Friday, 1 June 2012

A 1962 Baby


Me and another birthday gal

Happy Birthday to Me
Happy Birthday to Me
la-la-laaaaaaaaaaaaaa-la dear John-ny
etc etc etc
My blogging may be a bit sparse over the next day or so as it's going to be a rather busy weekend
Today I will be alternating between joyfully opening gifts and being dreadfully Urbane and popular.
(yeah right!) it seems that everyone but me thinks that being 50 is some major fuck off milestone....
I don't........ probably because I think I still think I am 28......
Also, I need to set up The Trelawnyd Flower Show stall and my History Blog display at the village Carnival field before Saturday morning, go and see Prometheus at the Scala and my best male mate Mike will be making a most welcomed trip from Sheffield on Saturday afternoon to join us in a few small sherries and help me watch my Walking Dead birthday dvds!
It will be lovely to see him....it's been over two years since he, his wife and daughter visited us!
Poor Chris..... Mike is as geeky as I am when it comes to films, so for him it will be sadly like watching a re run of Men Behaving Badly
Sunday, there is more Carnival to be a part of, The National Big Lunch to attend and I am bloody working Sunday night which is a bugger!.....and in between all this, the animals still need to be fed, watered and their bottoms still need to be wiped..........
True to form, next week.... fuck all will be happening
and next week I shall be hurling towards being 51!
51!!!

Oh it's not just MY birthday today....so I must also say a very happy birthday to my twin Sister Janet, my dear friend "Dr Nige of Stockport", oh and to our neurotic Welsh Terrier Meg who is an impressive 7 years old today!
I'm in good company

hey ho, dear friends... hey ho x
My favourite photo of my sister , Janet and I way back in the late 1980s


81 comments:

  1. Fear not my friend there are worse birthdays to come, God willing and the creek don't rise!

    Did a birthday blog myself - didn't know about Meg's. Oops!

    Some weekends are more full than others, be glad, better than to be full of nothing.

    Have a fun time!

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  2. Happy Birthday! It is just a number. Remember, you are only as old as the man you feel...;)xxx

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  3. elaine ( aka dirty bitch)
    x

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  4. Go ahead, tell 'em you're still 28. You deserve a selfish, irresponsible day or three. So glad the village got the Carnival together to help you celebrate--that's awfully nice of them.

    I'll lift my next pint in your honor, even if it's only got water in it. Enjoy the journey to 51.

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  5. Happy Birthday John and Meg. Once my husband turned fifty he resigned himself to it and stopped worrying about his age having luckily avoided any stupid midlife crisis issues on the way. Meg is very very cute. I would like to give her a big cuddle. Lily. xxx

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  6. You're the same age as my little brother! A couple of pups!

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  7. Have a Happy Birthday John and Janet, and Meg!
    That's at least five days of celebrating, surely.

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  8. thank you bugerlugs

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  9. You're just a baby :-) Happy birthday my dear. Enjoy all the pampering and whooohaaa while you can.
    Just a thought, are you accepting donations to the flower show? I'm betting you'd have a few folks from around the globe willing to donate . . .

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  10. Happy B Day John and to Meg as well :O)...

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  11. Happy Birthday John! 50 IS a big one! However, from here on it's a 'piece of cake'!!
    Your request for my 'movie list' will post tomorrow, Friday! It wasn't planned that way....I was getting stressed out!! lol

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  12. HB young JohnG - never knock having a birthday as the alternative is not really appealing! lol!

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  13. Wishing you and Janet a very happy birthday and birthday weekend. 50's not so bad...I quite like it. You have many fabulous adventures ahead of you.

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  14. ╔╗╔╦══╦═╦═╦╗╔╗ ★ ★ ★
    ║╚╝║══║═║═║╚╝║ ☆¸.•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆
    ║╔╗║╔╗║╔╣╔╩╗╔╝ ★ BIRTHDAY JOHN!!!☆
    ╚╝╚╩╝╚╩╝╚╝═╚╝ ♥¥☆★☆★☆¥♥ ★☆•°*”˜˜”*°•.¸☆ AND MEG TOO!!

    Here's a little prayer for turning 50:

    God grant me the senility
    to forget the people I never liked,
    the good fortune to run into the people I do,
    and the eyesight to tell the difference.

    Enjoy your birthday and your weekend!!

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  15. You look like a big slice of Awesome Pie, birthday boy!!! Eat some cake for me, will ya? And have a GREAT day!

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  16. A Happy, Happy, birthday dear friend, here's to the nifty 50's may they be full of good times !
    Birthday wishes to sister Janet, and sweet Meg's, and my also my dear brother, who shares the very same birthday, and is also 50 years young.
    It was a great day in England ;)
    Lovely of the village to help get the carnival sorted, now go celebrate !
    {Hugs},
    ~Jo

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  17. Half a century! You do look much older than Meg!

    ♪♫Joyeux z'anniversaire!♪♫

    Hugs
    Jon

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  18. Happy Birthday to you and your sister and to darling Meg....50 is a spring chicken John....don't even think about it. Look at all the dear old souls where you live. They still have lots of zip in them. Have a wonderful birthday.

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  19. Happy birthday, young 'un! And here's to many many more.

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  20. Happy birthday, John, Janet and Meg!

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  21. Happy birthday John. Have a nice weekend.

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  22. Happy Birthday to you John!

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  23. Happy birthday, John!! And also to Janet and Meg!!

    Many happy returns of the day to all!!

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  24. hApPy bIIRtdAy....to U...yoU lIvE in zOo....blah blah 50 times....dare me, just dare me!

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  25. Happy Birthday John. 50 is only a number!!! Oh Hell, the big 5-0!! Makes you wonder where the time goes! Enjoy, Enjoy, it only comes around once.

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  26. Happy Birthday John, Janet and Meg!
    Wish you the best of years, I celebrated 54 last week :~(
    Hope you day is as beautiful as you are!

    Hugs

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  27. Dear John, have the happiest of birthdays. 50 is great and believe me, enlightenment comes at this age. It is freeing! At 50, I was allowed to be myself and at last, I could say the "F" word in public ( but only among friends who had also reached that age and understood- I am a lady, after all). You are now free to be yourself- wait a second, you have always been that way, bless your soul, but trust me John, the best is yet to come. You are one of the good guys, and for us women, you being gay, is a loss for us. You are a treasure.

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  28. Altogether now..."The old Gray Mare, she ain't what she used to be..."
    Happy birthday!
    Jane xxxxx

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  29. John, I can remember turning 25 crushed me, so what's another 25 years on top of that? LOL Welcome to you 51st Year ! xxx

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  30. I like Elaine's comment. Happy Birthday and remember, you're not really old until younger folks start calling you, "Young fella!"

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  31. hey, spring chick, just wait til you get where I am...no birthday talk allowed.

    Happy Birthday to a wonderfully humourous man, the girl lucky enough to share your birthday and to the fine figure of a terrier.

    Enjoy the celebrations.

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  32. oh that last photo! you clean up so nice!!!!


    Happiest birthdays of them all to you, friend - I will have a few mimosas in your honor this weekend ;)

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  33. Happy Birthday John! Love the photo of you and Janet...and Happy Birthday to Janet too! Hope you have a WONDERFUL weekend :)

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  34. Happy birthday John. May your feathers remain unruffled, your bark worse than your bite, and Trelawnyd always at your beck-n-call. Something like that anyway!

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  35. Life begins at 40, and at 50 it really starts to get interesting!

    Happy Day my blogger friend, big hugs from across the pond!

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  36. Happy Birthday Gorgeous. Hope I look as good as you when I reach that milestone(minus the facial hair of course).

    Big Hugs to all.

    Mimibelle

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  37. Are you sure that's not a stuffed Teddy bear next to you? ;-).

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  38. Happy birthday to you,
    Squashed tomatos and stew,
    Bread and but-ter in the gut-ter,
    Happy birthday to you!

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  39. Happy birthday John and Meg!

    Hannah (previously from Gwespyr... now Llanasa!)

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  40. Many happy returns duck!
    x

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  41. Happy birthday to you and Janet. Have a brilliant birthday both of you. Fifty's the new twenty eight. Love Molly xxx

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  42. Oops Happy Birthday to Dr Nige and dear little Meg as well

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  43. Happy Birthday to you and Janet. Whilst 50 is a milestone, you soon get over it (and the next one comes round quicker next year!) My advise is to grow old disgracefully - oh you are already doing this! xxxxxxxxxxxxx

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  44. So that makes 'Meg' 49 in dog years...

    Nx

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  45. The usual pedantic point - on your 50th birthday you've already had 50 years and you're starting your 51st....

    Anyway, happy birthday. As everyone says (don't they?) 50 is of course the perfect age.

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  46. Love that photo. Happy Birthday to you ! x

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  47. Have a brilliant birthday weekend, can't think of anything witty to add as all of my family were up til four celebrating teenage stuff.

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  48. Very many happy returns of the day to you all, John. I'm a 1963 vintage myself, so am looking at you to lead the way. Here's to the next half century!

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  49. Happy birthday - sorry for being late...

    Yep I fall into the big five ohh trap. However partly with some reason. No male antecedent of mine has ever made it to 60. Seriously all Grandfathers, Uncles, Great Uncles, Cousins etc. All popped their clogs somewhere in their 50s (or 40s for a few) - Dad did best he was only 2 months off his 60th when he died.

    Therefore the "joke" in the family when you "celebrate" your 50th is ... "Into the last 10". We'll see; my brother (who is older than me but also not in the best of health just now...) and I may yet be proof of the advances in medical treatment, lifestyle etc. over the last few years. I'll get back to you on the in 2022 if I can

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  50. Happy Birthday, John.

    Happy Birthday everyone else.

    Have a great day and weekend.

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  51. happy birthday...welcome to the grey side....it's all down hill from here...!!

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  52. John, think of it another way, you're only 41.67 plus VAT

    :=D

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  53. Birthday greetings to you and your sister!

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  54. Love, love, love that picture of your sister! Happy birthday to you all. Are they hanging out the bunting there to celebrate?

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  55. Wishing you a wonderful birthday John. Happy Birthday to all!!!

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  56. Happy, happy birthday to a really great guy. Go with the 28, that's the real you.

    Best wishes to Janet and Meg. Love the photo of you and Meg and of you and Janet. Happy times.

    You have a fun-packed weekend going there. Sorry about the working on Sunday.

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  57. Happy Birthday John, have a lovely weekend.
    Love
    Jo xx

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  58. You are now entitled to order dessert first and sit there and eat it whilst the others in your party look at you in awe. Eat it and enjoy, remember you don't have much time left to get it all eaten!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  59. Happy Birthday! Don't fret the numbers.

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  60. Happy Birthday to you all. X

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  61. Wishing both you and Janet a very happy birthday. Have a wonderful weekend. xx

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  62. You must be popular. After all there is a carnival on "your" day (and your sister's and Meg's).

    Have a happy one.

    From a 1954 version

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  63. Happy Birthday, enjoy the moment!

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  64. John, I turned 60 for goodness sake earlier this month--believe me, you'll live. Best wishes for a great "landmark" birthday, though!

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  65. I am having a big b-day bash with a fellow 50 ish friend this August. We are like fine wine John, and 1962 was a good year. Or could it be that 1961 was a year of excessive fornication? hmmmmmm.
    Happy Birthday my blogging friend, I will be tipping a glass in a toast to you this evening. Cheers.

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  66. It sounds like you've got the start of a great birthday MONTH in store for yourself. Happy birthday to you and your sister Janet! I love that photo (and of course the first one, too, with the other lovely birthday girl).

    Being older than 50 nyself, it doesn't sound bad to me.

    As for Elaine's comment that "you're only as old as the man you feel," well, now that's depressing. The man I have the great good fortune to regularly "feel" is an old fart!

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  67. Happy Birthday John!

    50 is a good age to be. Middle youth I think it's known as. Better than middle age anyway! You look terrific in that photo with your sister and not at all " Bloody scruffy" Lol!

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  68. Many Happy Returns to you and your sister. I love that pic of the two of you. You're not old....you're just half a hundred....which is the new 30!....have a great birthday weekend.

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  69. Happy birthday John, Happy Birthday Janet! Still a couple of young-uns.

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  70. What are you bothered about you're just a kid. Happy Birthday and many of 'em.

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  71. Happy Happy Birthday John, your sister, Nige and Meg! You are in excellent company!

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  72. Fifty, shmifty! The important thing is that you still look like 49! I wish you a very happy birthday. Hopefully you will enjoy the movie. There are some goodlooking actors in it. Something to lust after in your 'old age'! Just kidding - much love to you on your birthday!

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  73. Happy Birthday to the lot of you!

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  74. Happy Birthday, John!
    Have a great weekend. :o)

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  75. Many Happy Returns John. It's pretty good being 50 - I just won't mention the creeping arthritis and the memory loss... Hey have a great weekend - you and Janet and Meg and everyone who you are celebrating with - Flower Show and all. Good on you for the historical work too ;-)

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  76. Happy Birthday, John. You look wonderful 'then' and 'now'! Hope you havejoyously extended days of celebration...

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  77. Happy Birthday to you!! I actually remembered your birthday! Isn't it great getting older? :) xoxo

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  78. Awesome photo... and hope it's a good one! X

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  79. A belated Happy Birthday to you John! And Janet, Meg and Nige, too. A fortuitous day indeed. Fifty is a milestone my friend. You have now lived long enough for your opinions to officially count. (Up until 50 they're just the rootless flailing of still-developing minds.) Fifty is finally wise. Welcome to the ranks. :-)

    Dxoxox

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