The Tenth Birthday

It’s Godzilla’s tenth birthday today. By the time he arose from the warmth of his bed this morning, we still hadn’t purchased his birthday present. I was all ready with the acceptable excuse that “Dad is at work, we’d like him to be here when you get your present.” Instead,…

Crying over broken cake

Last night’s medication aided lack of sleep did not bode well for .. well anything really, but definitely not rational thinking. It transpires that Grumpy had slept on the couch so as to allow me the freedom to sleep, uninterrupted. Chippie, upon arriving at

The irredeemable CAN be redeemed

After my actual birthday day being, quite literally, filled with shit and disappointment, and no cake … so I couldn’t even have my cake and eat it too, cos there was no fucking cake … I went to bed very upset. Determined that the day was ruined and could never,…

Children's Birthday Cakes and an Epiphany

Chippie had his two parties yesterday, afternoon and evening. The first, an “afternoon tea”, which really sounds more flash than it actually was. Basically, it was a bunch of 2 and 3 year old boys, invited to a playground near a train station and fed chips and cake. During afternoon…