I was awoken by a call from the parents, wishing me a happy birthday and making various old jokes. I then had a bit of a flashbolt moment where I realised I was another one of those people who makes jokes about people getting old on their birthday yet dislikes it happening to them - and made a note to change that behavioural pattern.
The Hun surprised me with a
At work I was spoilt again with a candle holder, some cruisers, a photo album, some A'kin lip balm and calming spray, some musk drops, a redeye, some rice crackers, some jam fancies and some vegan tim tams AND then they took me out to lunch at Vegetarian House where they gave me a potted flower and some orchids to take home! I was feeling pretty special (because everyone smiles at you when you walk into the office with flowers) and then got a call to come back downstairs because I had a delivery - flowers from gf1 and gf2!
After work I went straight to Trinity with my boss and the 'new girl' (who has worked there almost a year and will be travelling with me for work later this year) and had a few drinks, including a very strong 'capriciosca' - that's the name of a pizza from when I was a pizza wench, but it was the closest my boss could get to the name of super strong drink he ordered. Various friends came and went and we ended up at La Porchetta for dinner (I'm a sucker for an antipasto pizza) and then came home early for some shuteye (I got the flu shot yesterday and it always knocks me around a bit).
I was very spoilt with lots of messages on the blog, on my facebook, over email, in person and on my phone - so I just wanted to say a big thanks to all of you - my day didn't suck in any way!