Saturday, 18 July 2015
How different from the hours and hours of preparation making ready for the indoor fairy picnics and whole-house treasure hunts. I can't say I miss those sulky, spoilt, rude, attention seeking seven, eight, nine, ten year old princesses, but I quite enjoyed dressing as a gnome and seeing them cry when I stopped the pass the parcel music, just as they had passed it on to the next person, was sheer delight.
In the evening we went to the Italian that where we celebrated Holly's 15th, 16th, 17th, 18th etc. She loves it there and we all like it, using it as our celebration restaurant of choice. The food is fine and simple, and of course there is wine which always helps. Holly stuffed her face herself with calamari (a favourite), veal and spaghetti, with a side of garlic and cheese pizza.
Joan (85) came along and decided upon a deconstructed chicken dish, deconstructed as she didn't want the mushrooms, peppers, or herbs, so basically had a bit of chicken in white sauce.
I drove and then, after dropping Joan off, we went home and lit the candles on the cake, singing happy birthday as we have been doing for the last 21 years. Not a very big cake, but a very sparkly one.
Anyway, happy birthday sweetheart. I hope it was an okay day.