Another weekend gone in July and it was yet another ever so slightly damp one here in the UK. Well, where I was. When will it end!? Well for me, 31st of July. I’m off for a week to Portugal to visit my parents with the money they gave me for my birthday! Think it was their plan.
See, Friday I spent the day getting one year older. Yep, it was my birthday. I’m not a big fan of birthdays. They usually let me down and they always make me feel blue. Birthdays remind me that I’m one year older and still yet to do all the things I so wished to have done in my life so far. Nice way to look at birthdays, huh? I did get a couple of cards and the nice monetary gift from my parents. (Which has already been spent.) Also got a nice little surprise on Friday too. My new laptop arrived!
Well, when I say arrived, what I mean is that it was scheduled to be delivered on the Friday and I successfully picked it up from someone’s house on Friday evening. See the clever UPS delivery man decided that the road down the end of my road, was in fact my road. So he delivered my new laptop to someone else’s house. Both roads have the same first part, but one is a Gardens and the other Avenue. For some inane reason, this driver decided that both are the same. After about 4pm I checked the state of my delivery and was surprised to see it had been delivered. Erm, not to my house. After a few hours of calling Dell and UPS I eventually got hold of the laptop. I think this is the second or third time this has happened. Feel like lodging a proper complaint!
Ahhh… getting older and lodging complaints. Those go hand in hand, right?
I have devised one way to feel less blue about getting older though. Every year since I moved into my now house, I’ve had a barbecue for my birthday. Well, initially it was a sort of house-warming. But it’s always been around the time of my birthday. So it’s turned into a birthday barbecue. Saturday was my birthday barbecue.
It’s never a barbecue at my house unless there’s far too much food. Saturday did not disappoint. I made some turkey burgers, pulled pork and salad-y vegetable bits. Alongside that there were sausages, lamb, chicken, potatoes, more salad and even some lobster! Cheers, Steve for that one.
The rain tried its best to wash the barbecue away. Thankfully, there were only a few light showers and none were enough to kill the BBQ. However, we did have to spend the day huddled indoors.
Thanks to my friends for a very, very lovely day!
My Sunday was a bit of a mess. But, a very patient and kind brother helped get my laptop sorted and by the end of the day I had my spanking new laptop ready to be loaded with software and be used! No longer will I be waiting half an hour after opening Photoshop up to do any work!
It was a weekend that was lacking in any filmage. Oh wait, that’s a lie. Friday night I watched Paranormal Activity 3. I’ve seen it before, but it’s always fun watching it with Tim and seeing him get absolutely terrified.
So that was the weekend, it’s now Monday and I’m counting the hours until I can go home and watch brand new Breaking Bad! This is the most exciting thing to happen in July, not my birthday! To while away the hours, here are some of my favourite links for some Monday reading:
- The Collaborators of Christopher Nolan Infographic
- Boke(h) Explained a Bit
- This is why Comic Con is World Reknown
- Tennis Stars favourite films
- The Monday Question: Writing
- Food, Gwyneth Style (After my weekend, I definitely like cooking for a big group of people!)
- Bubbawheat reviews Dr. Horrible
How was everyone else’s weekends?