61

This is how old I am as of yesterday. I have had a string of excellent birthdays recently and this one was a classic.

Here,

Magnificent Frigate Bird

Magnificent Frigate Bird

is some wildlife.

Tim

Tim

Bittern thing

Bittern thing

Politician Hawk

Politician Hawk

Tiny Dove

Little Tiny Dove

Anyway that’s enough of that. It is the conference dinner. These Brazilians really know how to throw a party for an old man’s birthday.  It is by the sea, the food is meat, the drink is :

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Caipirinha

Brazilian salad

Brazilian salad

Vegetables ain't food. Vegetables is what food eats.

First course – the other five were much the same. Vegetables ain’t food.
Vegetables is what food eats.

Assault with a deadly weapon

Assault with a deadly weapon

Caipirinha has an instantly numbing effect

Caipirinha has an instantly numbing effect

Things get wilder with very loud music and not shy women dressed in costume.

She loves the web

She loves the web

She was very impressed by my stomach.

She was very impressed by my stomach.

Anyway after a bit of dancing around with scantily dressed women, the main band came on. They were incredible. They played exclusively Beatles songs but rearranged to include a full Brazilian drum corps and brass section. Energy, drive, fun, these Brazilians have really got something.  There was a 3 second gap between songs and the drums just beat it. Everyone danced and drank and sweated.

Well, my heart went "boom",  When I crossed that room,  And I held her hand in mine...

Well, my heart went “boom”,
When I crossed that room,
And I held her hand in mine…

Amazing to be dancing to exactly the same songs at 61 as I did at 16.

More wildlife.

Bebo and Nancy

Bebo and Nancy – Summer plumage.

Catherine McEvoy

http://vimeo.com/62389575

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