So the dreaded day has been & gone, I am now another year closer to being 40! I was having a conversation with Mr F last year about what I wanted to do for my fortieth birthday as I never celebrated my 18th, 21st or 30th birthdays. To be honest, I'm not sure if I want a party or not. Part of me wants to have the mother of all hooleys & I like the idea of a Rockabilly themed fancy dress party....but part of me wants to just have a quiet night with my friends, drowning my sorrows (said with tongue firmly in cheek!!)
The one thing however I am 100% certain about is that in the December following my 40th, I would love for us to have a Christmas shopping weekend in New York, sans enfants (sorry kids!) Ever since I spent the summer months there when I was 18, I've wanted to go back at Christmas time. It makes me tingle with delight at the thought of seeing NYC decked out in all it's yuletide glory....the Rockefeller tree, the ice rink in Central Park, FAO Schwartz, Macys, sipping hot chocolate in Serendipity3.....I could go on!!!
When I suggested this, I also suggested that we start saving for it now seeing as we are notoriously bad at spending our savings on doing up the house! So last Christmas Day arrived & I had one present left to open. Inside was one of those money pots that have no way of opening unless you smash them open. This way, once the money went in, it was staying in!! However, this is what it said.....
Now, I know it's not a big deal but seeing as my hubby knows that turning 40 is not something I'm relishing, I can't quite understand why he got me a pot with this written on it!! Oh, don't get me wrong, the idea was fab & in the 4 months since I've had it, it's rather full already but I hate the fact I have to walk by it every day for the next 2 years, sat there on my chest of drawers screaming at me "LIFE BEGINS AT 40!!!" Yeah, thanks for that one Mr F!!!
I, on the otherhand, bought him something far more practical for his birthday last month......an iPhone controlled helicopter! See, much more practical! Birthdays......who'd have 'em.........?