Thank you so much to everyone who dropped by yesterday and wished me Happy Birthday. I've never had so many birthday greetings, and it made me smile a lot.
Is it just me though, or do other people's birthdays not go entirely to plan?
This is what I wanted to do yesterday :-
- Drive over to Abergavenny, ramble up Sugar Loaf Mountain, while taking amusing and witty photos of 007 in mountaineer mode (RGH tries to tell me that Sugar Loaf is a hill not a mountain but as it's my birthday, I win, and refer him to the Hugh Grant film which tackled this very subject)
- Feast on a picnic at the top, of RGH's home-made Butternut Squash and Carrot soup with grainy bread and lashings of butter (with thanks to my Aunty for donating said squash)
- Return home for a leisurely afternoon bath and prepare for going out for a meal
- Drive out to Planet Pizza with RGH and the RBD's, enjoy a couple of beers and a pizza, get the bus home
- Stop off at Blockbuster to rent Pirates of the Caribbean 3 after a recommendation by RBD2
- Eat chocolate, drink wine, and fall asleep on the sofa
This is what actually happened yesterday :-
- It rained. A lot. Abergavenny was cancelled, and a hastily convened trip to Clarkes Village at Street took place instead. With the idea that we may be able to walk up to Glastonbury Tor for photo ops and picnic.
- It carried on raining. 007 stayed mostly in my backpack ......
- Glastonbury Tor was cancelled and we drank the soup in a traffic jam on the way back to Bristol
- Had leisurely afternoon bath, got dressed for night out, but was then struck by terrible inertia and couldn't be bothered to go out
- Consulted family who all sighed with relief as they too are all incredibly lazy and just wanted to veg out on the sofa
- Drove to Sainsburys with RGH - at rush hour ..... foolish foolish mistake, for supplies of pizza and wine - and spent £15 of my birthday money on Pirates 3
- Spent 2 hours and forty five minutes in a darkened lounge, trying to think of any other films - apart from Terminator 2 and Mission Impossible II where the sequels are better than the original
- Spent 2 hours and forty five minutes trying not to think about how much knitting I could have been doing and resolved to spend £15 less on RBD2 this Christmas (kidding)
- Ate chocolate, drank wine, fell asleep on sofa and dribbled
So, a birthday not exactly as I'd envisaged, but a fun time was had by all. Apart from the RBD's who had to go to school. Shame.
And this is the brilliant Shaun the Sheep that my RFS (Rather Fab Sis) knitted for me .....
007 seems to like him too .......