My birthday was last Thursday. What a fabulous time I’ve had since then. The actual morning of my birthday involved a lovely breakfast in bed courtesy of Felix, Jaygo & Eirene followed by prezzies in bed! A tea pot (I’ve got into green tea recently you see), a bottle of VERY nice vintage malt whisky called coopers choice and a horse riding session!
Actual birthday day involved work (with a spot of geocache action – I’d released Spike at a new Geocache I made called “Here be Earby” on the 23rd). The evening came and Eirene treat me to a slap up curry from my fave curry house (Raj Put Harrogate at the moment, who knocked Ali Raj of the “Harrogate’s best curry house acording to DragonDrop” pedistal.) PaintMonkey joined us, we settled down to watch a bunch of Montey Python then a suprise visit from Bongo, Les and Rich proffering a big clink of beer.
I got up early the next morning – lovely sunrise walk near Thruscross resovoir (hunting ‘Harrogate HQ’ geocache). That evening we went camping to one of the best campsites I’ve ever been to – Cow Close near Leyburn. It ticks all the boxes for us. It’s basic (I like that) – no shower, just a toilet and taps but the place, the owners, the area – all fantastic. Friday night came and went around the fire (yep it allows fire!). By Saturday the party had grown to about 13 adults plus an unfathomable volume of kidlings. More fire, fun and chatting deep into the night (or was it morning?). Much fun – loads of old friends, top top vibe. Thanks to everyone who came.
Sunday – played cricket on site, said hello to the pigs on site and the ram. Slept a bit then drove home for an epic bath.
Felt a bit quiet the past couple of days! Head down cracking on with big chunks of work.