Here I am in Peraia Greece, just outside of Thessaloniki.  I am here for the month of April. I have spent the day with good friends sitting on the beach in the sunshine. (not hard to take) I will be 75 tomorrow! It is difficult for me to believe since both of my parents died much younger, so at this point I am beating the odds.

My friend Brenda from California has given me her flat for reasonable rent. It is on the sea, so I can pay full attention to my writing in the quiet and the beauty.

Last week I had 2 lovely days in snowy Montreal with my friend Eric. It’s always good to catch up. Then I was off to Halifax to see Judy, who has offered to be my book coach. Judy made me work and think very hard, which was great. I also drove to see my Granddaughter Spencer at University. It was lovely to see her happy in her new surroundings.

Flying to Greece, I flew Turkish Airlines just excellent in every way!

I am having my birthday lunch with Ana, Velko and their 2 great kids Gorazd and Bisera by the sea in the sunshine. It’s PERFECT!

Velko is a business man and has the Maserati Car Dealership. He also is awaiting a very important posting in Greece, which will allow him to take his skills to other parts of the world.

A lovely friendship and sharing has developed!

So, tomorrow I get back to work on the book, enough fun for now.

PS – the outfit I am wearing is a beautiful silk outfit I received as special gift!


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  1. Betty, Many happy returns on your 75th birthday. May you have many more happy ones.

  2. As much as I love Bowie (and I do ) I have a better quote for you than this one:

    It is never too late to be what you might have been. George Eliot

    Did you know George Eliot was the pen name of Mary Ann Evans who died in 1880.!!


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  3. Betty: You are amazing. Looks like you’ve landed in a good place for a short while. We hope to be off to Paris in just a few weeks. We have become very, very busy, as to be expected when planning a vacation. I will be in touch and let you know our schedule so we can connect. Enjoy Greece. Hope you make some good progress on your book. Your pix are great.
    Love to you,

  4. Thank you my friend!

    On Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 4:56 PM The Nomadic Intern, wrote:


  5. Dear Betty, Happy, Happy 75th Birthday! Are you sure you haven’t transposed the numbers because you look 57. I can’t think of a more perfect way to bring in a “big” birthday than being by the sea in Greece flexing your creative and spiritual muscles. You make 75 look great! Sending love, hugs and my best wishes…today and always!

  6. Love to you both glad to hear about Dave

    On Sat, Apr 7, 2018, 11:06 AM The Nomadic Intern, wrote:


  7. Many happy returns! I was 76 2 weeks ago (Eve). Dave’s voice is coming back gradually, it’s a bit squeaky though. The days are getting warmer here and we have had a couple of sunny days! Enjoy your stay in Greece. Love Eve and Dave. xx

  8. Aren’t Aries just the best! Happy birthday 🎉🎁🎂 Brionyx

    Sent from my iPhone


  9. Happy birthday, Betty. It’s lovely that you are spending your 75th in a country that appreciates that age doesn’t have to mean aged, and also offers the wonders of a snowless spring. Happy 75th!
    –Mary Anne in Calgary/Narnia

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