Monday, December 29, 2008

Happy Birthday to Princess Patti!

Oh my gosh ... I can't believe that I almost missed posting about the birthday of a member of Connecticut's Blogging Royalty! My bad ... my very, very bad!

Today is the birthday of not only Princess Patricia of Ansonia in the Valley (so dubbed by Mimi, Queen of Memes with a little extra thrown in there by myself for good measure!) but also her daughter, the beautiful Lady Allegra! Two royal birthdays for the price of one which means double cake for everyone! And that should make Empress Bee of the High Sea happy!

I first had the extreme pleasure of meeting Patti last March when we humble bloggers here in Connecticut were invited to dine with then visiting royalty from North Carolina. Queen Mimi, Princess Patti, and myself descended upon Bertucci's Brick Oven Pizzeria in Glastonbury and I doubt that the place will ever be the same again! We had quite A Royal Time of It as you can read in my post of the event. There was much giggling, hiding behind shubbery, and shenanigans during the course of the evening and if given the chance, I would love to do it again. Though I'm pretty sure they wouldn't let us back into Bertucci's in spite of the fact that "it's okay, we're bloggers!"

I had another chance to meet up with Princess Patti again in August when she and her entourage traveled from Ansonia in the Valley to Waterford by the uh ... Water! This time Princess Patti was accompanied by her beloved Prince Ralph, another member of Connecticut's Blogging Royalty, and their lovely daughter, the beautiful Lady A, as we met at a local Olive Garden. Hmm, what is it with us and Italian restaurants?!?

Again a fine time was had by all while Dining With Royalty though we had to break out the "it's okay, we're bloggers!" excuse once again! Gee, I wonder if that had anything to do with them putting us in the corner? Nah ... couldn't be!

Hopefully Princess Patti, Prince Ralph, and myself (the Duchess of Norwich Upon the Thames!) shall have the chance to get together again soon as I have thoroughly enjoyed becoming friends with Patti and Ralph both. They don't live too far away from me but with my crazy schedule and theirs ... well ... life seems to keep getting in the way somehow! We'll have to do something to amend that soon and then perhaps we can share some real birthday cake (belated or not it's still cake!).

In the meantime, I guess this virtual one will have to do!

Happy Birthday to Patti and Allegra! May you both have many more years of health, happiness, and hi-jinks!

14 comments:

  1. That cake is fat free right?! I suppose that all virtual cakes are! LOL!

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  2. I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


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  3. today is Rhiannon's birthday too!

    Happy Birthday Patti !!

    (you have met a whole bunch of bloggers!!!)

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  4. I went over to sing for Princess Patti of Ansonia In The Valley and her lovely birthday-laden family earlier today. I hope she is having a wonderful birthday. You have this royalty thing downpat! I love the addition to her name. You did remember to crown her and all, didn't you?

    I will always remember the fun we had in Glastonbury driving the restaurant staff nuts. Brings back memories of giggles and cake.

    Mimi Queen of Memes
    and Stealer of Plastic Flowers

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  5. Mmmm. Cake.

    SisterDear4 delivered her daughter on her birthday, too. So now SD4 gets a bit overshadowed, because it is all about the tween-y Princess!

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  6. [curtsy]

    Happy birthday princess patti!

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  7. Happy Birthday to Patti and Allegra! :)

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  8. Duchess Linda,
    This post makes me smile. Thank you and I had as much fun as you did at those two Italian eateries.
    Great memories of eating and giggling and such.

    Thank you all for your kind wishes. And a curtsy! Thanks, Lois.
    I will show this post to Allegra when she wakes up.

    I had a lovely day, and today will be even better, because I don't have to work. I can do what I want, like take photos and blog.

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  9. Duchess Linda,
    This post makes me smile. Thank you and I had as much fun as you did at those two Italian eateries.
    Great memories of eating and giggling and such.

    Thank you all for your kind wishes. And a curtsy! Thanks, Lois.
    I will show this post to Allegra when she wakes up.

    I had a lovely day, and today will be even better, because I don't have to work. I can do what I want, like take photos and blog.

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  10. I guess I liked this post doubly much. The computer wasn't working to my liking, so I guess I got impatient and published again.

    Woopsie-doodly do.

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  11. oboy cake!!!

    i mean happy birthday!

    smiles, bee
    xxoxoxoxooxoxox

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  12. Happy birthday Patti, live well and prosper. I hope the cake is chocolate.

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  13. Happy Birthday Patti!!! Sorry I'm a day late

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  14. ooo now that's a pretty cake!! I can't wait to see what kind of cake you come up with for my birthday!!

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