Photos copyright: Maggie May
My 70th Birthday has come and gone.
I don't usually make a song and dance about my birthdays, especially when starting a new decade. I would normally say nothing and just get on with things, hoping that no one would notice how old I was getting.
However, this is a special Birthday because two and a half years ago when I was first diagnosed with secondary cancer, my prospects of reaching 70 were not very good and I didn't think that I would be having any *do* at all, though it was a definite goal to do just that.
We celebrated by going for a meal in a restaurant and I invited all the family as a kind of thanks giving.
We all had a lovely time, though those of us with hearing problems did find the background noise made it difficult to converse.
However, I think a good time was had by all and the eight children who attended were all very well behaved and seemed to enjoy themselves.
I have never had so many cards in all my life and this thrilled me to bits.
My cake was made by a family friend and I think it was a great success and I was so pleased with it. It tasted delicious too.
So what will my next goal be?
I think that I would like to go for another two and a half years and then I could get to my 5 year survival status, which according to statistics is not very likely.
Yes, I will press on with that and to Hell with statistics.