Thursday, September 25, 2008


So - I'm home alone (Kev's in Spain) and it's my birthday.

AAAAhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh.... Poor little Kaz.

I know it's my birthday because the leaves are going brown and the swarms of students are back.
I'll have a birthday 'do' with my friends next week when they will give me presents which I shall put lovingly in the cupboard with the ones they gave me last year.

But on the actual day (yesterday) I was alone.

I woke early and sang a hearty rendition of 'Happy Birthday to Me'

Through my letter box came -

  • A birthday card (cousin in Marple)
  • A letter from the Halifax asking me to insure my house with them??
They cannot be serious - after last week’s news I wouldn't insure my breakfast with them.
  • A leaflet from Mo's kebab shop
  • A leaflet from Yong Da's Chinese take-away.
  • A leaflet from the Madrid Pizza Place (Madrid?)
Later I received -
  • A txt from Ldy Pnlope - the one with scl sklls and chndlrs.
  • An e mail from friend A asking me when my birthday was
  • An e mail from Jan wishing me a Happy Birthday for Friday.
  • Nowt from the Jazz Fan
I remembered when my mum became too ill to go out shopping, she'd give me a generous handful of crisp cash and say "Don't bring any back with you."

I was always a good girl so I daren't disobey.

So that's what I did yesterday - except I had to use my own cash from the money machine. This was OK - it was the lack of guilt that was important.

I wanted some brown suede ankle boots - (not Aussie Uggies)
I knew exactly what I wanted - but when I found it I didn't.

So I bought a boring brown cardi from Zara for 20quid. It has 6 lovely pearl buttons on each sleeve. After lunch I bought -
  • A bottle of real champagne
  • Gigantic prawns
  • Spicy red pepper houmous/hummus
  • Stuffed vine leaves
  • Marinaded Greek olives with feta
  • Tiramisu
I also bought some DVDs.

Later I settled down to eat my prawns etc, drink my champagne (not all of it) and watch my DVDs.



Blogger tony said...

I never got the hang of frying eggs.they always end up kinda semi-detached..........!I will phone The Halifax -Helpline.that should confuse them!

11:46 am  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Ok, then I know what I'm to do on Monday then except I'm already £180 over budget this month and haven't been out buying groceries yet.

Hope you enjoyed your birthday though.


11:56 am  
Blogger The Poet Laura-eate said...

I raise my toast to you Kaz - you know how to celebrate!

I keep telling the Halifax it's over, but they won't listen - they seem determined to have a full-blown relationship with me!

Many Happy Returns - I'll be there @ the cyber-party!

11:57 am  
Blogger SSS said...

That sounds like an excellent way to spend a birthday. The tiramisu was the clincher.

12:16 pm  
Blogger Dave said...

Belatedly, many happy returns.

If you'd flagged-up this birthady for a couple of weeks on the blog, like what I did, you'd doubtless have had at least one birthday message on the actual day.

12:45 pm  
Blogger Pete said...

many happy returns.

1:29 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

Frying I can do - but poaching ends up like Jackson Pollock.

I admire a man with a budget.
Thanks - I did enjoy my birthday and more to fun to come.

Toast - my favourite food.
Toasting my favourite activity. Except that was a Jamaican form of rap - that was good to.

I'm Rambling - Thanks Laura.

Good to see you.
I'm addicted to Tiramisu. I had 3 staff at M&S searching in the storeroom for it.

I'm a bit self effacing.
Not that you'd know it from this blog!

Thanks Ducky!

1:37 PM

1:39 pm  
Blogger Geoff said...

Is that Big Mo's kebab shop like Big Jerry's on Corrie?

We have leaflets from Saprano's Pizza quite often. They make you an offer you can't refuse!

1:40 pm  
Blogger MJ said...

Maybe you'll "get it tonight at bars" like it says on the champagne advert!

1:46 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

True, it's always fun to come

Well I have a budget, but I rarely stay within it. I try to look at it as a guideline to how much I can spend and then stretch it a bit further.

This isn't helped by the fact that Telia charged me £400 in mobile charges! Of course when I was going on like a raving loon at the customer "service" monkey, they did apologise and admit it was an error on their part.

I was gonna say...

2:11 pm  
Blogger garfer said...

Kev spends a lot of time in Spain. Is he a gangster laundering his money in nightclubs?

3:58 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happy, happy birthday in a hot bath
To those nice nice nights
I remember always, always
I got such a fright
Seeing them in my dark cupboard
With my great big cake

(Altered Images, of course). :-)

I love Tiramisu too... Mum picked it off a shelf and looked at it consideringly, so I said "ah, my favourite pud!" After that she had to take it. :-)

4:38 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

At least it sounds Italian.
Madrid should be delivering Paellas

I'll certainly get 'tight' at bars most nights.

So glad the raving loon act worked.
I should imagine it comes easily :)

You mean Kevo Corleone?
Naah - he just likes to keep out of my way.

She was good in Gregory's Girl - then it was all down hill.
Tiramisu - I could live on the stuff.

5:58 pm  
Blogger Gordie said...

Congratulations! Drink!

7:04 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

It does, I just think how would MJ act.

That is all.

7:15 pm  
Blogger Betty said...

I'm trying to work out how gigantic gigantic prawns are. About ten feet long? Frightening ...

Spending money on yourself on a birthday is always a good idea because nobody else does :(

Many happy returns anyway.

7:55 pm  
Blogger Roses said...

Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday deeeaaarrr Kaaa-aaaz


8:38 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...


....... and do the opposite.

The bigger the better.

True - I suppose Kev will come back with a Spanish donkey looking very pleased with himself.
That's if he remembers.

These days I'm a realist - hence the visit to the money machine.

Perfect Pitch.

10:07 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Well usually. In this case doing what she would do was, what was needed to get results.

10:31 pm  
Blogger Donn Coppens said...

Happy Birthday Kaz
You brighten my days and according to a new app for the sidebar I only have about 8,000 if I'm going to stare at that and watch it go down BASTARDS!

Let's make the most of it shall we.

5:25 am  
Blogger Steve said...

Happy birthday Kaz - hope you spent a fortune on yourself; you deserve it!

7:23 am  
Blogger Murph said...

H a p p y Birthday Kaz!

I have to say I'm very dissapointed in this post though.

Only half a bottle of Bolly?!!!!!

9:46 am  
Blogger I, like the view said...

many belated congratulations and best wishes. . .

(your kiwis await collection)


10:19 am  
Blogger KAZ said...

She has her uses.

22years - you'll be 72 I think.
Utter rubbish - only the good die young.
I bet you'll see your 100th

You are a very discerning chap!

What lovely boys - I saw them in Liverpool airport last week.
So clever to sing my name in Japanese.

I didn't mention the small sherry.

So good of you to remember.
I'll be over in a sec.

1:34 pm  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Surprisingly so.

Who knew.

5:32 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...


When's your Birthday?

I don't want to miss it!

7:27 pm  
Blogger ziggi said...

May I be the first to wish you happy birthday 2009



7:27 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

What would we do without her?

Ziggi 1:
You have.
Yes - But wishes are one thing - I shall expect a card on the day.

9:44 am  
Blogger CyberPete said...

Can't live with her, can't kill her eh?

10:25 am  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY. I use upper case so you can hear, like. And because important events merit big letters.

4:35 pm  
Blogger liits said...

Happy Birthday!
ROSAYN, made by the same people who made Babycham, made two come-backs and a re-incarnation. The first time under the same name, the second time as Pink Lady. Neither of these went the distance. Pink Lady's re-incarnation was in the early 80's. It failed and it went west about the same time as Cherry B and Babycham extra-dry, all of them from Showerings.

11:27 pm  
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11:27 pm  
Blogger KAZ said...

A teeny bit extreme for a Canadian.

I'm an exclamation mark person meself.

At my age every birthday is a triumph.

That's interesting as I'd never heard of it.
I've heard of Pink Lady and Babycham of course but never fancied them.

However, Cherry B was the alcopop of its day. It made you drunk amazingly quickly.
I've mentioned before it's reputation as the 'Accrington Knee trembler'.

9:03 am  

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