I knew I've been away for a while, but flicking through my last entries I realise that I haven't really shared much at all of late. I'm really sorry. I think I have been 1) tired and held back by some kinda bug after the war and peace show and 2) preoccupied with work and other important things.
Specially made mini 40th Birthday Cake! (sorry iphone pic not the best)
One of those important things was my 40th birthday! Wow. How did that happen? I used to question people who said that it "crept" up on them, I mean, that isn't really possible since you know how old you are, and when your birthday is...don't you? But in truth it does creep up, or, more likely, you ignore it until it pounces on you.
Ealing Jazz festival in my birthday week
Well, I don't mind being 40, it doesn't feel any different really, it still feels like 35, or 29 or even 18, I still feel like me. It's when I drink too much and stay up too late that it 40 shows itself the next day!
I haven't done too much for my birthday. My own celebrations will wait a bit, but the Olympics committee were nice enough to put on a big spectacle of fireworks and ring Big Ben to tell all that it was my birthday.
And all these really fit people paraded about and the Queen jumped out of a Helicopter!
I had to wear this dress to celebrate - it's the one that has presents on it
And then a dancing friend had his 60th birthday so I got to go to a party with all my friends AND I didn't have to host it. I think that is some kinda clever really
Here's Mr Wolf and Matt doing the Dean Collins Shim Sham back to back. They love getting together and doing all their fancy footwook.
Friends Jenny and Barry on the dance floor. Check out the print on her dress! It is divers and submarines!
Another friend Susie and our fans
Ohhh what shall we give away?