My birthday

I turned 48 this week (Wednesday 01 May) and enjoyed some fun food.

Before the food though a little reflection. I’ve never really been one to ponder too much about birthdays and getting older. We’re born, we live and if we’re fortunate we age, grow old and then we die. When I turned 30 and 40 I didn’t have a party because in my mind it wasn’t a big deal. Over the last year or so I’ve experienced some evidence of ageing in terms of my health. I’ve had to think more about my weight, my blood pressure and my diet. While I still eat more, I’m more and more conscious of the need to keep my weight at a certain level. On Tuesday night I went to bed and for the first time reflected on the following day I would be 48. Forty-eight sounds old. Forty-seven seemed to be a little way before I hit 50, but 48 is two years away from 50. In my mind 50 is old. That means in 2015 I reckon I’m taking a couple of days off around my birthday and spend some time in quiet reflection. The last place I want to be is at work.

So on Wednesday I woke up feeling quite flat. I needed something sweet and refreshing. The best thing in the morning though was a text message from Miss15 who sent me a pinch and a punch for the first day of the month. Normally I get in first.

I made the smoothie with Chinese gooseberry and pineapple pieces. The coffee was also strong.

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On checking my post office box I had a couple of cards. One from my parents and one from Bron.

Good morning. #birthday #coffee and cards πŸ˜ƒβ˜•

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Coffee and cards

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I work with great friends. A couple of them decorated the glass outside my work area.

Great work mates. Office decorations for #birthday Thank you πŸ˜ƒ

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The good news is I move work areas again next week.

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I decided against lunch because Bron was taking me to dinner. When we got there I got a gift from Bron.

#birthday gifts Thanks Bron

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Popping candy and chocolate.

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We went to our local Canberra Southern Cross Club at Jamison. The club does a pretty good steak which is what I wanted to eat.

#birthday #dinner Scotch fillet with mash and hollandaise Thanks Bron #yummy

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This is a Scotch fillet steak with hollandaise sauce and mash potato.

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Bron bought me a nice cake and we had some at the club. It was great going out with Bron and having a good meal and enjoying each other’s company.

#birthday #cake Thanks Bron #yummy

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One candle was enough

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The next morning I walked

Good morning Mr Owl

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Hello Mr Owl

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I had some cake for breakfast

#breakfast Leftover #birthday cake. Yes I did do this πŸ˜ƒ

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I only had a little

#breakfast A small piece will be okay.

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Office coffee with popping candy

Good morning. Office #coffee with popping candy πŸ˜ƒ β˜•

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I got a nerf gun for a birthday present from a work friend

#birthday gift from @jacquimkane Thanks Jac | Ping @jesskirkham08 @kecozanat

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It’s a nice little pistol

Needed to go out in the cold for a #coffee Brrr…❄❄❄

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Chicken and vegetable bake was necessary before I could finish off the cake πŸ™‚

#dinner chicken legs and vegetable bake #yummy

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Yes I ate the rest in one go

#dessert The last part of my #birthday cake #yummy

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Just so you know it’s got cold again in Canberra

Good morning Mr Owl. It's warmed up to –0.5 Β°C πŸ˜ƒβ„

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So I celebrated over a couple of days.

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Jamison Southern Cross Club http://www.cscc.com.au/location/jamison/
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26 thoughts on “My birthday

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  3. I’m having the best time of my life in my 50’s turn 58 on the 2nd of April, I just love being in my 50’s I have lots of friends, go out a lot, my friend’s ages range from a male who’s 30 (see him twice a week) and a 80 year old girlfriend, they are all lovely people, I feel good about myself, I’m a well developed human being and that makes a big difference. Happy belated birthday Gaz, love Sandy

  4. Happy birthday Gaz. There’s some negatives about nearing 50 but some wonderful positives too. I love that age has made me sooooo much wiser and I am a better person for it. I’m sure you feel that too.

  5. Happy birthday. Yep, even if you don’t feel older, your body sure makes sure you do. Heck, when I was 20 I didn’t have carpal tunnel, bursitis, arthritis, tendonitis, a sore back, poor hearing, glasses or a fat tummy. Now,a mere ninteen years down the track, I can tick each one of those boxes. But saying that, when I was 20, i didn’t have a house, a cat, a dog, a husband, or a nice car. So there are benefits to growing older as well. Now I’m just waiting for my mind to catch up, but my saying is something along the lines of you can grow old but you don’t have to grow up! And I think your nerf gun supports my theory. lol.

  6. Happy birthday, old dude πŸ™‚
    My turn in August!
    Let’s hear it for the β€˜65ers!!

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