First...thanks to Mark for his Birthday blog....You're the best!
For my sins, I had to spend my birthday attending filter boards at Andover. Now it's been a while since the last board, so I was a little rusty on some of the issues - so they sure kept me on my toes.
At the end of the morning meeting, Iwas slightly embarressed when the chair announced that the only "any other business" was my birthday and the only action was on the secretary to fetch a cake which she did!
So anyone leaving a comment can have a slice or two of the Doctor Who cake!
And while you're here I'd like to introduce you to my special friend:
During my time "on the ward" in 2006, as I started to recover, some of us use to walk into town at lunchtimes. I met my little friend in a charity shop, on one of these occasions. On the way back we called into the garage to buy drinks. A couple of girls got out of their car and started talking to us. Now I must have looked a tad strange, cuddling this teddy. But instead of teasing or anything nasty, these young girls were kind and friendly. They asked me what my furry friend was called. When I said he didn't have a name, they said they thought he looked like a Gizmo, but they wouldn't be offended if I wanted to call him something else. So Gizmo he became.
These days, Gizmo spends most of his time sitting on the bookshelf in my bedroom, but if I'm ever stressed he still gets a cuddle! And when I look back on the dark days of 2006, I think of thekidness of those two young girls.
Anyways, thanks to everyone for the birthday wishes. Mark got my age wrong of course. I am actually 21 (again).
Don't forget your cake and give Gizmo a cuddle!
Happy Tuesday everyone!