Well it has finally happened and l am still here, I am still alive, and I am all in one piece!
The world as l know it hasn't ended, aliens haven't landed or if they have l haven't noticed!
My hair didn't turn white overnight, my waist line hasn't disappeared, well not totally!
l didn't wake up to find myself wearing a nylon frilly nightdress that resembled my great Aunt Margaret's, a hair net, incontinent pants nor bed socks and liver spots haven't appeared on my hands or anywhere else for that matter!
All my faculties are still intact and in good working order. the wheels are all well oiled and the white matter is still clunking away!
I still fancy the pants off Pierce Brosnan, Hugh Jackman and Gerard Butler in any order, l'm not fussy, but if you push me Gerry's my man!
I spent last Monday evening out with the girls; 20 friends, family and work colleagues, we had fun a few drinks, good food and in great company, what more could a girl ask for?
On Wednesday the kids and I drove down to Southampton to catch the car ferry to the Isle of Wight for a break. When l woke up on Saturday morning, my kids presented me with birthday gifts, cards and chocs they had kept hidden from me all the way down. Surprisingly the chocolate didn't melt in the heat of the car boot! And l even have some left!
We enjoyed a leisurely breakfast outside the trailer in sunshine and then we packed up and drove off to Kent to visit with my folks for the weekend.
I was spoiled by my kids, friends and family and so haven't experienced any of the expected after shocks!
Although it is a little bit surreal, l must confess seeing a room full of pink cards, festooned with images of handbags, cakes and chocolates (do they all know me or not!) and large silver 5o's all ove rthe show! I have to keep saying to myself this is me!! And it doesnt feel like it, not one bit ... I don't know what I was afraid off!
It is just a number ... for heavens sake just get on with it girl and smell the roses! AHhhhhh!!!