#Weekend Coffee Share: My birthday and Other News…


Welcome to Kyrosmagica,

Pull up a cosy chair and get comfortable –  I have so much to tell you. It has been quite a week of colourful excitement, fun and frolics.  It’s been my birthday week so let me suggest a mug of hot chocolate topped with chocolate drizzled marshmallows…. Why not? Or if you fancy a Martini Espresso do join me in a moment…

In the meantime what about a journey back  in time in my special phone booth… I am getting older by the minute… on the bright side I’m not as ancient as these dinosaurs


We have a tradition in my family – my mum and dad decided that birthdays should last longer than a day. So when it’s anyone’s birthday we celebrate for a whole darn week! Not just a single day, we like to make it last, and last and last, …. ad infinitum.

So my fun week started off last Sunday with a trip to London with my two daughters. We made quite a day of it visiting Camden food market, (eating yummy Beef Rendang – which is a spicy Malaysian dish,) walking along the river from Camden food market, and then taking a bus to Covent garden, as the tube station was shut. My poor wee legs.

Here’s some photos that I’d like to share with you.

My keen photographer daughter Georgina is on the right clutching her camera, Natasha is to the left of her, our model for the day!


What about a little oriental charm along the way?  A beautiful Chinese restaurant that we discovered floating on the water! http://www.fengshang.co.uk/


We were in search of graffiti to photograph and we found plenty.


Sometimes you need someone special in the foreground to make it especially interesting….


What else did I do this week?

  • I went to a make up evening with my youngest daughter – the launch party for the new John Lewis beauty hall which was great fun. I nearly won the raffle prize but unfortunately I lost it by one number. My raffle ticket was something like 365, and the winning number was 364. A bit of a disappointment – but life isn’t all about winning, is it? It’s about experiences. Doing the things you love with the family and friends you love. That’s what truly counts.
  • I bought a couple of new books at Ruth Hatfield’s book launch. I’ve got a bit of catching up to do, I read the first in this series a while ago:

My review of The Book of Storms by Ruth Hatfield


  • I went out for a lovely birthday lunch with my hubby, and youngest daughter.

So before this week ends I’d just like to raise a glass to you, my followers, to thank you for your  continued support in this here blog. It means the world to me. In fact I’d love to raise a glass of Espresso Martini to you.

Cheers. Love ya..from the real me, no cartoon this time!




The Weekend Coffee Share is hosted by Part Time Monster  There is a link up: Link Up Linky.  Do  click on the this link to see all the wonderful coffee share posts and perhaps join in too.



About Marje @ Kyrosmagica

Hi. Welcome to my blog, Kyrosmagica. A blog about magic, books, writing, laughter, and much more! I'm a debut writer in the process of finishing my first YA fantasy novel, set in Cambridge. I write book reviews on Net Galley and Goodreads. I have a penchant for travel and have relatives in far flung places, Australia, Malaysia, and Singapore, (my birthplace.) I grew up in in Bonnie Scotland, in Edinburgh, and now live in Cambridge. I love sunny, hot places, particularly Rome, Venice, Portugal, Barcelona, and I forgot to mention the sun drenched beaches of the Caribbean, how could I? I am lucky to have been blessed with two lovely daughters and a husband who I fondly refer to in this blog as my black sheep. Family joke! With my passion for travel, culture, beautiful beaches, good food, books, theatre, writing, and humour, I hope to keep you entertained. I'm loving every minute of this creative journey, please join me.
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61 Responses to #Weekend Coffee Share: My birthday and Other News…

  1. I’m elated that you had a lovely birthday! I would have enjoyed all of those memories as well! And now I have! Thank you!

    Wishing you a year filled with lovely family time and fabulous health!

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  2. Joel F says:

    Happy birthday.

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  3. willowdot21 says:

    Hi I will have one of those cocktails please. Happy Birthday what a lovely week you have had! I love Camden Market too! I used to do If we were having coffee but I have let it slip lately. Thanks for sharing.. shall we have another of those cocktails?😊

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  4. Happy, Happy Birthday! 😀

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  5. Happy Birthday! Looks like you had a great time :0)

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  6. Hoisting my coffee in your honor! Happy Birthday to you and MANY more!

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  7. Happy Birthday!!! It sounds like you and your girls had a brilliant week. It is so nice to read post like this. The memories will last a lifetime and so will the joy. ♥

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  8. Karen says:

    Happy belated birthday, Marje. Here’s to many more! 🙂

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  9. M. L. Kappa says:

    A belated Happy Birthday, then!🍾🍾🍾🎉🎉🎉

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  10. TanGental says:

    Ah ha another year of regression to the mean and finding the inner youth. Looks like fun.

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  11. A whole week? Wow, way to go, Marje. Sounds like you had the perfect birthday week. Glad you had a fab time. I’ll raise a glass of red to you this evening.
    Wishing you another fab week ahead. 🎂

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  12. Helen Jones says:

    I love the tradition of making a birthday last a week – sounds as though you had a wonderful time, too! 🙂

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  13. Solveig says:

    Happy birthday!
    I love the sound of a week long birthday!

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  14. Natalie says:

    Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a great time! That hot chocolate sounds amazing! Fabulous pictures too 🙂

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  15. amiewrites74 says:

    Happy birthday! Looks like you had a great time!

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  16. Rowena says:

    Happy Birthday, Marje. I love your family’s idea of a week of celebrations. It was my husband’s 50th Birthday yesterday and we went out for an unforgettable French dinner on Saturday night where each and each flavour was considered and it really was a taste sensation. Yesterday, we sang happy birthday at Church and then had a few people over for an impromptu afternoon tea.
    I feel like I need tonight to actually spend some time with my husband because all of this celebrating and cleaning the house, meant we didn’t get much time together.
    I could easily justify a week of celebrations!!
    xx Rowena

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    • Go for it! Especially as it was a special birthday. Wish him a happy belated birthday from me!

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      • Rowena says:

        Thanks, Marje. I decided to make him a special dinner tonight because we were raced off our feet over the weekend. Of course, nothing goes smoothly. I threw my handbag in the boot with the groceries and slammed it shut with the keys inside. Bright spark. So, I ended up waiting for my husband to come home and it’s now 8.15 and with any luck, we’ll have dinner before 9.00PM. It better be good! xx Rowena

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  17. Widdershins says:

    Happy Birth Day!!! 😀

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  18. Annika Perry says:

    A belated Happy Birthday – what a special day…week.😀😀 We also tend to spread birthdays out across a few days. The time with your girls looks so special and lovely photos of you all. I just ask – is that phone booth in your house?! Cool!! Skål! 🍹

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  19. Vidya Sury says:

    Happy birthday to you, Marje! Glad you had a lovely birthday week. Your parents are right–birthdays should last longer than a day! I’ve never tasted a Martini Espresso 🙂 Your London photos are gorgeous, and so is your daughter!

    Have a great week! #weekendcoffeeshare @ mi.vidyasury.com

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  20. Pamela Morse says:

    Your birthday tradition is a fun one. These pics show you must have been having a good time. I also am trying my first martini espresso..good thing it is digital since it is early morning and not yet time to cocktail here. Cheers! Thanks! and Happy Birthday to YOU

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  21. Happy Birthday and thank you for the Martini Espresso! Gosh, I want to have more of that! 🙂

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  22. Happy birthday. love the idea of formally celebrating for a week. i try to extend mine as long as possible.

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  23. Christy B says:

    Happy, happy birthday! A birthday WEEK sounds like a marvelous idea 🙂 And you look so pretty in those photos – I love your smile! I’m thinking we should have those mugs of hot chocolate with a bit of Bailey’s in them 😉 Cheers!

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  24. inesephoto says:

    Happy belated birthday! It is still November 😉

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