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40 and GorgeousThroughout the year, you might see mention of my 40@40 events. So what’s it all about?

I turned 40 on 1st January 2009, and rather than have a big party (everyone’s always got a hangover on New Year’s Day anyway!), I have decided to do “40 Things With 40 Friends” – spending some quality time with 40 different people whos company I enjoy. They won’t all have to put up with me for the whole day, but some lucky folk might get to spend even longer with me!

Each time I have a 40@40 day, I will tag the post so that you know what I’ve been up to. The photo representing the day won’t neccessarily be of the relevent 40@40 activity, but I shall try to make the images fit as best I can.

If you’re really interested, here is a list of the people/events:

  1. Day #37711th January 2009 – Geocaching at Hadleigh country park with Robert
  2. Day #38418th January 2009 – Rugby and Champagne with Sheila
  3. Day #40912th February 2009 – Walk in Billericay with Mel
  4. Day #42225th February 2009 – Girlie shopping trip with Anita
  5. Day #4338th March 2009 – Chasing Steam trains with Dad
  6. Day #47923rd April 2009 – Marks Hall Gardens with David
  7. Day #48125th April 2009 – Fancy Dress party with Monika
  8. Day #50116th May 2009 – Visiting Alistair in Newcastle
  9. Day #51428th May 2009 – Afternoon at Kew Gardens with Josephine
  10. Day #5203rd June 2009 – West End Theatre trip with Allison
  11. Day #52912th June 2009 – Sushi Dinner in Soho with Shirley
  12. Day #54629th June 2009 – Visiting Vanessa in Barcelona
  13. Day #57831st July 2009 – Leaving drinks with Dirk & Cotta
  14. Day #5791st August 2009 – Tea at Forntum & Mason with Andrew
  15. Day #5802nd August 2009 – Hyde Hall gardens with Ann M
  16. Day #5824th August 2009 – A trip to the Seaside with Louise
  17. Day #5835th August 2009 – Nature walk with Paul
  18. Day #5868th August 2009 – Dollshouse Museum with Jacquie
  19. Day #59315th August 2009 – Wedding of Andy & Hannah
  20. Day #59820th August 2009 – Skillswap with Ann McM
  21. Day #60123rd August 2009 – Walking the Centenary Circle with Rodney
  22. Day #6134th September 2009 - Geocaching & Curry with Tom
  23. Day #62112th September 2009 - Saracens vs Northampton at Wembley with Fiona
  24. Day #62213th September 2009 - Highgate Cemetry with Simon
  25. Day #62314th September 2009 – Lunch with Victoria
  26. Day #63425th September 2009 – Visit David & Rachel
  27. Day #63627th September 2009 – Visit Anna & Paul
  28. Day #63728th September 2009 – Coffee with Hazel & Peter
  29. Day #6423rd October 2009 – Lunch with Martha
  30. Day #6434th October 2009 – River Thames boat trip with Paulo
  31. Day #64910th October 2009 – Greensted Church with Antonia
  32. Day #6733rd November 2009 – Boffoonery Gig with Alan
  33. Day #68111th November 2009 – Lunch with Veronica
  34. Day #68414th November 2009 – Lunch and shopping with Karon
  35. Day #68515th November 2009 – Lunch and walks with Mum
  36. Day #68919th November 2009 – Lunch with Malcolm
  37. Day #7022nd December 2009 – Cabaret and Dinner with Julian
  38. Day #7033rd December 2009 – An evening with Rob & Sue
  39. Day #7055th December 2009 – Lunch with Ken & Caroline
  40. Day #71010th December 2009 – Lunch with Glynis

So there you are, I’ve completed my challenge!

I feel really pleased I was able to finish it within the year, at one point I was horribly behind and thought I would never catch up. Obviously, some things have been harder to arrange than others. But I have really enjoyed catching up with my friends, some of whom I haven’t seen in far too long. Thanks, all, for sharing my birthday celebrations and enabling me to have so much fun with you!