I'm in birthday party planning mode at the moment.
Although Alexander doesn't turn seven until August, everything has to be arranged and invites sent out before the school year ends in July. Every year for his birthday, Alex has a special party invitation designed by his extremely talented Uncle Simon.
Previous years have seen Alex as Darth Vader or Spiderman and, when he was younger, he was driving Bob the Builder's vehicles or one of the Scooby Doo Gang driving the Mystery Machine!
This year's invite, as you can see, has a whole disco vibe going on. When I mentioned to my brother Simon that I'd booked a disco entertainer for this year's party and I was thinking of glitter balls and Saturday Night Fever for the invites, he set his colleague Richard to work with the amazing results you can see.
The invite makes me laugh so much every time I look at it that I just had to share it with you. It's so brilliantly camp - I'm sure Alex is going to kill me when he's older and I'm showing them to his friends!
After years of slaving over home-made cookies, muffins, finger sandwiches and carrot sticks for the kids' party tea every birthday, I've finally sold out and am planning to buy Happy Meals instead.
I almost feel liberated!
The hall I've booked in Denham has a kitchen so I was looking at doing hot food myself but it's actually cheaper (not to mention easier) to hit the Golden Arches on the Oxford Road instead.
I'm tempted to get them all a bag of carrots instead of chips in their Happy Meals but that would be mean - wouldn't it? ..