51 today | My birthday 2016

I’m 51 today.  It’s been a pretty good day. I woke up at 4.30 with rain falling. 

I started the day with my favourite drink. Coffee made with condensed milk.

Happy birthday to me


My birthday breakfast was a simple omelet

Birthday Cheese omelet
Birthday Cheese omelet


I had a Yum Cha lunch with Bron at the Dumpling Inn. Sorry, no photographs.

Birthday viewing

The best view today was a FaceTime session with my daughters.

I also watched a couple of my favourite movies, viz., Crimson Tide and The Hunt for Red October. I like submarine movies especially two movies with Star Trek connections. Can you guess what they are?

Birthday exercise

I went for a walk around Lake Ginninderra. It rained three times, only lightly mind you. It was nice getting wet 51 today.

How is 51 different to 50?

Last year I celebrated my 50th birthday in Brisbane. The highlights of turning 50 in Australia include a faecal occult blood test and for some a colonoscopy

I’ve recently been enjoying some workplace training which has included sessions on persuasion and self awareness. The self awareness session reminded me of the importance of reflection. Birthdays are good for reflection. I spent a good portion of today reflecting on the last year.

Birthday disappointment

My footy team the Brisbane Broncos was defeated by the Cronulla Sharks.

Birthday dinner

I was thinking of making baked salmon but after a huge Yum Cha lunch I settled for a cake. I got the Big Boy from Ricardo’s Cafe and Patisserie

Big Boy from Ricardo's Cafe and PatisserieBig Boy from Ricardo's Cafe and Patisserie split open to show the mousse centre

Other birthday highlights

One of the great things about social media is the messages from friends and contacts. 

I really enjoyed the messages on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn


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Final birthday thoughts

How do you feel about birthdays? Do you celebrate? Do you look forward to them anymore?

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