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I had a big birthday late last year - I turned 40! I love my birthday. In fact for many years it has become known amongst my friends and family as The Festival, and can last a couple of weeks. But this year was a bit different, because it was my first birthday with my little love in our lives. And I was tired. Still am. But last September/October I was bone tired. I had little enthusiasm to do anything spectacular. Don’t get me wrong, I wanted to do something, but I wanted someone else to organise it, arrange it, execute it, clean up and still guarantee I would be only 30 steps from my bed when I was ready to pass out at 9pm.

And so it was that we organised a very low key afternoon party at our house. We had it catered with a spectacularly beautiful grazing table, my extended family and friends pitched in to clean up afterwards and I was in bed and asleep by 10.30pm.


But what to wear?! A girl needs a special frock or outfit on her 40th, and being time poor and needing flexible sizing I …

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