A woman who has her birthday this weekend expects to go out to celebrate with her friends as if it’s it’s a normal month.

Recruitment Consultant Theresa Connell, who turns 27 today, has designs on a lunch in La Parilla followed by an afternoon and evening of Prosecco and cocktails, but her friends can barely afford a Greggs.

Theresa said: “I’m not sure why, but my birthdays are always more low key than my friends’. Last year we went for a walk.

“My friend Cheryl’s birthday last year was amazing, cocktails, a nice lunch and a night out in Cardiff. I just want a day and night exactly like that.”

Theresa’s friend Pete Bowen added: “Cheryl’s birthday is the 1st of July, so its after payday and it’s also a far less depressing month.

“I tell you, after Christmas I’m struggling to make my packet of pasta and jar of pesto last for the rest of the month. Not sure how I’m going to pull together an all dayer.”

Friend Cheryl Gray said: “Theresa’s one of my oldest friends and when we were in school I don’t ever remember her birthday being an issue.

“Now that we’re a bit older I can’t help but feel that she’s a bit of a selfish bitch having a January birthday, but I may be feeling like this because I can’t pay my rent this month.”

Theresa continued: “I’ve set up a birthday WhatsApp group but no ones responded yet.

“They’re probably all planning an amazingly expensive surprise present or something.”