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78 Years Ago Today, The World Had A Good Day.
November 3, 2010, 6:08 am
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Before this post starts, I have a message for my Mum:

Hi Mum, how are you?

Look, I know you hate the photo below – but I love it and as it’s my blog you’ll just have to accept it.

However in the interests of ‘good son’ protocol, I’ve added a picture that I know you will like, a bit further down.

All cool?

Excellent, in that case I will begin …

Today my Mum turns 78.


That amazes me – especially because if you saw how she lives, thinks, talks and walks, you’d swear she was much younger.

I’ve written many times how wonderful my Mum is … and how much I owe her for everything I’ve experienced and achieved in my life [so far] … but even with all those posts, I’m not giving her nearly as much credit as she deserves.

Seriously, if the World had one ounce of her kindness, consideration, love and encouragement – we’d be living in utopia – and while I’m not going to be with her today, I will be tomorrow and to say I can’t wait is a massive understatement.

Because of this trip, I won’t be writing any more blog posts till mid-next week when I’m back in Amsterdam – where no doubt I’ll be writing complaints about the hotel I’m staying even though I can’t believe it is possible it could be worse than the Pulitzer.

Anyway that’s by the by because today is my Mum’s birthday and it should all be about her … so Mum, if you’re reading this, I want to wish you a very, very HAPPY BIRTHDAY and let you know I love you very, very much and can’t wait to give you a big hug in 24 hours.

Right, now for that photo I promised …

R x x x

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looking good mrs c, more 58 than 78. 

hope you have a great day but dont go out on the lash too late with your crew because your boy comes to suck the happiness out of nottingham later in the week and youll need to be on top of your game to handle the carnage hell bring with him. 

happy birthday. youre a wonderful woman with the patience of a saint. saint fiorella. got a nice ring to it. 

ps) that owl has the same eyes your son has when he spots something he can splurge his cash on. make sure he looks at you that way because you deserve it and hes got tons of it.

Comment by andy@cynic

Happy birthday Mrs C.

Do you like owls because they remind you that you had to have eyes in the back of your head to keep your son under control when he was growing up?

Comment by Billy Whizz

if that was the case billy, surely mrs c favourite animal/bird would be something that required a muzzle and a lead?

Comment by andy@cynic

Best wishes Mrs Campbell.
Enjoy your time with your son.

Comment by Jonathan Rosenberg

stop turning my friend into one of you lot jonathan.

Comment by andy@cynic

you made me refer to a planner as a friend. fuck, you bastards are good.

Comment by andy@cynic

Many happy returns, we hope you have a very enjoyable day.

The photo Rob uses on this post is fantastic by the way.

Comment by George

come back to the dark side before its too late. we talk saturday. actually i talk, you will do whatever the fuck i tell you too. shouldnt be too hard, especially when i use my “mary” tone.

Comment by andy@cynic

Relax Andy, the combined might of Mountain View, the Pope and Oprah couldn’t counter your influence of darkness.

Mary is very much looking forward to hearing “her tone” by the way.

Comment by George

1) stop being florence fucking nightingale then.
2) i dont do performances on request and that has fuck all to do with your wife being a tough broad who could stare down osama.

love you mary.

Comment by andy@cynic

Wishing you a very happy birthday Mrs Campbell.

Comment by Lee Hill

Rock on Mrs C.

Comment by DH

I agree with Andy.

Have a great day Mrs Campbell.

Comment by Pete

Best wishes.

Comment by Katerina

Big birthday hugs to you Mrs Campbell.

Jemma x

Comment by Jemma King

Happy birthday Mrs C.

Comment by John

no blog posts till next week?

its your mums birthday but we get the presents.

Comment by andy@cynic

mrs c!! buon compleanno e una settimana fortuna e felice.

and enjoy amsterdam rob. now that i’ve been there and had best service ever at the youth hostel near volkenpark, i say you got a raw deal. i reckon the dutch are the nicest people ever – especially given all those crap tourists they have to put up with.

Comment by lauren

i was just about to call you a fucking crawler then i saw you give princess campbell (jnr not senior, though she looks more jnr than jnr) a good kicking so all is ok again.

Comment by andy@cynic

andy, you should be flattered – i learned how to crawl from the best of them. 🙂

Comment by lauren

didnt know you knew george.

Comment by andy@cynic

happy birthday Mrs. C!
mille baci & abbracci 🙂

Comment by Age

Mrs C. Happy Birthday. many many more…

Comment by Niko

Happy Birthday,lovely lady!
You must be the few lucky person who can control Mr Campbell.

Comment by Map

mr campbell? mr fucking campbell?

youre either on drugs, new or a crawler of head of account service proportions. pull your fucking self together map. hes campbell, theres no mr in it.

Comment by andy@cynic

are you the “map” he wrote nice things about ages ago?

youve got the compliment so theres no need to be nice anymore.

Comment by andy@cynic

Thanks for your support Andy, always nice to know you have my back.

Oh, and for the record, I don’t know why Map [who is the one I celebrated a few months ago] called me “Mister”. Not just because I don’t deserve such a lofty definer, but because the bitch is leaving me/us and so could call me a shit rather than something so nice and respectful.

Comment by Rob

leaving you? shes even smarter than you said she was.

Comment by andy@cynic

Happy birthday Mrs. Campbell! Enjoy the time with your son.

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

thats your attempt at a fucking joke isnt it freddie. enjoy time with campbell? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha.

Comment by andy@cynic

Andy, rarely have I been more sincere. Given you referred to Campbell as your friend earlier, your social life would appear to be anything but buoyant.

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

…judging by your own standards that is.

Comment by fredrik sarnblad

A very happy birthday Mrs Campbell. Much love, Marcus.

Comment by Marcus

Many happy returns, Mrs Campbell.

Comment by Chris

Happy birthday to Mrs. Campbell, there’s a whole lot of love coming your way it seems 😀

Comment by andreea

Happy birthday Mrs. Campbell.

Comment by Thomas

Happy Birthday Mrs C he’s a lucky boy

Comment by northern

Here’s to a very happy birthday Mrs. Campbell!

Comment by Patrick Tom

Happy Birthday Mrs C!

Comment by Rob Mortimer

Happy Birthday Mrs C! Hope you are having a great day! And an even better time with your son tomorrow!

Comment by peggy

Thank you very much to EVERYBODY for all the messages and the good wishes for my birthday. I enjoyed watching the video and listening to the rendition of ‘Happy Birthday to you’ in that unique way!
Wishing you all good health and happiness in your life
Fiorella xxx

Comment by Fiorella

just think mrs c, your birthday brought down the cred of one of the great agencies. well when they hired your son they did that but you banged down the final nail because thats the most tuneless version of happy birthday ive heard since miley cyrus sang absofuckinglutely everything.

Comment by andy@cynic

hope it rocked by the way.

and absofuckinglutely isnt technically a swear word. still sorry for that. know youll let it pass but your son will whine about it for weeks.

Comment by andy@cynic

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