OK, so I'm a little late. It was actually on Tuesday. Officially, that is; I awarded myself a three-day birthday on account of the fact that I got some parcels on Monday, and knew I had more coming on Wednesday. I heartily recommend this practice!
I got a subscription to Interweave Knits, some stationery and some pretty towels from Mum; flowers, perfume and a printer stand from my sister; the DVD of 'Monty Python and the Holy Grail', plus a CD with some of my favourite songs on it, from Richard; some Vodka Shots chocolates from Jacky my carer; this illuminated picture from the amazing Lindisfarne Scriptorium from my friend Liz, and some scoubidou (braiding gimp) from my friend Caroline. My brother's present is still en route. (Yes, I know the scoubidou link leads to a Dutch site. Click on Voorbeelden to see the stuff you can make with it....)
Paul took me out to the theatre to see 'Going Dutch', the new Hull Truck Theatre play, which was an absolute hoot. We were in tears laughing at one point, when Gemma Craven's character got accidentally stoned and was trying to get onto her bike.... I can really recommend this one!
It was good to get out, although I'm feeling a bit fragile at present - I've had four little outings in five weeks (twice to the theatre, once to the Botanic Gardens, and once to the Knitting and Crochet Guild meeting), and they have absolutely wiped me out.
Mind you, sometimes I just have to break out and do stuff for the sake of my sanity - but I have to be honest and say that the after-effects are accumulating in a rather ominous way.....