Thursday, February 28, 2013

Birthday Break

Five days in Sri Lanka was my birthday gift and the reason for my absence.
Whenever I travel, I completely unplug from technology.
Our time was spent walking, relaxing,
hiking, eating,
enjoying the great outdoors and the company of friends.
Two of the days were spent at a bungalow with our "adopted" family.
After we had said our goodbyes on Monday, we were called back under the pretext that we had forgotten some of our belongings.
Instead, I was treated to a surprise rendition of happy birthday, cake and a group photo opportunity. 
It's always so lovely to get away.
But yesterday and today it was back to school and back to reality.
Lots of catching up to do.
Hope all is well with you.

54 comments:

Stitchy Mc Floss said...

Sounds like you had a blast. :) I am so glad you had a great time. You live such an interesting life. :)

Blessings always

Draffin Bears said...

Happy belated birthday Tammy and how lovely that you had a surprise birthday and cake. I enjoyed seeing your photos and looks like you had a great time with family and friends.

Happy weekend
hugs
Carolyn

Lorrie said...

So glad you had a fun time away. Belated Happy Birthday. I hope this next year is full of good things.

Deborah said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like an amazing trip....wonderful photos!

Our Neck of the Woods said...

Looks like it was a wonderful trip! So nice to get away now and then. Happy birthday!

Mary said...

I'VE MISSED YOU..........but am so glad you were away enjoying yourself! Belated happy birthday - glad they celebrated YOU!

Hugs - Mary

okcamp said...

Happy Birthday, Tammy.

That looks like so much fun. You are so lucky that you can travel with your husband to such 'exotic' places. Whenever my husband has travelled out of the country, I've had commitments that have prevented me from tagging along. I hope that changes not that I'm retired.

~Diane

Lori ann said...

what a sweet thing for them to do for you! you must have been very touched, i love the group photo. and what a lovely way to spend your birthday i would love to visit sri lanka, someday...
happy birthday dear tammy! glad you are back!
(i always unplug when traveling too!)

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Welcome back to the real world. It always feels like a punishment for having to catch up on so many things. BUT the happy memories sure win over all the negative.
Hugs to you,
Mariette

Debi Y. said...

Happy belated Birthday. Looks like you had a great time. :)

Becca said...

Looks wonderful! So glad you had a Happy Birthday! Wow! How warm was it there? Makes me miss my flip-flops! Lol

Doni said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tammy! It looks like you had a wonderful time! :)

Marissa said...

Looks like a wonderful trip!! the pictures speak for themselves!!
Happy belated birthday~

Quinn said...

I thought of you this morning and hoped your trip was lovely - which it clearly was! Nice that you had that special little surprise party at the end, too :)
Was your kitty glad to see you?

Kate said...

Tammie
It looks like you had a wonderful birthday celebration. How wonderful and beautiful all of the photos were. So happy that you shared your special time with us. Happy Birthday sweet friend

hugs
Kate

Bead and Needle said...

What a great birthday - BEAUTIFUL place...what a fabulous getaway! Hoping your weekend is wonderful - Tanya

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

Very nice way to celebrate your birthday :) Happy belated wishes!

Everyday Things said...

happy birthday, and glad you had such a wonderful birthday complete with a suprise! sri lanka looks amazing! more photos please!

GardenofDaisies said...

Happy birthday! Glad you got some special time away to relax with family and friends.

111 LaLa Lane said...

Happy Birthday!!

Createology said...

Happy Birthday belated. What a wonderful way to spend time away with friends and your birthday celebration. Much Joy Dear...

Mistea said...

Looks like a lovely break and perfect little celebration.
Wishing you a wonderful year.

by Teresa said...

I'm glad you had a fun time on your birthday trip!
((hugs)), Teresa :-)
*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!*

val said...

such a wonderful surprise....glad you had fun!

Preeti said...

Belated happy Birthday! you had a great time :)

Diane said...

What a lovely birthday for you. Now it's time to come back and face the music. Diane

Susan said...

Welcome back Tammy! So glad you had a wonderful break.

We missed you!

Susan

It's Just Dottie said...

Happy Birthday, Tammy!
Smiles, Dottie

Dagmar said...

Happy Birthday Tammy, how great you got to spend it in Sri Lanka..see you were at the Cinnomom Grande...love the coffee shop at that hotel..loved seeing all your photos!
Welcome back!
Xo

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Happy belated Birthday, dear Tammy! The trip was a wonderful birthday gift. It looks like you had a great time.
Have a lovely weekend!
Hugs,
Julia

Betsy said...

Such a special birthday! The surprise was so sweet too. I'm sure it is a trip you'll never forget.
Blessings,
Betsy

Suffia said...

Hi Tammy, so glad that you had fun, it was such a beautiful birthday getaway. Happy belated birthday, all the best!
x Suffia

Hindustanka said...

Hi, Tammy!
Happy birthday! And your husband made such a great gift!
BY the way, you weren't far from me :) hehe
lovely holidays!
Take care and have a nice weekend!
Anna

TACIStudio said...

Wow!,, happy birthday Tammie. What a wonderful bday present :)

Anonymous said...

What a lovely way to spend your birthday!!! Happy belated birthday!!!
xxxx Maria

oldthings said...

Happy Birthday to you Tammy !
You had a wonderful gift and it seems that you spent lovely times with your friends !Have a nice month !
Olympia

Roses, Lace and Brocante said...

Dear Tammy
What a wonderful birthday present - lucky you!!
Love your photos as always - I spied your crochet hook too!!!
That was special to be invited back for cake and celebrations - very special. Shows how well they thought of YOU.
Sending you belated birthday wishes too dear Tammy.
I missed you too - good to have you home.
hugs
Shane ♥

Willow said...

What a nice treat to you and thank you for sharing, pretty paths and love the lizard!

Little Treasures said...

What a lovely birthday gateaway and wonderful surprise! Great photos to make lots of memories!
Happy Birthday Tammy!

CJ STITCHING AND BLOOMS said...

Lovely photos of your Birthday Travels. It looks like a very tropical paradise with unique and special wildlife. I see you even did a bit of crocheting. Happy Birthday. Hugs Judy

Linda said...

Hi Tammy,
I'm so glad you had the chance to get away on a lovely vacation and to enjoy your Birthday, apart from technology. :) You know my thoughts on that. Since I've entirely stopped technology, except for reading your blog of course, I feel so much more refreshed and guess what - I'm re-learning crochet! We'll see if that leads anywhere, right now it's just a novelty for me.

Anyway, I'm glad you returned home safely and I enjoyed seeing your wonderful photos of the time away.

Blessings always,
Linda

Plain Jane said...

I love the fact that although the scenery, wildlife, people and weather may look different - the crochet looks the same wherever you are in the world! What a lovely birthday surprise x Jane

vintage grey said...

Happy Birthday Tammy! Looks like you had a lovely time away!! xo Heather

Kathleen said...

Wow, that was one heck of a birthday present! Looks like it was a great trip. Welcome back to reality :-)

SusanLotus said...

Beautiful photos and scenerys!
I´m sure you enjoyed your trip and very smart of you to unplug from technology to feel completely relaxed.

Have a nice weekend!

Jan said...

And what did I focus on in these pictures? The beer!

Call me crazy!

Happy Birthday, my friend. Looks like a wonderful way to spend with family and friends!

Serena Lewis said...

Judging by the pics you would have had a wonderful time away, Tammy. It sounds like you had an awesome birthday too. xx

Melanie said...

Glad you had such a lovely time away with your friends - and such a wonderful surprise at the end of your visit! Happy belated birthday to you.

~*~Patty S said...

Happy Belated Birthday dear Tammy!

Your photos of your special celebration getaway are wonderful!!!

Happy March to you and yours
oxo

Melissa said...

Don't you love surprises;) Glad you had a great time. I need to go there sometime. Looks like a beautiful place with beautiful people.

All4MeggyMoo said...

Happy birthday and wonderful gift x

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Happy Belated Birthday Tammy!!

Sam I Am...... said...

What a wonderful birthday you had!
Happy Birthday...belated! What a beautiful place.

CatieAn said...

Happy belated birthday tammy,
what sweet trip and how nice to have everyone there share your birthday with you.
your pictures always capture the world where you are right now.

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