I had a fairly good birthday in the end — nothing too exciting but good nonetheless.
I got some nice presents including Beowulf and Gladiator on DVD, a couple of books, Audioslave’s self-titled album on CD, some deodorant/shower gel type smellies and plenty of chocolate, including some decidedly fishy looking ones from Belgium. Tugger bought me an iTunes voucher which I managed to stretch to four albums, a single, two music videos and an audiobook — not bad at all I thought!
I went out with the carer and some of her family for a meal at the Park Gate on the Thursday night and very nice it was too. On Friday me, mum, Russell and James (my brother and nephew respectively) went to the Old Leaky Well for lunch and then me, Matt and his mum went to see 10,000BC at the cinema. No parties, no all-night drinking sessions, no drug taking … it’s my age, see?
Thank you to everyone who emailed, commented or wrote on my Facebook wall with birthday wishes and an especially big thank you those who bought me gifts.
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