Big celebrations in Dobrzyn! Hili is celebrating by eating from one of the presents I brought her: a special cat bowl emblazoned with her name, pictures of me (so she doesn’t forget Uncle Jerry), and pictures of me holding Hili (s0 she doesn’t forget our special relationship):
Hili: Oh Jerry! What a beautiful present you gave me for your birthday! And it’s not too small at all.
Jerry: I’m glad that you like it.
Hili: I’m going to sing “Happy birthday” for you as soon as I finished eating.
Hili: O, Jerry, jaki piękny prezent mi dałeś na twoje urodziny i wcale nie jest za mały.
Jerry: Cieszę się, że ci się podoba.
Hili: Zaśpiewam Ci Happy birthday jak tylko zjem.
Extras: When I woke up this morning, I found this as the Google Doodle:
I can’t find any information about why this is there, so I’m forced to conclude that Google is celebrating my birthday. [UPDATE: Google does indeed know it’s my birthday, as a commenter indicated, and I’ve added the picture with the wish you get when you move the cursor over the image. It’s a bit scary.]
And my presents: A cat calendar and two tins of my favorite “boiled sweeties” from the UK (mint humbugs and blackcurrent with licorice) from Grania, and two jars of homemade cherry jam from Andrzej, Malgorzata, and Hili, all with cards:
This card was from Hili:
which contained the inscription:
Finally, a portrait of the Queen I took yesterday:
I don’t have to ask, on this day, “Will you still feed me?”, as we’re going out to a restaurant for a big Polish feed tonight.