Belated Birthday Meal

The day when I should have been packing for my twice (due to lockdowns) postponed holiday in celebration of my significant birthday last November was busier than planned.

In the morning I attended one of my former WW leaders’ coaching sessions. After being made redundant in late 2020 she has set up her own business as a weight loss coach. On the way home I called in at a local garden centre for an anniversary card but ended up with a new pair of shoes for my holiday.

This holiday was now due to coincide with our anniversary and we had extended it from four to seven nights. I had not dared to look forward to the holiday in case it was postponed again so I was totally disorganised and without a plan for what I needed to pack. I managed to get everything organised but not entirely packed before it was time for a late afternoon visit to my in laws to celebrate our anniversary with them.

Later we were invited to dinner in a local eatery by a couple of family members for a belated birthday meal. This celebratory meal meant that now I had officially reached the age of my significant birthday. We had an evening of laughter and I ordered what turned out to be a whale of a cod.

When we returned home we had a nightcap on the patio looking forward to our holiday as the sun set.

14 Comments CherryPie on Jun 18th 2021

14 Responses to “Belated Birthday Meal”

  1. shabana says:

    heartfelt Happy birthday to you dear Cheri !
    and Happy anniversary to both of you ,my you both celebrate this love and union for many many more happy years amen!
    so nice that you had great time with in laws and then other family members :)

  2. Better late than never, right?
    Hope you had a great one!

  3. Happy Anniversary to you both and a happy birthday to you too. Hope the holiday goes well.

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  5. Chrysalis says:

    Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday – again! lol. Well, one positive thing that’s come from COVID is you get to recognize your birthday more than once? lol (No, thank you, we’ll still take one normal birthday instead of lockdown-style birthdays instead, though, right?) :)

    You ate a “whale of a cod?” lol Nope, don’t believe it, you should’ve provided a picture of for proof ;)

    Well, if you did, then I hope you ate the entire thing in 5 minutes without remorse, with a big smile on your face, and I hope it was the best cod in the history of … cod, and that the restaurant gave you a T-shirt afterwards, which said “I Ate a Whale of a Cod on my Birthday Because I Survived COVID and Waited a Long Time for This” :)

    Huggings …

    • CherryPie says:

      I quite like the idea of prolonged birthday celabrations as long as they don’t add extra years ;-)

      The whale was delicious but I only managed to eat half of it ;-)

  6. Chrysalis says:

    PS – Whups, that T-shirt should say “I Survived The COVID pandemic,” not COVID itself. Don’t want to give anyone the false impression you had COVID. Hey, getting through the peak of the pandemic unscathed and locked down was a survival, too :)