Happy Lockdown Birthday To Me!

Today is my 69th birthday!

(No sixty-nine jokes, please. This is a family blog. πŸ™‚ )

(Not my actual cake.)

Regular readers will know that I make a big deal of my birthdays. I usually string them out over a full week, and on the day I take a trip to the seaside, followed by a nice restaurant meal in the evening.

But in 2021, none of that can happen.

Instead it will be the usual walk with Ollie, opening cards and presents, then a nice takeaway meal this evening.

I would like to wish a happy birthday to any fellow Piscean who shares this day with me. I hope to be able to post something similar next year, when I will be 70.

That’s a nice round number.

Okay, all together now. Sing along with Clare!

108 thoughts on “Happy Lockdown Birthday To Me!

  1. Thanks for the post and the song birthday boy. I think your 70th is going to be a lot more fun but the 69th sounded real good to me. Take-away, time with wife, Ollie. Living the dream mate. Best wishes Pete.

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  2. I’ve spent so many birthdays when no one remembered it was my birthday over my adulting it years, that well, I guess, I’ll start celebrating mine on purpose more often – just so it’s ‘special’ to me’ and I can celebrate like you do – since it sounds like a rocking good time – i did that the year I turned 50 then I went right back to waking up and thinking, “okay, technically? year older – but time to go to work…” – – LOL

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  3. Happy Birthday Pete,
    I drag my birthday out also (if I can get away with it) it helps when I can use the card, “oh actually I was born in England so its not the 28th there yet” Always knew there was a reason why I came out to NZ
    Any way have a great day / week

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    1. Thanks, John. It started well, with a delicious home-made lunch. (See the other post today) Round two at 7 pm, with a Turkish meal collected, and red wine flowing! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  4. I saw you in the video admiring Clare Grogan. Just a reminder, Pete, that she’s Gregory’s girl. No touchy-touchy! Now that you’ve (probably) left the party, HAPPY BIRTHDAY! So I”m not permitted to screw around with 69 jokes? Dang!

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    1. You did your best with that one, which is allowed.
      Clare still looks good today, aged 58. Not the greatest singer or actress, but cute enough to get away with a career doing both.
      Thanks, David.
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  5. Have a great day Pete. Maybe book a holiday away somewhere special for next year. All being well we will be able to travel by then, but even going to a restaurant would be nice. So many lockdown birthdays. The ones I feel most sorry for are those 18 year olds.

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    1. Thanks, Jude. At least those 18 year-olds have many more birthdays ahead of them. πŸ™‚
      I just had a great birthday lunch, photos on my latest post. All home-cooked!
      Not too bothered about going abroad, but it would be nice to have a family celebration in a nice restaurant next year.
      Best wishes, Pete. x

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  6. Happy Birthday, Pete. You have much in common with my father who loved to celebrate every birthday to the fullest extent possible. I hope the day treats you well and that you find joy around every turn. πŸŽ‚

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    1. I don’t have a cake as such. But I do have home made cupcakes, an assortment of Baklava, and Julie has made scotch eggs, quiche, and sausage rolls!
      And that’s just for lunch! πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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    1. A selection of mixed kebab styles from a local place that I am never sure whether is Greek, or Turkish. Julie tried it a few weeks ago, and it looked excellent. She has also made me home-made scotch eggs, quiches, and sausage rolls, for a ‘high tea’ later. πŸ™‚
      Best wishes, Pete.

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  7. Happy Birthday, Pete. I was under lockdown for my birthday in January and couldn’t even celebrate with a cuppa in a cafe. Well, not strictly true I suppose but it would have necessitated breaking and entering.. I wish you a nice evening with Ollie. Just wait till you get old like me and can’t even remember Clare Grogan.

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    1. Thanks, David. My wife was 60 in January, and she had to settle for a takeaway meal, and a present to come later. I can never forget cute little Clare. πŸ™‚
      (She still looks great now)
      Best wishes, Pete.


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