|Yorkshire Pudding and Shirley|
It's one in the morning on Sunday March 24th. I have consumed too much Kentish ale but I am still very much compus mentis. We are in Whitstable on the north coast of Kent - fifty miles east of London.
We came here to celebrate Shirley's sixtieth birthday and were joined by our son and daughter - Ian and Frances - as well as Frances's fiancee Stew.
Saturday was a great day. We walked five miles along the coast to Herne Bay and later enjoyed a delicious Moroccan meal in the Alimo restaurant. And afterwards we spent a couple of hours in "The Old Neptune Inn" by the beach, grooving to a splendid band called Squeeze Gut Alley - named after a very tight Whitstable alleyway.
For now, that's all I want to say but I am attaching two pictures to this post. My old woman is sixty. It's hard to believe when so often she seems so young. I first met her when she was still nineteen. We have travelled so far together. Happy Birthday Shirley! xxx
|Frances and Ian|
I hope Shirley had a great birthday! I thought about her throughout the day and hoped you all were having a good time celebrating. She looks very young and cheerful...you're a lucky pudding.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday Shirley! I hope you enjoyed your birthday and your time with the family. You'll have to share your secret for looking so young!ReplyDelete
You better watch out Pudding - calling her your old woman can be dangerous for your health!
I , too, shall add my good wishes to Shirley. I would also echo Jennifer in that Shirley looks young and cheerful and very attractive with a lovely smile. Is it allowed to say such things these days? Ah well I've done it anyway.ReplyDelete
Having done that I must confess that I have always had a strong dislike of the possessive nature of the term 'my wife' (as you know from past comments we have shared) never mind 'my old woman',
Less of the " old woman" Mr Pud !! Shirley...you look lovely...and I wish you Happy Birthday and many more of them. How nice to spend it with your grown up family. xReplyDelete
Happy birthday Shirley. They made 'em to last well and young-looking in our day.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to your better half. You are a very lucky man.ReplyDelete
Whatever you do, do NOT look at the trains they have there. They make Yorkshire feel like a third-world country.ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday, Shirley. Sounds like a lovely way to celebrate.ReplyDelete
Shirley is beautiful. You are a lucky man, Mr. P.ReplyDelete
'my old woman' - you have consumed too many Kentish ales!ReplyDelete
Happy birthday Shirley.
Wish Shirley a happy birthday.ReplyDelete
Happy birthday to Shirley! Sounds like you're enjoying yourselves!ReplyDelete
Best wishes to Shirley :)ReplyDelete
YP, you are very pale in that photo. Perhaps you should consider vitamins.
Happy Birthday Shirley, sounds like you spent it well.ReplyDelete
As well as sounding a bit plastered, you're also looking plastered, Yorkie. The young woman beside you looks lovely, though.ReplyDelete
I want to eat Moroccan food and stroll the beach for my 60th!ReplyDelete
Happy Birthday to Shirley
The suburb next to mine was called Herne bay back in the 40s, there was a large US base there. I think your Herne Bay is more fun