Monday, November 19

It's my party and I'll cry if I want to .....

Ok, so it's not actually my party but it is my birthday. And as I desperately cling onto my thirties with my fingernails, and hear them snapping off one by one as I begin the slippery 364 day descent into forty-dom ..... at least I can take solace in this .....





..... while the rest of me may be sagging, wrinkling and crinkling (I'm not really that into beauty routines), my arm-pits will remain ever youthful and wrinkle-free. Hurrah!





And it's not all bad ..... I did get these rather marvellous boots .....












...... which may not be these coveted Boden ones .......






..... but on the other hand they didn't cost one hundred and forty five quid and they weren't on a seven week delivery.





But I know what you're thinking ..... they're a bit Dick Whittington, aren't they? While we don't have a puss around these parts, we do have one of these ......






Monkee in Boots



And because I enjoyed that so much here's another shot of 007 in his thigh high boots, addressing the latest stunt monkee recruits ......






I also got lots of lovely gifts from my family but as it's still dark I can't take copious pictures ..... but among other things there were loads of choccies, some perfume, a DVD and a FABULOUS knitted toy!

I'm off work all this week and RGH has taken the day of to commiserate celebrate with me. We were going to yomp up this but as it's been so rainy and I have slippage issues I think that little outing my be postponed.

And just before I rush off to have Birthday cake for breakfast, I'll leave you with this ..... and you can blame Lesley for it - she gave me the idea!


38 comments:

Viv said...

Oh - NOW I get the "back to business on Tuesday" thing.
Well...
HAPPY, HAPPY, HAPPY Birthday to you, my dear!
You stay just the way you are, you hear?

Proper birthday email to follow, possibly with some rather charming quotations from da doc. For now: Party on, MM!

SuzyB said...

Ooooooh its your birthday! And youre 4 years, 7 days older than me by my reckonings.

Age is a just a number though isnt it? Or whats that old old saying? 'You're only as old as the monkees you knit' or something like that anyway. Have a super smashing day :o) xx

Stine said...

Hippo birdies to you!!

Give it another 19 years and you will be as old as me.

Have a wonderful day and eat lots of cake and chocolate!!!

Then get back to monkee knitting for those of us who didn't make it to the store in time (sniveling) please.

Have a happy day!

Annette said...

Happy Birthday MM! Have a great day and enjoy the cake!

lyn said...

Happy Birthday !
Those boots are wonderful, will you be wearing them for hubby later ?
: )
xxx
lyn(mollychicken)

Marianne said...

A Happy Birthday to you !
Don't despair, life isn't over at 40 you know ( I'm still alive and kicking !) and hey you stil have one year left anyway ;-)

Tracy said...

happy birthday to you, maker of wonderful knitted primates, and owner of kinky boots.
may you be blessed with a day full of laughs and frolics (and cake)
sending you a whole heap of birthday cheer
tracy x

sara said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY.
Hope that you have a lovely week.
The monkey tote bag is doing a wonderful job.

Kae said...

Happy Birthday!!!!! It's a great day for a birthday today :D It's my eldest son's birthday today as well. So I shall have a drink and a piece of cake on you as well later :D Have a fantastic day and enjoy :D

What did the monkees get you?

Loving the Monkee in Boots shots!!! Beats Puss in Boots knitted hands down :D

~x~

Victoria said...

Happy Birthday!
I love your boots!
I take it you will be having a birthday muffin?

lucykate crafts... said...

happy birthday to you, i went to the zoo, i saw a knitted monkey...

...was he made by you?!!

all the best people are in their late 30's ; )

Lucy Locket-Pocket said...

Happy Birthday Most Marvellously Magical Majesty of Monkee Making. Have a great day! Love Monkee in Boots - can you write us a story please???? Locket x

Kitsch n Zinc said...

Happy birthday MM! Hope you have a truly wicked one with loads of cake and choc x

Nath said...

HAppy MOnkee Birthday and many more ; )

Remember you can always turn around the figures if that suits you better. If 40 you would only be 4. At 39 you would be 93 though ; )

Bea said...

Gratulerer med dagen!!! (Happy birthday!!!)

dottycookie said...

Happy Birthday! I sympathise with the downhill slide to 40 - I reach mine next June, but I take comfort in the fact that my DH will always be older than me, haha!

Love those boots. Really, what is autumn without fab boots?

the vicious chicken said...

Happy Birthday m'dear! Hope you and RGH are having a fab day together, and that the breakfast cake was yummy (and I also hope that the cake is big enough to provide lunch and tea too!)

Those boots are lovely... but it looks like 007 has designs on them now... so be careful or you'll have to share them!
VCx

PS Hooray for youthful arm-pits :o)

mrspao said...

Happy Birthday!

Hope you got lots of lovely gifts.

I also bought knee high boots on Saturday!

Frances said...

Happy Birthday!
Hope your day is filled with chocolate and happy monkees!

Nia said...

Happy Birthday, dear MM! I like your boots way better than the boden ones.
Is there any look 007 can't pull off?! He's waaaay too sexy for his boots! x

trek said...

Happy Birthday.

PS - 40 is okay.

Grilled Pizza said...

Happy Birthday!
Great blog!

Gigibird said...

Did you watch Cranford last night?
Nasty thing happened to a boot....I won't spoil it for you if you taped it.
Happy Birthday.

Patti said...

Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday to you
Happy birthday dear monkey maker
Happy birthday to you

Michelle said...

Happy birthday! I love the boots, but will you be allowed to wear them now that 007 has had a taste of the power of the boot?

Kaz said...

Happy Birthday to YOu!! Your boots are much much nicer than the boden ones. 007 looks way too comfortable in them.

I recommend eating chocs and cake until you're sick, but keep the monkees away from them.

Jane said...

Happy Birthday monkee Maker i hope you had a lovely day with all your favourite things to do and eat. Jane X

trashalou said...

Agreeing with Kaz, your boots waaaaaaaaaay nicer than Boden ones.

have only just gone blog surfing and hope your birthday was a very happy one.

Suggest 007 model kinky boots for RGH. This should stop one of them being overly enamoured of said boots ;-0

Lesley said...

Ha ha ha Happy Birthday!! I just love Monkee in Boots - were they bought with him in mind I wonder?
Thanks for the Kinky Boots video - see, see you just can't help it can you?!
Hope you have a fab day and a great week off. More time for blogging and knitting of course :)
Lesley xxxx

Michaela said...

Happy Birthday! Did the cake arrive? No? Well give your Postie a telling off tomorrow and blame him for being greedy.

Oh hang on, I didn't actually post it. See, I'm over 40 and the brain cells are already starting to forget important things.

Sorry MM. Remind me next year and I'll make you something chocolatey!

My Paper World said...

WISHING YOU A VERY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! LOVE YOUR BOOTS, THEY ARE FAB!

sal said...

A very Happy Birthday - loved the Kinky Boots link, in sixth form I took to wearing thigh high suede boots and we'd regularly wander about school singing 'kinky boots' happy memories!

Leigh said...

Hi, just popped over from moogsmum and thouroughly enjoy your site!!! I adore your primates and cannot wait until you have more for sale!!! Have a Happy Birthday!! I totally understand about trying to hang on to 39, I am doing it myself!

lauren said...

first of all: you, my dear, will *NEVER* be old! anyone who can laugh & make friends & have as much fun as you do will surely be young forever!

also, i will tell you a secret: the "big four-oh"? guess what, it's just *not* that big a deal. (in fact, 30 was far worse; 40 was nuthin'!) ...and *I* didn't even have the foresight to take care of my armpits... :)

happy, happy, HAPPY birthday to you...and mannnnnnnnnny more!

what'sthatfluffinmyhead? said...

OOohhh happy belated birthday Kerry~
Hmm I wonder if you've had a muffin-cake with hot coffee as a birthday cake instead! :D

And as a sort of present from me, I'll give you the liberty to use HP17 as a stunt monkee for the day!

- cheryl

yvette said...

Happy Birthday, hope you got to eat lots of cake and chocolate.

weirdbunny said...

I find that whole pro age soft under arm thing total madness. They should sack the person who thought up that idea. I mean who cares, about how soft and wrinkle free their under arms are. You'd have to be totally fanatic about a wrinkle free body wouldn't you ! I have just had a November Birthday too, I was 35 !

Studio Christine said...

please don't cry.

I survived 40.....and had 3 more children after!!

umm....not tht you HAVE to have more children.....maybe Monkees are a suitable substitute.

anyways, Happy Birthday.

....and the boots are FAB too!