Daddy’s 30th Birthday

Card from moonpig
Yesterday marked a special occasion. It was 30 years ago my husband came into this world and I feel extremely lucky that I am here sharing this with him. Not only in those 30 years has he grown to be the amazing person that he is both in his work and home life, but he also achieved building a life for us in our own home and chose me to be his wife. I think though what tops that and anything he has done in those 30 years is the 4-month-old brown-eyed little girl staring at me right now. Without him, none of this would be possible.

What better way to celebrate the day than to do something a bit different. Before he left for work he opened his card and presents. What I had done though was all the presents added up to 30 items and on each of the wrapping paper (parcel paper) was a quote relating to what was inside.


3 Ales – “The best beer is where priests go to drink. For a quart of Ale is a dish for a king.”
William Shakespeare, The Winter’s Tale


7 pairs of Socks – “One can never have enough socks,” said Dumbledore. “Another Christmas has come and gone and I didn’t get a single pair. People will insist on giving me books.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone


3 Boxer shorts – “When he was about twelve or thirteen he walked into his parents’ bedroom in the half-house on Jackson Road not expecting his father to be there, and the old man was standing in front of his bureau in just socks and an undershirt, innocently fishing in a drawer for his undershorts, that boxer style that always looked sad and dreary to Harry anyway, and here was his father’s bare behind, such white buttocks, limp and hairless, mute and helpless flesh that squeezed out shit once a day and otherwise hung there in the world like linen that hadn’t been ironed….”
John Updike, Rabbit Is Rich


1 Shower gel – “I shower in the dark, barely able to tell soap from conditioner, and tell myself that I will emerge new and strong, that the water will heal me.”
Veronica Roth, Insurgent


3 Whiskys – “The light music of whisky falling into glasses made an agreeable interlude.”
James Joyce, Dubliners


1 Retro GP T-shirt – “The driver of a racing car is a component. When I first began, I used to grip the steering wheel firmly, and I changed gear so hard that I damaged my hand.”
Juan Manuel Fangio


Subscription for 12 Motorsport Magazines “And suddenly I realized that I was no longer driving the car consciously. I was driving it by a kind of instinct, only I was in a different dimension.”

When he arrived home he was greeted with a homemade pork pie surrounded by homemade sausage rolls with the number 30 in the top.

The presents and the pork pie (cake) were simple things to do but something I knew he would love. This is because he always says to me “I am very much content with our family. I don’t need anything else”.

And you know what, he is right!
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