Wednesday, 10 March 2010

Happy Birthday To Me!


Yes, today is the day that .... pause for dramatic effect ... I turn 50 - O.M.G.!!!!!!!!!!! How did this happen?


How am I spending my birthday? By the time you read this, I will be in Chesterfield, telling stories at Hasland Infant School. Okay, work rather than birthday revelling, but I'm not sure it counts as work if you are having fun, and I'm sure I will have a very nice time (hi kids!).

I'm saving the BIG PARTY until later in the year: I'm doing a combined effort with a friend, who's 40 this year (making me feel even more ancient). More immediate celebrations are going to involve chilling out all day Saturday with close friends, getting lots of nice food brought in and quaffing at least one bottle of champers I hope...

30 comments:

Lauren Tobia said...

happy birthday ...see you at that milestone soon!

Claire Massey said...

Happy Birthday Lynne, hope you have a great day! xxx

Helen Pickup said...

Happy Birthday, 50 isn't old so don't worry! 50 and Funky!!!!

theroofcat said...

Fabulous 50! Happy Birthday! The fun is just starting!
Sx

Ale Acosta said...

Happy, very happy birthday Lynne! :-)

Alicia Padrón said...

Happy Birthday Lynne!!!!! Have a great day today :o)

Candace Trew Camling said...

Happy Birthday Lynn... blogging just wouldn't be the same if I couldn't check in on you and your wacky world!!

Also, I am doing my first school visit as a visiting illustrator and I just keep thinking about all your blogs about visiting kids. It helps make me a little less nervous!!

Grace Lane said...

Thank you for signing my book today. Mum has just read it to me and it was great! Happy Birthday.

From Grace Lane x x x

schibi said...

Happy Birthday from Austin...

Ben said...

Happy Birthday from Madrid

Jill said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to you - 50! I am 60 today - what a great day for a birthday!

Apple-Pine said...

Happy Birthday! Have a blast! :)

Lynne Chapman said...

Thank you everyone for your lovely birthday wishes! 'Fifty and Funky' suits me fine!

Fancy that Jill: us sharing the same date, and exactly a decade apart. Astonishing!

And hello Grace!!! I'm so pleased that you enjoyed your book!

Tomás Serrano said...

Happy happy birthday!

wordjunkie said...

Delurking to wish you a very happy birthday!

Jack Foster said...

Happy birthday Lynne! We did the same thing. We celebrated a 50, a 40, a30 and a 20 th birthday when I turned 50. What a party!!! 50 is not so bad Lynne.... 51 is the bad one :o)

Karien Naude said...

Happy birthday! Oh and you dont look 50.

Lynne Chapman said...

You're a sweetie Karien - thank you! Fortunately I don't feel 50 either (maybe it's all a dream...)

Kinga Bee said...

Hi Lynne!
I am so sorry I am late with this.
Happy Birthday!

And remember - age is a state of mind. I think you are about 25-27. :)

Karien Naude said...

Yes it must be a dream hehe. I always say that if you feel 30 or younger you are younger lol. have a nice day and send some cake lol

Deborah said...

Hey Lynne, Deborah Bonner here. Looking at your blog at school as we are looking at your books during book week. Saw it was your birthday.....I've already got there!!! i have to keep reminding myself it's just a number and not a state of mind. Birthday greetings! Celebrate!

Lynne Chapman said...

Hello Deborah! And please pass on a HUGE hello to all the children at Eastfield Primary School!

ale balanzario said...

Happy Birthday!!! yes, you dont look like 50, have a very Happy Birthday.

Mary Lou said...

HaPpY BiRtHdAy LyNnE, to a wonderful PISCES! I love your blog! I just turned 50 in Dec. :) It's all good!

Liz said...

Hi Lynne
Belated Happy Birthday - and I'd never have guessed you were 50. Hope you have a really chilled Saturday. Glad to see your long trek to Bedford was so productive - great sketches - and thanks for mentioning our boys.

Ira Robbins said...

Happy Birthday Lynne! Heres to at least 50 more jiving and diving and drawing years etc...

Nikira said...

Happy Birthday, you look so young and energetic, I thought you around 36-38. Loving your blog. :)

What was done said...

Cheer up!
The age of 50 can be great:

http://www.whatwasdone.com/Age.php?&Age=50
We are getting old only in our head.

Serena said...

Belated 50th Birthday Wishes to you, Lynne!!

My 50th was March last year and I had an absolute ball! I certainly don't feel like I'm over 50 now (just turned 51) and, thankfully, I get told I don't look 50 either. Of course, a few body aches and pains may disagree.

Lynne Chapman said...

Happy belated 51st birthday Serena!