Friday, December 03, 2010

Halfway to a telegram from the queen


On the momentous occasion of clocking up half a century, I feel as though I ought to be making some profound observations on life. But frankly, I feel about half my age and I hardly ever act my age, so I'd probably come out with a fart joke or something equally immature. It's best if I spare you....

Fifty seemed so old when I was twenty. Actually, fifty WAS old when I was twenty. Back then, fifty-year-old women were grey and slow-moving, and always complaining of some ache or pain. They sat around knitting or swapping recipes, and they dressed like old ladies.

I hear people say that "Fifty is the new forty" and I think Bugger that! In my case, fifty is the new THIRTY. I don't plan to give up my jeans and t-shirts in favour of elastic-waisted granny-pants in some shiny stretchy synthetic fabric. And I won't be shopping for a new wardrobe of tops and dresses with sleeves that cover my upper arms, because "ladies past a certain age" can't help being a bit flabby and floppy.

As for knitting, maybe I'll take it up when I'm eighty.

Meanwhile, if you want me, I'll be over at the park, swinging on the monkey bars.

14 comments:

Cinders said...

Happy birthday Kek - have a wonderful day :) I think you're amazing.

Charlotte Orr said...

Happy Birthday!

AlleyCat said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

if 50 is the new 30 can I be 20??? LOL

Hope you have a fabulous day, a wonderful week & may the coming year bring you happy times!!!

kathrynoh said...

congratulations! happy birthday... definitely not time to be an old lady yet, but hey, knitting is cool!

Debstar said...

Happy Birthday Kek. You know you won't be getting a telegram from the Queen, she'll be dead in another 50 years.

Michelle said...

Happy Birthday!!

Shar said...

Happy 50th Kek!!
I had no idea how old you were but wouldn't have guessed anywhere near 50 from your recent pics or your writings :)

Have a great day

Spunky Britches said...

Happy Birthday Kek

I hope you have an awesome day/weekend and the sun shines brightly for your party :-)

LizN said...

I love it, no nanny knickers for you hey :) Happy Birthday :)

Kerry W said...

I love your attitude Kek! ;) Sent you birthday wishes on FB, but I'll say it again...HAPPY 50TH!

linda said...

happy birthday to you happy birthday to you happy birthday happy birthday happy birthday to yooooooooooooooouuuuuuuuu!!!
hope you had a great day!

Maryanne said...

Happy birthday Kek. Hope the rain stays away for your party and that you have a super super time!!!!!

Maryanne xxx

KatieP said...

Happy happy birthday. Have an amazing joy filled day x

The Stark's said...

I wanna hear a fart joke (lol)

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