Thursday, January 5, 2012
This week my son and I had a lovely day out, in a very cold, blustery Dublin Zoo, with Looking For Blue Sky and her son,. Later on we got to talking and the subject of our forthcoming 50th birthdays this year came up. We both thought that there seemed to be quite a lot of people in the same boat as us and wondered if we should try to organise something?
I then wrote my New Regime..... or Middle Aged Meltdown post as it had been in my head to do, and I just casually threw in about the big birthday.... to see if anyone would bite! Midlife Singlemum was straight in there (in the comments section) mentioning a possible #50club, which raised an immediate Oh YES from me and the same from others, when posted on twitter! Looking for Blue Sky started some recruiting and there would appear to be some interest!
1962 was a very special year it seems!
We are in good company you know, with Bon Jovie, Sheryl Crow and Jody Foster also celebrating their 50ths.
In Ireland we have Pauline McLynn, Anne Enright, Ray Houghton, Tony Cascarino, Eddie Hobbs, Dan Boyle and Cyprian Brady among others also celebrating!
Even our National broadcaster, RTE, is joining in with their 50th anniversary this year!
In good company indeed!
So, what are we going to do about it?
I mean, turning 50 is a big thing you know. It can be scary.... traumatic even, some may claim! I reckon we can either bury our heads in the sand or get ourselves out there and celebrate. In style!
Blue Sky and I think we might become leading pioneers and start a #50club and see who wants to join us in our celebrations! We will share it on our blogs, on twitter and facebook and see what happens. Maybe a meet up? A virtual party? Both?
Maybe we'll even have badges to sport: in real life and/or on our various profiles?!
Whatever happens there's bound to be lots of wine. There may even be champagne!
If you're interested leave us a comment below with your birthday date, where you're from and suggestions!
Let us start the ball rolling....
My birthday will be Feb 14th
Blue Sky's is June 20th and we're both in Dublin.
So, you wanna be in our gang??!!
Look forward to hearing from you, if so!!
Let's show 'em how it's done ;-)