Birthday smiles for Colin Firth

Today is Colin Firth’s 58th birthday, and I’m celebrating with these…

First off, Colin’s wife Livia recently posted a selfie on her Instagram stories of her, a friend and Colin on a boat in Venice during this year’s Venice Film Festival and I took a quick screenshot…

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Secondly, I recently came across this following image of Colin in a ‘Pusheen’ suit. It’s apparently been around for a while and is a photoshopped image that was originally an image in Colin’s movie Gambit. I don’t know who made this, but I love it (and I have a sneaking suspicion he’d love it too if he knew about this)!

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And finally, today I was alerted to a Colin Firth fan video that really made me smile wide because, yes, it really shows how I too love Colin. So, I’m sharing it here in celebration…

And a video celebrating Colin’s smile, which really can’t be celebrated enough…

Happy Birthday, Colin Firth!! Thank you for sharing your talent with the world, I’m so very happy I get to appreciate you so very much. I wish you many many happy returns! 🙂

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Happy Birthday, Richard Armitage!

Thanks for these recent gems on your social media accounts…

Thanks for the time you gave us, and the warmth and grace, at the Newcastle International Film Festival last spring in what, in hindsight, must have been a very painful time in light of your mother being so ill…

Thank you for the lovely little role in Ocean’s Eight, you were delectable!

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Thank you for these…

and these…

… and I’m looking forward to your upcoming work!

Thank you also for this…

More donations to LOROS are forthcoming, with thanks also to Guylty’s birthday auction. ❤️Wishing you all the very best for the new year and may your mum’s memory always be a happy and warm one.

April 3rd actors & me…

Today is the 96th birthday of Doris Day (and yes, she’s still alive, and I always really liked her!)

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It’s the 94th birthday of Marlon Brando (but he is no longer living and I was never a big fan)

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It’s the 60th birthday of Alec Baldwin (I’m neutral on him)

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And it’s the 57th birthday of Eddie Murphy (used to quite like him, not sure what he’s up to now)

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It’s Matthew Goode’s 40th birthday (oooh, I quite like him!)

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And Cobie Smulders’ 36th birthday (I quite like the few things I’ve seen of her as well, especially How I Met Your Mother)

Cobie SmuldersAnd today is also my birthday (the 48th one) and just look how pleased I am with my own actor birthday gift!

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My own Calamity Jane @14!

My daughter turned 14 yesterday (sharing a birthday with my aunt) and while your child’s birthday is always special and brings back nostalgic memories of the day she was born, yesterday’s birthday may stand out a little.

Yesterday the kids had school and Mr Esther and I had to work. We were taking the second half of the afternoon off for her birthday anyway, but at noon I was called at work that I needed to pick up my mini-me from school right away! She had fallen, was in pain and needed to be taken to the hospital, I was told. News like that is always unsettling and as I had the car, I was the one who went to pick her up. Turns out she had tripped over a friend’s foot in the hallway on the way to class and had landed hard on her elbow. She was in quite a bit of pain and could barely move her arm. So, from school we drove straight to the Emergency Room at our local hospital. She was assessed and x-rayed…

… and in the end luckily nothing was broken! It is badly sprained, there may be a small hairline fracture which is difficult to see and it just needs time to heal on its own. So, she was sent home with an elastic bandage on her arm, that she can take off whenever she chooses to and paracetmol for pain management. Thank goodness it was nothing more serious!

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This girl is a real Calamity Jane. She has been in and out of hospitals for incidents like this and other things more than I have ever been to a hospital in my life. She’s always tripping and getting into scrapes. I guess the clues we got when she was 18 months old were telling, when she was very enthousiastic about running around and she was tripping all the time, most memorably on her head on a pebbled path…

One of the worst accidents was when she fell through a glass door, cutting herself quite deeply; she had stitches in her arm and a bad cut on her leg and really was very lucky not to have been more severely wounded…

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She was also in the hospital once for appendicits, her appendix was removed 4 and a half years ago…

There have been more accidents and scrapes where we’ve had to go to the ER with her, there have been stomach troubles, but luckily in the end things are never too serious and she gets away with it all pretty much unscathed. She has never before been hurt like this on her birthday, though. Her 14th birthday has now turned into an extra memorable one, I guess!

Luckily we got home again from the hospital by mid afternoon and were still able to celebrate in our decorated house (here our dining area)…

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… there was hot chocolate with whipped cream and gifts…

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… she finally got the desired Adidas sweatshirt and t-shirt she wanted so badly.

We had cake…

… and I took a picture of my daughter on her birthday chair with the photo collage mini poster I make every year for each of my children’s birthdays, following how they have grown over the years…

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My little Calamity Jane is 14 now, not so little anymore and growing up! She had a tough year this past year but for the past few months, due to a new school and other help that has now ended, she has been so very much better. She is in a very good place now, I have my happy girl back again and the outlook for the coming year for her is good. So, despite this accident, this has been a happy birthday!

Happy birthday, Colin Firth!

He is 57 today! Here some pictures of him a little over a week ago at the Venice Film Festival. Very dapper in black and white…

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… and doing the red carpet in the rain with his wife Livia…

Kingsman 2 will be hitting the cinema’s this fall, and although violent, I am looking forward to it! I had enjoyed the first movie more than I thought I would and as Colin Firth returns as a suave, now one-eyed, fighting machine, I am very curious to see it. 🙂

May we be able to enjoy you and your work for many years more, my dear Colin!