Saturday, October 22, 2011

40 years ago today...

...I came into the world
(please note very impressive lamb chops sideburns on Dad).

Yes, it was the early seventies. Check out those groovy curtains. There's Puddles and Rebecca the poodles with me.
Sorry about the pic quality. Was in a rush this morning.

Wow, who'd have thought I'd ever be 40 years old?
Not me.
When you are a child, 40 seems so ancient. But now that I'm here, I don't feel very old. Strange how that works.
Here I am with one of my bestest buddies Zeta. We were born a day apart (me first), grew up a street apart and went to the same school. It's a long time between drinks for us as Zeta lives in London (currently) but when we do see each other, it's like a day hasn't passed. That's a good friendship if you ask me.
Well, Happy B'day to us!


  1. Happy Birthday Sarah! Hope you have a wonderful day xx

  2. Many many Happy returns Sarah. I hope you not only have a wonderful day, but a wonderful year ahead!
    Hey, 40 isn't fact I wish I were 40 again because I had a wonderful time through my 40' Have a good one!!

  3. Happy happy birthday to you Sarah. I hope you are suitably spoilt and have a lovely day. xxooxx

  4. Happy birthday Sarah! Love the photos and I just have to say your dads sideburns are awesome! I hope you have a wonderful day. Xxxx

  5. Happy birthday to you happy to birthday to you both. Hope you get spoilt absoutely rotten!

  6. Happy birthday lady! Have a great day! x

  7. happy birthday and many many happy returns, and love the top photo of mum and dad.

  8. Happy Birthday, Sarah! You're gorgeous! I hope you have a wonderful day and I can see why you have such marvellous taste (those curtains are divine!)

    40! xo

  9. 40! 40! No way :) Have the most wonderful of birthdays Sarah...a special one for a very special person x

  10. Happy birthday darling !!...have a nice from

  11. Happy birthday! Hope that you'll have a lovely day and that you are spoiled in every possible way by all the people around you.

    HUGS! :)

  12. Happy Birthday Sarah! Hope you have a wonderful day and are spoilt! Even though I was born in 79 my Dad also sported some impressive sideburns!

  13. Happy 40th birthday Sarah...hoping you had a wonderful day as you certainly deserve to have been spoilt. It's funny that no matter how old you are, you feel young! XOX

  14. Ah Sweetheart! I'm so pleased I was able to share a smidgen of your special day with you. Thanks so much for the house and garden tour and the introductions to Mollie and L! J x

  15. Hi Sarah, Happy 40th Birthday!!!! Welcome to the club. I hope you have a lovely day being spoilt with lots of pressies. xx ;-)

  16. Happy Birthday to you, you cool Australian chick! :)
    Hope your day was fabulous.
    MY GOSH, those ARE impressive side burns.
    Hope they don't ever come back in style.
    I've seen some impressive sideburns on pics of my dad from the 70s.
    Certainly fun to look at.
    And, wow, those curtains are something, aren't they.
    Don't think you needed to point them out.
    They speak for themselves.

    Love your maple thats opening its leaves.
    I really would love to have one in my yard too.
    And lily of the valley, love'em too, could over dose on its scent.

    Cool buses, didn't know Australia had double deckers too, like England.
    Hope you get to meet the mystery house owner some time and find out more about the house.

    Again, happy birthday.



  17. Happpppppppppy Birthday!!!!! 40 is going to be greaat!!!

  18. Happy birthday Sarah- from experience I can tell you 40 is a cracker!!

    Life just gets better- and you look so gorgeous and young...if you wanted to be *in your 30's* for a while longer -we'd all believe you hon!

    Hope you had a wonderful day with your friends out from London...nothing like a friendship you've had forever...I met another Melissa my very first day of kindergarten, and our lives have been intertwined forever- although she lives in QLD and we are here in England- our kids are all friends and we FB and email-

    happy birthday from all your bloggy friends too...

    Melissa- Miss Sew & So

  19. Happy birthday Sarah!!! I hope you had the best day with lots of love and treats and good prezzies! Xx

  20. Belated happy happy happy birthday wishes Sarah. I hope you had a fabulous day.
    Amanda xx
    P.S Very groovy curtains indeed!

  21. Happy belated birthday my lovely friend! Sorry I missed your big day (one day after Sophie's birthday!!) Hope your birthday was a truly wonderful one and that you were spoilt :)


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