Happy Birthday

It’ll be quiet here today as today marks the occasion when my beloved wife moves into her ‘mid-thirties’. Ohh I’m gonna pay for that one… Happy Birthday darling. I love you more than I have words to say, and considering the amount of words I throw about on a daily basis I guess that’s a lot… To everyone else who is celebrating their birthday today, many happy returns. To everyone else for whom today is just another day, why not treat yourself a little, or tell someone that you love them. Although it’s probably best if it’s someone you know, and not just some random stranger wandering past you on the street…

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Weekender

We had few plans for this weekend, which is fairly rare. However Sunday was my late mother-in-law’s birthday so we had already decided to go to Cashel where we have a tree planted in her memory. But before that we had a free Saturday and, after pottering about in the morning, we headed to Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum where, for the first time, I managed to fill a 1GB memory card in one afternoon. The worry is that of that lot, I only consider 24 of them to be “good enough for Flickr”, I’ve obviously got a way to go before I full get the hang of this photography lark. As a child I remember visits (although it may …

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Out of whack

Ouchy My back isn’t mega-sore if I keep it moving. That makes sitting down at a computer to do work a little annoying… hence the reason I’m still awake at 1am doing some work. Thankfully it’s improving every day. Happy Birthday! Visited my Gran tonight on the occasion of her 87th birthday. She’s finally out of hospital and in a local sheltered housing unit. She has a room to herself, and seems to be adapting well to all the changes. She’s still sharp as a tack, just slowly going deaf, blind and is unable to walk without her zimmer. But hey, she’s 87. Ohh and she’s now got a mobile phone. Today she sent a text message. My Gran. 87. …

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Ice cream and exercise

What a wonderful weekend. Friday night saw us out to dinner with my family, dining in the hotel in which Louise and I were married. We even managed to sneak in a wee birthday cake for my Dad, such are the benefits of knowing the owners, although that can backfire too… the pudding my Mum and I ordered was, I’m pretty sure, double helpings! Completely stuffed, a feeling that has been missing the past few weeks as our house is currently in the midst of a diet embargo. Saturday morning, Dad and I head to the local gym for a wee run, my first on a treadmill for sometime. How boring it is, I much prefer the wind and rain, …

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Happy Birthday

Mumsy is mmrrfllthh mumbble years old, Happy Birthday Mumsy! We are meeting my family in Glasgow at The Bothy restaurant for dinner, which is ideal as we’ve had a long lazy day pottering around the house and neither of us can be bothered cooking.

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Snippets

KABOOMCRACKFLASHRUMBLE Went the weather. F  l i   c  k e   r went the lights. Satellite box turned itself off, and off went the PC too (just in case). Quite a nice evening was had reading books. UPDATE: I wasn’t the only one enjoying the storm. ~ I love pistachios. I like sitting at a bar, watching the drops of condensation race down the glass —Last one to the beermat’s a loser!— Fingertips prising the shells open, before the creamy green nut reveals itself. I like that some of them are tricky to get open, fingernails to the fore. I like the act of tossing the shells aside. I like the flavour, I like the texture. But yeah, mostly I like …

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Happy Birthday

My darling wife has aged another year. I’m not allowed to tell you what age she is, but anyone born in 1973 should be able to figure it out (they were a particularly clever bunch that year). Tonight I’m whisking her off for dinner, and then home… to.. well get her yearly birthday treat. Yes, that’s right folks, I’m talking about sex. OK I’m kidding, I’m washing the car… Happy Birthday darling, to think we’ve known each other for more than half of our lives…. holy crap, that’s scary, ain’t it!!

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Hic

A few beers tonight, for medicinal reasons of course, and I should be fast asleep. Unfortunately my brain is still churning away at several thousand miles per hour so I’m tidying out my email, deleting old files, boring stuff that doesn’t require much concentration. I’ll pause and mention that it’s my other sisters (in-law) birthday today – Happy Birthday Claire! As a gentlemen I won’t say how old she is, let’s just say she’s got a fair bit of “life experience”. We are heading through to Dumbarton tomorrow for a few congratulatory shandies, and then out to lunch tomorrow with my parents. It’ll be quiet here at Snowgoon Towers for most of the weekend, so have a good one whatever …

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Fives

Is there a term for today’s date (05/05/05)? Or is it just the wordsmiths who spent hours and hours creating words about words? Two things to mention today: 1. GO VOTE! 2. Happy Birthday to my favourite sister – I have to fight the urge to type “little” as she’s 24 now so I think it might be time to let that qualifier drop. I wonder what this year will hold for you, hopefully a new job and after that who knows. Whatever it brings just know that Louise and I want you to be happy and we both love you. Anyway, best crack on. I’m in work early for a reason after all, although I would recommend that, next …

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