Today is the last day of my 5th decade. Phil’s lovely daughter delivered my favourite flowers (seen here) and wine and chocolates for me to have tomorrow, and Phil is taking me out to lunch. I keep thinking phrases like ‘in the twilight of my years’, ‘eligible for a senior railcard’ (thanks April!) ‘over the hill’ and ‘sixty is the new 40’ (no it isn’t – and thank god for that, a lot of my 40’s were horrendous!) but really I’m still 20 in my head, so none of it makes much sense and I’ll carry on being me regardless.
(I wish the bloody Govt hadn’t altered retirement dates, I should be retired tomorrow and having a high old time, but a couple of years ago they moved the goal posts and I have to wait until I’m 66 now 🙄 as I need the pension I get then, not being a wealthy Tory politician or the like). I love my job so I probably would have stayed working anyway, but it’s the principal.
Anyway here are my lovely lilies, they smell devine and the aroma is spreading through the house. Lovely!