*(That’s Katie, for those not in the know)
Yes, it’s past midnight and I shouldn’t be up, but it is truly Katie’s 11th birthday today. Huzzah! Ah, I remember being that age. Even more so since it was the ‘Welcome to QPCS’ evening tonight which I tagged along to for nostalgia reasons. My dad and I invented a new (snowy) Canadian town – Happenmattersmattersnow – out of all the words that were exclamation marked on the back of the PTFA leaflet. Say it out loud joyously!
I bought Katie’s present at the Bull Ring in Birmingham cause that’s where I was all weekend, happily invited to Lucy’s dad’s 50th birthday party as documented by the ever-wonderful Josie here – who now becomes my most seen Birmingham person ever with a grand total of 5 occasions! Oh and congrats for running the Sport Relief mile, something Joshua did back here in Lon to the Don too.
Incidentally, in the morning at Lucy’s house we found surely on of the funniest books ever made: a Brit’s guide to Disney World Florida. With such helpful advice such as ‘if your kids want to eat chicken nuggets solid for 2 weeks, let them. It won’t kill them and will make mealtimes easier for you!’ and ‘if you’re tempted to doctor your receipts to avoid export tax, don’t, it’s illegal’. OK well it was amusing at the time