Tuesday, February 8, 2011


MAXMOM here...

Hello there to all our friends across the world.
What a week its been!

I have had about five days without access to a computer and it's been most frustrating. Wave after wave of computer problems and the end is still not quite in sight.  In a way however, its been a blessing in disguise, because my attention had to be divided between Toby's intensive Training for the Annie production (He's doing well despite becoming a total hooligan at times), editing my book and planning for the all important 21st birthday party for Miss "R", which took place on Saturday evening. 

Today's post is about these important celebrations. 

The celebrations were in honor of the coming of age of:
(If you haven't noticed, the name she chose for herself has distinct Veterinary connotations)

The celebrations were held at "GREENSLEEVES" - a medieval banquetting hall - located on the fringe of our big city.

In the spirit of the event, all the "Lords" and "Ladies" dressed up in Medieval attire to give full meaning to the celebrations.

We all had great fun selecting our special costumes at Merlin's costume hire on the premises.
(Queen Mother...?)

Miss "R", aka "The Lady of the Long Glove"
had secured her own title through the formal enthronement of her and Mr "R" as "King and Queen" for the evening. 

By so doing they secured the Royal Table for their subjects.

What an extraordinary evening filled with dancing and high revelry.

The food was excellent - despite the obvious absence of cutlery

...and the entertainment was rivetting.

All the traditions of medieval times were upheld during the evening. To their delight, guests had to 'beg for salt' from the Royal couple.

"Sire, I desire some salt for my Squire?"

 ...and "Wenches" (That's you and I, ladies!) had to be available for whatever whim befell their Squires, LOL!

The Baron of the house kept everyone laughing and the traditional music was very festive indeed.

It was a party to remember!

Once again:
"Happy Birthday Miss "R" and congratulations on achieving this great milestone!
We hope that the long glove is put to wise use"

Sending lotsaluv to you all.


Bouncing Bertie said...

A belated Happy Birthday to Miss 'R' from us. What a wonderful celebration. But I have to say a was a little apprehensive about even reading this post when I first saw the title.....
Toodle pip!
PS My verification word is 'bratte'. Is Blogger trying to tell me something?

MySpecialDoggies said...

Belated birthday wishes to Miss "R" from us - looks like the party was a lot of fun.

Nadine & Neeli
Angel doggie Apples (1994-2010)

Cocorue said...

What a wonderful venue for such an important milestone.......Happy Birthday MsR and we're sending you lots of kisses and licks from across the wide ocean

coco and tiffy
pee ess: we love your costume too aunt Caryl

Amy & the house of cats said...

Oh what a wonderful, fun birthday that looks like it was for Miss R! We hope she had a wonderful fun day!

Homer said...

A Happy Belated Birthday to Miss 'R'! What a wonderful celebration and yes Maxmom, we think you look so regal!


Molly the Airedale said...

How very special this is! Happy birthday to Miss R!

Love ya lots
Maggie and Mitch

Becky Andrews said...

Missed you. Wow. What a very special celebration! Happy Birthday.

brooke said...

Happy Birthday Miss R! What a fun birthday celebration!

The Life of Riley said...

That looked a memorable way for "Miss R's" family and friends to celebrate her 21st birthday. Sending birthday wishes to the "lady of the long glove" and wishing her all the best for her future now she officially has "the key to the door"

Love from
Riley and his mum

Asta said...

Mommi and I would add ouw best wishes and congwatoolations to Miss "W" The Lady of the Long Glove!!!!
What a spectacoolaw way to celebwate hew biwfday.
Evewything lloks pafect! bootiful and yummie and the entewtainment must have been amazing.
Happy Happy LateBiwfday fwom us
smoochie kisses
ASTA and mommi

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Miss R!

What a fun!

Hope the pups got some doggie friendly cakes!

woo woos, Tessa

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Miss R!

What a fun!

Hope the pups got some doggie friendly cakes!

woo woos, Tessa

Two French Bulldogs said...

Five days without a computer! Yikes. So roomer has it you are being a hoolagan or is mom not being truthful, BOL
Benny & Lily

Tama-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette, Ollie, Hotesse & Heloise said...

What a fun, fun party! A very fitting way to celebrate a 21st, Ms. R!

Clive said...

What an interesting birthday party!

Wishing Miss R a very Happy 21st!

best wishes
Clive and Murray

Anonymous said...

Oh my dogness! How much fun was THAT? It looks like everybuddy had the bestest time. Happy, happy 21st birthday, Miss R!

Wiggles & Wags,

Maggie Mae and Max said...


Happy Birthday to Miss R! What fun all of you must have had!

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae

Pepsi the Lazy Bum said...

What a celebration! Happy Belated Barkday to Miss R!!


Tweedles -- that's me said...

Jeeper,,, did you feel like you were going through a little withdrawl with no computer?
But at least you had things to keep you busy.
The party for Miss R will be lasting memories I am sure for everyone.
Happy Birthday Miss R...

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Belated Happy Birthday to Miss 'R' from us all! It looks like a great time was had by all!

Scout 'n Freyja said...

You would love our Madrigal Dinner. It's given every year in honor of Hospice and those who are no longer with us but at the same time to celebrate those who have battled cancer and won. The festivities take place for three days with minstrels, and court jesters and knights and ladies in waiting and princes and kings and queens and serfs and...well, you know. It it fabulous. All of the food are traditional medieval fare and, like yours, eaten with your hands.

The tickets go on sale in the fall and the dinner is held in December. Throngs of people attend from year to year.

The party looked like so much fun. Congrats on your birthday, sweet one. Enjoy your youth - the best part of your life.