I no longer mind that my birthday is in January, I'm quite happy to stay at home and order a takeaway or go for a meal with my boyfriend. I don't do nights out getting hammered, but back in my youth (I'm totally not turning 75, don't worry) there was a lot of things that wound me up about having a birthday in January.
1. Everyone is skint
It's right after Christmas and New Year so nobody has any money to go out to celebrate.
2. They don't stay out
If they do come out, they go home early because it's too cold, they're running low on money, they're on dry-January.
3. The weather
It's either freezing, snowing or raining, nobody wants to leave the warmth of their sofa.
As a kid you'll never have a party with a bouncy castle in your garden.
You can't even have a pizza party
5. They forget
You get birthday cards/presents late because they're all skint after the holidays.
6. You receive re-gifted presents People will give you the crappy presents they didn't want for Christmas.
7. You get two-in-one presents
'This is your birthday and Christmas present'. Don't think so, love.
8. Got the January blues
Everyone is knackered after a hectic December and just can't be bothered. Can you blame them?
You feel like your birthday is an inconvenience to everyone else because it's straight after the holidays.
10. No more presents
You have to wait eleven months for more presents; why can't your birthday be in June?
If you fancy sending me loads of presents to make me feel better, they'll be greatly appreciated ;)