Arch childPosted: November 29, 2022 Filed under: LOVE, Raising Hell | Tags: birthdays, Homage to single mothers, mothering, parenting, Single motherhood, single mothering, youngest child 2 Comments
You are 18.
I didn’t leave you at the supermarket or lose you at the beach; you didn’t bolt so far that I didn’t track you down eventually.
When you became a teenager you sprayed enough deodorant to kill an elephant and when I complained you replied,
“What does it smell like?”
“Like a teenage boy trying to hide odours in their room.”
“That’s exactly what I want to smell like mum.”
What a force of nature you are cyclone Arch. In the womb you kicked the shit out of my ribs. You couldn’t wait to get out. Now you enjoy staying in bed.
A few months ago when you screamed late at night, I said,
“Did you have to do that?”
And you said,
“Did I scare you mum?”
“Your whole life.” We laughed.
I raised my baby to adulthood.
Happy 18th birthday my Menace. I’m glad the pill didn’t work
Shiver me timbersPosted: September 19, 2020 Filed under: Birthdays, LOVE | Tags: birthdays, George Cadbury, International Talk Like A Pirate Day, Lou Pollard birthday, Mama Cass birthday, Pirate queens, pirates, single mother birthday treats, single mum celebrations, Twiggy birthday 2 Comments
Today is International Talk Like A Pirate Day and also my 450th birthday. In order for my day to have meaning, I’m harnessing the power of celebrity (raising teenagers and eating their two-minute noodles will do that to your brain). Growing up near Crows Nest I was obviously born to plunder. Yo, ho, ho and a bottle of rum, hoist the mizzen.
I share a birthday with Twiggy, Mama Cass and my spiritual guru, chocolate maker and philanthropist George Cadbury. I work for a charity that was sponsored for years by Cadbury chocolate. As Oprah would say, I found my destiny; I was born to consume chocolate, preferably the expensive stuff.
“I’m no longer a child and I still want to be, to live with the pirates. Because I want to live forever in wonder. The difference between me as a child and me as an adult is this and only this: when I was a child, I longed to travel into, to live in wonder. Now, I know, as much as I can know anything, that to travel into wonder is to be wonder. So it matters little whether I travel by plane, by rowboat, or by book. Or, by dream. I do not see, for there is no I to see. That is what the pirates know. There is only seeing and, in order to go to see, one must be a pirate.” Kathy Acker
August 16 birthdaysPosted: August 16, 2011 Filed under: Birthdays, SONGS | Tags: August 16 birthdays, August 16 deaths, birthdays, Charles Bukowski, Elvis Presley death, Madonna Leave a comment
MADONNA and CHARLES BUKOWSKI
Apparently if you were born today you are pushy and domineering because you’re a Leo.
Elvis Presley died today.
June 8 birthdaysPosted: June 8, 2011 Filed under: Birthdays, SONGS, Theme Songs | Tags: birthdays, BONNIE TYLER (nee Gaynor Hopkins), JOAN RIVERS, June 8 birthdays Leave a comment
BONNIE TYLER (nee Gaynor Hopkins) and JOAN RIVERS
Ah, the wisdom of Bonnie: “Once upon a time I was falling in love, now I’m only falling apart,” I’m hearing you Bonnie.
Check out the hair and the clothes in this clip, ah the glory days of the 80s….
MAY 13 BIRTHDAYSPosted: May 13, 2011 Filed under: Birthdays, LOVE, SONGS | Tags: birthdays, Daphne du Maurier, May 13 Birthdays, Stevie Wonder Leave a comment
STEVIE WONDER and DAPHNE du MAURIER
This man is a United Nations Messenger of Peace
May 5 birthdaysPosted: May 5, 2011 Filed under: Birthdays, D.I.V.O.R.C.E | Tags: birthdays, D.I.V.O.R.C.E, Karl Marx, May 5 birthdays, Tammy Wynette Leave a comment
Cinco de Mayo
ADELE, KARL MARX and TAMMY WYNETTE
Tammy Wynette’s birthday, she was married 5 times, what an inspiration – Stand by your bloody man.
Thought for the day – “Cause after all, he’s just a man”
Famous marriages in history: 5 May 2000 – Billy Bob Thornton wed Angelina Jolie.
May 1 BirthdaysPosted: May 1, 2011 Filed under: Birthdays | Tags: Beltane, birthdays, Emily Stowe, Joanna Lumley, May 1 birthdays, May Day Leave a comment
Monthly reminder: There is no devil so bad as a she-devil
1st MAY – MAY DAY
EMILY STOWE and JOANNA LUMLEY
April 30Posted: April 30, 2011 Filed under: Birthdays | Tags: April 30 birthdays, birthdays, Jane Campion, Samhain, Walpugisnight, Willie Nelson Leave a comment
Walpurgisnacht (in German folklore), is the night from 30 April to 1 May when witches are reputed to hold a large celebration on the Brocken mountain to await the arrival of spring and hold revels with their gods. Brocken is the highest of the Harz Mountains of north central Germany. It is noted for the phenomenon of the Brocken spectre and for witches’ revels which reputedly took place there on Walpurgis night. The Brocken Spectre is a magnified shadow of an observer, typically surrounded by rainbow-like bands, thrown onto a bank of cloud in high mountain areas when the sun is low. – Oxford Phrase & Fable.
WILLIE NELSON and JANE CAMPION
April 29 birthdaysPosted: April 29, 2011 Filed under: Birthdays | Tags: April 29 birthdays, birthdays, Daniel Day Lewis, Duke Ellington Leave a comment
DANIEL DAY LEWIS and DUKE ELLINGTON
April 28 birthdaysPosted: April 28, 2011 Filed under: Birthdays | Tags: APRIL 28 BIRTHDAYS, birthdays, HARPER LEE, JIMMY BARNES, OSKAR SCHINDLER Leave a comment
HARPER LEE, , OSKAR SCHINDLER, SADDAM HUSSEIN and JIMMY BARNES
Harper Lee has only ever published one book. What an incredible book it is.