Friday, 18 February 2011

Lean and slippered pantaloon

Today is my birthday. This clearly entitles me to be extra sentimentally sententious.

My favourite present is having nearest and dearest, kith and kin, who are good to me and grandchildren who although as yet tiny seem to have been launched pretty well.

Now I'm going to have to choose which cake I prefer. (Vicus, dear friend: I'm told both jumpettes are vegan.) Would you help me to choose? Naturally, there's a piece for everyone.


patroclus said...

Happy birthday! Your present (one of them) will be the chance to take part in the Highlands and Islands regional heat of the More Catch It Wm Cube championships, a game invented by your granddaughter.

Rog said...

Bonne Anniversaire M. Christoper!!! La Rue du l'Horloge est bien et la plume de votre tante est bonne!

Dave said...

Joyeux anniversaire
Joyeux anniversaire
Joyeux anniversaire Chris
Joyeux anniversaire

Qu'est-ce que tu as eu pour ton anniversaire ?

The second cake looks slightly more tasty. I believe you have chosen the first cake with Vicus in mind, as the jumpette is clearly a young Mrs Thatcher look-alike.

Christopher said...

Thanks, all. Just off.

Geoff said...

Many happy returns and enjoy your weekend!

letouttoplay said...

Happy Birthday Christopher!
If it's cake you prefer, I'd suggest the top lady - I mean cake - since the lower lady looks as though intact cake isn't a priority for her.
Since my memory of most things Shakespearean sank into oblivion long ago, I had to look up the pantaloons. No, I mean I had to look the pantaloons up. Oh that won’t do either. Google them then.
I found illustrations by a gentleman whose name suggests he might like either of your cakes.

Vicus Scurra said...

Happy birthday. May you live many more years to continue to entertain and delight us.

Z said...

Happy birthday, Chris dearest xxx

Anonymous said...

Quel est un Anniversaire?

Égards Aimant
Peter Pan

moreidlethoughts said...

Jet-lag had me slightly confused: did you really mean sententious or, perhaps, sentient?
Then I deduced your subtle gift want to spend time in a tent (camp time?) with a lady who can bake cakes.

Happy Birthday (cut me some slack - I've been on a long holiday!) and many more to follow.

english inukshuk said...

happy belated, Christopher!