Facts About July 26, 2014

July 26 is the 207th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. There are 158 days remaining until the end of the year. Mr. Bowie’s Gotcha Day was a week ago. My birthday was a week ago. Unfortunately, we had to make the difficult decision to postpone the party and move it to July 26.

Fact #1: As a self-confessed perfectionist, Mr. Bowie couldn’t wait to impress his first party guests with hospitality. Mr. Bowie was responsible for greeting and welcoming guests. A guest’s first impression is even more critical these days because of social media. The human made his Wi-Fi network available for everyone.


Fact #2: All guests received a special badge. These badges gave the guests special privileges at the dessert buffet. No party is complete without a table filled with chocolate mousse, pudding, cake, ice cream, blueberries and fresh fruit salad.


Fact #3: The best festive drinks. Just like last year, the fabulous vodka cocktail recipe and the intense Gato Negro Chardonnay from Chile made the Gotcha Day party a delicious success. It was hard to convince Mr. Bowie to only drink water. We all deal with setbacks, Mr. Bowie, but we can overcome them.


Fact #4: Party crashers beware! Whether the concern is party crashers or paparazzi, security is a smart way to create a safe and comfortable environment for Mr. Bowie’s guests. My 89-year-old Dad got back on his bike to come to the party and he entertained a famous Belgian celebrity.



Fact #5: Mr. Bowie loves kids! Mr. Bowie didn’t leave the kids alone at the party. He was prepared and took care of them. Mr. Bowie took the kids for a walk and he even gave away his favourite football cards.


Fact #6: Precautionary measures were taken. Last year, kids formed a coalition and kicked my ass during a water fight. This time, a powerful water gun was safely hidden away from the kids.


Fact #7: Never lose sight of your cake. Never lose sight of Mr. Bowie. We did.


Thank you all for showing up that day. You gave me such a wonderful time. I love you all.

Dear HoB visitors and followers, I deeply appreciate your kindness in reading, following and leaving comments on my blog posts. Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

PS: No photographic evidence, sorry. Totally forgot to take photos of the main dessert buffet table but I can assure you it was delicious!


54 responses

    • Thank you, Ellie! That’s Alicia, the lovely little daughter of my next door neighbours. She loves Mr. Bowie…

  1. It looks like the postponement gave you a beautiful day. In spite of the cute water bowl, water doesn’t carry the equivalent of those lovely drinks, but it looks like the cake made up for it. So glad your celebration was a success and thank you for sharing.

    • Thank you, Angela! Guess the cake was Mr. Bowie’s payback time or his sweet butter cream revenge…

  2. It looks like a good time was had by all. And if Mr. Bowie got a little of the butter cream, there were still plenty of goodies for all the humans. Belated Happy Birthday to you and Gotcha Day to Mr. Bowie. It was good that he and you both Gotcha, cos you two are a good pair.

  3. It looks like it was a wonderful party with such thoughtful details! How sweet of Mr. Bowie to show the children around the beautiful garden. Did your father really come by bicycle??

    • Thank you, Letizia! Yes, my Dad came by bicycle but he lives just around the corner, kinda speaking. Everyone present was surprised about this fact…

  4. How nice of you to share this with us all 🙂
    Glad to see Mr B was prepared for gatecrashers . He knew which side his cake was buttered …

    • Thank you, Sarah. Much appreciated!

      True. Mr. Bowie should stick with his special diet food! I’ll take care of that cake…

  5. YUM! Thank you for sharing! Many happy returns to you all. Now may I have another piece of cake, please. One piece was not enough. –Bugs

    • Oh thank you, my dear Bugs! But I’m so sorry, my sister got the last two pieces of that delicious cake… There are still blueberries left over…

    • Thank you, J.L. We were all laughing when a party guest said ‘Hey, see what Mr. Bowie’s doing…’ I had to take this photo!

  6. It looks like a wonderful sunny day – just right for celebrating even if it was a bit late! Hope it was special for both of you……I think it was because you celebrated with fun, friends and food……Happy LATE Gotcha and Birthday to you boys……….

    Hugs and chocolate

  7. Happy birthday, happy Gotcha Day and wow to your dad for bicycling over! Good parties leave behind more than crumbs and spilled drinks. I’m sure you and Bowie are still basking in the love in the air around your garden. July 26 was also a big birthday here, but it was celebrated with naps.

    • Thank you, Bernadette. My Dad and Mr. Bowie were the stars of the party, and rightly so.
      Sorry for missing your celebration post… Well, napping is also a fine way of celebrating something! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

    • Welcome on HoB. Glad you like my blog, Wanda. Thanks for hanging around. Much appreciated! Mr. Bowie says “Meow!”

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