Sunday, 15 May 2016

Happy Birthday - χρονια πολλα!! ...

To SWMBO ...

After a crazy week of trips to the Royal Marsden, we have spent a day shopping, and now I am spending half the night cooking !

Today its SWMBO's birthday, and now that my many readers of the blog, and silent friends from the Ukraine, have won Eurovision. We have further reason to celebrate.

Today we have a house full descending to wish her Sto Lat ! ...

If you wish you can sing along too ...

Sto lat, sto lat,
Niech żyje, żyje nam.
Sto lat, sto lat,
Niech żyje, żyje nam,
Jeszcze raz, jeszcze raz,
Niech żyje, żyje nam,
Niech żyje nam!

This translates roughly into English as:

100 years, 100 years,
May he/she live, live for us.
100 years, 100 years,
May he/she live, live for us.
Once again, once again,
May he/she live, live for us,
May he/she live for us!

"Sto lat" (One Hundred Years) is a traditional Polish song that is sung to express good wishes, good health and long life to a person.

Its a girls only affair, I am banished to the kitchen in my role as chef, for the day - and general drinks pourer, cake cutter and server ...

Preparation for the birthday party 🎂. Pork in lemon sauce (Greek) Chicken Provencal (French) Salmon to follow later - Next up preparing the bread ...

Bread dough is rising, the Cheese pies (tyropitta) and Spinach pies (spanakopitta) went in the oven at 00:50am

See you on the other side, and probably a day later, after a well earned glass of red ...

1 comment:

  1. Job well done, the food looks so good I can almost taste/smell it. I'm impressed, head chef and Butler ....
    Happy Birthday SWMBO
    Enjoy the day x