Monday, July 14, 2008

I got my wish...

Floored. Completely shocked. Elated. Terrified. Hungry.
The emotions running through me when at a little after 7PM on Friday night, I walked into my apartment to find a crowd of people yelling, 'Surprise!'
My sister and husband had thrown me a surprise birthday party. I hadn't at all expected it or even knew that anything was up... To see all those people coming together, for me, was really an overwhelming feeling.
I've written to the people who attended the party, but this blog post is really to thank all my lovely foodie friends, who have become so much more as well, for sending your lovely wishes and recipes - which my sister turned into a book. I will treasure it always.
Some pictures from the day, and also some additional ones from my birthday night last Monday.

With love,
Ilana xoxox


Georgina Ingham | CulinaryTravels said...

Hey Ilana. I'm so sorry I missed your birthday. I was on vacation. A little something is winging its way through the postal system now though :)

George xxx

Kelly-Jane said...

Happy Birthday sweetie! You've got a great sister there =)

Gemma said...

Hi Ilana,

Happy Birthday! What a lovely gift from your sister. She did email me but I'm afraid I was in wedding cake hell at the time so I didn't manage to reply. Belated birthday wishes from across the pond.

Gemma x

Anonymous said...

Mazal Tov Ilana! I remember your last birthday here in Israel - I do wish we could have been with you this year. Did you not keep the flower tiara?????? - it's a must at birthdays dear!

With too much kisses and hugs that would ever fit onto a comment page---

Francesca et al.. xxxxxx

Anna's kitchen table said...

Happy belated birthday Ilana!
How wonderful to have a surprise party thrown in your honour!