40th birthday

So, yesterday was my 40th birthday.  I had the day off and took my parents out for an absolutely stunning lunch at Rhodes W1. It was their Christmas present from me, but was the first time we all had a chance to go out together – exactly the same as my birthday last year.

Anyway, my mum sent me a text tonight asking if I would send her the photos of our food that I took (will post tomorrow) and to tell me that she had a fantastic time, and that she hoped I had a lovely birthday.

I sent back: “I had a brilliant day. I have had a lovely day today too 🙂 I LIKE being 40!!”

Her response made me well up a little: “I’m so glad. U know, Pam (her older sister who died at 48) made a really big thing about being 40 but I thought it was great too, so be yourself n enjoy life as it is. Ur doing rly well Son, with lots of friends n that’s what matters, believe me. Love u loads, Mum xx”

I could even forgive her the txtspk.