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pandora
22nd December 2016, 11:27 AM
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/20161221_072912.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91474)
Typo (I've bloody well lost it bigtime!)
I got a nice birthday greeting from Olympus, thanks Oly,
but how about an OM-D E-M1 Mark II, to prove how much you love me! *erm

My god, seems like only yesterday that I was toddling about in diapers, how time flies!
I spent it with my old mate, David who has Parkinson's but really hanging in there.

We went to our favourite old pub, the Sir Charles Darling for dinner, not realising it had changed hands.
The food was a shocker, I told the waitress to tell the cook not to quit his day job.
I gave the phone to David to take a pic of me but he couldn't get the hang.

http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/20161221_181016-1.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91475)
Can you believe it that they would dump food on a plate like that!

Last year's dinner under previous management
http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/data/500/DAVID2.jpg (http://e-group.uk.net/gallery/showphoto.php/photo/91476)

shenstone
22nd December 2016, 11:44 AM
Many Happy returns of course :-)

Olybirder
22nd December 2016, 11:48 AM
Happy Birthday for yesterday Mark. It is good to see that you are still keeping fit and not afraid to tell it like it is when you are less than satisfied. :D I would just do the typically British thing and say "yes, very nice thank you", whilst seething inside.

Ron

Walti
22nd December 2016, 11:51 AM
Many happy returns!

Ian
22nd December 2016, 01:00 PM
*chr Mark! Looking good - very happy birthday :) *party

Ian

Ross the fiddler
22nd December 2016, 01:01 PM
Happy birthday for yesterday Mark. You don't look a day over 21! ;)

*chr

tomphotofx
22nd December 2016, 02:33 PM
Belated greetings for yesterday Mark looking fit and trim go easy on the Xmas dinner.*yes

Tom

MargaretR
22nd December 2016, 03:18 PM
Belated happy returns, Mark, and many more of them!

yorky
22nd December 2016, 03:26 PM
I am just one year ahead Keep taking he pictures and congratulations

iso
22nd December 2016, 07:41 PM
Hi Mark - HAPPY BIRTHDAY - Liked the Train! Obviously the Meal was a downer, just see it on your face:(. But hey - must be smoked Roo to look forward to on Christmas Day. *chr

timboo
22nd December 2016, 08:02 PM
Happy birthday hope u had a wonderful day. The latter image looks like a huge meal, very generous portions.

PeterBirder
22nd December 2016, 08:26 PM
Belated congratulations from me too Mark.*clap*party

Great that you were able to share the day with your mate Dave.

I'm 10 years and 4 days behind you and turn 71 on Christmas day.:(


All the best.*chr

Mrs T
22nd December 2016, 09:58 PM
Many happy returns Mark.

Jim Ford
22nd December 2016, 11:15 PM
Happy Birthday Mark!

I'm catching you up - I'm only four years behind you!

Jim

Greytop
23rd December 2016, 12:03 AM
Happy Birthday Mark, shame the food wasn't up to scratch, I hope you enjoyed your day despite that.

Wee man
23rd December 2016, 12:23 AM
Belated happy birthday to you. Pity about the food, hope David and yourself enjoyed the time putting the world to rights.

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pandora
23rd December 2016, 04:35 AM
Thanks to you all for your very kind wishes, much appreciated.

I'm still waiting delivery of the OMD EM1 MKII from Olympus, I'm sure it's in the mail. *erm

Imageryone
23rd December 2016, 07:01 AM
Better late than never, Mark :)

Glad you had a day to remember, even if it was for the wrong reasons *chr

pandora
23rd December 2016, 07:31 AM
Thanks David *chr

DavyG
23rd December 2016, 07:51 AM
A belated Happy Birthday from me Mark, it looks like you had a good one.

Are you sure you haven't added twenty years to your birth date by mistake? I know sixty year olds who are less active than you.

Here's to the year ahead. *chr

Dave

Melaka
23rd December 2016, 08:46 AM
Happy birthday.

pandora
23rd December 2016, 09:06 AM
A belated Happy Birthday from me Mark, it looks like you had a good one.
Are you sure you haven't added twenty years to your birth date by mistake? I know sixty year olds who are less active than you.
Here's to the year ahead. *chr Dave

Compliments will get you everywhere, Dave! *chr
My secret of course is virtuous living, you see ... :D

Happy birthday.
Thanks, David. *chr

Mdb2
23rd December 2016, 10:28 AM
Many happy returns with many more to come.
Best wishes Mike

Phill D
23rd December 2016, 10:43 AM
Belated Happy Birthday from me too Mark. As you are down under does 81 really mean 18 *yes *chr
Looks like you had a great day. Here's to many more.

Wee man
23rd December 2016, 12:40 PM
Mark I see the age is getting to you to put your name and virtuous in the same sentence can only be signs of what do you call it?

Wee Man

pandora
24th December 2016, 06:02 AM
Many happy returns with many more to come.
Best wishes Mike

Belated Happy Birthday from me too Mark. As you are down under does 81 really mean 18 *yes *chr
Looks like you had a great day. Here's to many more.
Absolutely not, unfortunately. If only it were so would I the same mistakes all over? *shrug

Mark I see the age is getting make to you to put your name and virtuous in the same sentence can only be signs of what do you call it? Wee Man
It's called the Pinocchio syndrome, Ed ... 0>

maccabeej
24th December 2016, 07:12 AM
Very belated Happy Birthday from me Mark. May the oils always flow beneath your brush.

pandora
24th December 2016, 08:00 AM
Thank you, Jim... I would hope so :)

Beagletorque
24th December 2016, 08:35 AM
Happy Birthday Mark! With all the Christmas excitement I've only just seen this. Many belated happy returns.

pandora
24th December 2016, 09:13 AM
Thanks Andrew. Just had an email from Chevvy to wish me Merry Xmas and show incredible pics of her new house.