For the last three years I’ve celebrated my birthday at BritMums. This year I decided not to go and I spent the weekend at home with the family. It was quite a quiet birthday compared to recent years, but a pleasant one. We went out for lunch as a family and chilled out at home.
On Monday things started to go wrong. I went to a supermarket and parked in their carpark. Over the years I have parked there umpteen times, but on that day I got it horribly wrong and ended up squeezed up against a pillar. Panic set in and I couldn’t work out how to get it out without causing major damage. Luckily the store staff were great and the kind lady got the local bobbies on their bikes to come and help. One reversed it out for me and I don’t think anyone could have done a better job, but the damage was already done. Felt like a complete fool though.
Tuesday didn’t go much better. The car went in for its service and MOT. I had a phone call in the afternoon to say that the car would need its brake disks and pads replacing to pass its MOT. I thought we’d had the brakes done at Christmas when we had our horrible Boxing Day breakdown, but a check of the paperwork revealed we had the front ones done and this was the rear ones. More expense. I’d arranged a delivery for Tuesday because it was the perfect day for me to wait in, as I would be without a car. Sadly John Lewis failed to turn up and had cancelled our order (system error apparently). They arranged express delivery, but for a much less convenient time. Wasn’t very happy.
Thankfully things did seem to improve towards the end of the week. I did a couple of quite challenging inversions in my yoga class including a handstand, so I felt quite proud of myself. My Instagram follower count edged over the 5000 mark, which was very nice to see. It was very hectic though and I didn’t take many photos. The ones I did take were of flowers in my garden and a friend’s. Loving this poppy with its wonderful colours.