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Old enough to know better – young enough to still do it!

As the saying goes “Growing old is mandatory but growing up is optional” and in my case that is so very true.

I’ll be 50 in just a few weeks

I can hardly believe it’s been a year since I started this blog and set my self the task of completing 50 challenges by the time I’m 50.  And while I’ve still got to update a few of these challenges I can tell you now that I haven’t managed to complete them all

I should hang my head in shame.  No – not me.  I’m never one to give up.

Because while I’m a year older but I’m not any no wiser

I’m going to keep going.  Keep going until I complete them all.  And top of the list is still to raise £5,ooo for charity.

So instead of burying my head in the sand and pretending it’s not happening I’m going to embrace turning 50 by celebrating my birthday with a combined birthday party and charity fundraiser in support of the Charlie Cookson Foundation.

Everyone is invited – family, friends, neighbours, Charlie Cookson supporters.

Help me celebrate getting older

Help me celebrate getting older

As well as the usual party essentials like food, drink and entertainment there’ll also be raffles, tombola’s and a charity auction.

So come along and join in the fun because as Pablo Picasso once said

It takes a long time to become young

or in other words

Smile while you still have your own teeth

You can find out more or let me know you’re coming here

If you can’t attend but want to donate you can either go to or text FIFB50 followed by the amount you want to donate to 70070

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A right royal celebration

Bunting drawing

It’s Party Time

As you probably know the Queen is 90 this year.  Although her actual birthday was on 21 April the country will continue to celebrate in style until her Official Birthday in June.  We’ve already seen beacons lit across the country, new stamps release and a televised pageant from the grounds of Windsor Castle.

And there’s still more to come with a service of thanksgiving on 10 June, Trooping of the Colour (Birthday Parade) on 11 June and the Patrons Lunch and Street Party in the Mall on 12 June.  Oh and I nearly forgot to mention, that in true British style, there’ll also be extended pub opening hours on Friday 10 June.

As there’s to be a whole weekend of celebrations in London I thought it would be nice to find a way to join in. So after much thought (well about 10 minutes anyway) I’ve decided I’m going to have a………………………

Street Party


on Sunday 12 June

And it’s not just to celebrate the Queen’s Birthday.  It’s to raise funds for the Charlie Cookson Foundation as well 

I’m still finalising the arrangements but I promise it will be a great day for all the family.  More information will follow in the next couple of days but if you live in or around South Shields why not put the date in your diary now.

Want to volunteer to help? Leave a comment, send me a tweet, or post a message on Facebook

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