… and I find it harder to remember where I left the car only an hour earlier than I do recalling childhood memories. I did laugh reading Debbie Greenwood's blog about her big birthday. Kathy and I are only a year behind her, and yet, as she say's, it's hard to think where the years have gone!
It all begins at 50 – and according to journalist Molly Parkin, who recently wrote about the improvement in her love life having hit the big 5 0, we have a lot to look forward to! Between you, me and the gatepost, Debbie Greenwood – contact lenses or not – looks a lot closer to 30 then 50, and having spent many a hilarious evening in her company, she can take years off you – which in my case is a bonus! As my kids pointed out when I said the lines around my eyes were laughter lines, "Nothing's that funny, Mum…"
After a busy, although enjoyable, weekend with Liz Earle and her TSV, it all ground to a very satisfying halt on Sunday with a roast beef lunch. Time to recharge the batteries… and do the ironing… oh, and watch the BAFTAs… didn't Kate Winslett do well!
I actually spent some time downloading more photos from the snow and then found pictures saved to my camera of my mother's 70th birthday, when my sister Jenny and I took her to Venice. Seems like forever away when infact it's only been four years, but luckily the memories are as sharp as the colours of the houses on the island of Murano. I've had to order the adapter to download them onto my computer but should have a few to share with you for my next missive..
It will be enjoyable to spend time in Simon Wilson's company this week – a great talent and a great sense of humour too. That'll be between 2pm and 4pm this afternoon. Hope you'll be able to join us.
Whatever the weather is like where you are, stay safe.
Love Ali xx