I’m 44 today.
Well what do you know? I’ve survived yet another year...
Apparently other 44 year olds who celebrate their birthday today are, Carl Miller – a professional British basketball player - and Lionel Charbonnier – the goalkeeper of the French National football team that won the world cup in 1998.
Considering I am one of the least sporty people on the planet, I think we can safely say that Astrology has a few holes in it.
But with the British Prime Minister, David Cameron, also having turned 44 a couple of weeks ago; his deputy and leader of the Liberal Democrats, Nick Clegg, turning 44 in 3 months time; the leader of the opposition, Ed Milliband, being 3 years younger than me; and even Barrack Obama being only 5 years older, it seems my generation is the one that has now assumed power.
The Baby Boomers have now been replaced by Generation X.
Had I lived in different places (and had rich parents to send me to the exclusive educational establishments), I could have been in school with these chaps. In fact I could have been in the same classroom as the UK coalition leaders.
Imagine the school reunion conversations:
“Since we last met, I became leader of a political party/the government/the most powerful nation on earth. What about you?”
“Me? I just kept my morals...”
This morning, in among my birthday cards, my granddaughter, Poppy, had drawn a picture of me and her with my bouzouki on the inside of her card. I was so impressed I felt it worth sharing: