Thursday, March 8, 2018

A Day to Celebrate

Happy International Women's Day!
The above photo was taken at a new restaurant strip in Colombo, Sri Lanka where my friend, Rizwana, and her daughter took me to lunch on February 26th.
We had pizza and salad at an Italian restaurant called Park Street Trattoria which was really good.
Later in the evening we had plans to go out to dinner with our husbands and let's just say that some little white lies were told.
I have spent the last few years celebrating my birthday in Sri Lanka and somehow my friend still always manages  to surprise me in a really special way.
Thanks to my lovely Sri Lankan friend, Rizwana, and the entire family, it is always such a wonderful celebration.

The more you praise and celebrate your life, the more in life there is to celebrate.
(Oprah Winfrey)

Friendship blessings,


Melanie said...

Happy birthday, Tammy! What a beautiful place to celebrate and what a wonderful friend to surprise you like that.

Betsy said...

Such a lovely surprise! Isn’t it a blessing to have such wonderful friends wherever we may be? I love the photos and especially the one of you my friend. You look so happy.

Happy, happy belated birthday!

Blessings always, Betsy

Tanna said...

Rizwana is such a WONDERFUL friend to surprise you every time! HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Tammy!! I hope this is your very best year yet!! blessings ~ tanna

Angie said...

Happy Belated Birthday, Tammy! I am not the least bit surprised that you are blessed with such friends - as one who gives so much to others, it is only right that your generosity comes back to you!!!

Mariette VandenMunckhof-Vedder said...

Dearest Tammy,
Happy belated Birthday to you and so glad that you got showered with special attention and love as you so deserve that!
Oh, what a treat for being there, the food, the ambiance and the gentle people.

Teresa Kasner said...

*H*A*P*P*Y* * *B*I*R*T*H*D*A*Y*!*!*!* Tammy! What a great friend you have! I love the text in the cake writing, so pretty! I'm glad you got to go there for your special celebration! ((hugs)), Teresa :-)

SusanLotus said...

Nice photos from Sri Lanka. :)

I don´t remember if I gratulated you on your
birthday this year or not. But I remember the day. :)
The pizza looks so yummie and the flowers are lovely.

I asked my A yesterday if he knew what day it is and
he replied "Of course I do, Womens day". Nothing more.

The main thing is that we know our value ourselves.

GRATTIS and hugs,

Pradeepa said...

Belated Birthday wishes, Tammy. You have such a lovely friend who surprises you every year. Lovely cake!

Quinn said...

Wow, isn't that a lovely surprise! Happy Birthday, Tammy :)

Createology said...

Belated Happy Birthday...keep celebrating every day dear. You and your friend look very beautiful and happy. Surprises can be such good fun. Sri Lanka looks like an interesting place to visit. Sunshine Smiles Dear...<3

kathyinozarks said...

Happy Birthday Tammy, oh Wow what an awesome surprise for you-that was really super nice of your friend. The pizza for lunch looks yummy too

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Happy Belated Birthday! WOW! what a trip and a beautiful party! Two pretty ladies too!

Beca said...

Well how sweet of your friend to plan your birthday surprise. She must value your friendship. I hope you felt very special. Nice photo of you both. Happy Birthday!
xx Beca

Susan said...

Awwwww, Tammy. May your new year of life be filled with great things! May you find peace, joy, love, and deep contentment in each day of life. Your birthday celebration sounded like fun. What a lovely friend you have, too! Thanks for all your visits. Always am happy when I see you have stopped by. Susan

Julia - Vintage with Laces said...

Happy Belated Birthday, dear Tammy! What a wonderful celebration you had. It's great that your friends were able to surprise you and made your day so special. Wishing you health and happiness!
xo Julia

linda said...

What a lovely surprise! Belated Birthday wises Tammy. xx

Derya said...

Happy birthday dear Tammy, I wish you a happy and healthy year. The street art is very beautiful, very enjoyable time, such times are very valuable.

Sherry said...

What a lovely surprise. Time spent with friends is so special. Happy birthday, blessings in the year ahead.

Optimistic Existentialist said...

What a truly lovely surprise this must have been <3

Mereknits said...

I am catching up Tammy. First hope you had a wonderful trip and Birthday. You deserve each and every special moment as you are so special. You wrote about trees and I have to agree. Actually I'd rather look at a tree than a flower. I just love them. Have a great week.

Kit said...

Happy Birhday!! May you have a most wonderful year. :) Kit

Draffin Bears said...

Happy belated birthday dear Tammy and I enjoyed seeing your lovely photos.
Looks like you had a wonderful celebration with family and friends and such pretty flowers and cake.

Serena Lewis said...

Happy Belated Birthday to you, sorry I missed it this year. I've been on a bit of a downer these past few weeks. It looks like you had a beautiful surprise celebration...what a lovely friend you have. Great pics!

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