Reading My Way Around the World

Thursday 27 September 2018

A significant number

It's my birthday today and I've reached a significant age - I'm now entitled to a free bus pass (I rarely use the bus, but hey, it's there, it's free and who knows where I'll go!)

But it is surreal.

I look in the mirror and it just doesn't compute!

I'm switching between thinking it's all hysterically funny and the next moment I'm in tears thinking how did this happen!

But the alternative doesn't measure up at all, does it.

I've had an amazing life so far - full of ups and not too many downs.  But I have followed my heart albeit not the most sensible thing to do a lot of the time (especially now when I see my friends retiring with that beautiful sounding word 'pension' lol)   But I couldn't have done anything else.  It's always been heart over head.  

And I hope that the adventure will continue for a good few years to come.

I've lost a lot of friends in recent years who haven't reached 60 or just barely, so instead of running away and hiding today and for the next few days, I'm shouting it out loud and celebrating reaching this significant number.   And looking forward to the party at the weekend.

Heading to Belfast now for a treat after spending a delicious morning browsing through one of my pressies from Tom - this amazing tome of the songs of Joni Mitchell explaining her guitar styles.  Months of inspiration.


  1. CoNgRaTuLaTiOnS and hap hap happy BiRtHdAy! xxx make sure you have a lovely time in Belfast xx

  2. Hi Fil - happy happy birthday and many congratulations ... following your heart is good ... so enjoy life. Your tome sounds 'delicious' so much to glean, inspire, read, explore ... and Belfast - have a great time ... all the best for the future - be it on a bus, or foot, or other means ... cheers Hilary

  3. Happy birthday fellow Libran. Do hope you've had a marvellous day and made some more great memories.

  4. HAPPY BIRTHDAY young lady. Only 9 years to go and you catch up with me.(lol)
    Hope you have a lovely day, take care and lots of hugs from Oz.

  5. Happy Birthday! Hope you had a wonderful day. :-)

    Cait @ Click's Clan

  6. congratulations fil hope the ups with not too many downs continue , may the music flow and the heart keep guiding your path...
    I made that benchmark last year ...


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