Saturday, 16 May 2009

Today is my birthday

Today is my birthday, not too much of a hangover from last night I'm glad to say, managed to curb my drinking a little, wouldn't want to spend my big day in bed. After a short dog walk with Ben so that I could show Carol around my village, we set off after lunch and arrived at Bransby Horses about 3pm. Carol, who lives in Hampshire, adopts a horse every year so I thought it would be a good opportunity for her to see the place. Unfortunately she couldn't visit her current horse because he has had an operation recently, he was kicked by another horse and had to have his jaw wired up. He is in quarantine because he has been away from the centre, this is to prevent any strangles being passed on. I handed over the money raised, which they were very pleased with then we went a walkabout to see the horses.

On the way to Retford we stopped off at a lovely pub for a meal before our night at the theatre. I can highly recommend the Whitehouses Inn at London Road, Retford. I opted for a home made nut roast in a scrummy sauce with fresh spinach, broccoli, carrots, cauliflower and boiled potatoes, it was perfect.

The show was a Rock-n-Roll music show, performed by Black Cat and the Blackettes. They performed songs from Connie Francis, Bill Haley, Jerry Lee Lewis, Chuck Berry, Buddy Holly, and Brenda Lee. I love that music, just can't stop my feet tapping. Pity I was stuck in the middle of the row or I would have got up and danced. Guess what, Carol had arranged for them to announce my birthday, so I had to stand up and reveal myself, in fact I was smiling and waving to everyone, I was so happy. It was a lovely day, I enjoyed my birthday treat.


  1. Welcome to the clan, hav you got your bus pass yet??????

    Hope you have a really great you have full permission to behave disgracefully!!!!!! and wear purple if you want.

  2. One of my friends went with Buddy Holly for five years. She ended up meeting someone in college and married him. She has lots of pictures etc, that have never been published, of Buddy and her together. Dances, parties that kind of thing. They grew up in Lubbock Texas. We live in Carlsbad NM., about 3 hrs away. The movie done of his life paints her a a little snot. Not true! No one could be sweeter or nicer than Echo.


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