Thursday, 25 October 2012

my birthday and thanksgiving

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My cake said "Age is only a number" and had little animals, a reference to my new favourite TV show...

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Albert

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Allison (an old, close friend from elementary school) and Eva.

Last of the Canada posts. But I couldn't leave without showing a bit of my 29th birthday, aka, the first one I've spent at home in four years. Not that I'm complaining. For my 26th I had a party in Mexico that included a Lucha Libre piñata, my 27th was spent climbing trees in Greenwich, 28 was a bit lame since I only really knew one person in Barcelona at the time... This year was awesome! Albert was visiting from England, and my friend Eva from Germany, so I felt extra-special! After being fussed over at home by my family, I went to The Railway Club in downtown Vancouver, which is one of my favourite venues. They have live music, a comfy space with louder and quieter areas, and warm colourful lighting... which is, however, kind of a nightmare for taking pictures.

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Middle sister Morna, who was nice enough to flirt with the barman to get me a free shot I really didn't need. ;)

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Youngest sister Shona (frequent photographer for this blog)

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Sean, who I basically had to be friends with after we were in four out of five classes together at university one year. Obviously we had something in common, but he resisted friendship for a while thinking I was a "goody-goody." He's taken it back. Behind is Boris from Germany, who I don't know at all, but you gave me a $15 gift card to Tim Hortons, so is clearly an awesome human being.

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Yassi and I met in high school and she tells everyone that I was her "first friend in Canada." I think we actually get closer the older we get, even though we hardly ever see each other...

The next day was Thanksgiving, which I was even more excited about than my birthday, and meant to take three million pictures of, but then got über-sick, took every kind of cold medicine known to mankind and drank half a bottle of red wine (my dad says it has "anti-drip" properties) so yeah... kind of dropped the ball on that one.

But it was Eva's first Canadian Thanksgiving:
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17 comments:

Nina said...

It looks like you've had a wonderful time recently! Happy belated birthday!
xxx
Nina from little nomad

Lina said...

Well this just warms my heart all over. I'm glad you had a great time back in Canada!

Closet Fashionista said...

Awww yayyy, what a perfect birthday celebration! I wish I could say the same about mine ;)
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Renee said...

I think your photos look wonderful!

Kezzie said...

Happy birthday Emily! It looks like you had a wonderful time! Yay for you! Hope it is the start of a wonderful year for you!

sweet harvest moon said...

Looks like a wonderful time!

Happy belated birthday!

Terri said...

looks like it was a happy birthday and that thanksgiving was a feast!

Chaucee said...

glad you had a good time, and happy birthday! that cake looks delish.

NRIGirl said...

Interesting Albert is missing his "whiskers". There must be something going on in the Fall air! Israel did that too!!

Ashley said...

Happy Birthday!!!! Definitely be proud of all your adventurous years. You're a unique lady ;)

About Barcelona...maybe I could come in January? Think you may be around then? If not, I'll think of a date that is sooner...

Franca said...

happy belated birthday!

Annebeth said...

these sort of posts from you are always my faves, you describe those people with your own personal voice and it feels so intimate and lovely and it makes me feel all warm inside! happy birthday! :D

Monique said...

looks like you had great fun on your birthday. the animals from the french children's show? what a clever idea. how's the french coming along? by the way i'm officially excited for thanksgiving now.

Emily, Resplendent Tranquility said...

You always document special events so well and have a way of making your readers feel like they're celebrating with you!

Ah, the Thanksgiving feast. Only a few more weeks until ours. Food baby, here I come :D

his_girl_friday said...

Happy birthday!

Rebecca said...

Happy birthday!Its so great you had such a mixed bunch of friends from different times of your life to celebrate with you.

rose japan said...

Hola Emily!!! Feliz cumple anos!!!!
Dios lhe bendiga siempre!!! Muchos anos de vida e salude

Besos rose jp