Thursday, February 26, 2009

They grow up so fast, don't they.

Italia 90, England v Belgium. Ex Crewe Alex player David Platt volleys home a brilliantly taken Paul Gascoigne free kick to score one of the greatest ever England goals.

The ex and I were on holiday at the time, here (in a house behind the tree on the left. Thanks to Confucious Trevaskis for the photo):

England won. Alcohol had been taken and there was a degree of over-casual, caution to the wind celebration. 18 years ago today, out popped a beautiful little baby, Katie. Today she's an even more beautiful independently-minded young woman who now calls herself Kat. But she will always be my little Kiki, who I used to annoy by linking my fingers through hers when we held hands. I am inordinately and chest-beatingly proud. Who wouldn't be? Happy Birthday darling XXX

PS. Thank you so much to someone. You know who you are.

3 Vegetable peelings:

Blogger Malc said...

Ah! Italia 90. Ireland in the World Cup finals for the first time and Steve Bull in the England squad - happy days.

Many happy returns to Kat/Kiki.

10:43 am  
Blogger Zed said...

Happy birthday Kat - you have every reason to be proud of her, Richard, she's beautiful :)

3:47 pm  
Blogger Richard said...

Malc, ta.

Zoe, yes although the other day she apparently dyed her hair red and as we live a couple of hundred miles apart, I've yet to see the evidence. There are other things to get used to, such as what her hundreds of friends call her on Facebook. I have resisted the urge to correct some of their spelling.

4:57 pm  

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