jeudi 17 septembre 2009

How to make a birthday last two months

So, this weekend is the final party in the TBNIL 40th birthday party season.

The first was the friends and family affair, back in the UK. That's the one that saw me wearing pink rabbit ears and a 'Birthday Princess' badge, dancing at a gay club with my bosses and generally being a very hot and messy hot mess. Hilarious. At the time, it was, anyway.

The second was the family only party, laid on by my lovely Mother. This was at her house and involved the TBNIL UK family sitting round, eating lovely food and telling tales that became more and more ridiculous, disgraceful, hilarious as the wine disappeared.

Both were great fun.

This weekend is the big party with the friends who couldn't make it over to the UK. Friends from Paris, from Holland and from Ireland. Friends for whom a weekend of festivites in Paris seemed like a better offer than an evening in Birmingham. Yes, these are the wise ones, ha ha.

Firstly, I need to sort out the sleeping arrangements. All was going well until I realised that I wouldn't be sleeping alone - yep, le FP is going to be around this weekend too, so he needs adding in to the 'where to sleep' question. Debbie, god bless her, is taking me off at lunchtime to buy a self-inflating double mattress. Greater love hath no assistante, he he.

See how I just casually slipped in that mention of le Fabulous Parisien?

Anyway, we'll be starting tonight with the first arrivals - my Lovely Irish Dutch Friend and his beau - but we'll be trying to avoid having too big a night out because tomorrow, my Lovely Irish Bookish Friend and his Certain Someone arrive and we've promised them that we won't be hungover.

Yeah, right.

As you'd expect, the weekend promises fabulous cocktails and lots of beers. Drinks at the 'local' followed by an almost obligatory visit to the bar where the boys dance in the showers - IBF loves to get his hands on the dancers. Even if it's not strictly allowed. At least he never got thrown out of there...unlike me.

As well as fabulous cocktails, or maybe because of them, I'm sure there'll be plenty of laughs and much blog fodder.

Any of you who are in Paris over the next few days are welcome to join us - just drop me a line for details ;-)

The rest of you? Well, have a great weekend - and be sure to watch out for updates from the birthday weekend mayhem....

17 commentaires:

conortje a dit…

You linked to that picture of me in the shower?? I'm mortified!!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Big C...ha ha. I swapped it for a photo of me now. Don't worry.

You know it's open shower every night at the Raidd? You can jump in whenever you want and 'fais ton cinéma'...you just have to tell the barstaff.

Rob Inukshuk a dit…

Oh, now if Mum hadn't just arrived, we'd be there, just for the cocktails you understand - the ablutions of young lithe Parisians is of no interest to me...well maybe just a little.

Put that in the list for when we do pop over!

You go and have a fun final 40th bash, just be sure to report back - all of it!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Rob, I'll be sure to drag you 'kicking and screaming' to see the shower boys. It'll make you feel dirty, but it passes.

Daryl a dit…

Ah to be in Paris ... meanwhile I think 2 months is appropriate for a 40th .. as you get old you really do need to have the festivities last longer ....

Word Verif: rehand .. I think this needs no explanation ...

amy a dit…

And my word verification, "dic ard" - this is French, non? Have a wonderful time, can't wait to read all about it.

Valleys Mam a dit…

and me , restricted by a family obligation, another birthday

Jaala a dit…

Hope you have a fantastic time... can't wait to hear all about it.

Damn I'm moving to the UK in a month - I would have def come celebrate if I was there already.

12ontheinside a dit…

I'm all for making a birthday last 2 months. Not so sure the shower boys are my cup of tea. ;)

aims a dit…

Well - since we are all doing word verifications - mine is - insend. Hmmmm...

I'd be there in a flash but I'm still recovering from the worst summer ever.

Tell you what. Take a special drink and raise a toast and think of me. I'll do the same over here - but of course I'll be thinking of you. Sound good?

Party till your pants fall off and then party some more. After that I think it might be time to face adulthood. Sigh.

travelling, but not in love a dit…

D, I think maybe this is the last time I'll stretch it out so long...

Amy, that's quite the word - I challenge you to use it in a sentence, hehe!

VM - such a shame, your attendance would have been fab...

Jaala - always a month too early or a month too late, that's me!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

12oti - I don't think you'd put up too much of a fight if I dragged you to see them... ;-)

Aims, Adulthood? You're joking, right?

cb a dit…

Do try to have a lovely time of it-- even if I won't be there.

Pure Poser a dit…

Dayum, I really wanna come over to Paris and party with you!

If you go to Calis again next year, we're going out to make up for it!

Teaser a dit…

Poser is now Teaser btw. Fancied a total change :D

The Woman who Can a dit…

Have a fab time darling, I came to Paris earlier this year - where were you then?!!

travelling, but not in love a dit…

Poser - love the new ID - more of a teaser than a poser now? huh?

WHC - I was here, you just didn't tell me. Damn you....!