Sunday, 21 August 2011

Any Excuse To Have A Blow-Out

Sonata:







Cue flags and choir ... I'm a year older ! Ever the party animal , I've chosen to celebrate my birthday this year by going to Ikea . There will even be a sandwich and as-many-cups-of-coffee-as-we-can-drink involved and Husband will have a slice of apple cake as well , because he's Dutch and Dutch people eat apple cake at every opportunity , even after prawn sandwiches .

I will even be giving myself a present .... a scarf-hanger . I seem to have acquired thousands of really pretty ones this summer ( it's Recession Chic , apparently , to jazz up last year's wardrobe with affordable accessories . They're kind to the somewhat older neckline , too . Not that that has anything to do with it ... that's next year .) Anyway , I've got tired of searching through a pile of silky slipperiness every time I want to add a touch of glamour to my Uniqlo white tshirts , so a proper Storage Solution seems sensible .

Youngest Daughter has recently turned thirty and said that on Saturday she got her first Older-Person -Alert !! reaction from some people at a party . She'd remarked that she remembered watching the fall of the Berlin Wall . Stunned silence .... "You remember the 198os ? Wow!"

Well , as one who remembers the 1950s .... ALL of the 1950s... I'm off to wrap a scarf artfully round my neck ... and PARTY!!

14 comments:

Marcheline said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!! (And if you ever need somewhere to keep those three kitties, I'll send you my address... how cute are they, I ask you?)

Rattling On said...

Happy Birthday from me as well!
Ikea seems as good a place as any to go. You can't beat their meatballs and lingonberry sauce, my daughter is pestering for a trip.
I have my scarves on hangers in the wardrobe. But then I have my jewellery colour-co-ordinated in little sectioned boxes, and co-ordinating accessories inside appropriate handbags. I'm not odd, you understand, I just don't like searching for things.

Martha said...

Happy Birthday!!!!!

mountainear said...

Enjoy that blow-out - I agree that Ikea seems as good a place as any. Husband always snarfs a hot dog after the checkouts. Sure it can't be pleasurable - more a Pavlovian response perhaps.

Friko said...

Those scarves are going to slip off the scarf hanger, you know. I roll mine up and put them in a drawer.

Happy birthday. I'd love a piece of Dutch apple cake.

Deborah said...

Many happy returns, S&S. They might be returns, as Friko says, of scarves to hangar, but I'd stay positive if I were you.
a birthday spent in Ikea sounds heavenly, frankly. A birthday spent in Ikea with a gift certificate would be even better. Do enjoy yourself.

colleen said...

Hope you had a fab day and that you got all you desired ( which for me would have been a long sit down somewhere comfortable!)

Molly said...

Happy, happy birthday to you! I love the Choir! I just bought myself a lovely blue scarf today--for just the reasons you mentioned. And because it was gorgeously greeny-blue! My oldest son must also be a has-been as he was in Berlin [broke his wrist in a soccer game!] the day the wall came down!

Loz and Dinny said...

HAppy Birthday!!! and I've just had a realisation ... maybe I too am Dutch for I think I could eat apple cake at any moment too ...

rachel said...

Many happy returns! Don't worry about the easily-covered-up neck - it's the hands that are the real give-away. (Although I think old people's hands are quite beautiful, actually.) Ikea...well.....

Fran said...

I think the British should adopt apple cake as a staple food. It's so nice. I used to make apple scones - haven't done that for years. And Ikea? You know how to party!

love those cupcakes said...

Belated birthday greetings. I love the idea of giving yourself a present. I had one of those "big" birthdays last week so I'm off to shop!

Liz said...

Happy birthday for last Sunday! I'm sorry I missed it. Did you have a wonderful day in Ikea? More importantly, did you get out?

Apple cake, mmm.

I'm never quite certain what to do with scarves unless they're thick and woolly. I have several but they never look quite right.

Suse said...

I've got one of those scarf hangers from Ikea (if it's the one with lots of joined circles, that is) and it's marvellous.

Happy birthday! I remember the 80s too, although not the 50s.