In the words of Taylor Swift, “I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22!”.
The day has come. I never thought I’d be spending a birthday in lockdown, and was eagerly hoping that restrictions would be lifted just in time (not to have a party) but to at least see another face instead of 4 walls! But it could be worse, I’m in lockdown with my mum… actually I think that is worse!
I was thinking weeks in advance, how do people celebrate their birthdays in lockdown?! What is there to do? If you haven’t binge-watched everything already this past year, you’re the exception. All there is to get is a takeaway and pretend like you’re having a whale of a time. Nando’s was the only realistic option, as who has steak from a container? It’ll be cold by the time it gets to your front door. And trust me I heard takeaway horror stories from the steak restaurant I used to go to. One customer said, “BEEF IS SWIMMING IN A THIN SAUCE TO THE TOP OF THE CONTAINER WITH ONIONS AND PEPPERS AND IT TASTE AND SMELLS AS IF ITS OFF.”. Ever since seeing that review, I don’t think I ever want to experience takeaway steak. Plus, people usually say it’s a motto – never eat takeaway steak. And I didn’t feel like having food poisoning today of all days…
Now, what’s a birthday without a birthday cake? I love baking and no offence – until you’ve tried my bakery, you haven’t lived. Call me Toni Berry from now on.
Anyhoo, so I thought, at least I’d be able to bake a selection of goods. But guess what… The oven door’s practically fallen off. 2 months into having a supposedly brand new oven.
So the oven is out of use until that’s repaired which will be after my birthday. And I can’t eat shop bought cake. I simply can’t do it. It’s like my body refuses to digest it. Is it just me or are they tasteless, dry and just processed? Filled with additives and a hundred odd ingredients listed on the back. I don’t feel like putting a candle on that! So all round, this was a birthday that I may hope to forget!
Simply, it was a normal day, couldn’t even go out as the rain was chucking it down. Imagine, in Spring – what are the chances. Even mother nature wasn’t on my side.
Attached below, are photos of me partying and just “off my face”. I might have had one glass too many…
OF SHLOER! Non-alcoholic beverage. Ohhh yeah! Fun times… I probably should’ve had the vodka at hand if I drank.
All in all, my usual soaps, Coronation Street, and Neighbours (Eastenders isn’t shown on Wednesday *cries*) made my day. 22 going on 85, story of my life!
Would I choose to spend another birthday in lockdown? “Ahh… NA!” – My Wife and Kids.
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