Remember the line in the film ‘Jaws’?
They see the size of the shark, and Roy Scheider says “We’re gonna need a bigger boat!”
It is my birthday today, and if I was having a cake (which I’m not) it would have to be a bigger one. It would need to accommodate 66 candles this time, and might well set off the smoke alarm once lit.
Last year, I celebrated by taking a trip to the Suffolk coast, on a bright and breezy sunny day. I was wearing shorts, and feeling that summer was just around the corner. But we have had rain overnight, and the sun is currently unable to break through the dark clouds threatening overhead. So a trip to the seaside might be called off, I suspect.
Nonetheless, it has started well enough. I have received ten cards already, and gifts of a new PC monitor, red wine, and some of my favourite caramel nougat. The postman might bring more cards later this afternoon, and this evening we are going out for a birthday meal. I have chosen The Chequers, in a village called Thompson. They specialise in British food, and I am looking forward to ordering a traditional steak and kidney pudding. It is a 17th century inn, with a thatched roof, and a tiny bar.
So, even if we don’t get out anywhere because of the weather, I have that to look forward to.
If it is anyone else’s birthday today, and you are reading this, then I wish you Happy Birthday, from a fellow Piscean.