Birthdays and Other Things

I know, I know, I should be blogging more often to flex my writing muscles, but time is still a luxury I don’t really have much of.  My first Writer’s College assignment was sent off weekend before last and received a mark of 90%.  I was thrilled!

Wednesday I was awoken with coffee by Mom and Dad and given a beautiful gold necklace with a silver and gold cross pendant.  It broke 😦  Dad took it back and after much argument with the store manager, was given a voucher for the value.  I subsequently went with Elizabeth to the mall on Saturday and got a replacement.  I will take a picture and post it sometime in the future.

I arrived at work and found this on my desk from the lady that works in our accounts office.  (Sorry the quality of the photo is so bad).  For those of you who can’t see what it is, it is a mini Wedgewood nougat, with some hand picked flowers from her garden.

Later in the day we had cake and cappucino at work and I got this beautiful bunch of flowers from everyone at work

 as well as a R200 from Wordsworth books, which I promptly used to buy two more Terry Pratchett novels to add to my collection. 

What was even better was that I got to go home just after four!

When I arrived home, Mom and Dad spoilt me a little more with two more gifts – a lovely hoodie jersey and a new hairdryer (my other one melted…)


We went for dinner at the Dros – Elizabeth joined us, as well as Mom’s sister and her hubby.  I drank a lot of champagne, and obviously had a little bit of a tender head the next day, but it was a great evening. 

Elizabeth and I have been friends for over 10 years already and she knows me so well.  There are days when she irritates me beyond belief, but there isn’t anything she wouldn’t do to make my life (or anyone else’s for that matter) better if it is within her power to do so.

She spoilt me too – with a fabulous gift pack consisting of James Patterson’s latest Women’s Murder Club novel, 9th Judgement, Sh’zen Skin Perfection Capsules, a Lindt slab, a Woolies chocolate milkshake (they are heavenly) and a handmade nougat.

but that was not all…

 I had many phone calls on the day too, as well as a Facebook wall graffiti’ed with messages.

All in all, it was a great day – not the most memorable birthday I’ve had, but it ranks in the top five.

On other things:

Work is still busy, but the cooler weather of late has casued the fruit volume to drop, so we are finishing at a reasonable time some days, but once the sun starts beating down again, long days lay ahead.

My car is making a funny noise – I think it is the CV joint that is packing up.  Probably from driving the poor thing on a bumpy dirt road every single day.  I will have it checked out at some stage, along with the manifold that has a hole in it. 

Am in a somewhat naughty mood, so, before I divulge too much, I am going to sign off – maybe I’ll be inspired to write something saucy.