Sunday, 17 February 2013

My birthday...

...is tomorrow. It's a big birthday. A very big birthday. And I can't quite believe it's happening. It's the kind of thing that happens to other people; like winning the lottery (nice), or being run over by a bus (not nice).

I've had this strange compulsion to tell everyone. In shops and at social occasions and the place where I keep the horse, I find myself telling everyone within earshot (and now in the blogosphere). Not because I'm proud, but because I'm appalled. Nonetheless,  I want everyone to know. I want to be reassured that I won't become human wallpaper; disappear; be ignored.

But we're having a big party next weekend, and that will be lovely. The upside, you might say.

Oh, and if anyone wants to give me a little present, and you're not a follower of this blog, please be my number 110. 109 looks....untidy, somehow.

39 comments:

  1. Many happy returns for tomorrow, Frances. I wish you the happiest big birthday ever and hope you enjoy every minute of it. x

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  2. How many? HOW MANY?? (Tip: after a certain point ladies can start to brag about them.)
    Anyway, Happy Birthday, and have a great day!

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    1. I wasn't going to confess, buy hey! Why not? I'm 70. Hell that looks old...

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  3. A very Happy Birhthday for tomorrow, Frances. I hope you have a lovely day - treat yourself! I am only sorry that I have upset you by being the very untidy 109th follower - how I wish now I has waited!

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    1. Thanks, Wendy. And I wasn't at all upset!

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  4. Happy Birthday! I've been a follower for a long, long time but that would be a nicest present one can present in the blogosphere. I know what you mean about those untidy numbers.

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  5. Glad you've got to the 110 Frances, and Happy Birthday. You could never be wallpaper, much too bubbly for that.

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    1. Bubbly wallpaper....damp? But thank you!

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  6. Have a brilliant birthday. I had a big one last year and this year is going to be a let-down in comparison ...

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    1. Thanks, Fran. Actually it's not nearly as bad as I'd feared!

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  7. Happy Birthday!
    Don't worry about the years, just enjoy your birthday and your life. That big party sounds like fun. Cheers!

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    1. Thank you, Kay. It's been great so far!

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  8. Another birthday may seem traumatic, but think of the alternative. Not good at all! Suck it up, Soldier on and Milk it for all it's worth. Have a truly fine birthday and continuation...

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  9. Happy Birthday, Frances!!! I know what you mean about hardly able to believe it; I felt like that when I turned 40. It wasn't traumatizing or anything, I simply found it astonishing that it was really ME who was turning 40, and felt so unlike what I'd always imagined 40 to be.

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  10. Happy birthday Frances. I have a big birthday of my own coming up shortly so I completely get what you are saying. Have a wonderful day and here's to many more birthdays.

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  11. I wish you a very happy birthday. Hope your day is going nicely so far. I was going to click on " followers". but I guess you don't want 111 ?.. ....though having thought about that.....what the heck, you just need 9 more for your birthday! BTW..."Fallen Women" is brilliant......I read it over the weekend, and finished it at 2.15am this morning. Couldn't put it down!

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    1. So glad you enjoyed Fallen Women. And thank you for following!

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  12. Happy Birthday to you.... Happy Birthday to you! Have a great day and party until the Cows come home. :-)

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  13. Happy Birthday, Frances and enjoy your party - very glad to hear you won't disappear :-) x

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    1. Thanks, Teresa. I haven't vanished yet!

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  14. Happy birthday Frances, and remember it's only a number. It's a lovely sunny day, so have a good one. I see you are already up to 112 on your blog.

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  15. It's not the years in your life, it's the life in your years!

    From one who knows (one month from today I'll be 72) and is still going strong.

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  16. Happy big birthday to you. I never know what to do with them but I have a couple of years left to worry about the next one.

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  17. Thank you all so much for your lovely comments. And special thanks to my new followers. Please let me know who you are (followers don't seem to be printed in any order)!

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    1. Frances I've had you on my dashboard reading list for a while but it was set on anonymous. I'm not sure if those are counted or not! Anyway it's official now... LOL

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    2. Anonymous or not, you're very welcome!

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  18. Belated greetings Frances. Not that a day or so will make any difference to my wishes for a happy and healthy life ahead but I'm just catching up. As I said to Adrian age is just age. 70 is still middle age and given all the punishment you've given your body falling off four-legged machines of human destruction (another horse-mad friend - she works with them - has just broken a number of ribs and sundry other bits and bobs) I think you are doing remarkably well. Remember that the more birthdays you have the longer you live.

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  19. Hey! Lets face it the alternative is much worse! So be proud, there is no way you will become invisible, you are much too interesting.
    Belated birthday greetings !

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    1. And belated thanks for your very kind message!

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