Last Sunday we cheated and celebrated my Birthday one day ahead of time. However, yesterday was the real thing with present opening and all that. Not that I am making that much fuss about my birthdays any more. That’s more for the kids. Anyway, I got some really nice presents. Bodil had discovered a fairly newly opened art gallery where she found a quite cool painting which she got for me. It is actually painted with a mixture of oil paint and tar! (No it does not smell of tar!)
Yesterday was a working day of course so after opening the presents it was off to work for me. I could have taken the day off but I have already booked quite a lot of my available holiday days for the summer holidays and the kids were going to school anyway so there was little point. Also me and my colleagues went for a nice Lunch at a small Auberge in the Geneva wine district so I got a second birthday lunch as well.
Then, as is the tradition in our house, the birthday “child” gets to choose what to eat for dinner so when I came home after work it was time for some classical Wiener schnitzel and of course some cake. Thus I have been doing little more than eat for two days now…burp!