Wednesday, 3 October 2012

It was 50 years ago today

That I popped into the world!  Happy birthday to me!

The front room is full of cards - unusual I normally only get a few family ones - I should be 50 every year!  I've a finger drum kit from my brother!  Some CDs, loads of vouchers etc.  but one very special present.  Mrs and the kids have bought me a weekend pass to next years F1 GP at Silverstone!!!  How fantastic.  It has been years and years since I went to a GP so really overwhelmed with that actually and it is so good as it's ages away for the excitement to build.

Finally the card from Mrs F was this box - hand made by a very clever friend of ours.  On the outside it is covered with music - took me a couple of minutes to figure out it was Voodoo Chile Slight Return by Mr Hendrix.  Open up to the inside and lyrics from Fantastic Place by the unsurpassable Marillion...

How amazingly cool!



18 comments:

  1. Happy Golden Birthday, Graham! xx

    ReplyDelete
  2. YAY!! Happy 50th Birthday Graham!!
    An Amazingly cool and funky card for an amazingly cool and funky bloke!!
    Enjoy your special day with your wonderful family . . . I know you appreciate every single bit of your life and family, knowing how very different it could've been. You so deserve it all. Birthday hugs and love sent to you x x x x
    (off to city N/A in an hour)

    ReplyDelete
  3. happy birthday and ...what a great card!

    ReplyDelete
  4. Happy birthday!

    What a cool box.

    Forgive this silly American, but what is a F1 GP? Here GP stands for "general practitioner" aka your basic doctor. I'm pretty sure your wife & kids didn't gift you with an annual checkup, lol.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. British Formula 1 Grand Prix at Silverstone. Lol!

      Delete
    2. Happy birthday ol' chap - have a rocking one.. Mine's due soon(ish)

      Delete
  5. That's fab. And what a strange coincidence!

    Have a fantastic day at Silverstone, and a wonderful day today.

    xxx N

    ReplyDelete
  6. Finally - today is the official day! Happy Birthday to you, Graham!

    May your 50th Birthday be a wonderful one!

    ReplyDelete
  7. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, YOU OLD SHIT !!!

    I certainly hope a copy of the newly released tribute "Deep Purple Re-Machined" album was one of the cd's you got !

    ReplyDelete
  8. Many happy returns! Sounds like you're having a great one!

    ReplyDelete
  9. welcome to the club my friend
    thank you for being there for me
    and dont get too depressed!!!!!!
    x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Happy Birthday, Graham. Sounds like you had a good time.

    Just remember: 50 is the new 40, so you've got lots of time to live!

    ReplyDelete
  11. Hope you had a wonderful day. What a brilliant present - and card! I think your family must be a little bit fond of you! xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. I know Liz I do feel extremely blessed!

      Delete
  12. All good wishes for your birthday sent from 55th Street and Broadway in the middle of Manhattan, tossed across the pond, and into your comment box. 50 isn't so bad! You seem well preserved.

    ReplyDelete
  13. Cool box.
    I wish I were 50 again, you young whippersnapper.

    Have a lovely day. Actually have a lovely 18263rd day.

    ReplyDelete
  14. sounds like you had a grand time! happy birthday - and that box is beyond amazing! wow!

    ReplyDelete
  15. Well played son! Halfway there :)

    I also saw "GP" and just for a second thought "that's a funny thing to give someone on his 50th, talk about rubbing it in" :)

    Have a great day and here's to many more.

    ReplyDelete