Sunday, March 23

My guy's mad at me .....

..... well, he will be when he sees some of these photos ..... but first of all, here's the final cartoon instalment of our trip .....







Thanks for humouring me while I showed off my new pen and drawing tablet toy, and if you could just indulge me once more, as I dedicate this post to RGH, My Rather Gorgeous/Geeky Husband, whose birthday it is today. And who I've bought nothing.

In my defence, last year, for his 40th, I arranged a long weekend in Prague as a surprise, and while we were there we were immortalised forever in a glass block .....





..... which, quite frankly, I think is enough of a gift that should be allowed to roll over to this year too, but I guess that's debatable.


So here are a few shots which should make him happy ..... RGH and his greatest love ..... cycling ....


He's always been a fan ..... right from an early age .....











..... and a fan of head-bands too ......







He's a fine figure of a man in lycra .....








..... and his dedication to his art is truly amazing .....




This was his highlight of our weekend away ......






...... whereas this was mine .......

..... nuff said ......







So here, as a special birthday treat for me RGH, is a rather gorgeous collage of the birthday boy .....


Happy Birthday RGH




Finally, an Easter message from my current favourite double-act .....












26 comments:

Stine said...

Mrs, have you heard that chocolate is probably not good for primates and pigeons (sorta like its not good for dogs)? Just thought you should pass this info along to your troops so they will understand when you snatch it away from them (for their own good)!

trashalou said...

Happy Birthyday RGH. Glad to see a boy's childhood interests can last through to manhood. (Does your current bike have the lovely 'sit up and beg' handlebars complete with streamers??)

Kitty said...

Hippo Birdie Two Ewes to RGH - hope he has a splendiferous birthday (biking, maybe?) Lovely collage of the birthday boy.

I must say that I am a huge fan of your new pen and tablet toy - how come you are so brilliant at it, when it's new? I'm very impressed. Can we have lots more cartoony things? Please?

x

Stine said...

In the U.S. the "sit up & beg" handlebars are called "Ape Hangers"

Happy Birthday to the Hubs!

Happy Easter as Well!

Di said...

Happy birthday to RGH and Happy Easter to you all!! Loving your drawings!! So cool!

I can't believe you saw Hotel Chocolat - hmm I love their chocolates!!

Lesley said...

I just love your cartoons MM - brilliant and perfect for that book you need to write!!

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to RGH - looking good in the red romper suit - does he still have one of those?

I'm sure you will be forgiven MM when he sees that lovely photo collage :)

xxx

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Happy birthday RGH!

I love your 007/Greg pics - don't you think they'd make fab Moo cards?

Happy Easter x

the vicious chicken said...

Happy Birthday RGH :o) Hope you're not too down about not getting a gift... although, what a super pressie last year, eh? Sounds great, anyway (And that glass-block portrait is very beautiful).

Anyway, enjoy the rest of your day, both of you... wind and driving rain notwithstanding :o( Great weather for stopping in and knitting, actually... although I guess that will please one of you more than the other ;o)
VCxx

Penny said...

Happy Birthday RGH! Tell 007 he needs to leave him some Easter Eggs.

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy Easter and Happy Birthday RGH!!!! Love the photos! And you look like a Rather Gorgeous Wife in some of them too - how come we don't get to see you more often???????

Love the cartoons - keep them coming!

Non-Knitter-Lucy x

Joleo said...

Happy Birthday to RGH - and happy easter to you - hope you got something nice from Hotel Chocolat to keep your strength up today.

Love the cartoons too. Keep on doing, as my japanese teacher says.

SuzyB said...

Happy birthday to RGH - bit of a fit bit isnt he?

Loving the monkee cartoons, bitofa whizz with the old tablet arentcha, not only that but a smashin drawrist too!

Have a smashin Easter!

Charlie P said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY RGH! I love the photo block thing. Hope you have a fabulous easter in Cornwall with the gruesome twosome and keep cartooning- they're great!
x

p.s. out of interest what breed of tablet do you have and would you reccommend it? I'm researching them as possible 21st presents and have been eyeing up the Bamboo fun :D

trek said...

Happy Easter!

And Happy B-day to RGH.

Kaz said...

Happy Birthday RGH, I hope you'll forgive your wife (who obviously adores you - lil grovel for you there MM -) for putting baby pics on her blog!!

mmmmm hotel chocolat

monda-loves said...

I love your money cartoons. We have also just bought a wacom tablet - more for Mr Monda really, and he's taking to it pretty well, as are you by the looks of it. My drawings look like they are done by a child using the hand that's not the drawing/writing hand. The word i would use to describe is is not very PC, so i won't soil your blog with it.

Happy Easter MM!

Monda
x

monda-loves said...

sorry, that should be monkey, or monkee, not money. I wonder what is on my mind today...

Nia said...

Happy Birthday RGH! Have to say, you both make a very handsome couple x

Lil' ol' me said...

Happy Birthday RGH. Atlast a bit of the lime light for you although 007 and the pigeon also got in on the act.
Atleast your wife put decent pictures of you on the blog. You should take a peek at the one I put on mine last week of my dh after our teenage girls got hold hold of him for a make over!
Happy Easter

mushroommeadows said...

Happy Birthday to your husband!!! My husband's birthday is tomorrow, and I haven't gotten him anything either. :( It's hard to find the right gifts.

Anyway, I love the picture of you and your husband in the glass. You guys are too cute.

And, I love your new toy. You're making incredible cartoons there. I'm enjoying them thoroughly. :D

Katy said...

Happy Birthday, RGH!!!

I love the new toy...I want one now!!!

Working Mom Knits said...

Happy b-day to RGH (never has a man made lycra look sooooo good!)

In total agreement that being imortalized in glass should count for more than one b-day gift - though not when it is MY birthday, mind you : )

Glad you liked the posey!

ps: love your newest toy/doodle pad

joanne wardle said...

happy birthday RGH.

love the cartoons. hope you had a fab break

Bethany Hissong said...

First, Happy Birthday to your husband!!! Second, I am so jealous that you got that cool drawing tablet!!! I'm loving your illustrations! And third, Happy Easter (a day late!) !!! You still have all year to celebrate the birthday too... at least that's the rule in our house! And the birthday boy or girl gets to decide just how that will be celebrated (within reason... or else I'd be getting back massages every night of the year!!). Have a great week!!!

learn chinese said...

Happy birthday to RGH and Happy Easter to you all!! Loving your drawings!! So cool!

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