I'm quite zen about turning 40, it's just another number, isn't it? And milestones are always nice to reach, and pass, quite sobering to think the next stop is 50!
What is really weird is I have friends on both side of the pond who are grandparents at 40, and I'm the mother of a toddler/preschooler, so grandparenthood "should" be a while off for me yet (please Joseph!)
So much has happened in the last 10 years since my last milestone birthday, settling in to my new country, meeting my husband, having a baby, starting a blog (which in some ways is a lot harder than making a baby).
Thank you to all my friends and family who have mopped up my tears, shared my joy and carried me through the last 40 years, and here's to the next 40!
I leave you with one of my favourite songs, sung by a favourite artist of mine, that mentions my date of birth!