Half my life

I’m 45 today. If I’m lucky enough to live to 90 then I have lived half my life. I hope I’m still riding my bike at 90. You’re only as old as you feel or, as Groucho Marx once said, “You’re only as old as the woman you feel”. I heard another quote recently that I like better. It’s a Chinese proverb: “You’re only as old as your spine”. Eat well, get lots of exercise, and look after your back by not sitting for long periods.

I’ve had a fantastic birthday. My company gives us all our birthday off work so I’ve had a lovely day of relaxing followed by dinner at Foodstory.

How can anyone think vegan food is boring?

Some street art in Aberdeen.

Ben surprised me by buying this lovely dress for me as a gift. He’s never bought me a dress before and I never expected him to have such good taste in women’s dresses. After nearly 15 years of marriage he’s still amazing me. It’s got a lovely vintage shape to it and is covered in a bicycle print.

Elizabeth made me a carrot cake which we’re about to eat so I’d better go.

23 Replies to “Half my life”

    1. Thanks, Anne. It was lovely and I’ve taken the rest of the week off too so its especially relaxing.

  1. Happy Birthday! I love that dress with the bicycle print! Your husband has very good tastes. Also, if you’re still jumping at 90 as you are now, you’ll live far beyond that, I assure you.

  2. Happy Birthday!!! Looks so fun and filled with love. The best. The dress is beautiful. You look like a fairy in the spin pic.

    1. Thanks, Chrissie! I’m so lucky – it was a great day. And I love that you think I look like a fairy. How cool is that?

  3. Happy birthday, Rachel. Here’s to many more great years!

    Your advice and mentorship around 2015 and 2016 have changed my life for better. I am very grateful to you for being generous with your time and ideas when I needed them. Thank you so much!

    1. Thanks, Chait! But you know it was all you – you are the reason you are where you are now and it’s definitely well-deserved.

    1. Thanks, Sérgio! I hope there’s another 45 years especially if they’re as good as the last 45.

  4. Looks like a perfect day Rach, I’m glad you had a wonderful birthday! Excellent work Ben, that dress is fabulous and fits perfectly.

    P.S the kids are SO GROWN UP!?

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