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AIBU to want to spend my birthday alone?

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JanetStWalker Tue 12-Jul-16 22:00:16

I have the day booked off work, a Waitrose order scheduled with all my favourite foods, snacks and a decent bottle of champagne and I don't intend to leave the house all day. A long soak in the bath and lots of TV shows to catch up on is about the extent of my plans.

Some friends and family think this is a bit peculiar but it's my birthday so I can do as I please, right?

ElsaAintAsColdAsMe Tue 12-Jul-16 22:01:00

<jealous> that sounds like heaven.

Euphemia Tue 12-Jul-16 22:05:47

Sounds fab. No one else's choice but yours - sod them! smile

timelytess Tue 12-Jul-16 22:06:53

Sounds wonderful. Its possible to do things like that at Christmas, too.

QuimReaper Tue 12-Jul-16 22:08:24

Sounds absolutely dreamy!

KatieKaboom Tue 12-Jul-16 22:08:39

That sounds indescribably wonderful.

Great idea. It's nine next week. I may book myself a night in a hotel alone.

HermioneJeanGranger Tue 12-Jul-16 22:10:11

I'm jealous! That sounds heavenly.

Jaimx86 Tue 12-Jul-16 22:20:30

Sounds perfect!

JanetStWalker Tue 12-Jul-16 22:30:13

Please remind me of this if it all goes tits up and I end up here pissed posting and maudlin by 8pm grin

timelytess, I have done the odd Christmas holed up alone, it was rather nice in a way but I did end up feeling a bit isolated after a couple of days, at least birthdays are literally just a day.

JanetStWalker Tue 12-Jul-16 22:31:41

Great idea. It's nine next week. I may book myself a night in a hotel alone.

That sounds marvellously decadent, do it!

NowWhat1983 Tue 12-Jul-16 22:32:49

I did just that this year.

It was a Saturday. I had lunch at a place of my choosing. Had a gel manicure. Had ice cream in the afternoon. Then finally met up with a friend in the evening for cocktails.

gamerchick Tue 12-Jul-16 22:34:21

Sounds like bliss to me. Enjoy man, I love to book a day just to love myself. It's very relaxing grin

Mycraneisfixed Tue 12-Jul-16 22:36:02

Sounds magicsmile

Mycraneisfixed Tue 12-Jul-16 22:37:25

Meant to add, I'd love to do this but DC and DGC can't imagine I'd want to do anything but celebrate with them all on my birthday. I love them to bits but...

crayfish Tue 12-Jul-16 22:40:10

That sounds perfect!! I bet loads of people are secretly jealous.

QuimReaper Tue 12-Jul-16 22:40:14

On my birthday I went for lunch and to the cinema by myself before meeting DP and a friend for dinner. The friend was free to come but she wasn't invited! grin

MrsDoylesTeaParty Tue 12-Jul-16 22:41:09

Why would anyone think that's peculiar? It sounds like heaven! Your birthday is all for you.

JanetStWalker Tue 12-Jul-16 23:06:54

Oh Quim, the cinema! Yesss, I could go and see Ab Fab, assuming I can be arsed to get dressed grin

Alasalas2 Wed 13-Jul-16 09:54:57

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Crunchymum Wed 13-Jul-16 10:01:51

I am SO doing this next year!!

DC2 is still BF'ing but hopefully in 11 months she'll be weaned. My birthday next year is on a Saturday though so I shall be checking into a hotel I think!!

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