1) There were no matches :O
2) Madbo burnt her hand while trying to light the candles
1) Eliza and I ran to the corner shop where the shopkeeper almost refused to serve me the matches. I protested "I need them for my birthday cake, I'm NOT going to burn down any houses). In hindsight, I should have worn my "birthday girl" badge as solid proof but the term "birthday GIRL" didn't seem right at the age of 17.
2) Lauren came to the rescue of Madbo with her lighter, NO- she doesn't smoke. Lovely Lauren isn't stupid enough to buy lung cancer in packs of 20.
I failed at blowing all the candles out once and I failed to make a birthday wish -_- I am such a bell end (see previous posts). There's always that one little candle who wants all the bloody attention and doesn't go out until you're blowing like the big bad wolf. The busy neighbours came back from work and came over to give presents and we gave them food in return. Lots and lots of food. The guests gradually left until there were only three, well four but my Mum went up after a little bit. Oh yes, it was the moment we had all been waiting for- the battering of Ryan Giggs the pinata. I whacked its face off, then Sammia and Lauren had fun destroying the rest of it, in the end- Lauren got the last blow. Sammia left and Lauren and I took a few photos, watched some funny videos on Youtube including the Inbetweeners movie trailer. Remember to bring your wellies because we're going to be knee deep in clunge! Haha. The next day, I went for my first driving lesson which went much better than I expected. I stalled only once. My instructor took me for a spin around the showcase cinema car park. The reason I stalled was a coach was approaching and I started saying "oh dear, oh no" because I almost pooed myself that I was about to die and kill the instructor too as the coach would've hit poor Ruby first :'( Hmm, what else have I been doing in my first week of being 17- well I've had another driving lesson on the Tuesday just gone (19th July). This one was for 2 hours and I was mastering left turns which for the first 45 minutes was pretty bad because I was holding onto the steering wheel so hard that my knuckles were turning white. However, in the second half I loosened up and actually did alright. I also volunteered at Oxfam on Sunday and Wednesday as usual which like always was pretty fun. I went into town on Wednesday to buy some books and body shop stuff. On Thursday, I made apple pie for the very first time using home grown apples from our two apples trees. On Friday, I made chocolate rice krispies cakes and started making revision cards for the work we did at college after our exams for a few weeks.I have a busy week ahead too so my next post won't be up for a little while so take care and enjoy the remaining of the long summer days.
Below are a few photos from the birthday bash:
Madihah and Mum
Samsung, Ana (busy neighbour), Mummy dearest, Sheep, Botanical Garden.
Mummy dearest and Ryan Giggs
Sammia and Ryan Giggs
Me and a faceless Ryan Giggs
Muhaha Lauren striking the last blow
Until next time... Mancunian Sheep x