Sunday, December 03, 2006

I'll do Graffiti if you sing to me in French,

As has been the tradition of 2004 and 2005, since I've been back living in Kent, I've travelled on the cross-channel ferry over to Calais for my birthday.

Nine of us went over in total and had a good time, although you can tell that we're all getting a little older, and not drinking as much or being as impulsive, but I guess part of that is that we've been to Calais quite a few times, although this time we did venture futher past the town square and further into town.

2-12-2006 Adem's Birthday (17)

It was still nice to get away and nice to be away with good friends.

As opposed to previous years, the ice-skating rink wasn't up yet this year, and I had to settle for going on a big-wheel which wasn't as fun, but I did have my first French kebab!

We got back to Ramsgate around 10:30 and I had a curry, and then I was back home at 11:45pm. I could've stayed out a bit longer, but just didn't feel like it.

I was going to have football today, but I got a great Birthday present when my manager rang me at 8:30 am to tell me that the game had been cancelled after excessive rain. woo hoo! And so I got to lie in until 10am, which is a good sleep for me.



I didn't get very exciting presents, but that's because there's nothing I really need, although I did get 3 books, some chocolate, the new Damien Rice album, a documents folder to keep me tidy, and some money).

I have spent my actual Birthday today just lounging around, enjoying a day off, although I did get around to kicking off the fermentation of my home brew beer, and at 8pm I'm off to the pub for a few beers although I don't think many will be out as they are recovering from yesterday.

Thanks for your birthday wishes too.

P.S. I've uploaded photos from yesterday.

3 comments:

Aravis said...

What a great birthday tradition!

It's odd sometimes, as an American, when I read you or Lord Bargain or the other European bloggers writing of going to Calais for the day. Or flying over the Spain for the weekend, or wherever. "Oh, I think I'll just pop over to France for the day..." Because of course you can. I'm a little jealous.*G*

But it's pretty cool, and as I said, an excellent way to spend one's birthday! :0)

Literary Hoax said...

I'm way too late. Sorry. Happy belated birthday!

Lord Bargain said...

i've only gone and missed it as well. Happy birthday, young man.