It was Heathers birthday on Monday and due to the action packed weekend we decided to open a bottle of Champagne on Sunday night when the boys were gone or in bed to toast the occasion! Now Heather loves Champagne, me, I can take it or leave it. To be honest, if you are spending £30 on a bottle you might as well buy a nice single malt but hey it's not my birthday! I offer to go get a bottle and Heather has three listed in order of preference, I take the list and toddle off.
It's a huge well known supermarket (Sainsburys) and they have none from the list and only two over £20 so I phone Heather. She doesn't answer so I take a photo of one with my phone and the other is their own label premier brand. I walk home empty handed but show her the photo, the picture quality is crap and no-one can read it. Then one of her friends pipes up "the premier own label had a great write up in the Guardian!". I go back to said store and buy a bottle which we put on ice for later!
The boys are in bed, we have a large bowl of strawberries, bottle of ice cold Champagne, crystal glasses and settle down on the couch. I expertly pop the cork then turn to the Champagne, only kidding, I pop the cork and pour the wine. It's only fucking flat!! We have another bottle, a stand by which has been hanging around for a while. Guess what? That's fucking flat too!!
Anyway, the strawberries were great!
Heather wasn't the only one who got presents on her birthday. Me, I got an insect bite! It bit my leg and by yesterday afternoon the whole bottom half of my leg had swollen up, the bite was the size of a 2p coin all raw and weeping something that looked like egg yolk. Lovely! The doctor gave me anti-biotics and told me to rest up today. Hooray! Sick on my day off again!