Fave feminist at fifty

My fave feminist, my husband, shares his birthday with International Women’s Day and today is a special one for him: he turns 50! We went to my mother’s yesterday for a little pre-celebration. Yes, his beard was long but after a year of quarantine it has been greatly trimmed today; it’s nice and short and he looks like my cute Mr Esther again. Hairdressers opened again last week and he has an appointment for later in the afternoon for his hair to also be cut a bit shorter.

Yesterday afternoon a close friend dropped by and among other things dropped off this (Mr Esther is a bit of a heraldry expert, so a garland of coats of arms is very fitting)…

… and this afternoon we are all off work and school so the four of us can do a little more celebrating, with my in-laws coming over for dinner at the beginning of the evening. All a bit more low key, due to pandemic restrictions but we can’t let it all go by with at least some attention.

As for Women’s Day, I’m with Richard Armitage here…

Happy International Women’s Day! And happy birthday, Mr Esther!

Women’s Day & Birthday

It’s International Women’s Day today and that always means it’s also my favourite feminist’s birthday: Mr Esther is 49 today. πŸ™‚

So far we’re having a low-key lazy Sunday, which suits us more than fine. Mr junior is at work (his hotel internship is still ongoing) and won’t be home until around 4.30 pm. I’m occupying the corner in the left picture now (yes, that’s my laptop on the seat), while my daughter is hangin’ on the couch and Mr Esther is at the computer.

We’ll do cake and gifts when Mr junior gets home and then head out for a family dinner. We may even go out for lunch as well, we’re just now deciding. In any case, despite not getting around to answering comments on previous blog posts and reading e-mails, I am still around. Just bear with me and I will get back to you all.

Have a great Women’s Day and Sunday!

Women’s Day & birthday

A little late as the day is nearing its end, but Happy International Women’s Day anway! A few fun things I came across on my Twitter timeline today…

And because I really like Sandi Toksvig, I’m sharing this one as well. I know it made me laugh…

I’m also partial to this Audrey Hepburn quote on women…

This following clip feels very apt, especially in light of new micro-manager drama that came to light at work. For some reason he mostly seems to piss off the women and this is how the women are reacting…

This Richard E. Grant tweet made me smile…

… just like this one from Hugh Jackman…

… which reminded me of this tweet from Richard Armitage last year. Extra poignant in light of how ill his mum must have been at the time…

But today is also the birthday of my favourite feminist in the world: Mr Esther! Keeping it low-key, the man is a little tired, but he’s looking awfully cute today in a new dark blue bathing robe I got him and his new reading glasses.

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Happy birthday to Mr E. and happy International Women’s Day to all! Off to get yummy Chinese takeaway now, to celebrate. It’s getting late and we’re hungry…

Happy International Women’s Day

To celebrate, here’s a videoΒ I came across today. It was made a year ago but feels quite topical in light of the whole Time’s Up movement right now…

It’s not only Women’s Day today, by the way. Today is also the 47th birthday of my fave feminist in the world: my husband! I know he very much agrees with Alan Rickman here…

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I’m off to celebrate! πŸ™‚

Happy International Women’s Day!

It’s International Women’s Day today and also the birthday of my favourite feminist in the world! To celebrate, here are a few quotes I came across that I liked…

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Have a good one!