Happy birthday wishes to @arpie

gumnut Member Posts: 934
Happy birthday to you 
happy birthday to you 
happy birthday dear @arpie
Have a lovely day & thank you for all the care you show to the online group through all your lovely messages of support 🧡💛💚🩵



  • June1952
    June1952 Member Posts: 1,667

    Dear @arpie
    Happy birthday from all those who have benefitted from your wonderful advice over the years.
    May you have a very happy day with lots of surprises.
  • Cath62
    Cath62 Member Posts: 1,070
    Happy birthday to you @arpie. Hope you are doing something special today. You deserve to have a happy day.

     I know it might be a bit hard without your Keith today but I bet he is thinking of you with much love. 

    Thinking of you on your birthday and send me love to you. 🎁🎉🎈🎊🎂🥂

  • Afraser
    Afraser Member Posts: 4,146
    Happy birthday, have fun!
  • Blossom1961
    Blossom1961 Member Posts: 2,138
    Enjoy your special day. Sending much love
    Youll want to put your significant other on high alert after this red velvet cake
  • jennyss
    jennyss Member Posts: 1,792
    Dear @arpie,

    Best wishes from jennyss in Western NSW

  • Annie C
    Annie C Member Posts: 833
    Happy Happy Special Birthday to a very special friend.
    Big Kimberley Hugs.
  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Member Posts: 5,310
    Wishing you a very Happy Birthday and Many Happy Returns 

  • Fufan
    Fufan Member Posts: 76
    Happy birthday, arpie.  Your knowledge and support on this site is much appreciated.
  • Locksley
    Locksley Member Posts: 871
    Happy birthday Arpie.  Hope you have a wonderful day. Maybe some fishing time and some cake.   Xxxxx
  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 6,744
    Many thanks for the birthday wishes, everyone xx  I had a Lovely 70th birthday yesterday with my Kiwi family & friends with a special afternoon tea & and yummy, scrummy cake xx

    Today we celebrated Hubby’s life with 50+ of his running & triathlon mates (and kiwi family) & we spread some of hubby’s ashes at our favourite beach there … and we will have a similar event later in the year, for our Aussie family & friends xx …. 

    Hehe, I snuck one fly rod in & hope to use it later this week ;)  You know me too well @Locksley  xx. Hope I catch a trout!  :) 
  • gumnut
    gumnut Member Posts: 934
    Dear @arpie
    what a lovely celebration of Keith’s life, and a big trip for you 🥰
    I didn’t realise that it was your 70th birthday 🎉 
    Happy 70th @arpie

  • iserbrown
    iserbrown Member Posts: 5,310
    What an emotional time for you - changing decades and saying goodbye to your beloved Keith in NZ!
    What a wonderful opportunity to celebrate with family and friends in NZ
    Best wishes and Take care
  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 6,744
    edited May 29
    Thank you @gumnut (and thank you for the kind words xx)  and @iserbrown … it’s been an emotional journey ….. one of Keith’s best running mates passed away recently (funeral last week) and I caught up with his widow today & we shared some tears but also know that we are strong and are here to help each other thru the tough bits …. Xx

  • arpie
    arpie Member Posts: 6,744
    I had a lovely set of Glass Orbs made up to give to our stepchildren and his twin brother - and they were a huge hit with the ‘kids’ (now in their 60s!) 

    I have 2 for myself …. One for home & one for the camper van, so he travels with me …..

    the light spread from it is just amazing

  • gumnut
    gumnut Member Posts: 934
    edited May 29
    they are absolutely beautiful @arpie , what a lovely idea, I’ve never seen anything like them, such a beautiful creative piece of art and memory to keep