Wednesday, September 19, 2012

.......40..........














18 women of choice in my kitchen. One 40 year old.

Many bottles of sparkling wine and lots of tapas. Sticky date pudding with toffee sauce. Quite a few vintage dresses.

Speeches, and my sister had made a song.

New green dress, a birthday gift!

I cried a few times. Like when my friend the restaurant manager invited me for a meal, with her babysitting.

I got flowers. And present cards to go wild. I'll get something just for me. I never do that.

I feel 40 will be fine. Like nicer wine: A little bit better.

23 comments:

Makeminemidcentury said...

Happy birthday! You look stunning, as do your friends. What a divine way to celebrate!

likeschocolate said...

Happy Happy Birthday greetings from Georgia. Wishing you a fantastic year. Welcome to 40!

Thrifted Treasure said...

Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a lovely day :-)

Sweetina said...

Happy Birthday from the desert :) ! You look 25!
Xox Tina


Teresa said...

What beautiful photos!! You look so lovely - very chic! - and it sounds like a really special celebration! Happy 40th dearest! Big, big Hug :-)xx

Di said...

Happy Birthday! It looks like you had a lovely time. I would love to find 18 great woman friends to invite to dinner......nothing better.

Your new dress is lovely and from someone who has moved beyond 40 and is heading to 43 ......it's a great time!

Satsuki said...

It looks like you had a wonderful celebration. Happy birthday Mali ! And welcome to 40 !

rebi edel said...

I'm so happy you've had such a great party and wish you a wonderful future!

rebi edel said...

I'm happy you0ve had such a great party and I wish you a wonderful future!

rebi edel said...

ups, sorry....

Tracey said...

Sounds like a wonderful celebration, and really 40 isn't to bad!

Dorit said...

Happy birthday and welcome to the forties :) All the best wishes!

Liv-Inger said...

Gratulerer så masse! Flotte bilder! Skjønner at du har hatt en strålende feiring.

Og jeg er helt enig med deg. 40 blir sikkert bra. For det blir jo bare bedre og bedre dette livet. :-)

readersguide said...

Happy Birthday! You'll see -- 40 isn't so bad! (50, surprisingly, isn't either.)

Anaïs said...

Joyeux Anniversaire MAli!
Je te trouve très belle!
Cheers from France!!!

Vince Stephen said...

Happy Birthday!

(sorry it's slightly late)

Looks like a wonderful celebration.

V.

christinelaennec said...

A belated very happy birthday to you, Mali! It looks like a wonderful celebration. Enjoy the after-glow!

Kristina said...

A belated happy birthday to you! Looks like you had great time.

Ida/FarWestLogbook said...

Belated happy birthday! You look so gorgeous in your new dress!

Francesca said...

Happy (belated) birthday! 40 is a good age :)

Pippa said...

Belated birthday wishes! What a great way to celebrate, I think I'd like to do that too! X

Sally Tharpe Rowles said...

A very belated Happy Birthday to you!!! Embrace your 40's ....I look back & think how young I was.....you will too someday! Life just keeps getting better. Enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Superhappy superlate birthday! My motto for years has been, "rage, rage..." you know the rest. Sign me, Still Refusing to Shop at Kohl's at 55 (I don't know what your Norwegian equivalent would be--I consider it to be an unimaginative place to get old-lady "uniforms." ha-ha)

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