The #50club....

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 ;-)




  1. Good luck with the 50 club - I reckon you may have found a niche there.

    Maybe in a few years I'll join you. PS my husband is a 1962 baby!!!!

    Deb x

  2. Great! Thanks for taking the intitiative Jazzy. I'm grabbing the badge right now and will hashtag related posts to #50club on twitter. I may even have a stand-alone page about it on my blog - well of course I will. I think a link to all participating members on the stand-alone page would be a good way to make it a community thing and spread the word.
    We could also share prompts for posts or do them as blog carnivals. I think I'd like to write a Turning 50 Charter (a personal one - not rules for anyone else) and also a introspective more serious one. Can you tell I'm into this? :~D

  3. What a great idea, am kinda wishing I was turning 50 so that I could join you...... :)

  4. @Deb at aspie in the family: Thanks! Think it may be slow to get off the ground! Hey...your hubby is welcome to join us!!

    @Midlife Singlemum: Good on ya! Some great ideas there...keep us in the loop and we'll join in and RT etc. The pic heading logpost is not officially the badge, although it may end up being so! We'll search for something snazzy...or jazzy!!.... and see what happens.

    For the record...when is your birthday?

    @Di: Oh no you don't!! Hold onto your youth as long as you can ;-)

    Thanks for your commets :-)

    xx Jazzy

  5. And so it begins. This year is going to be sooooo much fun :D

  6. Great idea, I am 8 years away from the fifties club but hope when I get there I will party in style and look as youthful as the two of you do now :-)

  7. @Blue Sky: We'll have a laugh anyway!

    @Andra Johnston: Ah, thanks're such a pal :-)PS...there's a tenner in the post!!

    Thanks for comments :-)

    xx Jazzy

  8. My big 5-0 won't arrive for another few years but your group sounds so much fun, I almost wish it was sooner! Have fun 50 Club Ladies! :)

  9. @AlongCameTheBird: I wish we weren't 5o for another few years as you guys all seem up so for it!! Thanks :-)))

    xx Jazzy

  10. you are super cool always no matter what your age

  11. I'm close enough! just a little over 2 years away..Can I be a sort of junior member-until I can legally join? It would be the first time I was a junior anything in years!!!

  12. @Floortime Lite Mama: Aww...thanks! I feel better already :-)))

    @kathleen: Absolutely you can ;-)

    Thanks for your comments :-)




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