A huge thank you to everyone for the presents/donations and messages – I don’t think I’ve ever had so many folks wish me happy birthday. It was such a special day yesterday that, apart from being super sleepy and in need of some snoozage, I didn’t want it to end. Finally wrapped up at 4.30am after BBC Radio 2… Needless to say the sun beat me to the start line today.
On my stroll around the ’24 Whole Years Old’ square this morning, I decided that I should grow up, start acting my age and do all those sensible things one does as an adult. In fact, maybe that should have a reverant and look-at-me-I’m-an-important-word Capital Letter to head it up, ‘…as an Adult’. Anyway, soon after breakfast, while wondering what I should do in my new capacity as a Sensible Adult, I quickly concluded that sensible grown up Adults are much better qualified to act sensibly and grown up with a bit more experience under their belt. Thus I have decided to postpone the transition for at least another year. I don’t think this small ocean island of mine is either the time or the place to implement such important changes – new tube of toothpaste is about as far as I’ll go out here. If anything peculiar happens in Sensible Adult mode then poor Dippers might get unnerved. I mean, what if I feel giddy or come out in a rash?
Got me out of that one then… Twenty four. Gosh, that’s two dozen. 2.4 sounds much better. Well, cheerio 23 – it’s been fun knowing you, even if it was only for a year.
Meanwhile, we shall carry on rowing. Ricardo says I have another squiggle-inducing rain trough heading my way (ETA tomorrow), sadly from the wrong way again. So expect another bit of looping/zigzagging as we get blown backwards… My last two 5 Day Plots on the chart have been laughably pathetic. But next week I hope to wow you all with some big nauties, as the aforementioned Ricardo predicts some more ‘red carpet’ weather. About time too – I’ve been waiting since I was 23.
Libby – My 10th birthday (1995!) we were en route to Holland & Belgium with the Maltmans Green crew. Do you remember my gymnastics days?! Perfect plan for puppies – my day is your night. Send them right along.
Lizzie & Jane & Judith – Yum! Could Judith be air dropped? I have dreamed about eating vast quantities of that delicious biscuity cakey heaven
Jan in Freo – Already hooked up with ABC Perth Radio, but happy for others too. Grateful if you could put them in touch with Amy -see my media page. Thank you!
Lauraine – Alone out here but never ever lonely. My birthday was wonderful. I would have found my way out here even if my Dad were still alive. It’s my nature to adventure, sometimes alone, often with others. I’m sorry about your losses- keep truckin’ and take the plunge, go sailing!
Rosie – It’s Pimm’s o’clock! Go St Hugh’s!! Please keep me updated…
Amy Bryant – Happy days remembering the river. And the pasta parties!
Marcel – Excellent. Don’t drink it all though- I’d love a glass when I get there…
Sally Perth – Your hand cream is next on the hitlist, thank you! Hope to return to Oz next year and bring Mum with me then you can meet her for real.
Lina – Good luck for the op & take care. I’m sure Gerard will look after you brilliantly.
Jane – Happy sailing!
Jamie Fabrizio – Happy Birthday! Maybe you’ll be lucky enough to get a tin of peaches too…