I apologise for the self indulgent nature of this post, but, I have to confess, I am no shrinking violet when it comes to my birthday. I am not one of these people who keeps quiet about my birthday, and then casually announces it, making everyone feel guilty, because they had not remembered the date from the previous year and had not bought cards or presents. No, I am the sort of person who feels a birthday should last all week, I drop subtle hints about what presents I would like and where I want to go, I feel it is the only time of year when one can get away with being a complete diva.
I had told MG, that I fancied going away for the night this year, perhaps to Biarritz or San Sebastian, but then I realised, that my birthday, this year falls on Easter Sunday, so I think we will take a rain check on that and go another time, when it will be less busy.
I am very lucky, I am happy in my skin, so ageing does not bother me, I don't feel the urge to rush out and have botox or plastic surgery, however I must admit years of tea drinking, red wine drinking and the occasional cigarette have taken it's toll on my teeth, so I would concede to have my teeth whitened, not so white that you have to wear shades when I smile, but a nice natural white, I think a good smile is the most important thing, at any age.
I have been looking at some old photographs, and dug this one out of me, at 21, pouty, posy and thought I knew it all, complete with big hair, taken in the late eighties. I don't look like this now, I am not sure if I really looked like this then!
I thought it might be fun , to reveal something of my 21 year old self.
Occupation - Student, supplemented grant by working as a waitress, a sales assistant in a clothes shop and occasional modelling jobs.
Lived - Brighton, England, in a student house, lived with an unsuitable boyfriend, whom my parents did not approve of, (they turned out to be right).
Drove - Black Fiat Panda, kindly donated by my Father.
Style - When I first arrived in Brighton, I was leaning towards being a new romantic, but Brighton life, soon turned me into a bit of a hippy.
Holidays - Backpacking round Europe and Glastonbury Festival.
Aspirations - I had absolutely no idea, I was quite happy to go with the flow.
What were you doing at 21?