I’m not big on birthdays. Well, not my own anyway. I don’t particularly like being reminded of just how old I am. I normally have to work out my age on my fingers and it’s usually quite an unpleasant surprise. Once I have remembered what year we are actually in that is. Is it just me that has lost the ability to retain this sort of information? It’s probably an age thing. Hmmm. And of course, there was that time when Mr Mostly kindly pointed out that I was a whole year older than I thought I was. Now that was a dark day. But we won’t mention that.
Of course that doesn’t mean that I can’t use an upcoming (and much dreaded) birthday as an excuse to buy something wonderful. I might not like birthdays but I do like presents. And when I saw that the new Lulu Guinness tees for Uniqlo were being launched in the UK this week, it seemed like the most perfect of ways to cushion the blow of that looming date. There are nine designs in total, all of which are absolutely bloody gorgeous and if I could have, I would have ordered the lot seriously.
The only thing was, when I suggested to Mr Mostly that he buy me two for my birthday, I wasn’t expecting him to confiscate them upon their arrival. Everybody knows that your allowed to have an early birthday present as well as an actual birthday present, right? Wrong. He has squirrelled them both away. But looking on the bright side, it does mean that for the first time in a long long time, I can’t wait for it to be my birthday!