So the start of a few days chaos and the birthday crazy weekend that is my daughters Elizabeth (6) and Charlotte (3) some dodgy family planning on one side of the coin. (Click here for last years birthday madness I ) On the other side they both sneaked into the school year thus saving a years nursery fees (Yes I am the ultimate mingebag.) So back to birthday number one and that of Elizabeths on Friday. After coming into our room at around 5:30 am it was a straight red card from the referee and we managed to postpone getting up to around 6:30 am ! So Elizabeth opened her presents and the sheer excitement on her face is that you can only get from a child. It was then onto the more sinister side of her birthday. She had been given a CD that she wanted putting on her ipod touch (yes my kids are gadget kids) but that meant that the CD had to be put into MY itunes.
As the picture above shows my 7536 songs now had to be joined by an extra 13 songs by a bastard group called JLS. The days of my eclectic itunes library ranging from Seasick Steve to Jimi Hendrix,from Deacon Blue to The Christians and finally from M.C.Hammer to Boney M was now joined by Jack the Lad Swing (JLS) the popular x-factor runners up. I will now never be able to hold a dinner party (ok shite party food party with my eating habits) and be able to shuffle my itunes, not for the fear of “You cant touch this” or “Brown girl in the ring” coming on but for “Beat again” the number 1 hit from JLS booming from my speakers a sad day indeed RIP my itunes music library. So Elizabeth went bowling with her mates and then back for a party in ours. The disco lights were on and I was busting some cracking moves to “Beat again” in case you didnt know a number one hit for the popular x-factor runners up JLS. So the noise levels returned to normal and the house was covered with half eaten birthday cake and rogue Quavers on the floor but party number one was over and Elizabeth had a great birthday.
Saturday morning and the dawn of party day number two. This time for Charlotte whos birthday is on the 31st but we decided to have her party on the Saturday. So Charlotte came into our bed on Saturday morning and we noticed a few spots on her, yes it was chickenpox. So with quite a few of our friends having little ones they decided to give the part a miss to avoid catching the pox and so it was her friends from nursery who had already either had the pox or been in contact anyway that it didnt matter. So with lots of smaller kids running around the house I did right thing and bailed out with the father in law for a couple of pints in the Fullwood Arms. It was soon time to come back and the house was still a mad house. It was soon the end of the party and with the kids being younger there was a bigger selection of stuff on the floor and added to yesterdays bits of birthday cake and Quavers you can add bits of butties and pizza. Thankfully the sausage rolls didnt go down too well and I had myself a nice supper in the making. So it was time to settle down for an early night in bed. I had half a can of Magners but still got a touch of man flu so decided to lay off the ale again. So in bed for 10 and across the road it was the third party of the weekend with one of our neighbours holding a party for his sons 30th. So the choons were booming and I mean very loud indeed. The party kicked off with some classics early on from The Bee Gee’s, Wham and eternal party faves Abba. It was only about 8.30pm and I was thinking with such big tunes now were is this party heading ? Had they peaked to early ? I was waiting for my Magners and Lemsip extra chaser to kick in and I was going to head over there armed with my Dave Graham 051 cassette from 1994. The choons died down and I was thinking well thats that. Ahhh no it was time for Karaoke. Karaoke so loud that the entire street and further could hear it. Now I like Karaoke and indeed Singstar on the playstation but there is no need for the whole street to be able to hear it. On what seemed the climax of the karaoke it was a very special (sarcasm) version of “Hello” by Lionel Richie was performed at about 11.30 in the evening. That was the final straw I was about to go over and complain armed with my own prized possession yes my beloved life size Lionel Richie clay head as featured in the video and say how can you butcher such a song and so loud that half of fookin Garston can hear it and performed so badly that a tear has come out of one of the eyes of my prized Lionel Richie replica clay head you bunch of bastards. I decided to stay in bed however and stare at my Lionel clay head until I fell into dreamland.
So karaoke finished and I was awoken about 1am with a rendition of “The fields of Athenry” The group having the party are the same gang who start the lodge march of in our road every lodge day. I was going to get out my super woofer ghetto blaster and play my fave CD “Now thats what I call IRA classic songs volume II” but decided to turn over and go back asleep. For the record the noise didnt bother me as everybody is entitled to have a party now and again, not sure on the karaoke bit but hey I will have my revenge when I hold my 40th birthday bonanza ” Big Fay is 40 from the 051 to Garlands to Cream” and a 6 hour party on a Saturday night will seem like nothing compared to my 6 day bender complete with special guests the popular x-factor runners up JLS performing “Beat again.”
Fay x x