Sunday, July 17, 2011


Aha blog! Did you think I'd forgotten about you? Never! You are always at the back of my mind, always looking for another opportunity to cross one more task off my list.

I'm just back from a long weekend in sunny Scarborough. Unfortunately there never seemed to be the opportunity to complete my skinny dip task, so I will have to ear mark that for a secluded river somewhere in Nottinghamshire. I am grateful I didn't do the mass skinny dip that I talked about in a previous post, due to several reasons. The most important one is that the 'discreet' photography wasn't all that discreet having seen some of the photos in the press. Seeing my ample assets would certainly put most people off their breakfast, that's for certain.

My wonderful friend, Frenchy Phil, has sent me a French disc to spur me on to learn a new language, so you never know I may just be able to cross that task off before I turn 40.

As for my 40th itself, I can't really decide what to do. I thought about having high tea at one of the restaurants in Nottingham for all my girlfriends, but none of my friends know each other, so that could prove to be a little awkward. I think me and the husband (who turns 40 in September!) are just going to book a table at World Service. I'm hoping to have lost some of my excess baggage by then, so I may even treat myself to a new frock - push the boat out so to speak! I don't think I relish the idea of having a big do. I hate being the centre of attention at the best of times, so whatever I get up to on the day, will be discreet.


Phil Lowe said...

hope that the disc helps you with pronunciation. I thought that is was a fun way to learn.

Karen said...

I think you are brave even thinking about skinny dipping. Perhaps you could hire one of those bathing huts on wheels used by Edwardians (or was it Victorians - I'm hopeless with history), then you could be pushed into the water, strip off under cover, & emerge briefy, mainly hidden by the hut.

Your ideas for the Big 40 celebration sound perfect to it long to go?

Janette said...

Hi Phil,I'm sure it will, now just got to find time to look at it properly - thanks for doing it for me!
Karen - the bathing huts that's exactly what I need!!! Believe the skinny dipping will be done in a very remote location! Big 40 is in November but hubbie celebrates his in September so I think it will be 2 months full of celebrations!

101 Things to Do Before You Die said...

I did a mass skinny dipping myself last year but luckily I didn't get in any of the photos...although I was drunk enough to allow myself to be interviewed by the local news crew that showed up, from the shouldars up, of course. Can't wait to hear about your plans for the 40th-you've got to make it BIG!

Janette said...

101 - unfortunately I don't drink any more so I could never pluck up the courage to try a mass skinny dip but well done you and I would love to know if the report averted his eyes! As for the big 40th celebrations as the day gets nearer so does my resolve to do anything on a grand scale, so I've a feeling it will be a quiet day!