Not just another birthday …

So there were a couple of Zoom calls today …

And then there was this …

These are some of our doodle humans – they are a really good bunch of people but really should keep their day job – even though they are not working very much these days. LOL!

Mum had a different kind birthday – one she will not forget for a long time. When she’s reminiscing about where she had been – this one will be easy. New decade – no travels, just celebrating virtually with friends. Its all about staying home and staying safe.

May’s comment: The year when I was sent LOTS of cupcakes, a whole pistachio ice-cream cake, box of cookies – and a whole box of vegetables!!!! But no one to share them with – so looks like I have to eat them all myself. LOL!

Badiani Pistachio gelato cake
Vegetables from Lola’s

Darcy and I were scheduled to be in Mallorca and Ibiza for this year’s birthday celebrations. It would have been nice to have spent it with the same friends who shared my birthday last year. But circumstances dictated, rather a virus did – and here we are in London, with my dogs and having virtual parties on Zoom.

Rubyni, Sam, Martine, Eddie and Belinda, Loesje and Rob, Lisa, James and Frank, me, Sara, Julie.

And virtual drinks with a friend in Washington D.C.

Having drinks with Liz in Washington D.C.

And even got to speak to my god-daughter, Freya.

It was another day, another year, life goes on and PPE needs to be completed and delivered. So at the production centre today, we managed to complete 570 gowns delivered to the Royal Brompton Hospital!

We did really well today. Yesterday 18 boxes were delivered but 7 of them were from Sunday. So a massive increase. But embarrassingly the whole afternoon was interrupted by phone calls of friends singing loudly on the phone. So much so the other volunteers all knew it was my birthday.

And a Happy 94th Birthday to Her Majesty! She too had a lockdown birthday!


  1. Jane Groothuis

    Happy, happy birthday!

  2. Liz Burman

    Happy birthday May, sure is a birthday remember. Those cupcakes look pretty good!๐Ÿ˜˜๐ŸŽ‰๐Ÿพ๐ŸŽ‚

  3. Cheryl

    Happy, Happy Birthday! Those birthday treats look very yummy!
    What a great way to spend a quarantined birthday!
    Stay safe, stay well!

  4. Jill Keiser

    What a great Zoom birthday, May! You deserved all the sweets!

  5. Cheryl

    Happy belated birthday May, Cheryl and Susie x

  6. Julie mcevilly

    Happy belated birthday! One to be remembered in a different way xx

  7. Rita and Gracie

    Happy birthday for yesterday May. Geoff had a lockdown birthday on Monday and today we celebrate our 53rd wedding anniversary in lockdown too. Well done to you and your group for all the gowns you’re making. Thank you. Xx

  8. Angela Randall

    Happy Birthday May.

  9. Valerie

    May….Happy Birthday May! And โ€œhellosโ€ to Darcy and George!

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