Wednesday, 12 August 2009

Another year older

How can I be another year older? Fortyfeckinthree now ! Jesus, Mary and Holy St Joseph, I must now officially be half way to being dead.

So what precisely did I achieve from last birthday to this one?

Didn't kill any of the beautiful children - for which I should be due a medal at the very least.

I visited Dublin, Belfast, Prague and went to Turkey 3 times. I also had a few trips back to Glasgow and some to London.

I saw Russell Kane at the Y and I pretended to be gay with my friend C, Russell Kane didn't believe us, he was very good though. I went to the Leicester Comedy Festival preview show and that was tres amusent, I particularly liked Jared Christmas and John Richardson.

Gig wise this was a streemly good year, streemly. I saw The Killers twice in Dublin and Belfast, Bloc Party suppoted them in Dublin, Glasvegas twice in Wolverhampton and Sheffield, White Lies supported them in Wolverhampton, I saw Primal Scream's encore in Nottingham, Doves at Brixton Academy and the Manic Street Preachers at the Camden Roundhouse.

I also taught a gazillion lessons including my last one.

I started a new job with office perks.

And I still found time to blog 137 posts just to keep you in the loop. Selfless to the core, that's me.

When I write it down, my life is not nearly as boring as I make out !

15 comments:

Anonymous said...

You also slept on IRONED cotton sheets. ;) xxxx x

scrappysue said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY AUNTIEGWEN - CAN'T WAIT TO MEET YOU!!! have a wonderful day and i'm sure you'll pack even more into your 44th year (don't sweat it, i'm in my 47th year and i don't even feel quarter way to dead!!!!)

Mud in the City said...

Happy Birthday! You've been busy - and entertained cyberspace for all that time as well.

Well done!

Champagne tonight?

Nota Bene said...

Vintage years only become vintage years in retrospect. That looks like a vintage year. Happy Birthday!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

Happiest of Birthdays, Gwennie - You have the social life of a 21 year old, (not to mention the musical tastes! ;) )

Have a great year, and I'll see you mesel' after me hollingberries, starting tomoz - Yay! Take care, and get writing for MMM, you - It's all gone quiet over there, and Saz and I are both on hols at the same time - Yikes! Love to you, take care, Fhi x

That Girl said...

Happy Feckin' Forty Third birthday Lady x

mannanan said...

Oh to be forty three again...Ohhh I suppose I can dream. Hope you had a great day.

Working Mum said...

Happy Birthday Auntie Gwen - sounds like you've had a great year! And I'm sure the next will be even better! Cheers!

Laura said...

You really had a great year :O) Here's to the next one.

p.s "Gay"? Did you blog about that and I missed it? Was there photo's? lol

Rare Lesser Spotted said...

You're in good company with 43: there are 43 verses in Beowolf; 43 AD, the Romans invaded Britain; it takes 43 muscles to frown; George W Bush was the 43rd President of the good old US of A. Factoids for today!
Happy Birthday...
:)

lisaq said...

Happy birthday love! Sorry I'm late. Back to work and first day of classes last week...I'm a little behind!

auntiegwen said...

Thank you one and all for your kind comments, texts, emails, cards and presents, I always say it but I am a lucky lucky girl xxx

Edge - I'm sorry, I stayed at the Edge's house and he ironed the organic cotton sheets just for me, he is the man xxxx x

Sue - I can't wait to see you either and I know of 1 other person who is overgiddy at the thought of getting to go to the motorbike cafe (no names need be mentioned but he drives a big fat MLC!)

Mud - I had quite a lot of pink fizzy with my lovely eldest daughter and my lovely friend Sixy

NB - thank you and thank you for the part you've played in it x

Fhina - oops, I try and do a post a week for you but I must be behind, I'll get on it, have a great holiday xx

That girl - thank you veryfeckin much xxx

manna - many thanks, I'm sure we don't feel our age !

WM - not such a good year gig wise I fear, but hey ho, maybe a festival ? who's up for T in the park with me ? c'mon now... no one at all ?!! jeez, you lot scare easy xx

Lolly - I've showed you my Sarah Palin impression and my pants, what more do you want ???? x

RLS - thank you so much, this blog could def do with some proper information as opposed to what stuff I impart as my spin on wisdom !!!!!

Lisa - oh poor you, another crop to tame xxx

Lena said...

Gwen, I'm exhausted even reading what you've been getting up to! That's what a call a life!!

Belated birthday wishes and ggod luck in the new job!

Shirley said...

Mercy Maude, girl, all that going for an older person such as yourself just might bring on a stroke! (Sorry, everyone else was being so nice . . .)

auntiegwen said...

Lena - thanks hen, it's been a good year.

Shirley - hey, hope you're all settled in ! Thanks for that me dear, you're right though, how did I fit all that in, and still work and bring up the kids ? Me who likes her sleep !!!!!!