderful birthday. Lots of friends and acquaintances in our corner have Birthdays this week, busy week. I loved your joke! Too cute! MMMMMmm, your cupcakes look delicious. Hope you have a great weekend! Hugs to you!

On My Soapbox said...

Oh, I will go look up my mother's baked bean crock pot recipe!