Posted by: Admin | October 13, 2010

Party on, dudes!

Preparations are afoot for my 50th birthday celebrations in July 2011. I’ve never had a birthday party, not as an adult anyhow. To be honest, the thought both thrills and horrifies me by turns. What if no one comes? Why wouldn’t they? I don’t know! I can’t legislate for my neuroses. It feels a bit show-offy, making myself the centre of attention, but on the other hand, for once in my life I want to mark a personal milestone with a public statement.

My daughters have kindly taken on the organisation, which is why it’s being discussed so early – who knows where in the world daughter no.2 will be in a month’s time? We’re thinking village hall, band, fish and chip supper and a rockabilly theme. That might change yet, of course. I might yet get cold feet and decide to spend the big day with the duvet over my head.

If you’ve reached the 50 milestone already, how did you celebrate?



  1. I only know that I was for certain drunk. I had been mostly drunk for about 10 years or so. If I hadn’t been drunk I would have most certainly been under the bed probably with a flash light to keep the boogie woman away. If I had known the future I would have probably taken my favorite anchor and jumped into the Sea of Cortez but I had at that time lost my ability to see the future so here I am.
    Have a party. At fifty and with your mind you are invincible. When you take over the world and appoint me to your cabinet I will not serve.

  2. On rollerskates dressed as Barbie, with all my friends dressed in similar ridiculous outfits – just spent the whole night laughing! Made me feel about 21 – forget the duvet over your head – 50 is the best birthday yet – trust me!! (now 51 is a different matter….not looking forward to that at all!).

  3. You deserve a party, and what a party it will be !!!! xx

  4. OF, my mind is a very fragile thing. I lose it more often than is healthy. (I’m glad you didn’t put down the anchor)

    Annabel, you always embrace life so readily. I am so glad I have met you.

    Mummystime – thanks. I need to learn to jive 😉

  5. Think you might already know this one – by coming home to a house empty of everything that had been there when I left it that morning, and I mean everything!

  6. Rich, that sucks. No one deserves that, but particularly not a decent guy like you. So glad it’s not made you mean and bitter – and your new lady looks lovely, btw. xx

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