Sunday, 23 November 2014

Birthday Date with Matthew McConaughey








Today I became year older and I am truly grateful.  I don't mind getting older and all that comes with it, I am just happy with everyday I have with my family.  Last year I was not sure if my time was going to be limited but I was one of the lucky ones, so today was a day to celebrate life.  I had a lovely lunch with my 'boys' and then we went to the cinema where we watched Interstellar, you can keep your romantic stuff, my sons and I love geeky sci fi, and I could listen to Matthew McConaughey talk all night, that drawl!!  He's not bad to look at either :)

What did I get for my birthday I hear you ask?  Well I bought myself a washing machine!  It wasn't planned but my old old machine, that had originally been my dads eventually gave up.  After a few days of having dripping washing all over the house I was taking grumpiness to a new level so ordered a new one which will hopefully last me many years.  A washing machine is the one thing I would really hate to be without.  I have done my time in the past without a washing machine, boiling nappies on the stove and struggling to scrub and wring out the bearded ones oil covered work jeans and overalls by hand.  We don't have the equipment to do these things by hand anyway.  I remember my nanny had a big mangle to put the washing through, hard physical work, I don't think they had to worry about 'bingo' wings in those days.   What is the one thing that would push you over the edge if you had to do without?

I also received flowers and chocolates and bought this lovely face mask I found in the local sewing shop.  It was a bit worse for wear so I got it for half price.  You are probably wondering why I need a face mask, it's nothing kinky :)  Our band plays at the New Years Eve celebrations at St Ives and we like to bling up a bit with face masks and feathers so I thought this would be perfect.

I hope you are all having a lovely weekend.

Chickpea xx

22 comments:

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  2. Wishing you a very happy birthday. Heres to a good year. xx

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  3. Happy Birthday, wishing you all the best x

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  4. Happy Birthday, hope you have a lovely day

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  5. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your date xxx

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  6. So glad you had a lovely birthday - and who better to spend it with! I remember calling him Matthew Mahogany for years - a nickname coined by Mark Kermode as he reviewed his so called wooden acting - but how times have changed! After watching the first series of True Detective I must admit I think he's now one of the greats - and the drawl certainly doesn't do him any harm! No washing machine - aaaaaaaaargh. We inherited a single tubbed twin tub thing (not too sure what they were called) that you had to fill and empty with a hose from the sink - it also had a little pop up mangle. Looking back I think we can't possibly have washed as many things as we do today as laundry was a full time job. It makes you realise how lucky we are. Have a good week x Jane

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  7. Have a brilliant birthday. The Big C is a s*d but it does make one appreciate life a whole lot more.

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  8. Happy Birthday. Nice mask! couldn't be without my laptop (obvious really) and I would hate to be without my washing machine too1 Matthew M. was especially attractive in that early film when he was a lawyer. help me out here.. can you remember what it was called ?!
    Gill

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  9. Happy Birthday! Hope you have a lovely day.

    I'd hate to be without a washing machine too, and my hoover, hehe! I suppose there are a lot of things if I'm honest!

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  10. Oh my goodness, we share a birthday! Happy birthday to you!

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  11. Thanks for the birthday wishes everyone :)

    The film was a Time to Kill Gill, I don't remember him in that, I became a fan after True Detective in which I thought he was brilliant.

    My birthday was yesterday (22nd) Jennifer, I just didn't get around to posting it until today. Happy Birthday to you! x

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  12. A belated happy birthday to you!
    I'd hate to be without my washing machine too. I've done it before, and really don't want to do it again. I loved helping my Grandma with the mangling when I was little.

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  13. Happy Belated Birthday, glad you had a great day.

    My computer, if I'm deprived for just 24 hours I feel as though I've lost a limb! now how sad is that?

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  14. Happy Birthday Chickpea, hope you enjoyed your special day x

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  15. Happy Birthday! Hope you've had a great day, and have a fantastic year ahead. x

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  16. Matthew McConaughey is a dream boat! Hope you had a great birthday!

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