Friday, December 17, 2010

The Festival of Loz.....................

I have always loved my birthday and have dubbed it the "Festival of Loz" as I like to stretch the celebration out for as long as possible...this year it began on Sunday with lunch for family and friends........and has continued during this week...culminating today ..........my actual birthday........thanks to everyone who emailed, phoned or sent messages via text or Facebook.....it was wonderful to hear from everyone....really made my day!


Last night was the work Christmas function........which turned out to be a fun evening.......followed up this morning with breakfast with some of the girls I work with.......then lunch........oh...and of course work in between!.......Lunch again tomorrow with those who couldn't make it today.....I did say I like to make the "festival" last! 

The Sunday lunch has in the past been a BBQ...but the theme for this year was "'70's food".....this meant a 70's curry....remember the beef curry with sultanas and pineapple (this one was made by Ian and came straight out of a cookbook of the era and bought here in an authentic orange Monier crockpot!)..then of course there was tuna mornay, apricot chicken, cocktail franks, meatballs and lots of stuff on toothpicks......note the tablecloth..........a true relic of the time...................


......trifle for dessert.................... 


I borrowed a couple of punchbowls and whilst the non-alcoholic punch was pretty easy to put together there was considerable discussion on the ingredients for the "adult" punch.....I have no idea what went into it in the end...but it was excellent! 

Rhiannon checking to see it was ready for consumption............


Ah.....Cheryl.......a true gal of the '70's...........

Rhiannon and Terri........


 Mark and Rhiannon........


....and no blog post (or party) would be complete without Rose.......seen here with Ian and Cheryl......

Shane....(eldest son) with his three boys.........


So all in all it has been a great week........and today I was spoilt with flowers........my boss made the comment my office looked like a funeral parlour....I prefer the term florist shop myself.......




Just the best day!....and look at that....it's midnight......birthday 2010 officially over :(  ......but wait - the "Festival of Loz" continues tomorrow....and probably into Saturday....but from Sunday on I had better concentrate on Christmas......which has somehow just appeared from nowhere...LOL......the tree is up...the cakes are baked.......a bit of shopping still to do and I will be ready.

'til next time............................Lorraine

28 comments:

Nancy said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY...Sorry I missed the week-long celebration...sounds like you had a great time..
Have a Merry Christmas...

PamKittyMorning said...

Wow I'm late to the party!! Glad you had a wonderful Festival of Loz!!!

May Britt said...

Happy birthday. The Festival of Loz looks great :)

AnnieO said...

Happy happy! Looks like the celebrating was done in style! Your kids are gorgeous.

Kris said...

Things on sticks! So 70's! Takes me back to summers in Queensland. (Where I was in the 70's!) Glad you are enjoying your festival.

joolzmac said...

Happy Birthday to you!

I laughed at seeing all that 'retro' food on the table. OMG, cocktail pickled onions - a real blast from the past! But seriously, the menu sounded so yummy... Have a good festival Loz,

Cheers - Joolz

Lenora said...

Happy Birthday! Love the 70's theme. So glad you had a great week.

Grethe said...

Looks like a super birthday-party,
Happy Birthday to you:-) Oh, what lovely pictures of you lot. Great to see.
Happy Quilting to you!

Dawn said...

Happy Birthday Loz... hope your day is as special as you are... Enjoy the celebrations.
Hugs Dawn x x x

Jo in TAS said...

Best wishes Loz! A fabulous way to celebrate!!

Jeanette said...

Happy Birthday. Sounds like you had a fabulous week. Merry Christmas. Hugs,

Jeni said...

Happy Birthday
Love the 70's
And a very very Merry Christmas
hugs

QUILTING IS BLISSFUL, DI said...

Happy birthday to you-
Happy birthday to you--
Happy birthday to Granny Loz--
Happy birthday to you!
Hugs, Di and miss gracie

Lynda said...

What a great week! Happy Birthday. Looks like such a fun party - love all the toothpick food.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Well it sounds like it was so very perfect Loz, glad you had the best day...

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Hey Lorraine! HAPPY, HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! I like your idea of making it the 'Festival of Loz'! I'm with you ... I figure birthdays roll round whether we want to admit the passage of years of not, so why not PARY and make the most of it! :0) Your 70's party looks like it was fun. May the coming year bring lots of fabulous new adventures full of family, friends, fun ... and of course ... FABRIC! :0) Birthday Bear Hugs! KRIS

Kris Meares - Tag Along Teddies said...

Oops! Why not "PARTY"!! I don't think we can manage to "Pary" the ol' birthday! Tee! Hee! Hee! BH! KRIS

Amanda said...

Happy Birthday Lorraine, looks like you had a good one. I like to extend the birthday, for my 40th decided it needed to be a birthday month.

Sue said...

Happy Birthday Loz!!!! Sounds like you have had a wonderfull celebration ... good on you ... you deserve it!!! Good luck with the christmas organisation ... 1 week to go ... I for one still have a bit to go???? I guess I will get there??? lol Cheers S x

Lounging with a Latte said...

Happy Birthday! Sounds like you've had a very special week...thanks for sharing. Love all the beautiful flowers.

Leanne said...

All you need is for Mr Rann to make it a public holiday and it would truly be a festival. Happy Birthday.
Loved the pickled onions on sticks.

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

What a fabulous idea for a party theme.

Happy Birthday Loz. We love you Girl.

Robyn said...

Wow it looks and sounds like there was oh and still is a great time being had by all at the Festival of Loz so glad you had a wonderful birthday Lorraine
OH and I have to pass on a BIG Happy Birthday from the rest of your Country Hart Friends in Pirie xxxx

May Kristin said...

Happy birthday, a little to late!
Looks like you had a great party!

Maree: said...

TFS Your Beautiful Post..you have a Very Handsome & Gorgeous Family..
Love the 70's theme..brought back Memories..lol.
Glad you are able to Stretch it out...
Cheers

Suzanne said...

I love Festival of Loz! Looks like a good time was had by all....Happy Birthday!

Chookyblue...... said...

yes well I think I left a comment on the next post first but still sure you will be celebrating your birthday.........

Farmyard Crafts said...

did you slap the people that made the funeral parlor comments?!! Looks like a great time for all!!