Friday, January 26, 2007

Am I to old to get excited about my birthday?

I love birthdays my main language of love is gift giving! so I feel loved up on my birthday.

Have you ever read that book by Gary Chapman called The Five Languages of Love? Take a glance at their website five love languages

I am 37, it's weird when you think about where you start out and then where you end up. I guess the last thing my parents thought when I was born in East Belfast was that I would end up in Ibiza, although they did always pray that we would grow up to serve God and they both trained to be missionairies in Brazil but never got there, we ended up in heathen England instead. So maybe the overseas thing is in my genes.

Did you know that diarrhoea is also hereditary! it runs in the genes....

Anyway enough of the jokes, it's raining but that won't dampen my mood I have had some great pressies. Tracy got me a cool black jumper (black is very slimming on me) from



Ellis got me some exquisite mini cuban cigars made by



and daniel got me some superb smellies sponsored by this man



and tonight we are going for a meal at the Banyan Palace, they do an all you can eat winter buffet, which should be cool, it's cheap, it's Thai food and all our community are going.

The rest of the day will be chilled, and then tomorrow I am off to Madrid for two days with the guys from 24-7 Spain, which should be fun. It's just a small gathering and will be good for my Spanish!

14 comments:

Billy Kennedy said...

Happy Birthday, Brian.

Rupert Ward said...

hey brian - have a fun day.

Nick Ashman said...

Hi Brian - HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!

I love reading your blog, reminding me of Ibiza and seeing how much things still move on there if not in my own life atm!

Keep pressing on, being passionate and serving God. I know he loves what you and the team are doing in Ibiza. If he was on earth now the odds on Him being in Ibiza and very good!

in relastion to your other post, drop all labels. there not useful, so what if some thing is emerging or 'just' and fresh expression. the key is, is it building the kingdom and is it what you've been called to do by God?

i've been learning this point the hard way!

lisa said...

Happy Birthday Brian!

(I feel the same about birthdays and gifts. I love giving gifts. I love getting gifts. I love birthdays.)

Nico said...

Happy Birthday Brian

I am a regular reader and occasional poster. Hope you have had a great time. Your blog is a great inspiration and a source of regular comment and debate for my cell group. Keep on keepin' on!

Anonymous said...

hope you had a lovely birthday today!! You deserve it seriously! I am an avid reader of your blog and love the approach you take to things here! Anyways hope you had a lovely buffet!!

dave wiggins said...

Happy birthday Brian, hope you all had a great night. That dude Dr Chapman, the love language geezer looks like he could do with some lovin and one or two of those cohibas.

Carlos said...

brian-O have a great birthday!

claire said...

hope you have a great day old man.

love the dowdsies

Your partner in war said...

I just had a moment of realisation of how friggin nuts it is that your my next door neighbour and that we live in Ibiza. I mean, as little as 3 years ago if someone had told me this is where we would be there is no way I would have believed them.

Happy birthday you old git.

karenP said...

Hi Brian

doh...I missed your birthday. Never too late to wish happiness. Glad your birthday was fabulous.

Happy belated birthday my friend.

dan said...

happy birthday brian!!
all the best in the next 365 days ...

::dan::

Aaron Spall said...

Why have you got a picture of me saying I am going to headbutt people?

Sheena said...

my birthday was the 20th. a little late, but...happy birthday, birthday neighbour!