CDiscount emailed me to say they hadn't forgotten me, and offered 7€ off a birthday pressie I could buy myself. RueduCommerce offered me even more! - 10€ off a high tech item and although I'm not sure what that is, it's pretty exciting to think I could be saving 10€ on it. I was more than a little flummoxed, however, by CMonJour who offered me 50 Jouros off any number of items, but as I can't remember my login details, they will forever remain a mystery.
I was gratified that BirthdayAlarm had me noted down correctly - it would be a bit ironic if they forgot... ditto Astrology.com. I'm not the slightest bit interested in astrology and I can't remember for the life of my why I would have signed up to that site, but I'm sure there was a good reason. Life's too short to spend it joining commercial websites for the fun of it and filling up one's junk mail even more.
Of course, they were all happy to let me know they hadn't forgotten me, and strangely, each one had something marvellous to sell me thus reminding me inevitably of their existence which I was happily zapping on a day-to-day basis.
Unfortunately for them I have consigned them to the Empty Junk Mail exterminator so will not be taking advantage of any of their stupendous offers.
Failure was nearly mine too however, as my youngest and his buddy who had come home for lunch were so late going back (my fault, gassing with the cleaning lady), that they nearly got locked out of school. Luckily they were hauled in at the last moment. Phew!
Tonight, they will be making me pancakes for my birthday supper to be had with my boiled fruitcake birthday cake (that I made). My expectations are high - the last lot they did for themselves was a roaring success apparently. I love pancakes, and I especially love them (and everything else) when they are cooked by someone else. It's great having growing boys! Soon they'll be able to buy me a pressie too!!