Thursday, September 07, 2006
Now We Are Sixty!
Today is my 60th birthday and as I was born at 7.20am I can't even say I'm still 59 until whatever time! Actually being 60 feels exactly like being 59 but I've decided that from now on I'm going to make the most of every day - there are still so many places to go, things to learn, books to read and adventures to have. Probably more than I've got time to fit in! I told my children some years ago that if they ever hear me saying things like 'when you get to my age you can't...' to speak sternly to me and put me back on track. I really admire these old ladies who fly to Australia or go sky diving to celebrate their 90th birthdays, none of this 'when you get older' for them. Mind you I wouldn't have gone sky diving to celebrate even my 20th birthday! It would need to be a very serious situation indeed to get me to jump out of a plane with a parachute on!! So here we are, it's a lovely sunny day and I'm going to spend it gardening and then tonight I do my Cinderella act and get all dressed up for dinner at a lovely restaurant with my husband and all three children and their other halves. There will be a beautiful full harvest moon tonight as well.And from today I get a pension, a free bus pass and reduced rates for all sorts of things - this being 60 stuff has a lot going for it!
The photograph was taken in Florence this time last year, I'm standing on the terrace of our hotel room looking rather serious! My daughter and I had a wonderful week together and I still look just like that even though I'm 60 now......