Saturday, 16 April 2016

Happy birthday, dear husband

Today David is 67. He is now sitting up in bed working out how to make his new video camera work. That will keep him occupied for a couple of hours, so I guess there is no chance of him doing the vacuuming before guests turn up for his birthday lunch. Damn, should have made the present ceremony conditional on the vacuuming being completed - poor project management, I say!

No worries, guests are coming to see him, to eat food and drink wine, so a slightly messy carpet isn't a problem.

Update: Quote "My first job is to learn how to get the power on." And guess what? He is reading the manual!! That IS definitely a sign he is aging, even if it wasn't his birthday today!

I have to get up and get things underway. As well as roast beef and the accompaniments, I have to re-do the apple and sage jelly that I did last weekend - it didn't gel because I put in too much sugar, so I cooked up some granny smiths yesterday and left them hanging in a muslin bag overnight. That juice will be added to the un-jarred non-jelly, boiled up (and I am going to add pectin just to be sure as well as some lemon juice to cut the sweetness), skimmed and then bottled again.

Just added two to the guest list for lunch, so more potatoes to be peeled!


Jenny said...

Many Happy Returns, David, hope you had a lovely birthday feast with your special friends. All expertly catered for by your amazing cook Marilyn.

Robin and Jenny, Romany Rambler

Carol said...

Many happy returns David, have a great day. !! xx

Marilyn McDonald said...

Carol and Jenny, It was a lovely day - I am still here and David has gone back to Masterton. But it was a really good birthday with close friends. A roast beef lunch followed by a gateau with candles. David was meant to take the cake remainder to his mum and sister. Well unfortunately, bad luck them! The vinyl guy and pluber will have to eat it on Wednesday ...

Jaqueline Biggs said...

Happy belated birthday David! May this be your best natal year yet! xxx

Shiney said...

One birthday will not make you old. Even a party
dozen will not make you old. Maybe you should have stopped counting there though. Happy Birthday. Again.