Thursday, 22 April 2010

"J" walking

Last week I reached the age of fifty, yes 50! The half century! I am a middle aged woman, a woman of a certain age. Am I bothered? Absolutely not!

My 50th birthday was the perfect excuse to invite lots of people who mean very much to me to gather together and help me celebrate. I decided on a fancy dress party themed "J". The first reaction from friends and family was "why "J"? Becauase J is the first letter of my name, the next was "What on earth can I come as that starts with "J"?" Well it certainly got us all thinking.

On the night I was visited by an array of famous names includung John Bon Jovi, Jackie Onasis and Julius Ceasar. I was honoured to meet for the first time a Canadian lumberjack turned ice hockey star and the lovely Jordan - in duplicate!

I was blown away by the distance friends and family travelled to help me celebrate., and humbled by the huge challenge overcome by two people in particular. I only hope they know just how much it means to me.

I consider myself truly blessed in having such wonderful people in my life. My partner worked so hard to make my party fun and he made me a fantastic birthday cake with 50 candles.

I am a very,very lucky girl!


  1. Dear Julie,
    How's it goin' eh? Johnny Canuck here. The legendary ice hockey playing lumberjack:-)
    Just wanted to thank you for inviting me to your birthday party. It was a very special time for all concerned.
    You are truly blessed with some great friends and a loving partner. All very positive stuff. Indeed, this has been a momentous occasion, in more ways than one.
    I did a blog about your party because it was such an inspirational moment in your life and the lives of those who have the honour of knowing you.
    With respect and kindness, Gary x

  2. It was a great party and it was lovely to see you so happy again. xx