Saturday was a strange day. I didn't have a good day trading and I felt a bit low at the end of the afternoon. However, when I walked into my local bar that evening and cast my eyes on all of my family and best mates I couldn't believe it! My crafty missus had arranged a surprise 50th birthday party. Well I have to say I had a brilliant night. The cast included my fantastic wife, my equally brilliant mum and dad, Marilyn and Chris, my sons, daughters, grandchildren, best mates that I have known since I was a nipper and various other friends and locals. It was great to see all of the people that I love in the same place at the same time. We all had plenty to drink and were entertained by Karaoke stars such as my son on the screaming vocals, DJ John, Tracy and Rob giving us an interesting version of Valerie, John C an X Factor star in the making and finally Jimmy and Tracy with a superb rendition of 'You're The One That I Want'. Hopefully next time Tracy will wear the tight leather leggings! Dancing entertainment was provided, amongst others, by Tina, Jayne, Rob and Don.
The whole night made me realise that there's much more to life than trying to win lots of money (although that's not a bad thing). It's much more important to have a great family and friends and I can count myself really lucky that I do indeed have all of this. So if any of you crafty fuckers are out there reading this, thank you from the bottom of my heart. I had a fantastic time and you all made me realise what is important in life. And to those of you approaching 50 .... beware, I'm going to get you back!
Much love and kisses - Dave.