Monday, November 21, 2011

Five - One


Well, this is me at 51.  A bit of a blurry shot, but not always a bad thing sometimes, especially when I am tired. It has been a busy and lovely day, and I am really happy to be who I am right here and right now.
I just really wanted to pop in and thank you all for your lovely messages and birthday wishes.  I appreciate every single one and I am holding them all in my heart.
I will be drawing the name of the giveaway winner tomorrow!! James and I will attempt a live video draw, so do watch out for that. Nighty night xxxx

52 comments:

  1. You're looking great, hope you've had an enjoyable day.

    Love the post title, might pinch the idea next week when I turn Four One ;-)

    x

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  3. Happy Birthday Jacqui, looking good, must be that fantastic Scottish air, hope you had a wonderful day celebrating with your nearest and dearest.
    lily xx

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  4. Glad you have had a wonderful birthday, you are looking great for it. Hope I look that good at 51!

    Wishing you many blessings for the year ahead.

    xx

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  5. What a lovely woman you are Jacqui and I hope your birthday was everything you wanted!
    It is almost 4:30 in the afternoon here, what time is it there? I really need to look up the time difference as I would love to see a live video feed!
    xx

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  6. Thank you all.
    Tracey - Thank you. It won't be a live - live draw. I wouldn't know how to do that. We will video the name being drawn and I will post it to the blog.

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  7. Happy returns! Gosh, I wish I`d look as good at 48(next Feb) as you do at 51.
    Hope you had a wonderful day!

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  8. Again, Happy Birthday Beautiful!
    You look wonderful and it really does come through, both in photo and in your writing, that you are happy in who you are and where you are. I am so happy for you!
    Glad you had a lovely weekend and day on your birthday!
    xx and oo.
    meggs.

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  9. Happy Birthday, you look absolutely brilliant :)so young..... Glad you had a busy day :)
    Sue Xxx

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  10. Happy birthday!! and its a lovely photo!!

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  11. Happy birthday! You're lovely. And I love your hair. I've been coloring mine for so long, I'm not sure how to stop -- picturing myself with gray roots & brown ends for the next 2 years is scary ;)

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  12. Happy birthday. You look beautiful.

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  13. Happy Birthday! I really enjoy reading your blog. I do not have a blog of my own but I have learned so much from reading all the wonderful blogs I read. The area you live in is just breathtaking!

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  14. Wishing you every happiness as you embark upon the "next half"! You're living a life of such beauty and intention...thank you so much for sharing it with us.

    I'm turning 47 on Wednesday and decided to start learning the cello a few months ago. I figured I'll never be as young again as I am now, so why not? So here's to all of us who choose the road less traveled and find each other at the crossroads!

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  15. Best wishes,good health & happiness for the year ahead. x

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  16. Best wishes,good health & happiness for the year ahead. x

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  17. hello beautiful! you look so kind and easy to talk to jacqui. i love what you wrote, what a blessing. i put my photo on my blog too, a couple posts ago, felt brave i did!
    xox

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  18. Wish I had looked so good at fifty. Unfortunately, I will never see 50 again not even with bifocals and a rear vision mirror. Hope you had a lovely time for you big day.

    Deb

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  19. You look radiant...absolutely radiant.

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  20. Thank you everyone. Such beautiful comments.
    I read a lovely passage that an online friend posted yesterday about how we often strive to be a different person other than what we are, and if we would just allow ourselves to unfold ...how would that be? That resonates so much with me now.
    Gigi - until 2010 I had long long hair which I was always colouring or highlighting, but I was unhappy with the grey roots showing through. Almost on a whim I had a short crop and embraced the grey. I posted a picture at the time, April -ish?
    Thank you all again xxxx

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  21. Fifty One you look more like Thirty One. Happy Birthday:)
    Scottish air must be better than the air down here in Southern England .
    Have a great week.
    Blessings
    Julie

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  22. Happy B-day Jacqui - nice to see you.

    You don't look a day over 21!x

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  23. You have got to be kidding Jacqui...I hope & pray that I look as great as you in a few years time! You hair is fab, what is your secret?? Happy, happy birthday my lovely xxx

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  24. Happy birthday Jacqui, you look lovely in that photo, even if it is blurry lol. I read a blog post recently about someone having a vintage dressing table, and not realising for 10 years the mirror was slightly 'dusky' and she had been blissfully unaware of how many wrinkles she had, I think I may get one for my birthday next month. Although she did say, she had also been wearing too much lipstick for ten years as a result too lol.
    V
    xxx

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  25. I'm a wee bit late here, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY! You look absolutely fab, and your hair is GORGEOUS! :) xx

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  26. You look young to me!! Love the hair color and the length. I plan on not dyeing my hair when it gets gray (I've got gray strands right now)

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  27. Happy Birthday! You do look great!

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  28. you look wonderful! My Mum embraces the grey and once a tourist came up to her in the street and in broken english thanked her for keeping it natural.

    Much love x x x

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  29. Many happy returns of the day, Jacqui. You are looking well and happy and quite content in your photo. I, too, just celebrated a birthday (65), but posting a pic of yours truly might scare off what few readers I have. LOL Happy Birthday, and many more.

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  30. Happy Belated Birthday to a very beautiful girl ! (I am turning 50 in a couple of weeks). I remember running across a link which was your 'other' blog, about menopause, and I really would love to join in on the party there. My man thinks I'm a Weird One for likeing to sit out on the near-freezing porch so often. :) You go girl...keep up the loveliness and Loving Your Life is the best influence you can give to those whom you touch. Really ! ~Jen in N.California

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  31. Such a beautiful picture - hope you had a lovely day xxxx

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  32. That is a really lovely photograph. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday.

    I did enjoy reading about your trip to the mainland.

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  33. Hi, just found your blog via Tina at The Quiet Home. I am also 51, so how come you look about 15 years younger than me?! Please let me into the secret! Belated birthday greetings x

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  34. Happy birthday! I've been grey since my thirties and I'll be 49 this January and am letting my hair down! Thanks for being such an inspiration.

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  35. You look fab , I hope I grow older as gracefully.


    Shaz

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  36. what a lovely picture! you don't look a day over 30. i hope i age as gracefully as you. happy birthday!

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  37. gorgeous! glad you had such a happy day x x

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  38. Well just look at you. Beautiful. Must be the air up there! Happy Belated Birthday.

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  39. Erm....51...excuse me gorgeous lady but you look far too young. Hope you had a wonderful birthday beautiful mama :) xxx

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  40. Oh my! How lovely you all are! Thank you all very much. I wonder if running around after a 5 year old all day has a beneficial effect? That and blurry photos.
    xxx

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  41. Oh jacqui you look beautiful , many many birthday blessings xxx

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  42. Sorry it's a bit late, but hoping you hd a lovely day. You look fab - your hair has grown so much! Love and hugs, Emma x

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  43. Sorry I'm a bit late.. happy birthday lovely lady! xx

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  44. Sorry this is late...Hope you had a very happy Birthday.
    I have had no computer for nearly 2 weeks now! Am looking forward to getting it back.
    Much love to you.

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  45. What a beautiful woman you are...inside and out! Happy Belated birthday!

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  46. Belated Happy Birthday! Five-one isn't so bad (from the perspective of a year further on). And it's good to be grey - I went grey very quickly around 40 and have never been tempted to dye it.

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  47. I had to add another comment and be number 51:) it was too tempting to resist. You look amazing for 51:) and I hope this is your best year yet!!! Happy Birthday!! ~ Barefoot Mama

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  48. Happy 51! I'm late I know, but wanted to congratulate you anyway :) I'm enjoying your advent writing!

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