The soundtrack to my summer and other reasons to be cheerful

As I may have mentioned before, I love food when it's cooked by other people, and this week food plays a starring role in my reasons to be cheerful...

The birthday


Celebrations included a lovely birthday lunch with my eldest and youngest...

That is non-alcoholic Becks btw!


And later a birthday tea - consistently solely of chocolate cake, with all three children.

Flexible Friends


And I don't mean credit cards.

I mean the type of friends who when you tell them you're not sure whether you'll able to get a babysitter along, say "Bring Smiley!"  And then quietly adjust the get together so it works for her too, including adding mashed potato and muffins to the lunch menu.  It wasn't planned around my birthday, but it certainly felt like another treat!

The Soundtrack to my Summer


So my obsession with finding new music continues: I do try and restrain myself from sharing it all, because I don't think too many of you would be interested!



But this was one of the highlights of my birthday - Angel made a CD of all my current favourites.  And really, who need nostalgia when there's bands making music like this today?




You see while I may look like a middle-aged Mum in a sensible raincoat on the outside, inside I still think I'm Kate Moss :)

It's only a virus


There always seems to be something wrong with me, and it's got to the stage that I don't like bothering my friends with all my ailments, and I'm afraid to go to the doctor.  But finally, I did, and was sent off for tests, as per usual.  Scary things were mentioned, like Emphysema. The results came through yesterday, and it looks as though I've got nothing more serious than a virus in my lungs.  Annoying, but not likely to cause any long term problems.  I celebrated with a takeaway and a glass of wine.  Yep, more food.

Netflix


My daughter says that I'm not so good at spending money on myself, but with no likelihood of a holiday and nothing on TV, I'm going to actually pay for Netflix for a couple of months, as a summer treat.

Hope your summer is going well too.


Ojos World




14 comments:

  1. I'm so glad you had some tests done, I must admit, I've been a little worried about how long this problem has hung around. Food and music......we share more than a birthday :-) hope it was a good one xxx

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  2. Sounds like a lovely week, barring the virus.
    That lunch looks lovely, even with a Becks Blue. I'm not sure I could drink it now, drank it whilst pregnant and bfing, so had enough of it. So nice of your friends to change to fit in with you.
    I used Netflix originally but didn't have much choice then, I hear it's improved now, but I have Amazon Prime and love it, so sounds like perfect treat to me.

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    1. I haven't had a Becks for years! It was a real treat :)

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  3. You are so much cooler than Kate Moss - looking forward to having a listen, I feel trapped in nostalgia of late and would love to find some new bands that excite me! And Happy Belated Birthday and hope the virus buggers off soon xx

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    1. In my head it's singalong jump-up-and-down summer festival music :) Hope you like some of it and thank you for the lovely complement, not quite true I don't think xx

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  4. Wonderful reasons to be cheerful, so happy that it is nothing more serious than a virus. xx

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  5. Brilliant RTBCs!! So glad you celebrated your birthday so well ...and your 'good' health news too (a virus in your lungs can't be too pleasant) .We must be #50Club twins... I too am on the hunt for new music (it's a blog post in my head but research hasn't even begun!) Oh, and I wouldn't mind being Amy Huberman either!
    Mind yourself xxx

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  6. Sounds like my kind of birthday - food and friends. Oh yes, and the children. I'd love to know if you use netflix enough to make it worthwhile. I seem to have got out of the habit of watching anything other than TEDx inspirational lectures about saving money, losing weight, and being vegan - I don't do any of those things, just watch the videos. I have few dvds here that I've not even got around to watching.

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    1. I watch very little TV, and almost none during term time, but I have an hour in the evenings over the summer and with nothing on TV, netflix is plugging the gap: I'm going to cancel it at the end of August though :)

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  7. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday - how special to have had a CD made for you by one of your children! I'm liking the sound of a birthday tea consisting entirely of chocolate cake - yum! x

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    1. Well the special tea was more for my special daughter, but the rest of us enjoyed it too! x

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