Holibobs & Burpdays

05 Apr

Like all things, it came to an end all too quickly. My bestest best friend in the whole wide world came up for a two week stay that coincided with my 50th birthday. Two whole weeks of glorious food, entertaining conversations, laziness and laughter, being spoilt and pampered, as well as my birthday celebrations.  We watched a number of interesting films such as To Kill A Mockingbird, Suffragette, Hitch, Chitty Chitty Bang Bang, and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory to name a few, we binge watched Blue Planet as well as a lot of Bargain Hunt.

Annoyingly the weather was not bright enough to venture out, but we did take a walk to The Esplanade despite the chill wind for a fish and chip lunch, also a mooch along the High Street – The local yarn shop was successfully avoided, only because we both had crochet projects that needed to be worked on and have enough to keep us going for ever.

I had a wonderful birthday, with cards, flowers and gifts. I had asked for cash to buy a special piece of jewellery and my budget was exceeded. The gold and black pendant watch far exceeded my expectations and arrived on my birthday even though it was not due for another week. When I went out for a meal with the family and friends, my wheelchair was festooned with balloons, and I had a large badge pinned to my dress (yes folks, I was in a dress) so there was no hiding that I had reached my half century birthday. That’s it now, I have decided I am having no more birthdays!!

The #NotMyCat affectionately known as Mickey, he also enjoyed my BFF’s visit as he gets super spoiled with treats and food and cuddles each and every day. The introduction of cat nip was definitely entertaining verging sometimes on hysterical!

They say a change is as good as a rest, I do feel rested, and I am trying to rejuvenate my get-up-and-get-on-with-it attitude that had slipped somewhat. Mind you, I’m not keen on this having to make my own coffee lark!!


Posted by on April 5, 2018 in General, Life, people, Pets, Projects


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8 responses to “Holibobs & Burpdays

  1. Bushka

    April 5, 2018 at 2:58 pm

    Ah!! Don’t we all wish certain experiences will never end? ๐Ÿ˜‰ You had a Super Time, though. Hugs โค

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    • AnneMarie

      April 5, 2018 at 3:05 pm

      We are already counting down the days until she returns in September ๐Ÿ™‚

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      • Bushka

        April 5, 2018 at 4:10 pm

        That’s the way to do it….. ๐Ÿ˜‰ Hugs

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  2. This Inquiring mind wants to know

    April 5, 2018 at 3:56 pm

    It was a blast!!!! Until next time. As Lynn and Dick will be about do you think we could persuade Lynn to road trip with us to Norwich for a mooch and a Waffle House meal?

    We need to plan some fun things ahead of time. Would be marvellous to see Norwich again. I havenโ€™t been there properly since living in Pertwrborough.

    Love you!

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    • AnneMarie

      April 5, 2018 at 4:04 pm

      I am sure we can, or we can catch the train.


    • This Inquiring mind wants to know

      April 5, 2018 at 6:01 pm

      That was meant to be Peterborough… ๐Ÿ™„

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  3. menhir1

    April 5, 2018 at 4:57 pm

    OMG; Oh wow! Love the picture collage. Cat is certainly comfortable and at home. Neat bit of crochet.

    Your celebration sounds lovely. We were recently in an eatery where a lady in a wheelchair was feted at the head of a long table. It couldn’t have been you, as it was the wrong end of the country.

    The foodie stuff looks yummy and I love the arrangement of cards and flowers in front of your VDU. Great for reflection (or, should I say, for seeing double…)


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  4. deacongill

    April 6, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Sounds a fabulous time! Here’s to the next one xx

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