Sunday, 15 July 2012

Terribly Strange

Huh?  What’s going on?   This place looks different.  That table doesn’t belong there, and that sofa’s crossed the room east to west … how come my maracas and tambourine are on the floor? The bathroom window really shouldn’t be open … and who brought all these empty bottles and half-filled glasses into my house and garden?  I sit down, on something.  After a while, it starts to come back.  Oh yeah, it was my birthday yesterday.

My brother-in-law, who’s an accountant, wrote in their card “have a good 70th year!”  This level of numeracy, if replicated across the field of accountancy, could explain a lot;  but I’ll settle for the bonus.  I am, of course, now in my 71st year.  How does it feel, you ask?  Well, not too bad so far, considering.

Seriously (Ed: wha?), it was a fabulous party, and to anyone who was here and reads this, thank you, thank you.   Actually, the same to anyone who was here and doesn’t read this.  And to anyone who wasn’t here and … you get my drift.  A few unanswered questions:

How come only 22 of the 30 bottles of Pelorus got consumed?

And how come somebody complained, about 1 a.m., that we’d run out of Pelorus?

Why didn’t I anticipate the demand for lager amongst the younger generation?  (Ed: Who knew?)

Where is the magic playlist that will provoke instant and perpetual dancing by all ages, tastes and capabilities?  Apple, get on it!  But thank you Tracey for getting pretty close.

Somebody left 55p, 50 on the patio and 5 on the sideboard.  They are welcome to come and claim it (Ed: please bring proof of ownership), otherwise I shall assume it’s a tip.

Pictures might follow, but I’m not promising until the legal team have pronounced.


  1. Belated birthday wishes, Tim. Enjoy the remaining 8 bottles...if you can find them.

  2. Excellent all by had was time.
    As you tell can.

    PS Am feeling better already.

  3. Happy Birthday Tim! Perilous Pelorus the scourge of Belarus...

  4. It really was a fabulous party, Tim. Thank you. I thought I'd drunk all the Pelorus, but I assure you it leaves no hangover.

  5. Happy Birthday!

    (Ed: Who knew?)

  6. PS 70??? As in seventy???? Are you photoshopping your photos or what?

  7. Happy Belated Birthday honey!!!!!

    Did you have fun?!

  8. It was great Tim and thank you for inviting us. Glad to hear the year is feeling ok so far.

  9. Thank you all so much! I didn't have the courage of a Z to invite the entire internet, but I was so pleased that she and Mig (and Barney)could make it. I think we may have a few new recruits to the wonderful word of blogging.
    A few people said it was the best party they'd ever been to... Drunk at the time, of course. But yes, it was great; I take little credit for this, it was the guests wot done it.