Saturday 16 February 2008


Grumpy is five today and as you can see from the photo taken earlier today, he looks as miserable as he usually does. At 14 inches tall, he is the bossiest member of the family and the loudest but despite his expression is in fact a very happy chap although doesn't like strangers and lets them know it. Dd is away with her father today and was fed up that she wouldn't see His Grumpiness on his birthday, so I hope she likes the photo.

My keyboard is playing up and I will either have to buy a new one soon or have a major temper tantrum. Thankfully, I do most of my writing on my laptop but email and post using this keyboard and to have letters missed out of words as you type is frustrating to say the least.

If you haven't read my previous post on War Child, please have a quick look. It's for a very good cause and for those of us who write why not send in a submission. I had no idea what to write but gave it my best shot and shall look forward to reading the book whether I'm in it or not. Have a look at the website here


Yvonne said...

Happy Birthday Grumpy!

Love the titles of your drafts, brilliant!

Anonymous said...

I totally agree, I have submitted to War Child and whether I'm in it or not will enjoy reading the finished article.

Grumpy is absolutely gorgeous! Amy couldn't stop laughing at his wonderful expression. A very big happy birthday.

How frustrating for you to have dodgy keyboard. I really miss my pc when it's out of action.

Best wishes, Crystal xx

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

yvonne - I shall forward your best wishes! Thanks for saying you like the titles, it's always hard to think of original ones.

crystal jigsaw - yes, I think it's a brilliant idea and look forward to seeing the finished product.

Grumpy's expressions give us a lot of amusement as he really looks so miserable most of the time, bless him.

HelenMWalters said...

Happy Birthday Grumpy! Hope you've had a fabulous day!

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

helenmh - thank you, he had a lovely day and went for a long walk (very cold) along the beach.

Annieye said...

Happy Birthday Grumpy

Love and paw prints from Zak and Barney

(PS We'll be five too - on July 17th)

Lane Mathias said...

Happy Birthday Grumpy, you handsome thing you:-) I hope there's a few treats in store for you today!

Well done for submitting to War Child. I still haven't decided what to use. Better think of something soon before the time runs out:-)

Lane Mathias said...

oops, stupid me. Mr Grumpy's birthday was on Saturday. Never mind, if he's anything like my children, his birthday can stretch over a few days:-)

Deborah Carr (Debs) said...

annieye - thanks for the birthday wishes for Grumpy and he sends his to Zak & Barney for 17 July.

lane - don't worry, he is still celebrating, but then I think he is treated as if it's his birthday every day.

I wasn't sure what to send to War Child either.