The main event complete: 11:45 am, 07/07/2013:
Well, what is there left to say.
With all the preparation of a Royal wedding, Glenn’s amazing birthday evening went to plan.
For a brief moment, I thought something had gone horribly wrong, and I was worried. I arrived at the Weighing room, said hi to the bouncers and then headed upstairs to the private room with a few friends.
When we arrived, the room was empty and no-one was there. For a moment, I had emotions much like Charlton Heston in the closing moments of Planet of the Apes.
But everything was ok. Because of the superb weather, Glenn and his entourage had set up stage in the beer Garden outside.
Loads of cool people came. Friends from the walking group, IVC, Snow boarding, someone from military fitness and even Glenn’s brother Gwyn. Too many to name individually, but 20 +. A fantastic turnout.
Glenn also received several presents, including the cup he is holding in this photo, labelled his Lordship (chosen by Alex, I don’t think I could have picked a better present myself).
Lights in the background were heaters, but gave this photo a “rock star on the stage feel”.
In some ways, the food at the Weighing room, could be called poncy.
I had this mini burger (I’ve put a fork next to it, so you can see how small it was). However, it was delicious and only £4.50. Since most starters cost around a fiver, I thought it represented good value.
Although tables had been booked at the Church and Barton Rouge, we ended up having a few drinks in the Townhouse (previously called Politic). Later we visit a curry house on City road. I got to bed at 3am.
Fab event, thanks to everyone who came, and especially Glenn for organising it.
Urgent – message from Glenn : 12:28 am, 05/07/2013:
It was mentioned earlier in the week, but Glenn has asked me to re-enforce the message about dress code.
Just like job interviews, marriage proposals, court appearances and visits to Buckingham Palace, there are times when being dressed the right way is important.
That’s like tonight. There’s a good chance we’ll be visiting the Church or somewhere like that later in the evening, and it will be a major downer if 1 of us gets knocked back for wearing trainers, jeans, a gimp mask etc.
* I grabbed the diagram above from the web. Glenn has asked me to point out that cleavage isn’t a problem in and of itself, but male cleavage must be covered at all times.
Update – All the systems go : 08:28 am, 05/07/2013:
The hour is at hand. Yes, the Sun is out, and its the day of Glenn’s birthday do.
Adopting something of a “work hard, play hard” mentality, me and the lads (I mean my team at work, not the fish) are cracking on, and getting loads of work done, in advance of this evenings frivolities.
Promises to be a superb evening, see you all there.
Update – Glenn’s legal birthday : 12:01 am, 04/07/2013:
Popped out tonight for a couple of beers around Chester with the crew from IVC.
Left a pub about 11:15, then hit on the idea of getting a pint, and celebrating Glenn’s birthday “in-situ”.
Sure enough, the excellent Church was open, so we whiled away the hours, with Andy, Phil, Giles and Hillary (and obviously me and Glenn).
And here you have it. Glenn at 1 minute past 12, aged 40.
The table in the curry house, is now booked at Barton Rouge after the private swaree at the Weighing room (details bellow).
Brill news, is that several other people out tonight, heard the sound of the pied piper (Glenn) and now there’s even more of us coming on Friday.
Update – Glenn’s birthday bash: 6:50 am, 02/07/2013:
I’ve just returned to my house, after finding that the 5:40am train to Warrington, collided with some cows in Mickle Trafford and they don’t know when the next one will be available.
But instead of feeling miserable, I was elated. Why ?
Hearing about Mickel Trafford reminded me, that its only 3 days to Glenn’s birthday bonanza, when the weekend comes to life.
Whilst I’d like to offer my sympathy’s to the bovine families of the fatally injured cows, every cloud…
Update – Glenn’s birthday bash: 15:10 pm:
OK, we’ve just got the low down straight from the horses mouth, so here’s the money shot. Friday the 5th of July, 7:30pm sharp.
Initially, Glenn will be receiving guests on the first floor of The Weighing room on Common-hall street, Chester (private room booked, cocktails on arrival, if you buy them yourself).
We will be spending an hour or 2 here, while we give the “cake mix time to set”.
Probably another pub or 2 (all obviously of the highest possible calibre) and then its fine dining at Barton Rouge curry house at 11pm.
Smart casual attire (hardly needs to be said for a high profile occasion like this) attractive single girls should be aware that Alex Ford may be present on the evening, and should dress accordingly !.
Promises to be a superb evening, don’t miss it.
Update – Glenn’s birthday bash: 2:30 pm:
Still no granular details about the big event.
Having been served a writ by CAA (who handle all Glenn’s affairs) we’ve decided to change the photo (shame, as I thought the other one had more of a Miami vice feel to it).
More news when we have it !.
First look, Glenn’s birthday party.
Hot of the presses, that man-about-town Glenn is having a birthday Bash.
Rumours traversing the internet are that the Chester event of the year is to take place sometime on Friday next week.
More details as we get them here at johnsunter.com and best of luck to people awaiting an invite.
!!! Were expecting an update about 2pm today !!!
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Happy Birthday Glenn, (that’s Geln with 2n’s this time ;-)) and welcome to the exclusive 40’s club!!)
Well rest assured we didn’t go Cuckoo, and nor did we go to Church in our Sunday best (my halo doesn’t need polishing at the moment) but I think everyone had a great night. I’m sure John will post some pics.
The curry was fab although we should have all bought Glenn’s meal rather than the other way around! Thanks Glenn and hope you enjoyed your birthday! It was nice meeting your friends and I still can’t get over the shock of Steff (or steph? – not that I am now paranoid over name spelling!) living not just near me but directly opposite for the last 3 years yet we have never seen each other around! Now she has met me she is moving away!
Remember Glenn you have 40 days and 40 nights to celebrate! x