As my 40th birthday approaches, my plans for celebrating it with all my friends in a large house together have been thwarted. I had booked a beautiful manor house in Monmouthshire www.Treowen.co.uk , and was looking forward to partying in the huge rooms, playing their grand piano and celebrating with all my friends together. However, a number of people have had to drop out (for valid reasons) and as it wouldn’t be quite what I had envisaged without them, I have decided to cancel.
So back to the drawing board – how should I spend my 40th birthday? I have a lot to live up to since I spent my 30th birthday in Paris, was proposed to on the top of the Eiffel Tower, spent the day at the opera house and the evening listening to Mozart’s Requiem .
I asked the children this morning what I should do. My 6 year old suggested I go on holiday ‘ somewhere near here – maybe Wales …. or Japan?’ My 2 year old said ‘ eat biscuits’. Hmm… Japan sounds good , but not quite in the budget.
So what to do? Will I be whisked away somewhere romantic? Could I do that study tour to Reggio Emilia I have always wanted to do? Or shall I just treat it like a normal day and postpone the celebrations till a later date?
Maybe I’ll just eat biscuits!