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Birthday night out in Blackpool, 30th October 2021

A few photos from my birthday night out in Blackpool on 30th October 2021 with my sister from another mister, Jane. We went to have a night out to celebrate my birthday in Blackpool.

For those that don’t know where Blackpool is or what it is, then it’s a northern seaside town on the Fylde Coast between the lake district and Liverpool. Its famous for its illuminations (street lights), huge steel erection (Blackpool tower), Pleasure Beach (fairground), its vegas-style nightlife (hahahaha), and it’s cheap as chips family-friendly environment.

Personally, I love its chincy appeal, promenade, piers, and many many bars and hotels.

It was a nice sunny day on Saturday but bloody freezing, which seems to be the norm for Blackpool every time I go!. It was also windy enough that it rocked the tower when we went up to the top.

We stayed and watched the sunset, which was amazing that evening, and I think Jane was captivated by the views not having been up there before.

Blackpool tower management, if you’re listening, bring back the cocktails at the top of the tower…. Please! Drinking a pint of beer is just, well. Shite!

After the tower we went out around the northern part of the town and ended up in Garlands, the Flying Handbag, Man Bar, Kaos, then back to Garlands for last orders.

Can’t believe Jane talked me into walking down to the beach at 4am! I was so cold and it was only her wit and charm which kept me from running back to the hotel 😀

Sunday was a different story and it lashed it down so much that driving home in the evening we’d have been better off with a boat to get down the M6. It’s one of the worst drives in the rain I’ve had and for someone that’s down well over a million miles, that’s saying something.

Bloody love you Jane, and thanks for a wonderful wonderful birthday night out and a great weekend.

Birthday disappointment

Today is my 50th birthday and what a big birthday disappointment it’s been. I had a big birthday party planned and myself and a large group of us were going to go out for a few drinks and then go to a psytrance event and dance the night and possibly the next day away!

Sadly, because of this Corona bollocks, all this has been cancelled. Not because I wanted to but because the event we were going to go to has been cancelled.

When the first lockdown ended I did try and organise another event but all the rules and regulation changes meant that we couldn’t do this. Who wants to go out and sit in groups of six!

However, I did go to Leeds in August, to celebrate Mikki’s first birthday as Mikki, with my mate Wendy and had a good laugh and got absolutely fucking wasted.

Love you Wendy, babes.

I’ve also had some great nights out since July with Bob and Vic, Barry and Natalie, Doug and Lisa as well as nights out with the girls.

10pm curfew put paid to that!

Today, instead of celebrating with a party a friend and I, are off to Blackpool for the night. We can’t go out out but restaurants are open (and serving alcohol) as are so are many other businesses, arcades, etc.

Not the 50th birthday I had planned but until Corona bullocks goes away this is the best I could do.

At lease I’ve gone out as I know friends from school, who are also 50, haven’t even been out for a drink since March!

Maybe on my 51st birthday I’ll get to do all the things I’d planned for my 50th.

Watch out 2021 as I am gonna party like never before. In general 2020 has been a massive disappointment, but its also been my big 50th birthday disappointment.

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