I will be celebrating a big birthday in August, the big 60! It is a number I find very hard to believe. I don't know why. All my misconceptions about being 30, 40 and 50 should have prepared me.
When I was in my twenties I thought that 50 was really old. That birthday was an eye-opener as I was still firing on all cylinders with a full time job and a very demanding young daughter. Now that I am approaching 60, I am working only 1 day per week and that same daughter has finished university, left home, started a new job and met a lovely young man. Such a lot has happened in the last 10 years. I don't know how I am supposed to feel, but it isn't old. I think the word "excited" is a better description.
Plans are in progress for how to celebrate this milestone with family and friends. I couldn't leave out my virtual blogging friends. I've been lucky enough to win some giveaways since I started blogging and I have been on the lookout for some items to make up a tempting giveaway worthy of a Big Birthday.
Here they are:
- a Cath Kidston notebook
- a tin for storing buttons or other knick knacks
- 5 lovely buttons covered with Fair Trade fabric
- an owl keyring from Oxfam in support of independent artisans in India
- a 50g ball of Jaegar Spiral-spun double knitting wool in a heather shade
For a chance to win, simply leave a comment on my blog and some way of contacting you. This giveaway is open to everyone anywhere in the world. My last giveaway was won by a blogger in New Jersey. Any entrant who follows me via Bloglovin' or Google Friend Connect automatically wins a second entry.
I originally planned to pick the winner on my actual birthday. But I have been receiving some very heavy hints that I am being whisked away on the special day and I probably won't have access to the Internet. So I will draw the winning entry at 9 a.m. UK time on August 1st.