This year I spent Eurovision at home, which was a bit of a novelty as I’ve spent it with Marc and Rick at the cottage in the depths of the Worcester countryside for many years now (except during lockdown). It’s also a long weekend when we’ve usually also celebrated Marc’s birthday.
Rick and I in Stockholm for Eurovision 2016 (can it really be 6 years ago? It only feels like yesterday)
However, this year Rick has been working at The Royal Windsor Horse Trails and, as I said to Marc, Eurovision just wouldn’t be the same without Rick, so, as a one off, I went down a week later, for Marc’s actual, real life, birthday, which also meant that all the attention was on Marc and not shared with 40 odd competing countries!
We don’t really do birthday presents, but it’s now tradition that I take a couple of pillowcases full of absolute tut, collected from various charity shops etc. just for the fun of it.
So, when I saw this photo in an ill fitting frame for 50p, what’s a girl to do? It just reminded me so much of the story I’ve told you before, when Marc overheard two women talking about us when we were out and about together and I knew it would make him howl with laughter with a small addition!
I wish I hadn’t had to cut the ladies feet off for the picture to fit the Poundland box frame (25p from one of their sales) ……. but hey ho
I was going to leave it at that, but then I remembered some really old school, wooden chicken embellishments Marc had given me a while back ……….
It would have been a real waste of a box frame not to add al little something to it ………
So I did and yes, he loved it ……….
…….. especially as he’d been hatching chicks like there was no tomorrow in the week before my visit.
I also found this picture for Rick for another 50p ……..
……. as it reminded me of so many wonderful, lazy afternoons ……….
……. sat sitting in their garden just chilling ……….