No posts for nearly a week. That must be record for me keeping my trap shut. All my spare time has been taken up with playing the recently released Titan Quest game, the follow-up to the excellent Diablo series and it has proved thoroughly addictive, not just for me but also my son, so when I do have some free time, I can’t get near the PC to log any posts for his hulking frame.
But I had to make a special effort as today is my daughter’s 18th birthday which is a special landmark to be celebrated which we did last night as the four of us went for a family meal. I’m not an overly sentimental person, but it suddenly hit home that sitting opposite me was not my ‘little girl’ but a confident young woman. Lump in throat time.
The celebrations are lasting several days with a night out with her mates tonight and a trip to London with a friend to take in show and do some shopping on Thursday and Friday. What with spending money, presents, meals and paying for driving lessons, Miss P has made a serious dent in the Parrot cuttle fish.
Should I begrudge her this? Perhaps not. But for her, there would be no Shooting Parrots.