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On the Eve of my 40th

It’s a funny old thing, tomorrow I will be officially classed as ‘middle-aged’. Imagine my shock and horror at hearing this just a couple of weeks ago when I hurt my knee. I was not impressed and I really don’t feel like I am ‘middle-aged’…apart from said injury. And really, you are only as old/young as you feel, right?

This is the first year that I wished I could celebrate this milestone with my twin brother, and not only because of the state of the world, but because it feels like a big milestone. Did you know that I have a twin brother? I have only celebrated with him once since I moved abroad when I was 15. That’s when he came to visit me in London. So really, it’s not much different to any other year, only it really feels different. Anyway, I will be celebrating him as well tomorrow!

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Meaningful Gifts

When we reach a certain age and have a birthday coming up, and people ask the question: ‘What would you like?’ I always struggle to come up with an idea.

I am pretty lucky to have everything I need, apart from time with friends and family far away, I am pretty content.

And then I receive a thoughtful gift from my aunt, with a lot of meaning behind it.

She has planted 50 trees with Oxfam for my birthday. She writes that because of the bushfires here in Australia in 2019-2020 she wanted to do something…. And I just love it!