Wednesday, November 07, 2012

Christopher's birthday parade

hi there

if you can name the song, artist and either the album or film that the title of this post is a slight play on, very well done indeed!

Andrew, at some point between midnight and two in the morning, felt an overwhelming need to forward me pictures of young Christopher's birthday celebrations to my blueberry. no matter how many times you ask and all that......

leaving aside any gripes, we should of course focus on the fact that it was Christopher's birthday. there is a constant reminder of when it is, if once every four years is a constant, for those US Presidential elections tend to happen on or around his birthday. i seem to recall, in passing, that one of Bill "Slick Willie" Clinton's triumphs happened on the same day as Christopher arrived in the world. i know this because my Mum shoved a note under my door (i was presumably recovering from a hard student night of drinking) saying "Clinton elected and you have a new cousin".

Christopher, or if you will Chris, celebrated his birthday without a gift from us, mostly because he flat refused to get back and tell me what it is he wanted. i probably should have just gone ahead and tried to get him a Club Van Der Sexxx t-shirt or similar. maybe even a shirt with Fluggaenkoecchicebolsen written on it, just in case. never mind, here's Chris and his cake!

unless on this very fine day i am greatly mistaken, the cake appears to celebrate two things which Chris has a particular level of fondness for - football and sailing. it looks like it has some footballs on it, as well as some of those big massive funnels that ships tend to feature.

i know for sure that the cake has an impressive, perhaps dazzling, even, set of pyrotechnics built or if you will baked into it, looking at this next picture!

impressive flame, is it not? i ask you, however, to for a moment cast your gaze away from that most excellent flame and consider the look on Christopher's face. he seems rightly impressed by it all, but a little bit more than impressed. infatuated perhaps.

i don't know about you, but the above reminds me of something..............

i suspect that Andrew and Christopher are of an age where they are not entirely sure who the above actually is, but us older ones will recall him fondly!

we are delighted to see and hear, even if it was early in the morning, that the birthday went mighty fine, Chris! we do owe you some sort of present, as and when you get around to responding on your blueberry thingie!

be excellent to each other!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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