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Yet another birthday

So I turned another year older today.

Yet Another Birthday

I can’t believe how the year went flying past. I thought it was only the other day when I last celebrated my birthday!

I had the most wonderful birthday, thanks to all of you who called and wished me including Rinku, Rukshana, Jaya, Shankar, Usha, Mona, Rup, Arpita, Vivek C, Arun B and the surprise one – Charu – who said she had done some calculation based on my name and figured out my birthday. I was so impressed and was going to comment on her perceptive abilities when she spilled the secret: รขโ‚ฌหœNo, madam, I went to Ryze and checked!’ Anyway, that was a good one and I nearly feel for it.

And to all those who made it extra special by being there – Anshul, Apra, Archana, Geetha, Poo & Rohit, Reena, Sabir & Saima, Jil & Rocky, Vasu, Zeeshan, Shibs, Suman M, Suman K, Chitra, Zoo, Madman and Venx – thanks a ton!

I had not, one but two cakes. And thanks to Jil & Rocky for the cutest cake anyone has ever gotten for me! I was simply floored and didn’t feel like cutting the cake for a long time ๐Ÿ™‚ And to the rest of the gang for yet another really yummy cake with strawberries!

Aquadreamer, my ‘favouritest’ baby Tara and the musical Prasan, you were all sorely missed!

Do read Usha’s beautiful post on this topic a few days ago. It’s definitely about the state of mind and how you choose to live your life and not how age dictates you do so. I am so impressed that the Usha not only topped our French batch this time, she’s got so much enthusiasm and attitude, that I am sure she’d put many young people to shame!

There’s so much to see, to achieve and discover yet, I don’t think this lifetime is enough so one’s got to make the most of it. Paraphrasing, I say: “What’s age got to do with it?!”

Birthdays, however, are a time to feel nice and loved, and of course, to eat yummy cake so I’m not complaining!


  1. hah! you really really were going to believe that?! older but not wiser, I see ๐Ÿ™‚ anyways, here is again wishing you a great year!

  2. charu: for a moment i did ๐Ÿ™‚ older is not always wiser as they often say!

    madman: million apologies. but as i explained, it was slip of the finger! ๐Ÿ™‚ thank you for the wishes and the chocolate. it made for a good breakfast!

  3. Anita

    Wish you loads and loads of happiness and hope you have a fantastic year ahead. Feel bad that I missed the cakes ๐Ÿ™

  4. Nidhi says


    Happy Happy Bday! I can c u had a super blast. Have a fab year upahead!

  5. hey anita,
    belated Happy B’day anita.
    your strawberry cake looks yummy. slurp slurp!!
    have yet another bubbling year ahead and be at your bubbling best all along.
    kripa shankar

  6. Sangita says

    Happy B’day

    Those cakes look sooo yummy…What are thsoe toppings in the first ones..Wish you life full of such pretty cakes ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. heyyyyyyyyyyyy many many happy returns of the day!!! ( though belated _ I can take refuge behind my age and lapse of memory and all that.right?)
    As for getting older, I don’t think you will ever manage to “Look old” – hmf, some people are soooooo lucky!!
    May you have another rocking year ahead! and I hope you preserved a piece of that cake for me!!
    Have a wonderful year ahead…Lots of love,

  8. hey it was a good party..

    have a nice week ahead of you.. and a wonderful year.. ๐Ÿ™‚


  9. absolutely…age is but a number…worst case it goes to three digits ๐Ÿ™‚
    have a fantastic year ahead!

  10. wishing you a very very happy belated birthday…so sorry for not calling up. was recovering from “travel-lag” if that’s a word. yes, age is just a number so old lady, don’t you stop having fun!

  11. adel: thanks so much!

    thanks nidhi ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks kripa. it was really yummy! strawberries and kiwi fruit ๐Ÿ™‚

    sangita: my favourite fruits – strawberries and kiwi fruit!

    dear usha, i shall hold on to that nice thought. and not to worry. there’s cake for you and for saba ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks jil! and of course, for that absolutely wonderful cake!

    shub: 3 digits? i shudder at that thought! but thanks a ton ๐Ÿ™‚

    thanks aqua. missed you again. hopefully next time you don’t go running off to timbucktoo!

    thanks kishore!

    thanks vasu ๐Ÿ™‚ glad you had fun!

  12. Got here to say that I liked your work with pencils and acrylics, and was pleasantly surprised to see that we share the same Birthday! Belated wishes – looking forward to seeing more of your artwork.

  13. You have fab friends to have gotten you those yummy cakes, kiwi and strawberry and creame and cats. Lovely.

  14. i accidently stumbled on this blog after reading your response mail to JP GUP.

    hey the cake looks stunning. can you tell me where they got this cake from?

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