Wednesday, March 27, 2013

Turning 51

How about those days when a bottle of Fanta and a slice of banana cake with the neighbours' kids was your birthday party - and you felt absolutely bloody golden? I turned 51 today (impressions from "the other side"?... the sun still shines over here) and Kerry, one of those neighbours' kids, just sent me this photo of my fifth birthday.

Me (middle) and the Buckeler "Butler" kids from through the squeaky gate

I'm pretty sure it's my fifth birthday because the little boy on the left "Carlyboy" is smiling. For a number of years I commandeered him as my boyfriend and no doubt bossed him round mercilessly. His life must have been torture. The day I went to school (which was two months previous to this photo) I realised he was a year younger than me and unceremoniously dropped him.  No wonder he looks so happy...


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  1. Happy Birthday & much love!! Hope you get your banana cake :)

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    1. Thanks Lisa - hope its coming my way with the choccy icing!

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  2. Happy Birthday Dear! Enjoy your day (and the cake!!)

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    1. Have to get MUm to send me some over from NZ!

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  3. Happy Birthday - mine was last Friday and I decided to ignore the increased age and focused on the presents and cake instead! Incidentally, you don't look anything close to 51 .. next post should be on your skincare regime! Enjoy your day x

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    1. Presents and cake always make it better, FF!

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  4. Happy Birthday Jody....you always look fabulous:)
    ~Anne

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  5. Happy Birthday. I wish we could have simple birthday parties again....

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  6. A very happy birthday to you - love the picture!!! XX

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  7. Happy birthday Jody! I raise a glass of Fanta to you!

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  8. Happy Birthday! Enjoy your day!

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  9. a very happy birthday, with lots of fun, fanta, cake and your loved ones!

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    1. Thanks for stopping by, I love your snow boarding Mama look on your blog today

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    1. Hope you're having a fabulous time seeing all your old friends round the UK Jenny!

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  11. Happy birthday, already past the big 50 so a one isn't to scary to show.

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  12. Jody, Happy Birthday! Hope it's fun and lovely. I adore this picture. Makes me wish for those simple days again. How excited were we with so little? Those kid birthday parties were precious!

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  13. happy birthday. You look fabulous at 51 and clearly are so much younger at heart. !

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  14. Happy Birthday! You make 51 look great! ( Mainly because you really don't look anywhere near 51).

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  15. Belated Happy Birthday Jody....hope you had a great day.
    That photo is great and I wonder what Carlyboy is up to now... did you keep in touch? and of course you so do not look your age....lucky bugger. x

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    1. Libby, you''' notice the camera is always a safe distance from me, I totally look 51. yes Carlyboy lives in our home town, has three grown up girls and we still see him around often when we go back as his sister Kerry - third from left - is still one of our best friends. He is doing well and no doubt still congratulates himself on his narrow escape.

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  16. Happy Birthday Jody, hope you had a good one (maybe you're still celebrating?)! x

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    1. Jay - I started a week ago and intend to continue for another week. Milking it!

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!

    And you know what? I'll bet the sun always shines where ever you are, whatever age you are. You're a fabulous lady, Jody xx

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  18. Happy Birthday Beautiful Lady!!!!!

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  19. Happy Birthday!!!! I hope you had a lovely one!!! (My 30 is in a week!)

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  20. Happy birthday! And you do not look anywhere NEAR 51!!

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  21. I have a similar photo of my birthday at around the same age - all pretty frocks, ribbons and cake. We can't be that old, can we?

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  22. YOu doNOT look a day older then 25.HAPPY HAPPY B~DAY!I love the photo from your birthday soiree years ago!I especially love the clothes line!When I went to AUSTRALIA my friend had the same one in her yard!That photo is a KEEPER!Celebrate all week...........XXX

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  23. Ha! I am still two years older .. :):) Happy Birthday!! Wishing you good health and happiness in the coming year. You look fabulous!

    (Just returned from my trip.. came back to a heavy work load, two birthdays, a wedding, and Easter... Welcome back to reality!)

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  24. happy, happy birthday to one of my very favorite bloggers.

    xoxo

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  25. Happy Birthday, lovely lady! xo
    Ada

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  26. Happy belated birthday wishes, I hope you're still celebrating!
    Sx

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  27. Happy belated birthday, Jody! Hope it was a really good one!

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  28. Happy, happy birthday! I loved seeing the pic when you were little. Still looking lovely! :)

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  29. Happy birthday! You look absolutely fantastic. Now and then! Dxx

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    1. MM - I just tried to go over to yours - and they said I couldn't get in, because you'd exceeded your "bandwidth" very odd, will try later!

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  30. This is adorbs!!! We are practically the same age (but don't dump me because I'm an older 51 than you. ;)
    Happy Birthday lady-looking fab!!
    xx, Heather

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    1. Heather - you have the great Scandi genes!

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  31. Belated Happy Birthday! You look fab for the 22nd anniversary of your 29th birthday!

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