Sunday, July 15, 2007

Getting older

Balloons in the front garden are always a blatant clue that there is a party on.Posters in car windows clarify the birthday girl, with the semi-compulsory embarrasing childhood photo.

We are now starting to come to end end of the 40th parties and moving into the 50th season. Last night we tied up with Sandra in Cheshire who has her birthday in a couple of weeks but wanted the party yesterday for convenience. Being married to a gardener, she has a lovely back garden including a couple of Chimineas and this very pointy hanging basket.(Our hanging baskets contain fruit and bathroom toys!)
The birthday cake gives the game away- a Banshee member, a group of girls who are celebrants of the God Bacchus.
Sandra lamented that when she was a kid, as her birthday was always in the school holidays, she never got party bags. To put right that perceived injustice, she made sure we left with party bags, something David was delighted about.

5 comments:

pj said...

I'm 40 in November. Not sure if I'll be celebrating , but at least I've already had the mid-life crisis :)

Shades said...

I read something somewhere that men only tend to have a mid life crisis when their Wife becomes menopausal. So if you are married to a much younger wife, you don't find the urge to buy a flash car when your hair falls out.

YMMV...

Liz said...

We're just about at the end of the round of 50ths; a couple more years and we'll be starting on the 60s. Thta used to be old when I was a child. They say 60 is new 40 these days.

Shades said...

Liz, I can remember thinking how old thirty sounded when I was 21...

Lord Straf-Bilderberg said...

...I read something somewhere that men only tend to have a mid life crisis when their Wife becomes menopausal...

Now that's a good observation. But it does go in waves, doesn't it? 21sts [I'm old enough for those], engagement, wedding, then the milestones.