Happy birthday to you!

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Yep, it’s my birthday! And on this, my birthday I want to thank you, all my readers. For reading my blog, for the feedback and interaction, for all the comments, the emails, the cards, gifts and support through the years. You make every single day my birthday!

I have had a brilliant day! My friend Marie took me to the roof bar at the Scandic Continental for drinks.


Here she is wearing gorgeous Efva Attling petal jewellery. And she gave me a gold Edblad bangle which I absolutely adore! I wanted to take a photo of her looking at the water but it took so long she and the guy just out of frame started laughing about me trying to get the button to click!


Then I went for coffee with Håkan, who had brought me a mini hamper of beauty products all the way from Thailand.



Then I went out for a lovely dinner with my Swedish family – my stepdaughter Amanda, her partner Sam, and her mom Tina, whose birthday is the day before mine, and Tina’s friend Sandra who I have known for several years. Tina and I have known each other for about twenty years and have grown old together so it was lovely to celebrate together. She is my best friend in Sweden and I love her to absolute bits. We went to an Ethiopian restaurant and it was delicious!





On the way home we passed this beautiful mural of Greta Garbo, who lived in the area. What a pity about the graffiti on it.


Author: Janet Carr

Fashion, beauty and animal loving language consultant from South Africa living in Stockholm, Sweden.

21 thoughts

  1. Happy belated birthday, Janet! I so enjoy reading your blog. It seems you have a very interesting life!

  2. A happy belated to you, Janet. Glad you did fun things on your special day…too many of us just let it blow by like any other day. It’s an achievement, and should be honored.

  3. Happy Happy Birthday my dear Janet!!!!!! Love how you spent your birthday – especially the roof bar – sooooo amazing!

  4. Well congratulations for yesterday. You give so much pleasure to so many people, you deserved a truly special day, and it looks like you had one.

    1. It is actually today that is my birthday but I celebrated yesterday because my bestie and I celebrated both our birthdays yesterday (her birthday was yesterday)

  5. Happy belated birthday Dear Janet! May all your wishes come true! Thank you for all the wonderful, informative and funny posts you share with us every day!

  6. What a wonderful, and special, day.
    Happy Birthday 🎉🎁🍷🍰
    Thank you for all your posts, both on your blog and FB. Funny, cute, thought-provoking (and the bag ones which leave me green with envy) 😄

  7. Happy birthday!
    Can I offer you lunch in August as a to late coming gift?
    Long time no seeing!!

    1. Hello Nils! How did you find me here? I am honoured you came to my blog! I was actually speaking about you to someone at the police on Thursday! Yes definitely lunch because we have a lot to talk about 🙂

  8. It sounds like you had a wonderful birthday surrounded by some very special people! Happy Birthday, Janet!!!

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