Posts tagged: Birthday

Happy Birthday Mrs P

It’s Mrs P’s birthday today, cue fireworks, march past by the household guard, 21 gun salute, commemorative coins struck, first-day cover stamp set and a half-day public holiday in Stalybridge.

Left is a pressie from her good friend Lesley constructed from driftwood and shells lifted from the beaches of Anglesey this summer. She really should be selling this sort of thing in the coastal olde gifte shoppes — she’d make a fortune. Read more ›››

Birthday Custom and Practice

Today has brought enlightenment and swept away a few of my prejudices. It was my son’s birthday, and as is customary in our family, he got to choose how we would spend the day. So we found ourselves on our way to the cinema to see The Day After Tomorrow.

It wouldn’t have been my first choice, American disaster movies being mostly gushy nonsense. Read more ›››