'Of course personally I think it would be tacky to wear diamonds before I'm 40.'
Holly Golightly, Breakfast at Tiffany's
As if that wasn't enough I stretched my birthday celebrations out for as long as I could. A family gathering, a night out with friends, lunch with my colleagues, and afternoon tea with my mum. I guess 40 is the birthday that just keeps on giving!
Turning 40 really is fabulous, and it's a great excuse to indulge in the things you love. As long as you hide all the mirrors, and don't care what anyone thinks of you, you'll be fine. I didn't wear an ounce of make-up while on holiday, and I skipped around Disneyland in Minnie Mouse ears like an overgrown child. My onward strategy is to have as much fun as possible, after all life is too short to have it any other way.
Thank you for your kind birthday messages on my social media channels. I hope to catch up with everything over the coming days. Lots of love from a rather grown up, and slightly more vintage, Candy Pop.