Tuesday, January 26, 2010


Today is my birthday (not yesterday as Donna Alward put on the PHS blog). I have always enjoyed being born on the 26th.

People born on my birthday include General Douglas MacArthur, Paul Newman, Jose Mourinho (former Chelsea manager, 47), Martin Dunn (the editor in chief of The New York Daily News), Christopher Hampton (playwright) and many others. It is St Eystein's Day -- 12 century the archbishop of Nidaros near Tronhiem who worked to bring the Norwegian church in line with other Europeon churches (it is somehow appropriate to have a Norwegian bishop saints day). In fact tonight the Viking festival Up Helly Aa will be happening on Shetland. This is a Victorian recreation of what a Viking festival could be like but not less inspiring for all that!
Also in 1790 Cosi Fan Tutte had its world premiere in Vienna.

One good thing that happened to me 25 years ago is that I started going out with my husband. He remains the best birthday present a girl could get!


Kate Hardy said...

Happy birthday, honey :o)

And how romantic that you started dating your husband on your birthday!

Tammy said...

Happy Birthday

Unknown said...

A very happy birthday

Caroline said...

Happy Birthday Michelle. Hope you have a great day. Caroline x

Judy Jarvie said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle. Enjoy and indulge.
Glad your book is written and hope puppy's paw is better soon.

Kaye Manro said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday!

Since I love birthdays and still am celebrating my 51-and-how-the-heck-did-I-get-here birthday, please allow me to send you (and
all who read this) a birthday gift; the gift is the link to a free cover-to-cover read of my book.

It's the story of my amazing Spirit-led journey that began on the birthday that all of my friends forgot! (One of my best birthdays yet!)

Just sign up here: no experts needed dot com. No strings/spam attached, really! (I know, hard to believe these days :-)

It's simply my way of giving back.

Continue the celebration,
Louise Lewis, author
No Experts Needed: The Meaning of Life According to You!

Nell Dixon said...

Happy Birthday, dearest!

Carol Townend said...

Sorry to be chiming in late, but I hope you had a lovely day!

Joanne Coles said...

Hope you've had a great day and what a wonderful 21st birthday present!

Also, had to say, Jose Mourinho. Mmmm, love him :-)

Julie Cohen said...

Happy birthday!!! I hope your family spoiled you.

Jackie Ashenden said...

Happy Birthday, Michelle! Hope you had a lovely day.