Friday, October 20, 2006

Birthday Boy

It's my birthday! And it's the weekend! Yayyy! It's still Ramadan though, and BetterArf has a rehearsal from 8 o'clock tonight. So the plan is to do Iftar at the MOE Kempinski. I think she has invited a bunch of folks to join us, although this is meant to be a closely-guarded secret.

BetterArf got me some fab presents, including Terry Pratchett's latest book 'Wintersmith' (I love the way he always brings out a new one just in time for my birthday), and Gordon Ramsay's 'Secrets' - full of totally inspirational recipes...can't wait to get stuck in.

HSBC sent me a text message to wish me a happy birthday, but they left out the bit 'and here is some free money to help you celebrate'. Again.

And how old am I? Put it this way: this is the last year I'll be able to describe myself as 'forty-something'.



Blogger trailingspouse said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You're still just kid!

10:36 am  
Blogger Dubai Sunshine said...

Happy Birthday Keefie! Have fun end enjoy the gifts and the iftar :)

11:03 am  
Blogger Kate Walker said...

Happy Happy Birthday from the UK Keef

Have a wonderful day - hmm - now what could we give you as a presents - another couple of books perhaps?

11:09 am  
Blogger elle said...

Happy Birthday.

12:03 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Enjoy!

1:13 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!


Have a great day!

Please visit my blog - and let me know your thoughts.

I really like your take on UA life from a foriegners point of view... and hope you enjoy the books. Terry Pratchett rocks! (or reads - how do you describe a writter as apposed to a singer???)

GR has released a biography too - which makes for some very inciteful reading... worth a look if you haven't already.

Enjoy your day!

1:23 pm  
Blogger Seabee said...

Happy birthday, have a great one.

(Let us know what you think of Kempinski - we went to a private Iftar there the other day and it was the worst performance from a hotel I've ever experienced!)

1:43 pm  
Blogger Keefieboy said...

@All: thank you!

@$!ckbh0y: get a real name! Liked yer blog.

@Seabee: oh poo :-<

1:52 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

what's wrong with my name?!?

(it's a nickname I got because I looked like the characture from Trainspotting)

2:27 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

NB: I'm also dyslexic

2:27 pm  
Blogger Prometheus said...

In cricket, dear laddie, a half-ton is cause for celebration. Stiff upper lip, chum. Happy Birthday and many happy returns.

3:04 pm  
Blogger nzm said...

Happy Birthday Keef!

Hope that you have many more happy ones too!

M and J.

3:22 pm  
Blogger marwan said...

Happy birthday!

6:17 pm  
Blogger D said...

Happy Birthday!!!

7:00 pm  
Blogger DG said...

Happy Birthday my friend :-)

10:37 pm  
Blogger Harsha said...

~ Happy B'dayyy to youu~

11:00 pm  
Blogger Deepak Morris said...

Hoppy Budday!

And you can describe yourself as forty-something forever, methinks. It's your life and you get to define who you are, innit?

If not, what's the point?


12:34 am  
Blogger samuraisam said...

happy birthday!

1:24 am  
Blogger secretdubai said...

Happy birthday! I think I know which of your presents is your most favourite ;)

4:30 am  
Anonymous dubaibilly said...

Happy Birthday Mate,
Sorry me and Mrs DB didn't make it to Iftar - entirely my fault!!
We will celebrate your birthday next time you come round here!

8:41 am  
Blogger Jin said...

'Appy Birfday' Keef! You're now older than me yay!! Hope you are spoilt thoroughly by mamaduck :-)
Oh how I envy you (yet again) getting the new Terry Pratchett book ahead of everyone else. I'm going to sulk for the rest of the day now................sniff.......

11:51 am  
Blogger Al Ain Taxi said...

Happy Birthday Keefie!

3:47 pm  
Blogger halfmanhalfbeer said...

Happy birfday Keefie, sorry I couldn't make Iftar on Friday, would have loved to but minor detail of parentals descending upon us rather scuppered that plan.

I am on the pimenton hunt for you, will advise!


2:34 pm  
Blogger moryarti said...

Happy B-day Keefie ... sorry mate, moi is out of town. Hope you had a fun outing..

3:18 am  
Blogger Mme Cyn said...

Good Grief, Keef! Why have a BD when everybody is out of town? Would have loved to have been there myself, but pseudo-MIL is in town and it was impossible.

That's OK though... gives us an excuse for a Ninja Birthday one of these days.

Hope it was swell.

10:41 pm  

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