I've just turned another birthday older. [36 - shhh!!] Mixed feelings - really still don't feel like 'an adult' whatever that means. Still enjoy celebrating my birthday with my friends; and this coming weekend I shall see my family too. Not massively taken by the 36 thing - no longer in my mid thirties then! Hey ho. Anyway, due to my work I had to spend the morning until 2.15pm sitting in our accommodation blocks booking new students in and repeating the same info over and over again. Truly joyous when it's sunny and lovely outside!! [I'm well aware that sounds whingey but having done over 7 years in retail I've done my time working weekends and when the only weekend day of the entire year I have to work is my birthday...well frankly that's just insulting really.] After this however we took a wee bike ride down to The Double Locks, a picturesque pub on the canal about 3ish miles down river from us. We had a few bevvies, more people came, some left and soon enough it was time to head back up river to the second designated meeting spot of The Prospect on the quay. Which is the point it went a little bit pear shaped for me. I totally admit that this was entirely my own fault as well. I will also at this juncture warn you that if you are a nervous disposition, or dislike the sight of blood scroll no further, or avert your eyes from the pictures. This picture here i (it's ok it's safe!) is your last line if you like, with my injury-appropriate mug and sunny (and messy) back garden this morning it's your barrier between here and what lies beneath. Don't say I didn't warn you.