Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday to you
Happy Birthday, Flying Pink Elephants
Happy Birthday to you!
That was a not-so-subtle way of saying; Flying Pink Elephants has reached the grand age of one!
And what a blogging good way to spend a year.
Now I have finished my little sing song, I would like to take this opportunity to thank each and every person who has read and commented and made FPE one of my favourite places to be.
It wouldn’t be the same without you!
Shall we take a trip down memory lane together? Reminisce about the past year? Okay then, fasten your seat belts and shuffle around until you’re sitting comfortably. Anyone fancy a sweetie for the journey? Are you ready? Right, here we go…
It’s been a year of calorie counting, George Michael adoration, wine swigging, and cheese and chocolate appreciation.
Of course there have been many other things before, during and after, it's not all about my taste buds and my taste in gay pop stars!
I think one of the highlights for me has got to be ‘The unexpected twist.' Which in other words, meant possessing my own car again, following the sorry saga of Polly the Peugeot. (If you think that name was bad, I used to have a Peugeot 205 called Clive the 205.)
Not forgetting other memorable high lights, which were, my little cousin's engagement, and my medium size cousin's new baby boy. And the George Michael concert, 'You gotta have faith.' Aptly named ‘You gotta have faith’ as it was taken from a line of one of his songs (bet you can’t guess which one?!) and because my friend lost the tickets and we almost didn’t go. Can you imagine how she felt when she realised she’d lost the tickets and had to break the devastating news to me?! I thank the Lord (and so does she!) that we managed to purchase replacement tickets in the final hour. It was an incredibly stressful day, which luckily had a happy ending.
I’ve thoroughly enjoyed describing and showing such places and events as the rainy day trip to Kew Gardens, the rainy picnic at Regents Park, The Natural History Museum, a wine festival, an asparagus festival, a boat ride along the River Thames, out door ice-skating and a winter fairground, a murder mystery themed hen night, a wedding reception, an evening at the theatre, an awards party, a conference held in Barcelona, and a visit to the sea side.
Oh and how could I forget the story about a man who married a goat, ‘In memory of Rose the goat.'
Unfortunately there have been some low points too, a funeral, a bike accident and my nans health. But that’s life I guess, along with the sunshine there has to be a little rain sometimes. (Especially if you live in the U.K. where it always seems to rain.)
Well, that’s the year summed up according to me.
And I would think you probably have a good idea of what I’m about by now. If not, there’s always ‘Eight random facts’ and ‘Weird things about me’ and ‘The love and hate theme (otherwise known as cheese and prawns)’.
Those who do know me, will realise that it’s not in my nature not to loose or break something. Therefore, in FPE’s first year there have been tales of a lost purse, a mis placed book, a forgotten camera and a smashed mobile phone.
And how could I not mention the stone in weight I have lost (yippee!) since FPE began one fateful day, and the hours I have lost writing these entries.
But quite frankly, I have to say, writing this blog is one of the best ways I can possibly think of to loose a few hours.
Here’s to many more lost hours!
Thanks for listening.
Picture of the day:
The pink birthday cake.