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: Happy 89th birthday Eric
: ideasguy October 31, 2015, 08:17:55 AM
Please log in and join me in wishing our very good internet friend Eric Hardy a very happy 89th birthday today.
(When you login, please don't logout when finished. It lets us see who has visited today)

Eric is a regular and ever present contributor on the forum - one of the few here who use both Bank Genie Pro (http://www.bankgenie.net) AND Ideas Genie Pro (http://www.ideasgenie.co.uk).

Eric is a retired architect and a brilliant photographer (my technical adviser  :D) and has a huge collection of photos which he shares with us here and on the web. His collection includes a good mix of architecture around the country which has been worthy of his admiration. Then of course, he takes photos of the gardens when visiting those grand houses.

Both Eric and his wife Anthea are keen gardeners. Anthea is the head propagator, I believe.
They have shared many of their garden photos on the forum.
Their beloved grandson Benji visits regularly and helps in the garden.

Happy birthday Eric and I hope you and Anthea have a lovely day.

P.S. I asked Eric for permission before posting this message.  :)
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: NightHawk October 31, 2015, 09:43:57 AM
Happy birthday from Kathy and I.

Have a great day.
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: Ian October 31, 2015, 10:28:43 AM
Happy birthday, Eric. (It's mine too, by the way!) I hope you enjoy a fabulous day.
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: dajoco October 31, 2015, 10:33:15 AM
Happy birthday, Eric. Have a great day.
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: Eric Hardy October 31, 2015, 10:41:32 AM
Thank you George for that wonderful birthday greeting. When you asked my permission I thought it would be just a comment on "Anthea and Eric's garden ...." page, I had no idea it would an announcement. I am very flattered, and thank you again. Thank you Kathy and Laurie for your greetings too.

And a happy birthday to you too, Ian. We were both "All Hallowe'en" babies :). And while I am about it a rather belated welcome to the Forum

We are spending a quiet day together and going out for a birthday lunch in a few minutes time. If I am spared, we will try to have a bigger splash with family and friends for the big nine oh next year.

Eric H
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: Eric Hardy October 31, 2015, 10:43:35 AM
Thank you dajoco, I am sorry I overlooked your post

Eric H
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: Palustris October 31, 2015, 01:12:12 PM
Don't normally 'do' birthdays, but making an exception this time. Many happy returns of the day.
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: roiphil October 31, 2015, 01:18:17 PM
Happy birthday Eric, have a great day, Phil
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: Barry931 October 31, 2015, 01:34:22 PM
A bit late in the day but hope that you enjoy the rest of the day now and all the days  ;D in the future
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: Oscar Romeo October 31, 2015, 01:48:11 PM
Eric, Happy Birthday from Gloucestershire from an unknown face, one that has a strong childhood connection and good memories of Ulster.  Hope your lunch was quiet and enjoyable and very best wishes for many more celebrations.
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: Eric Hardy October 31, 2015, 04:40:31 PM
Thank your everybody for the additional greetings. We had a lovely lunch out together of roast guinea fowl.

Special thanks to Eric (Palustris) for making an exception in my case ;D

Eric H
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: barryl October 31, 2015, 05:27:53 PM
Happy Birthday Eric!!
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: Roba October 31, 2015, 05:39:35 PM
Happy re-birth Eric.
As you're "a brilliant photographer", here a brilliant link:
http://www.edwarddebruyn.com/Portfolio.html
Wildlife and nature, beautifull viewed!

Roba
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: johnbarry October 31, 2015, 06:29:16 PM
Happy Birthday Eric

You may not know me, I was browsing the forum yesterday and did come across a few of your's and Anthea posts.

All the best.

John
: Re: Happy 89th birthday Eric
: ideasguy October 31, 2015, 09:29:28 PM
Nice to see so many people have logged in to extend their birthday greetings Eric.
I hope you had a wonderful day.
I wish you many years of health and strength. You have quite a few years to go to reach this milestone  ;D
http://www.royal.gov.uk/hmthequeen/queenandanniversarymessages/anniversarymessages.aspx

Happy birthday to you Ian. That was a bit of a coincidence!
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: barryl October 31, 2015, 10:02:51 PM
I arranged both a 60th wedding and a 100th birthday cards for my mother.

I was very surprised to find a whole department dealing with the 100th birthday; apparently it is because so many more people make the magic number these days,

I was also surprised that I did not need to have made the effort - it seems to happen automaticallyl we even had a phone call not long before the date to check "are things still OK?".

I was also surprised that she received a card from DWP signed by the minister,

BTW we all found the card from the Queen hit exaclty the right note and tone.

PS: Anyone approaching a magic number?
: Re: Happy 89th birthday Eric
: Eric Hardy November 01, 2015, 09:21:04 AM
As you're "a brilliant photographer", here a brilliant link:
http://www.edwarddebruyn.com/Portfolio.html
Wildlife and nature, beautiful viewed![/unquote}

I think George was just being kind to call me a brilliant photographer, Roba. A very keen amateur perhaps. I followed that link and yes, Edward de Bruyn IS a brilliant photographer. I particularly liked his views of the camels in the Morroccan desert - such clarity.

Eric H
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: Eric Hardy November 01, 2015, 09:26:17 AM
Sorry, I got a bit mixed up with my quote unquote marks but I think what I said was understandable  ???
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: Trevor Ellis November 09, 2015, 10:53:06 AM
Belated happy birthday Eric. Haven't been on the forum for ages. Recently moved house. Hope that you and Anthea are keeping well.
Best wishes,
Trevor