"Well, there is only one piece of advice I can give you," said the wisest of wise men. "The secret of happiness is to see all the marvels of the world and never to forget the drops of oil on the spoon."

('The Alchemist' Paulo Coelho)

Saturday, August 21, 2004


My birthday today. For the past 5 years, I have been training everyone around to avoid all mention of it and I have refused to celebrate it, but you can't stay 21 (50) for ever so I have to bite the bullet and admit that each year I get older - just like everyone else!
Anyway, I've had a very pleasant day, culminating in being taken out to dinner by Keith....oh and being stung by a wasp! Well, it's the first time in all my 56 years, so I guess I've got off lightly till now - but it ain't 'alf sore!


  1. Oooh many happy returns! :)

  2. Ouch! Seem to be alot of them about, PG was stung last week.

    Have a very happy birthday :o)

  3. Happy Birthday!

    I got stung by wasp a few years ago - it flew/crawled up my trouser leg!

  4. Thanks very much for all your birthday good wishes. :)

  5. Happy Birthday! Believe me, I know exactly how your feel! Although last year 50 was a hard birthday to "swallow" it's sounding pretty good right now. That's what I keep telling myself - as much as I don't care for 51, it's a whole lot younger than I'm ever going to be now isn't it! And my dear, you look marvelous! I hope I'm as lucky. Wasp stings are nasty! Hope you're feeling okay. And, here's what people tell me...50 is now the "new 40," 60 is the "new 50." HUH? I don't quite understand it but if it makes me younger I'll go with it, few questions asked!

  6. Happy Birthday, Jenny! I hope your happiest days are ahead of you!

  7. Oooops! A little bit late but....Happy Birthday!

    Paul & Debbie :-)

  8. I forgot to mention.....

    If I look that good at 56 I'll be a very happy woman!....hell Jenny, you barely look out of your 30's to me. Your doing good!

  9. Keith's comment was, what magnification glasses do you use? Mine is, thank you very much for the compliment!
    (The day I get a compliment from that man I'll put the flags out! :))

  10. Happy belated birthday, Jenny! And yes, you do look much younger than your 56 years. Father Time has been gentle with you, but clearly there is no way to guard against the sting of aging. LOL!!

  11. Lol.......do men 'do' compliments????

    And low magnification! hehe.

  12. You look quite lovely today, Scottie! And you, Jenny! I really like those shoes. Did you get them for your birthday? Yes, you BOTH look very nice.

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