thank you for all your kind wishes and I hope you all have a wonderful happiness filled year. It was my birthday and yes we did celebrate it on the 31st December (2016). I was 50, ten years ago and I have already been caught out telling someone I was 50 this time around but it isn’t the absolute truth I’m 50 + 10 Maybe I’m getting a little forgetful.Well the celebrations of this esteemed occasion began a year (2015) ago with a small party in Mysore as I reached the 60th year, then we celebrated with Manjula’s BIG trip to the UK in July (2016).
On the day itself, I was fortunate that two friends: Laura and Frances, who I met a couple of years ago at University came to visit on, New year’s Eve (2016). As you can see: No opportunity to celebrate has been or will be lost. It will continue in the next eleven months: camping and Ben’s weddingin July in the UK and a final recognition when my youngest Ol reaches 30 (in 2017) and we’re a pint and a half. Yes I don’t understand it either. and the dates in brackets? just so that the confusion doesn’t reign.
But I have now realised that the older one’s gets is similar to when one begins to understand more of India. We realise how little we really know, and how much more there is to know that we first thought and then the ultimate relaisation, it doesn’t really matter!