Tuesday, 13 April 2010

A Puzzle For You

As you read this, I will be 35,000 feet above the Atlantic, heading to the US. It's a milestone birthday for Mike today, I didn't have a clue what to get him, until I had a lightbulb moment, more of that another day, can you work out what his gift from me is?
Here's his card........................................


hint - we have plenty of time to plan what we want to do...................

I hope to goodness you can 'read' the card, otherwise there is no hope that Mike will decipher it.
See you in a couple of days, when I will be unpacked and ready to go again



59 comments:

jandokan said...

I think it says:
"You're going to the Big Apple to see the Turkey Day Parade"...

Am I right?????

love your creativity :D

Hugs Anja

Carol said...

Oh Yesssssssss ... I've got it Enfys. Is it ok to post it here? "You are going to the Big Apple to see the Turkey (or is it Thanksgiving?) Day Parade." Mike is going to love it. He may ponder it for a moment, but he'll get it quickly enough. What a fun card!!!
Hugz,
♥Carol♥

kath said...

hi mike....you lucky boy....you are going to the big apple to see the thanksgiving parade...and hey I am looking forward to meeting up with you and En again....happy birthday...big hugs kath xxxx

Smita said...

You are going to the Big Apple to see the Bird-Day (!) parade?

Am I right on this? ;-)

Anonymous said...

Got it! You are going to the big apple to see the 'turkey day' parade.
Thanksgiving I presume?
Love the card - hope you have a good trip.
Debe

Susan De Crafter said...

Hope you are having a comfortable trip. Yes--I could read the card and I want to go too!

Crystal aka Caitlynsmommy said...

Oh how fun! He will love going to the Thanksgiving Day parade!

Melissa S said...

Thats so cute! And it was fairly simple to read. I think the Turkey gave it away!

Linda L said...

You are taking him to NY to see the Thanksgiving Parade! What a gift! Great card too. I love puzzles and that was a fun one!

pinky said...

I can read it all right till I get to the turkey, not sure what it stands for but I'm sure he will love it. I'll be thinking about that all day now, will drop back later when some smarty pants reveals it for me lol. Hope the flight went well.
Pinky

lisa said...

Happy travelling, En and what a fantastic card. Yes I can understand it, this must have taken you ages. What a brilliant present. I hope your hubby has a very Happy Birthday.
See you soon.

Lisax

SueB said...

Love it!! You're taking him to New York City to see the Macy's Thanksgiving Day parade! Wonderful card! And great choice. It's quite an experience...so much going on and the windows all dressed up! Wish I could meey you!! Lots of good shopping too.
Great card and Happy Birthday to Mike! Sue B

Melissa said...

So adorable! I've never been there and would love to go see The Lion King!!!!

Safe travels Enfys! I wish I was headed to Florida right now. :-(

Karen said...

Very clever Enfys. I do hope he gets it. Have a wonderful time.

Love Karen x

amylynn said...

LOL....I got it!! I hope you have a great time in the Big Apple!!

Denyze said...

Happy flying En!

You're taking him to New York to see the Thanksgiving Day Parade.
Lucky Mike!!!!

I've always wanted to go to NY, Mike was planning to take me as a surprise for my 40th, but by then I was heavily pregnant and he wouldn't risk it!

I hope when you eventually go you both have a great time there.
x

Denyze said...

Oooops, forgot to wish Mike a very happy birthday

x

Scrappymax said...

Ha ha En, this is a great card, is it the Harvest Day Parade in New York?
Have a great trip and look forward to speaking again when you are back in the US.
Max x

GrannyCharlotte said...

I think you are going to send him to see the Thanksgiving Parade in the Big Apple at the end of this year? Too cute. The card will capture his interest and it was fun to read. TFS.

Kristina said...

Ooo Ooo Ooo I know, it says you're going to New York City for the Thanksgiving day parade!!!! I just love these games, can I have another puzzle, please?
Hope your trip went well. Welcome back to the States:)
Hugs,
Kristina

eiyiyi said...

OMG, that is so clever. You are going to love the parade. Nothing quite like being in NY at that time of year! Great gift, even greater card. Safe trip. hugs, eileen

K-E Kreations said...

Love the card! Hope he likes his gift - that would be so cool!!

Milly D said...

Your puzzle says: You are going to the big apple( NY CITY )to see the Thankgiving Parade!
What a wonderful gift, it seems to be an amazing site. I live just an hour away from NY and havn't gotten a chance to see the parade live. Great gift, very original.

jaybeemom said...

WooHoo, I am the first to say, I get the puzzle. It is my DH's dream to go see that as well. Waht a cute idea. Happy Birthday Mike, I hope you like your gift.

AShu93 said...

That is really creative. I hope he's excited for it. My cousin lives on the parade route & I want to go this year too. Maybe we'll get to meet up!

liz said...

that is the cutest idea! I may have to lift it from you! ;o)

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

u r going to the big apple to see the turkey day parade!!!

do NOT, i repeat, do NOT take a purse! wear a fanny pack. it's packed with people but an awesome experience!

super cute card!

Molly said...

LOVE it! I can't wait to hear what his response is!

~Molly

Lena said...

awww this is so cute!!and clever!Have fun!!!

Julie said...

What a fun gift! I won't give away the puzzle but that would be so much fun!

Jessica said...

I'm sure Mike will enjoy the trip! It's one I've always wanted to make! But be sure to pack your thermal's so you'll be warm while you stand on the route! And you might want to carry fold up chairs and a thermos each of hot coffee, tea or chocolate as well! I can't wait to see the photo's from the trip, please take a lot of them. (I mostly live my life through others' eyes, because I'm pretty much stuck here!)
Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog. I'm going to try to get some more pix up on it soon. I've learned how to take them and get them to the new camera software. It's getting them from that to my picasa/google, that has been harder. I really wish I wasn't so computer illiterate...Ah well. I'm off to create some more... after I see what Mother wants.
Hugs, Jess

sandra(misty) said...

you are going to the big apple to see the thanksgiving day parade

mahuntington said...

Good job...that one was easy. You are going to New York to watch the Thanksgiving Day parade.

Linda Kaiser said...

I love it and I was able to figure it out! Too clever. Enjoy your trip.
Linda

Lisa said...

Enfys..my thoughts & prayers are with you right now...safe trip home!!! As for your puzzle...AWESOME!!! I know you two will have a blast!!! It's my dream to take my daughter there too for a night of a show and fun! Hopefully the opportunity will present itself!

SO, did he figure it out?? Great and clever Enfys, you Rock my friend!!!!

*hugs*
Lisa :)

little cardmaker said...

I got it on my first try! How exciting...something to really look forward to. Have a safe flight!

Tammy said...

How cute.........Got it! You are going to the Big Apple to see the Thanksgiving day parade.
It has been beautiful here in Sunny Florida...The just right weather...Not too too hot but just right. Love it!
smiles...Tammy

blueskygirl said...

Read it just fine! What a neat card. That will be so much fun too!

Kim Piggott said...

Oh how fabulous Enfys!
Brilliant idea!
hugs
kim x

Lynda said...

A fantastic way to give a present Enfys - "Happy Birthday Mike" - Hope you both had a good trip out there!

Love Lynda and Mark xxx

tresbebe said...

Great card, very creative and easy to read. I'm sure he will get it and love it

LAT CREATOR said...

I can read it. Very clever card. I want to go too.

Nannieflash said...

Hi Enfys, are you sure he wont understand what you are trying to say, it seems pretty clear to me, anyway I hope you both have a wonderful trip to the Big Apple wouldnt mind going myself. With love and hugs Shirleyxx

Linda said...

What a fun card. My take is that it says you are returning to the big apple to see the Thanksgiving day parade.

thank you
Linda in Stanwood

Pam aka TheBugBytes said...

love it. Codex time. figured it out.
Hugs
pam

Sharon said...

I've always wanted to go to New York for the Thanksgiving Day Parade. Sure ya'll will have a blast, and yes you have plenty of time to plan!! A band from here in Alabama was picked yesterday to march and perform in the parade. Hope ya'll are having a safe trip! :)

GrammaR said...

You are going to NYC (Big Apple) for the Thanksgiving (Turkey) Day parade. What fun that will be! Loved the puzzle.

Cheryl said...

oh this is really brilliant hun,love the fab , detail he will love it hugs cheryl xxxxxxx

Serendipity Stamping said...

OK SO YOU ARE TAKING MIKE ON MY TRIP. EXCEPT FOR THE COLD, I WOULD LIKE TO GO TO MANHATTAN AROUND CHRISTMAS. HAVE A GREAT TIME, EVEN THOUGH IT IS A WAYS OFF YET.

My Creative Time said...

VERY NICE! you did another AWESOME job! Be SAFE my friend & looking forward to hear about your trip!l
hugs,
Emma:)

DonnaMundinger said...

OOoh En, I've always wanted to do that! How fun and what an adorable card! xxD

Deb said...

fabulous card, very creative, you are here for a long stint then? we were in florida last week, it was fabulous, loved the weather, came back to more snow, not loving it anymmore! hugs debx

freetimegone said...

I am sure Mike will get this one. You did an awesome job and it is such a fun card. I might have to save this idea for my hubby's birthday.

Rufus said...

I'm sure he figured it out with no problems at all! What a fun idea. Very creative gift and card presentation!
R/

Jules said...

Hi En

Great idea for a brilliant card.

No guessing from me as I know what the surprise it.

Hope Mike has a great birthday.

Love Jules xx

Melodie said...

A great idea, your card is fantastic.
Hugs
Melodie

Maryellen said...

Got it! My brother went to the
parade last year and he said it was
really great! Be prepared for
rudeness like you never experienced
before! NYC is not the most friendly place but the sights are
worth the aggravation!
Hope all is well in Florida!
Maryellen

Lizzy said...

I get it.. Wonderful idea for a great gift. I won't see you, but welcome back. We leave on Monday for Syracuse. Take care. Norma

Crystal said...

totally got it girl and love your creativity! what an amazing trip you will both have and what a fabulous way to spring the news! LOVE IT! hugs!