Hicky Burpy Valentine's Day #50 Club Bubbles!!

My thoughts for this Valentines Day 2012....

The day that I finally  become a pentagenurian and the day before I retire from my good Government job.... forever.

Delight and relief at reaching these momentous milestones.

Total belief that 50 IS the new 40 and that I'm now old enough to know a lot .... and young enough to still do it. ALL of it!!

A cake, chocolate of course,  with 50 candles on it has to be a very big one.

Happy knowing that the State may believe they got the best of me over the years..... and secure in the knowledge that the best is yet to come!

Very aware of this wonderful opportunity to look back over my interesting life's journey so far and to acknowledge any achievements along the way...

Oh, SOD that.....

I have two great reasons to PARTAAAYY!

Even if I don't like big parties I adore lots of small ones ;-)

Total enjoyment in attending Dirty Dancing last week with my soon-to-be-pentagenurian friend ...

The hilarity, if a tad juvenile, of a meal out with lovely friends last Friday... who knew putting on ones seat belts could be so hilarious??!!

50 IS just a number and is absolutely NO reason that you shouldn't dance your ass off in your local, almost empty pub..... with a fellow #50Club member!!!

Valentines Day is a wonderful time to have a special birthday..

It's been a day of  opening lovely cards, reading lovely tweets and LOTS of facebook messages and has been very heartwarming indeed :-) Thank you all SO much!

I can't lie though.... it's also been a day of opening some fabulous presents and that has been really FUN!!

This momentous 'coming-of-age(ing)' is a time to attempt to be fabulous at 50 and to brave donning that little red dress!!

As fun as sharing this with you has been, it is now time for some pre-pub Hicky Burpy Valentines day #50Club bubbles so....


There may be some more dancing in the local later.... for which I offer NO apologies whatsover!


Let the celebrations continue....



  1. Looking gorgeous!!!!!x

  2. I love every point you make. Happy Birthday! Happy retirement from the office job! And I'm so impressed with that little red dress that doesn't even look tight. Here's to the second half xxx :~)

  3. Go dance to your own unique rhythm Val \o/\o/\o/
    We 50 year olds rock ;)
    You look divine in your red dress.
    I can't believe I didn't know until now, that you are also Jazzygal!
    :) :) :)
    Have a ball Val & may it bring your hearts desire, with much love xox

  4. Fantastic dress, you're looking gooooo-oood!! Happy Bday :)

  5. Love the dress Val, hppe you have a great night.

    Congrats on the 50 and the very best wishes for your Retirement.

    Helen Murray

  6. That is one gorgeous dress. And it's perfect for dancing :) Happy Birthday xx

  7. Happy birthday, you look stunning. What a gorgeous dress. Mich x

  8. Look at you, girl! No little black dress for you - no sir! You look fabulous so get out there and celebrate that 5-0 for all it's worth! :)

  9. You are rocking that little red dress!!! And remember---no dancing on tables--then you'll wind up in those green Crocs again!

  10. OH. MY. HAT. Look at you in that dress... you look stunning! :) Ahem, in a long ago previous post you gave the impression that you were (*whisper* a little plump!). I don't think so, Mrs Skinny Malinki!!
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY.. I am sure that you had a total blast.

  11. Belated Happy Birthday, V. How fabulous do you look in the red dress. It's gorgeous. Hope you enjoyed every minute. x

  12. @Lisa: Thanks, wasn't sure whether or not to post it!!

    @Midlife Singlemum: Thanks, won't be long til you join me! That dress will be too tight by the time I'm done celebrating!

    @Irish Minx: yes, we do...don't we!! Can't believe you didn't know it was me either!!

    @Steph: Thanks a mil :-)

    @Helen: Thanks for your good wishes:-)

    @Blue Sky: Thanks! It's a great little party dress!!

    @Michelle Twin Mum: Thanks so much!

    @AlongCameTheBird: Oh yeah....red all the way!! Am celebrating the hell outa this birthday!!

    @Lizbeth: Hahaha...yes, that would be SO typical!

    @Di: Thank you! I have lost a little weight since last September...need to get back in control after all this celebrating!!

    @Colette: Thanks a mil...I'm STILL enjoying it!!

    Thank you all so much for your comments, here, on facebook and twitter. It's been amazing and all your good wishes really made my day special :-)

    Things very hectic at the moment.... I WILL visit all your blogs soon.

    xx Jazzy

  13. WOW! This is the first time I've seen you! You look stunning in that dress. Yo go girl!


  14. OMG you rock that red dress! Happy birthday XXX

  15. Wow you looked stunning for your special day!! Great picture :) Hope you had a fab time celebrating/ dancing/ drinking bubbly!! And I'm liking that 50 is the new 40 as I have already gone past the 40 thing!! LOL

  16. @Dani G: t Thank you SO much! I'm still off celebrating..

    @Jean: Aww... Thanks a mil!

    @muminmeltdown: Thanks! I'm doing my best to live up to the '50 being the new 40' thing!!

    Thanks so much for all your lovely comments:-)

    Xx Jazzy

  17. Happy belated birthday!!! You look fab in your dress :) Hope you had a wonderful time!!

    Brittany from Arena xx

  18. @Brittany: Thank you SO much.... I'm STILL having a great time!!

    Thanks for commenting Brittany :-)

    xx Jazzy

  19. What a fabulous dress! I hope you had a spectacular birthday! Emma :) xx

  20. @BavarianSojourn: Thanks Emma, sure did an the celebrations continue!

    Thanks for your comment :-)

    xx Jazzy

  21. Happy (belated) birthday! You LOOK FABULOUS!!

  22. @Kathleen: Thanks so much kathleen!!!

    xx Jazzy


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