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Say ‘cheese’!

on February 4, 2014

Today is Anthony’s 78th birthday – February 4/1936. Ming and I didn’t do much for our January birthdays in terms of gifts because we decided to ‘save’ our birthdays for Anthony’s, if that makes sense. Ming is about to go and pick Anthony up from the nursing home to come to the farm for the afternoon. As Ants can’t deal with crowds anymore, I have just asked a sprinkling of people over; after all, it is a workday, not a weekend.

Ming suggested we get each other two presents each so he and I exchanged ours this morning. I will show you more of the ‘goods’ later when I have photos, but just want to show you what Ming got me!


Well, technically, the blue cheese is for Ants but we all know that I will eat most of it!

Ahhhh – cheese bliss!

64 responses to “Say ‘cheese’!

  1. I love Jarlsberg! Happy birthday, Ants.

  2. Ingrid says:

    Yum … happy birthday Ants …

  3. lensgirl53 says:

    Happy birthday to Anthony! Cheese is my weakness before sweets or anything….have a good time. xo

  4. What a perfect gift! HAppy Birthday to all of you!!!! πŸ™‚

  5. tersiaburger says:

    You and Ming are Simply the Best!! Happy birthday Anthony!!

  6. janechese says:

    Enjoy your birthday celebrations! I do that as well with a couple of friends. Cheese-what a great gift! Yum!

  7. janeslog says:

    Looks lovely. The Brie and Camembert sold here is mostly French, although there are some Scottish and English made cheeses as well.

    Hope he enjoyed it. Some Scottish malt whisky brings out the flavour of cheese!

      • janeslog says:

        Nice malt whisky. The island whisky tastes a bit smokey as they dry the grain on peat fires.

        My mother’s great grandmother came across an illicit whisky still in the hills of Skye when she was a young girl. She developed a taste for whisky as a result and had a small glass every night.

        She was never really ill and lived to the age of 96 despite having 10 children. She always said there was nothing a wee drop of whisky could not cure. Like all islanders she spoke Gaelic as her first language and English as the second one.

  8. Terry says:

    ahh cheese, my favorite snack food!!!!! Happy Birthday Ants!!!

  9. angelasommers says:

    Julie!!!! It’s my birthday too! Please tell him I am celebrating with him, across the big ocean, in California – can you see me raising my glass?

  10. artfulanxiety says:

    My mother loves cheese too! Happy celebrations. Hope all goes well. Love.

  11. Happy Birthday Anthony! Looks like yours was worth waiting for πŸ˜€

  12. niasunset says:

    Happy Birthday to Anthony! And Blessing and Happiness to you ALL, Thanks and love, nia

  13. viveka says:

    Can’t believe it … you have Jarlsberg cheese in Australia – the best things is the holes …. ,my favorite cheese from Norway. *smile – I love cheese too. Ming has good taste. *smile

  14. Happy Birthday Anthony!!!!!!!!!!!! And what a cheesy gift! get it???? πŸ™‚ Ha! Looks like a lot of good cheese! πŸ˜‰

  15. mrs fringe says:

    Happy Birthday to all! Mmmm, brie… πŸ™‚

  16. Vicki (from Victoria A Photography) says:

    Happy Birthday to Anthony. Hope Anthony, (you & Ming), have an enjoyable time with friends/family.

    What a great gift. I’m sure you’ll put it where it’s meant to be and thoroughly enjoy it. I’m on a dairy-free, grain-free diet at the moment and being allergic to mould nowadays, means no brie & camembert for me anymore. Gosh, when I think how much I ate it 30 years ago.

    Anyway, I hope you have a great time.


  17. Have a wonderful ‘cheesy’ (ohhhh!) Day!!!! Diane

  18. Seriously Jules, you need to take a future vacation to France, the cheese lover in you would be in unadulterated, pure bliss. Each town with its own cheese, each region with its own specialty, you would be deeply satisfied and not to mention the wonderful bread to go with it. A future birthday present perhaps to yourself? Happy birthday to Anthony!

  19. Happy Birthday, Ants. Saving it all up for one big celebration sounds like a great idea. And, Ming’s pressie = YUMMIE. Enjoy your day. You deserve it.

  20. Trisha says:

    Yum! What a treat! Happy birthday to Anthony. May you have a wonderful celebration.

  21. fgassette says:



  22. Wishing a beautiful birthday full of cheese! (My favorite is a sharp cheddar)

  23. ksbeth says:

    happy birthday celebration day to the three of you, and what a nice way to enjoy it all together. i am a cheese lover too, and would fight for the blue.

  24. Happy Birthday to all three of you. I hope that you had a great day.
    How wonderful that you have these special days at about the same time of the year ….. and in summer πŸ™‚

  25. I have never tried blue cheese but I do like my cheese and usually have a number of different types in the fridge

  26. tootlepedal says:

    My kind of present.

  27. Lovely cheeses, Julie. I also love blue cheese. Hope you all enjoyed the birthday celebrations together. xx

  28. FlaHam says:

    Julie, My mouth watered and watered when I saw the cheeses. Gosh so inviting. I am sorry I didn’t get this out earlier, I hope you had a joyful day with Ants. Please take care, Bill

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