Imagine walking into the deep, dark woods. The night is peace full and calm, the leaves rustle above and pine cones and twigs crackle and snap underfoot. In this wood alive lots of animals; rabbits, deer, foxes, squirrels etc. But the most important animal of all is the Birthday Badger. See him lumber from his home with his swaying gait, his black and white coat gleaming in the moonlight. He is a tired old badger, for he works hard all year long. He is no mere Santa Clause who works but one day per year, oh no, the Birthday Badger delivers prezzies to boys and girls every day of the year, on their special days – their birthdays.
Okay l know, nobody else has ever heard of the elusive Birthday Badger, but that's the whole point, he is mysterious, elusive and downright rare. There would be nothing special about the Badger if everyone knew about him, he is a secret and so, so special.
I started the Birthday Badger back when Idgy was just a toddler. Her birthday gifts would come from the family etc and also from this mysterious Birthday Badger. Now the Birthday Badger is like Father Christmas, he can get into any home to deliver the goodies. Unlike Mr Clause however, he has no need of the chimney and fireplace. Oh no, the Birthday Badger is truly magical and appears in a puff of stardust to drop off the loot on the kitchen table (always in a food orientated area as Badgers are heavily into eating), he then disappears as fast as he came. He has even found us when we have celebrated Idgy's birthday while on holiday – this is one clever Badger.
I think this is something Idgy will carry on to her own kids one day (at least l hope so), a bit of her Mum's mad quirkiness from as long back as she can remember.
As you can guess today is Idgy's birthday, 11 today.
This was her 'big prezzie' – no modern technology for our girl, no, he hearts desire for years has been to own a real and proper dolls house, not the toddler style one she has had all her life but a real one that she can properly decorate and add to.
As you can see, the Festive Ferret got in on the act right away. We are having a wee bit of a Birthday weekend for Idgy. As it is Thursday and nobody about for a party etc, the festivities will kick off with the gal and me going to the cinema tonight to see 'Night at the museum 2' and then a Pizza Hut dinner. Tomorrow evening their will (weather permitting) be a BBQ in the garden with her Dad there, and on Saturday the Gang (Colette, Simon, their niece and nephew plus Idgy and I) will all be going bowling and then for a Penata Party at the Mexican restaurant. A real Birthday Bash weekend.
I will update you with pix of the lady in question when she is in celebratory attire (well at least not in her PJ's as she is just now).
So that is today – Idgy's big day and our annual visit from that elusive and beautiful creature, the Birthday Badger.