My 21st Birthday

It’s almost my birthday. My birthday is the start of the Christmas preparations for us. Our town has a Christmas event in the days leading up to my birthday with stalls and mulled wine, and mince pies and a Carousel with gallopers. Twenty one years ago I met a lovely bloke at University we decided we liked each other and got together. In the September he had to return to Germany for a year to finish his course. On my birthday in November he was not around which was so sad. My poor housemates.

The Friday before my birthday they went out and on return asked me to help fetch something from the car.

IT WAS MY BOYFRIEND they had bought him a ticket to travel over. My best birthday present ever! He stayed only a few days. On the Saturday we went on the Carousel in town together. My skirt was far too short. I’ve love Carousels, since I was a girl and went to the Goose Fair in Nottingham and Traction Engine Rallies with my parents and grandparents. I love the organ music and lights twinkling in the dark.

In case you wonder I ‘m still with that Boyfriend. We married in 1998 and take our own children to the Carousel in town each year.