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1997: Le Prix du Champagne Lanson Noble Cuvée Award for investigations into Champagne for the Millennium investment scams

2001: Le Prix Champagne Lanson Ivory Award for investdrinks.org

2011: Vindic d'Or MMXI – 'Meilleur blog anti-1855'

2011: Robert M. Parker, Jnr: ‘This blogger...’:

2012: Born Digital Wine Awards: No Pay No Jay – best investigative wine story

2012: International Wine Challenge – Personality of the Year Award




Tuesday, 20 May 2014

Netta@90!


Special Macintyre day as Netta, Carole's mum, celebrates her 90th birthday – doing brilliantly after a major operation last year. 


Netta: a wonderfully bright and energetic 90!

 At least 70 birthday cards – amazing how few doubles there are, 
which just shows that many more people are living into their nineties



 
Netta with Hughie, the only surviving brother of 
Jimmy, Netta's husband who died in 2011 aged 97

 Our party of 15 had a very good and enjoyable 
I took the excellent lentil soup made with 
ham stock followed by a venison steak – properly rare 

Newtonmore Golf Course – links with a view!
Great weather today!



 Lunches can be a serious business!

 ... but not always




Decorated cake from Harry Gow, excellent bakers in Inverness


The lunch party

5 comments:

Anne Muirden said...

Lovely pictures, Jim. A great day for a wonderful lady!

Jim Budd said...

Many thanks Anne – good to see you yesterday.

Tom said...

Have just caught up with these wonderful picture ... and tasted a bit of the cake! (still remarkably good)
Myself and Tom up for the weekend, Netta in good form and looking well

Lillibet

Tom said...

Have just caught up with these wonderful picture ... and tasted a bit of the cake! (still remarkably good)
Myself and Tom up for the weekend, Netta in good form and looking well

Lillibet

CRM said...

Glad you liked the pictures. And the cake! Mum looking great for 90! (Or was it 80???)