Sunday, March 26, 2006

Birthday Girl

It was pointed out to me at school that most people of my age demand an expensive meal or a few drinks for their birthday. When I said I was very excited about going to the zoo the question "how old are you, 32 or 2?" was posed.

I've shared my birthday with Easter before ( I was 16 and in Germany at the time) and now with Mothers' Day. I'm not sure that it makes much of a difference (except that I had to ring my mum back to wish her a happy day as I forgot when she rang me).

I have had an unusually low number of cards this year - I am hoping it is to do with the fact my birthday has fallen on a Sunday and the post here is crap. They amount to 2 - one from my parents and one from Colin.

Presents to date are:

1. a traditional stove-top espresso maker
2. The House of Doctor Dee. Peter Ackroyd.
3. Twenty Thousand Streets Under the Sky. Patrick Hamilton.
4. Divine, strokable notebooks.
4. Nigella parmesan grater.
5. Nigella blue colander.

Cooking, reading and notebooks. Just about sums me up!


coolbuddha said...

Belated Happy Birthday!

The Fatalist said...

Well Happy birthday & all that, but what a load of old bollocks really. I'm in a bit of a financial crisis at the moment, but for the last three birthdays of mine I've gone to Prague. I love the city, both as as a place to visit, for the sport I love watching..and it's cheap. This year I will be the big four oh in October. I haven't got the money to go yet, but I'm going to scrimp and save. The LAST thing I want is being stuck at home on such a big 'load of old bollocks' date.
Am I the only one out there who just thinks of birthdays as 'just another day?' (Don't mind the 'freebies' people called presents, but I don't really care if I don't get anything...)

Che-Jay said...

Oooohhh Nigella