It’s been a funny week with such a mixture of things happening.
I had to visit the GP because of my swollen ankles, they’ve hurt so much I’ve barely been able to stand this week. He thinks I may have poor circulation so I now have to have an ECG and blood tests.
On Tuesday I was in the kitchen clearing up after lunch when I heard a crash. The kitchen is at the front of the house and looking out the window I could see a big red van in a weird position outside. I thought he may have hit my car which was parked on the pavement outside my home. Thinking quick (unusual for me) I wrote down his registration number before making my way into the living room where Graham was vacuuming the carpet (that’s why I didn’t just shout him.) Graham immediately ran outside but the red van was driving off. He had hit my car and done a fair amount of damage. It’s lucky I got his number because my insurance are able to claim off his insurance which means I don’t have to pay the excess, which would have added insult to injury.
But it’s not all been bad because on Thursday it was Star’s 12th birthday. No, party though, we have a tradition that has been going for four years now. We go to Pizza Hut in town, and then visit toy shops to spend her birthday money. To make it more special we make a point of not visiting Pizza Hut at any other time in the year.
Star had a lovely day with some lovely presents. I can’t believe she’s grown up so quickly, she’s so big too, I reckon she’ll soon be taller than me and I’m not short.
Star’s birthday also marks the end of birthday season…yes, I have four kids all with birthdays in the six weeks over the summer. My first born arrived in January! The only birthday left this year is mine!
Here’s her birthday cake. I’m happy with the Raichu but the icing on the cake is not up to my usual standards. Star was happy with it though and that’s what counts. Plus it tasted yummy!