Had a great birthday yesterday.
As I have probably said before, I never work on my birthday. I nearly had to do it a few years ago, but in the week before my eldest daughter was with me doing work experience and she persuaded my boss to give me the day off.
Woke up early to get the dogs walked, then had the morning out and about with Mrs RC and our younger daughter while the boys slowly woke up.
Opened my presents - all well chosen - my family knows what makes me happy. There wasn't one particularly big present as I had already had my new guitar (must do a video to show this off!!!!)
Then I called a taxi to take us to dinner.
Looking at the menu I saw what I wanted, but it was something that was supposed to be shared by two. Ribs, half a chicken, wings, battered prawns... Mrs RC told me that it was my birthday and that I should have it anyway. If I had trouble she was sure that I would have help finishing it all.
So I ordered it.
The waiter looked at me in a strange way, I must say.
But, apart form 2 ribs which were stolen from me, I ate the lot, much to the waiter's amazement. It was so delicious I just kept on eating. The kids said it was like watching Man vs Food. I even found room for a large sundae for dessert.
Yes, I am a pig. OINK OINK!
Then we went home and I played guitar for a while and then went for the evening dog walk, which helped things settle nicely.
The evening was spent watching a totally gross movie - Rutger Hauer in "Hobo with a Shotgun". This was like a cross between Deathwish, Robocop and Mad Max (with a touch of Running Man), but with much more blood and guts. If you like that sort of thing you will love it - if not, stay well away. You have been warned :-)
Then it was off to bed for an early night - I need my beauty-sleep you know :-)