Ahhhh, I have just done some good birthday shopping.
Yesterday I co-oerced Tinman into taking me for-tea-for-two to complete his experience of being a mammy of leisure for the week.
I was late, I was full of the lurgy I was knackered. I asked him advice about which mixer option to go for - one for €400 with free utensils I wouldn't use all of or get one from Avoca, €15 off their price of €495, and a free ice cream maker which I've wanted, with it.
I knew what I wanted to do, really. As there's birthday and album launch cupcakes to be made tonight. 'Why not go up there for coffee and get it now?' said Tinman.
Why not? said my inner voice. Well, because it's four hundred and eighty quid, and even though I've decided to get it, I'd still rather dither about it until I find out it's no longer available, like I always do.
But lovely pot of tea and an oatcake later, I was feeling far more awake and less lurgyful, and overcame the purhcasing-fear and became the deleriously excited owner of a RED (last one in stock) Kitchenaid mixer, happy dance happy dance.
Thank you Tinman, for the card-with-a-fiver, the tea and the moral support.
In other birthday present news, I, what's the word, custom ordered? some jewellery from etsy, but the photos are down now I've paid for it. But here's what inspired it.
Recession? What recession?