Sunday, 3 August 2014

I wanted a tricycle

On this day in history: "in fourteen hundred and ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue", setting off from Spain with three ships on his way to make his ground-breaking discovery of the Americas; in 1778 La Scala opera house opened in Milan; in 1858 the source of the Nile (Lake Victoria) was discovered; in 1914 Germany declared war on France; in 1936 Jesse Owens gave Hitler's "master-race" ideals a kicking by winning the first of four gold medals at the Berlin Olympics... and, in 1966, my sister was born!

When my father woke me on that fateful day (I was three years old), he said "We've got you an early birthday present. It's a baby sister.", I cried, and said "I wanted a tricycle!"

In tribute to my 48 years of resentment, here's an appropriate song - I dedicate it to Hils...

My ears hurt.

Happy Birthday, darling!


  1. Are you the blonde one with the pig tails? Thank you so much for this heartwarming and life affirming tribute. It fair warms my cockles. I have always much admired your taste in music and you haven’t let me down. And of course I know what to get you for your birthday. In this video for example, you can watch a flying car queefing out a birthday cake:

    Cheers hun


    1. Shit cake. How lovely. Still, glad you enjoyed the tricycle song so much that you immediately subscribed to the TuTiTu website... Jx

  2. Fab picture, happy belated birthday to Hils x

    1. Wherever there's a camera, there's a Hils pose... Jx


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