Found this on my desk this morning, along with some other 'reminders' around my room. Thanks everyone - I was actually trying to forget!

Well, I guess it's all downhill from here. Come to think of it, it's been downhill for some time...


  1. May I be the first to wish you many happy returns! We need another 50 years of your blog!


  2. Thanks. I don't think I could take another 50 years of this!

  3. Hipoo Birdie Two Ewes,
    Hippo Birde Two Ewes,
    Hippo Birdeeee Deer EWE,
    Hippo Birdie Two Ewes!!

    And Many Hippo Returns!!!!!


    Are you having a Cake with Candles? and Sausages on Sticks?! and Sandwiches with No Crusts On?!?!

  4. Erm... I don't know what to say after that...

  5. Happy Birthday John, although I am like you in preferring to pretend such things aren't happening...

  6. You know you are a lovely man and we all want a good excuse to celebrate your existence so go with the flow. And what was that lovely music you posted before?

  7. Happy Birthday John! Great Blog!!! check out my page too

  8. Happy Birthday and welcome to the club!

    Just remember, as someone said, once you're over the hill you begin to pick up speed.

  9. Jacqui: Yes, sometimes the current is too strong to swim against. The music was 'Reckoner' by Radiohead.

    Steven: Thanks. I don't usually allow advertising (unless the price is right ;-)), but tonight I'm feeling generous.

    Fiona: Do you mean as in accelerate, or as in amphetamines? ;-)

  10. Happy Birthday.

  11. Excellent - Happy Birthday

    50 not out!

    Think of it as one in the eye for The Chief Medical Officer and that strange woman, Dawn Primarolo MP, who both intrude, uninvited, into our lives to tell us not to smoke or drink.

    Have a good one....

  12. You're right, that will ease the pain - I shall consider myself a living advert for the benefits of smoking!


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