I recently came across the Mini Munny, the greatest design-it-yourself toy, and decided to bring one home. Welcome to the family!
Saffron: Good morning
Edina: Hello death, hello oblivion. What time is it, darling?
Edina: Oh, God, I better be off.
Saffron: It’s Sunday.
Edina: *Gasp* It’s true, isn’t it?
Edina: Eck! Oh God.
Saffron: Happy Birthday…
Edina: Oh darling! Oh, god, how old am I? No, no. Don’t tell me, darling. I’m…I’m…
Saffron: You’re fort…
Edina: Eckkk! La-la-la-la-la! *closing ears with fingers* Oh god, but I don’t feel forty.
Saffron: Now, come on. It’s not the end of the world. It’s just a day like any other day
Edina: Oh god. It’s like I hit an oil patch at 35 and now I’m skidding towards the grave, darling… Do I look any different to you, darling? Look at my face, darling and tell me who do you see, darling? Do I look old to you?
Saffron: Why don’t you ask Aunt Patsy? She’s much better at it. You look like a forty-years-old woman who’s just woken up
Edina: Well, I haven’t even been to sleep darling. I couldn’t sleep. I feel like forty’s gonna come upon me and then I die. Darling, have a look outside the window, are the buzzards circling, sweetie? If my mother hadn’t uncrossed her legs, I could be two weeks younger! Feels like it’s the blooody end of my life!!!
Saffron: It’s not the end of your life. Now snap out of it.
Edina:Darling, you’re not planning any fabulous party are you?
Saffron: It was going to be a surprise.
Edina: No! No, no, no darling! I will not have a surprise. I will not have a surprise party. If it’s going to be a surprise, I want to know about it, alright! Because I want to decide when I’m going to come and what I’m going to wear if I do come, alright? You can’t expect me to go to any old bloody party, darling.
Quotes from Absolutely Fabulous: Series 1|Episode 5 “Birthday” .
Surprise party I had, but an ungrateful cow like Edina I’m not. I consider myself a lucky monkey. On the weekend leading up to my 29th birthday, I’ve been reminded again just how much I’ve been blessed with. Love, friendship and good food, all sums up the good life I’ve been leading, and that particular evening was not going to be any different.
I must be lucky to have someone who loves me and is willing to demerit some hard earned heavenly points and lie to me point blank. Only to have you hijack, scheme and plan this amazing surprise birthday party. Now that the bar has been risen, I’m stressing out on what to do for your birthday. Ideas, anyone?
I must count my lucky stars to be in the humble presence of royalty. I am not only honoured to have you as McCutie’s accomplice and adding your luscious touches to the party, I’m also flattered that you grant me permission to use your flawless pictures in this post. My Queen, I’m not worthy. Oh yeah, I’m not sure if it’s your royal touch or just my luck, but thanks for the mystery Tokidoki Trexi.
Fortune must also be upon me to have FINALLY made it for one of Ah Pa’s wonderful “simple” home cooked meals which I’ve heard so much about. Home cooked meals are a rarity, but one that’s lovingly prepared by Ah Pa & wife is of a different league! Now, I know why there’s always a waiting line for his parties. Why don’t I share the evening’s menu and you decide if I’m lucky or not, eh?
“Happy Birthday Qwazymonkey”
(*sniggers* It’s about me, me, me!)
Homemade Bacon, Crabmeat and Coriander Pizza with Pesto Base
(Ooooh la la! The crust, the toppings! Best pizza ever!)
Assorted Cheese Platter
(Not to mention there’s pâté too!)
Bee’s Wild Mushroom Soup with Puff Pastry Spirals
(if there’s ever a spelling for a orgasmic sound, I would have typed it here!)
Roast Rib Eye with Whole Grain Mustard, Coarse Black Pepper and Sea Salt
(Looking at it just makes me salivate)
FOGAL Roast Chicken
(Oops, didn’t manage to try this one. Heard Optimus Prime was busy having his way with the fowl)
Baked Potato with Sour Cream, Bacon & Coriader
(Anything with real pork bacon and sour cream get my thumbs up!)
Mashed Butternut Pumpkin
(Wait, lemme rephrase, anything with real pork bacon, sour cream and mashed butternut pumpkin get my thumbs up!)
Summer Salad with Quail’s Eggs with Balsamic Mustard Dressing
(Do not be fooled. There’s nothing fat-free about this salad. Do you know how much colestrol does one Quail egg contain? Heck, I don’t know also. Wallop only lah!)
Thanks Ah Pa for hosting the wonderful evening. And finally, to have many new friends singing “Happy Birthday” to me while I sat with a smile behind the famed Fatboybakes Spencer’s Boozey Four Seasons Cake waiting to blow the candle, I can’t help thinking how wonderful it is to grow older with this bunch of happy smiley people. I wouldn’t want it any other way.
Oh, and thanks for the presents too! That’s what every monkey looks forward to on his birthday.