What a few weeks – life is fabulous
So in my last blog I mentioned I was turning 50 and what this milestone meant to me. I’ve been visualising and manifesting how, what, where and most importantly how I would feel for my 50th year which is to be 50andfeelingfabulous. Well to say it has exceeded my expectations so far would be the understatement of the year and I’m only 3 months in. Yes, it was my actual Birthday so most of the fun was packed into the last month, but I still have a few bits to look forward to.
In review, my 50th celebrations started with a Revas Spa Day in Adare with a very dear friend and got me ready for my day out with my childhood buddies, my sister, nieces and sister-in-law starting with Afternoon Tea at The Savoy followed by drinks and dancing at 101. These ladies know everything about me and support me no matter what happens in my life. Everyone needs to nurture friendships like these. I also danced my heart out, a goal for my 50th following my hip surgery last summer. Oh and I was wearing my heels so a double aheivement.
The following week I had a couple of midweek lunches with the first at The Coach House, Adare Manor. This was a real treat and surprise for me with, very dear friends and colleagues from my previous job as an Event Manager. They know exactly how I like things and they didn’t disappoint I’ll tell you. Then I had an impromtu lunch at my house with the ‘Gals’. The Gals and I trained together at the Holistic Centre of Excellence, so although they only know me a few years, they have also become amazing friends and are a great support to me.
Then came the big celebration with my husband and a very long awaited trip to Cuba. Jim and I were booked to visit Cuba back in 2010 for our honeymoon. But, we had to cancel as Jim past out, feel down the stairs and ended up in hospital a couple of days after our wedding and a day before we were due to fly. Yes, it was a very tense few days but he was diagnosed with a brain virus and had 3 months at home recovering. So you can imagine our excitment at finally going to Cuba and it didn’t disappoint. Sun soaked days followed by a couple of Mojitos on the veranda before dinner. The architecture, the people, the history was facinating. We even got to spend a evening at Floridida Bar and Restaurant, the very place Ernest Hemmingway spent his days (and nights) drinking daiquiris which of course we had to try and very nice they were too. But, you will also appreciate the quieter moments we had just sitting in the sun reading a book (Becoming by Michelle Obama, and yes I would highly recommend it), or a leisurely swim because it’s just too hot, or beautiful walks just wondering and observing the amazing architecture and atmosphere of Havana. We also stopped in Toronto on our way back home and got to visit Niagra Falls and see the Raptors Vs Knicks Basketball Game, very exciting for us as we last saw both teams play each other in Maddison Square Gardens in New York a few years back. We are big Knicks Fans but Jim’s favourite Basketball player is Leonard who is currently playing for the Raptors.
And then to top off March, I got the ‘glad rags’ on again and attended the Mid West Cancer Foundation – Butterfly Ladies Luncheon at The Savoy Hotel and got to catch up with old and new friends. A lovely afternoon topped off with not just 1 but 2 prizes from the draw.
To say I feel blessed, fortunate and grateful to everyone in my life and of course #50andfeelingfabulous and #justbe
Love & Light
Of course, I’ve been working away too and it’s always great to see our
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attending events for her blogging and of course her singing. Thank you for
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