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Happy 75th Birthday, our Bestgeliebter, our beloved Master, best and dearest friend!

We agree with Doris; “superjoot jehalten!” (well kept for his age, as they say in Cologne)

With all our love and best wishes for many, many happy returns!

Dina, Siri and Selma

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© Text and illustrations, Hanne Siebers and Klausbernd Vollmar, Cley next the Sea, 2021

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  1. Liebe Dina und liebe Siri 🙂 und 🙂 Selma
    Habt gaaaanz ❤ herzlichen ❤ und lieben Dank. Huch, welche Überraschung 🙂
    Mit vielen Küssen 💋😘💋 und 🤗🤗🤗 Umarmungen
    Klausbernd aka Masterchen

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    • Ganz herzlichen ❤ Dank 🙏 🙏
      Naja, ich bin seit langem 3x geimpft und treffen nicht viel Menschen real, dafür mehr virtuell. So lebe ich fröhlich virusfern.
      Mit lieben Grüßen vom kleinen Dorf am großen Meer
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Liebe Hanne,
      habe ganz herzlichen ❤ Dank 🙏 🙏
      Wir feierten fein mit leckerem Essen und Drinks in einem gemütlichen Hotel. Und tolle Geschenke gab's auch. So bin ich rundum froh.
      Mit lieben Grüßen vom rauen Meer
      Klausbernd aka Masterchen

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  2. Fab Four of Cley,
    So happy to see Klausbernd enjoying his birthday. I thought sure he was younger than I, but I guess it’s just that he is definitely aging easier!! 😊 You’re looking good.
    I hope you all are still living the good life that I’ve heard about in all your posts.
    Be happy and enjoy the Holiday Season!
    GP Cox

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    • Dear GP
      thank you so much 🙏 🙏 especially for your compliment I loved to read 🙂
      I’ll try my best to live on happily with the help of lovely Dina and our beloved Bookfayries.
      Wishing you all the best and a happy time
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Thank you VERY much for your congratulations. The first and only ones I got in Welsh. But if I remember it right, you are Swiss. A Swiss person speaking Welsh, we are impressed!
      All the best, keep well
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • The storm went through last night but it wasn’t too bad here. Now it’s quite windy but a kind of normal autumn weather for our coast of North Norfolk.
      Thanks for the congrats!
      Wishing you a happy weekend
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Dear Xenia,
      thank you VERY much 🙏 🙏
      I’ll try my best to stay happy and healthy for many more years. Dina and Siri 🙂 & 🙂 Selma will help me to stay young.
      Wishing you all the best and a great weekend
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Dear Jacqui,
      thanks a lot 🙏 🙏
      Well, life in the seventies is great and easy, one doesn’t need to achieve anymore. I experience age as freedom.
      Thanks for liking Dina’s picture of me. I like the first picture with sunglasses best.
      With love from the stormy sea
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Dear Ashley,
      the storm went through our area last night but it wasn’t really dangerous, not out of the ordinary autumn storms we are used to. It’s still quite windy, weather to stay in and have a cosy time in front of the open fire.
      Thank you for your congratulation
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  3. Your friends in Stockholm are celebrating you, dear Klausbernd. 🎉🎈🎊🍾🥂🍸🌿🎈And your girls🥰
    A very happy birthday to you! Good to see how well you’re keeping, long may it last.
    Hope you had a memorable stay in the Peak District.
    Kram
    Annalena Xx

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    • Dear Annalena,
      thank you sooooooo much! We had a great celebration in a cosy hotel in the Peak District with fine food, great drinks and so many gifts.
      Our week in the Peak District was easy. We climbed a mountain, strolled through idyllic towns and stayed in a comfortable hotel. The weather was great, much better than expected.
      KRAM 🤗
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Good morning, dear Maria,
      thanks a lot for these great birthday wishes 🙏 🙏
      Our Bookfayries Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma will lead to more discoveries in the Fairy world. They will inspire me and provide me with lots of energy.
      I wish you all the best. Keep well, happy and healthy
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  4. Best Wishes for a very Happy Birthday, Klausbernd.
    You’re aging exceptionally well, but to be truthful, it doesn’t matter how old you are. The important thing is to be happy and in good health.

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    • Dear Vicki,
      thanks a lot for your wishes and your kind compliment. Dina, Siri 🙂 & 🙂 Selma are helping me to stay healthy and happy.
      Have an easy weekend and enjoy life
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  5. Here’s a synchronicity to celebrate. As soon as I saw 75 in this post, I thought three-quarters (of a century). Shortly afterwards, I watched the 1932 Ernst Lubitsch movie “Trouble in Paradise,” in one scene of which we see a French newspaper with a headline containing “Trois Quartiers.”

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    • Dear Steve,
      yes, three quarters or .75 are special if we see it under the aspect of numerology. We have 3+4=7 and 75 can only be divided by 5, combining we have 7 and 5 again. 7 is a magic/spiritual prime number (f.e. Menora) and the prime number 5 is symbolising harmony, so this combination seems to be quite ideal. Well, that’s one way to see it.
      All the best
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Thank you very much, dear Tina.
      I have to model for Hanne-Dina quite a bit. Thanks for liking her photos, and thanks a lot for your kind birthday wishes.
      Keep well and happy
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Hi, dear Linda,
      so we are of the same age only one month difference. I notice as older I get as easier my life gets. I don’t have to perform and achieve, I am really free of demands except my own.
      Thanks for your kind wishes
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  6. Happy Happy Birthday. Birthday dear Klausbernd! May today be the start of another fabulous year for you and all The Fab Four of Cley! And Dina’s iPhone photos show what a deft hand she has with even mobile cameras, delightful photos. All my best to the birthday boy and all the Fab Four of Cley!

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    • Dear Babsje,
      thank you sooooooo much for your kind words 🙏 🙏
      The new year started really well in a nice hotel in the Peak District and a leisurely stroll through an idyllic little town, sweets and cacao in a cosy cafè.
      Thanks for liking Dina’s photography.
      With a big hug 🤗 from the little village next to the big sea
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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  7. Ein Lebensjahr kommt angerauscht
    und wird fürs alte eingetauscht.
    Viel Schönes fülle deine Taschen,
    nur Gutes mög’ dich überraschen!
    Das Schicksal soll dich achtsam lenken
    und dir vorab Gesundheit schenken! (Brigitte Fuchs)

    Happy Birthday auch von mir!
    Frohen Gruss,
    Brigitte

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    • Liebe Brigitte,
      das ist ein tolle Geburtstagsgedicht! Ganz GANZ herzlichen ❤ Dank. Ich bin gerührt, ein Geburtstagsgedicht bekommen zu haben. Es ist das erste in meinem Leben.
      Mit lieben Grüßen von wild stürmischen Meer
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • My dear friend Per Magnus,
      thank you soooooo much for your congratulations from the Arctic 🙏 🙏
      I have to model for Hanne-Dina quite a lot. Thanks for loving her portraits and your compliment 😉
      KLEM 🤗
      Love ❤ to you and your son
      Klausbernd & Hanne-Dina

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    • Ganz herzlichen Dank, liebe Hermine.
      Wir hatten eine wunderschöne Feier. Weitere Blogbeiträge werden uns schon gelingen, so hoffen wir. Siri 🙂 und 🙂 Selma werden uns sicher inspirieren.
      Mit lieben Grüßen vom stürmischen Meer
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Liebe Ute,
      ganz herzlichen ❤ Dank für deine lieben Wünsche. Wir feierten schön in einem gemütlichen Hotel im Peak District. Dort wurde ich vom Feinsten verwöhnt. Es war ein wunderschöner Geburtstag.
      Mit ganz lieben ❤ Grüßen vom stürmischen Meer
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  8. Lieber Klausbernd,
    auch von mir herzlichen Glückwunsch zum Geburtstag, alles Liebe für Dich. Vor allem wünsche ich Dir eine eiserne Gesundheit, und lass Dich von Deinen Lieben an Deinem Ehrentag ordentlich verwöhnen.
    Ganz liebe Grüße schickt Dir die Silberdistel

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    • Liebe Silberdistel,
      habe gaaaaaaaanz ❤ herzlichen Dank für die guten Wünsche. Meine Lieben haben mich nach Strich und Faden verwöhnt, und ich habe es genossen. Lieber Weise verwöhen sie mich immer noch.
      Herzliche Grüße vom rauen Meer
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Dear Randall,
      well, this is the faery magick of Siri 🙂 and 🙂 Selma and the love of Hanne-Dina. That works wonders.
      Thank you very much for your compliments. They are VERY much appreciated 😉
      Wishing you a happy and cosy pre-Christmas time
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Thank you very, very much, dear Pit.
      Your snoopy birthday card is standing at a place of honour. Snoopy is watching us. Not only Hanne-Dina loves it very much.
      We have quite strong winds with rain. Horrible weather but it can’t keep us away from the pub.
      With lots of love to you and Mary
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  9. Happy 75th and congratulations!! Each portrait is very nice. I am not usually very keen on the kinds of effects that move photos toward paintings but I like this one very much! It’s effective and does what it should do – removes extraneous detail to give the essence of the image. The expression, from the twinkling eyes to the folded hands, says a lot. I’d say it was an excellent collaboration and I wish you both many more!

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    • Dear Lynn,
      thank you very much 🙏 🙏
      Great that you like Dina’s portraits of me. I like this picture as well. It’s me. It’s a bit like a Hockney painting, isn’t it?
      I have to be the model for Dina’s photographs quite often.
      We are wishing you a cosy and happy pre-Christmas time.
      Klausbernd 🙂 and the rest of the Fab Four of Cley

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    • Thank you so much, dear Jude!
      What a coincidence, I just wrote that this last picture of me is like a Hockney painting. I like it very much (as I like Hockney’s paintings) but it is quite controversial. Some people don’t like this style.
      Thank you VERY much for your compliment. It’s very much appreciated.
      Wishing you all the best, keep healthy and happy
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Liebe Greta,
      gaaaaanz herzlichen ❤ Dank. Ich denke, wir Fab Four of Cley werden noch Vieles gemeinsam erleben. Jetzt kommt jedoch erst eine ruhige, gemütliche Zeit vorm Kamin.
      Wir wünschen dir eine wunderbare Vorweihnachtszeit
      Klausbernd und
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂
      Cley ist übrigens der Ort, in dem wir wohnen, Cley next the Sea an der Küste Nord Norfolks.

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    • Dear Hedy,
      I am sure new adventures are waiting for me.
      Thank you so much for your kind wishes. I wish you a joyful time as well. Keep happy and healthy
      🤗 Klausbernd 🙂 🤗

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    • Guten Morgen, liebe Karin,
      gaaaaanz herzlichen ❤ Dank für eure lieben Geburtstagswünsche.
      Wir wünschen euch im fernen Elsass eine wunderbare Vorweihnachtszeit, bleibt fein gesund und fröhlich.
      Liebe Grüße vom rauen Meer
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Herzlichen Dank lieber Klausbernd!
      Wir wünschen euch ebenfalls eine schöne Adventszeit, passt auf euch auf!
      Hier wurde überall von den Gemeinden sehr liebevoll weihnachtlich geschmückt und die Weihnachtsmärkte in Colmar und Straßburg finden wieder statt 🙂
      Herzliche Grüße ans Meer
      Karin

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    • Habe herzlichen Dank, liebe Karin. Wir waren gestern zu “Gardens of Light” in Blickling, eines der großen Landhäuser, das übrigens eine der wichtigsten Bibliotheken Englands beherrbergt. Wow, war das toll. Wir flanierten über drei Stunden durch den Park und waren an jeder neuen Ecke verblüfft. Sie hatten neun Monaten an dieser Weihnachtsshow gearbeitet und es war überhaupt nicht kitschig, was ja leicht bei diesen Lichterspektakeln der Fall ist.
      Auch hier gibt es Weihnachtsmärkte, aber nicht so romantische wie auf dem Kontinent. Dafür laden fast alle großen Häuser zum Bewundern ihrer aufwändigen Weihnachtsdekoration ein. Bei uns in Cley next the Sea gibt es in den Fenstern der Häuser an der Küstenstraße einfallsreiche Dekorationen, die oft auch durch kleine Elektromotoren animiert sind. Wir nehmen allerdings an dieser Weihnachtsfenster-Aktion nicht, wir wohnen auch nicht an der Küstenstraße.
      Wir können uns gut vorstellen, dass es in Colmar und Sraßburg Weihnachtsmärkte vom Romantischten gibt. Hier sind Norwich (unsere Landeshauptstadt) und Bath für ihre Weihnachtsmärkte berühmt.
      Mit herzlichn Grüßen vom kleinen Dorf am großen Meer
      The Fab For of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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    • Bei euch ist es anders, aber auch sehenswert!
      Was mir hier besonders gut gefällt ist, dass es auf den Märkten wirklich nur Sachen gibt, die zu Weihnachten gehören! Nicht, wie ich in Deutschland schon gesehen habe, Elektroartikel usw.
      Herzliche Grüße Karin

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    • Na ganz herzlichen Dank. Das lese ich doch als nicht uneitle Person gerne.
      Was hat dich denn von Berlin nach Nebraska verschlagen? Wir Fab Four of Cley lebten auch einst in Amerika und zwar in Vermont. Wir liebten Vermont und Maine.
      Liebe Grüße von ‘merry ol’ England’
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Thanks, dear Roberta 🙏 🙏
      My birthday was great. We had a little holiday in the Peak District and celebrated in a cosy hotel in front of the open fire.
      Keep well and healthy. Have a relaxing pre-Christmas time
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Good afternoon, dear Khaya,
      thanks a lot for your kind wish.
      We love your motto “words are my friends”. We are book lovers meaning words are our friends as well.
      Wishing you a cosy and happy time
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Dear Nehal,
      many thanks 🙏 🙏 for your kind wishes which are VERY much appreciated 🙂
      I wish you a cosy wintertime. Here we had the first snow ❄️🌨❅ but unfortunately, it didn’t last. Where I am born in Germany and was brought up in Sweden we always had quite some snow on my birthday. That makes especially romantic or ‘hygge’ like the Scandinavians say.
      Keep well and happy ❤ ❤
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  10. Ich denke, alles was gesagt werden sollt, wurde in den vielen Kommentaren bereits erwähnt. Daher von mir nur ein wirklich von Herzen kommender Glückwunsch zu diesem Geburtstag! Möge sich alles erfüllen, was noch an offenen Wünschen auf deiner Liste steht. Obwohl ich mir sicher bin, dass diese sehr, sehr kurz sein wird, da du alles, was dich glücklich macht, um dich herum hast.
    Liebe Grüße,
    Elvira

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    • Liebe Elvira,
      habe ganz herzlichen Dank 🙏 🙏 für deine lieben Wünsche, über die ich mich sehr gefreut habe.
      Ich wünsche dir eine wunderschöne, gemütliche Vorweihnachtszeit.
      Liebe Grüße
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  11. Congratulations Klausbernd and belated birthday wishes. You certainly carry your 75 years well. Three-quarters of a century has a nice ring to it. And what a century! Hope to see you and Hanne up there on the coast before too long. Hopefully we will not have to work our way through the whole Greek alphabet before that happens! All the best from Norwich, Laurence and Jackie x

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    • Dear Laurence and Jackie,
      thank you VERY much for your kind words 🙏 🙏
      We can very highly recommend the “Gardens of Light” at Blickling. We have been there for the opening yesterday night. It’s really GREAT without being kitschy. We went through the park for nearly three hours and we were thrilled at every corner. Hanne took lots and lots of photos.
      If you want to go there you could combine it with visiting us. It would be great to meet again.
      Hope to see you soon.
      Keep well and happy
      Klausbernd & Hanne
      xx

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    • Thank you very much 🙏 🙏
      I love my age, it’s an age you don’t need to achieve something anymore. For me it’s freedom.
      Thank you very much.
      Keep well and happy
      Klausbernd 🙂

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  12. Ciao Klausbernd.
    Alle Guten Wünsche für dich zum Geburtstag. Bleib gesund und mache uns Lesern eures Blogs weiterhin so viel Freute wie bisher. Dazu ein Hinweis: bleib nicht stehen, denn sonst habe ich dich in ein, bis zwei Jahren eingeholt. Hahaha…….

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    • Guten Tag, lieber Ernestus,
      du weißt doch “eins, zwei, drei im Sauseschritt läuft die Zeit, wir laufen mit” 😉
      Habe herzlichen Dank für deine guten Wünsche zum Geburtstag. Wir werden wohl fein weiterbloggen wie bisher, wie du es auch tust. Man hat ja sonst nichts zu tun 😉
      Mit lieben Grüßen vom kleinen Dorf am großen Meer
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Thank you VERY much, dear Jet 🙏 🙏
      It’s more than great to be loved that much. I feel blessed.
      And thanks a lot for liking Dina’s pictures.
      Wishing you a wonderful weekend and keep happy and healthy
      Klausbernd 🙂

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    • Dear Charlotte,
      we found this yellow fleece for our dear Master. It looks great and it’s warm.
      Thank you very for liking Dina’s photography.
      Wishing you a wonderful pre-Christmas time and thanks for commenting
      The Fab Four of Cley
      🙂 🙂 🙂 🙂

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