Friday, April 04, 2014

Now We Are 60

I started the day with a bran tub* from my sister. Anyone else remember bran tubs? It smelt heavenly as I dived into it.

This is how we started the party. I'd decided to go for the subtle look.

Sadly, Neil didn't get the chance to play during the party.  The guitars were authentic decor though - I seem to remember a guitar in every student bedroom when I was young!

Here is my lovely friend Alex. You can see she got my memo about being subtle.

The music started and we were off! I haven't had so much fun dancing in years.

My sons. The best-looking young men in the world. No, I'm not at all biased. I'm surprised you'd even ask!

I don't know why I was looking at his feet.

Some dear friends with my daughter-in-law

And here are both lovely daughters-in-law, with a friend and my older son.

Some mad friends who write a novel every November. Yes, I do too. No, I don't know why.

The end of the party and still fresh as a daisy. Ish.

If you want to hear some of the music we danced to there's a playlist on YouTube.

*(In Britain) a tub containing bran** in which small wrapped gifts are hidden, used at parties, fairs, etc.
** except that the "bran" was always sawdust.


Ms Scarlet said...

Happy, happy birthday!! It's good to see you had a wonderful time!
I will get everyone to dress up as Adam Ant when it's my turn!

Unknown said...

Both Neil and you look sooo awesome!! I wish I could've been there to dance with you! Your sons look handsome indeed! I hope to be as vibrant, young-looking, happy and lovely as you when I turn sixty!

Polenth said...

Any party that involves bright rainbow colours has got to be good!

fairyhedgehog said...

Thank you Ms Scarlet, Lily, and Polenth. I wish we'd been able to invite everyone we wanted to come and I'd have loved you all to be there!

So now I'm 60 and I get free prescriptions and maybe a bus pass and I think I'm old enough to wear purple with a red hat that doesn't go and doesn't suit me. But I wore my rainbow jacket to do the shopping yesterday instead.

batgirl said...

Happy birthday! You do look freash as a daisy, though much brighter coloured.

fairyhedgehog said...

Thanks, batgirl! I may look fresh as a daisy but only a daisy that was dripping with sweat! It was great fun though.

Whirlochre said...

Looks like a fun and fairy event. Wear that new zero with pride.

fairyhedgehog said...

I will, Whirl. I'm rocking those wrinkles!

Simon Kewin said...

Happy birthday! Looks like a blast. Hearing that Nancy Sinatra song is one of my very earliest memories!

fairyhedgehog said...

Simon, Thanks! We had a lot of fun with that one.

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