What is Forty-Three?

Forty-three is a delicious lunch…


eaten by the ocean on a magnificent day…


in the company of a beautiful man.


Forty-three a dozen cupcakes made especially for me by a clever lady.


Forty-three is rich moisturisers fortified with sunscreen and beautiful red hair-dye liberally applied.


Forty-three is me!



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67 responses to “What is Forty-Three?

  1. and 43 is not 49, which I will be in a few weeks!

  2. Happy Birthday, Tracey! It looks like you had an absolutely lovely day! That photo of the ocean is just gorgeous!

  3. Happy Birthday, and here’s to 43 more happy ones!

  4. Happy birthday! Great photos! What a magnificent day!

  5. … and pretty darned awesome. Fun photos!

  6. happy 43 to you -it looks like a wonderful day….
    may there be many many more wonderful days in store

  7. Awww…what a cool post. The photos are great – so colourful and oh so FNQ.

  8. Happy birthday!

    I’m older than you 🙂

  9. Wishing you a very Happy Birthday! 43 is good! I can remember 43 !( if you are 60 something! )

  10. Forty three is the best age of all!
    Happy Birthday dear Tracey.

  11. Happy Birthday Tracey, glad you had a lovely day.

  12. Happy Belated Birthday my beautiful Northern friend…

    It sounds like it was everything I could possibly wish for you.


  13. Happy Birthday Tracy! You don’t look a day over 33. xx

  14. Happy Birthday Tracey,

    Looks like you had a perfect day!

    Best wishes for the year ahead.

  15. Happy birthday – all your photos add up to a joyful time I think!

  16. Happy Birthday to you, what a wonderful day you had to for you to enjoy!

  17. grandad

    Bloody hell. Is it that long ago?

  18. Happy Birthday Tracey!

    Oh my, that ocean…

  19. Happy birthday Tracey!

  20. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like it was a wonderful day.

  21. Ginger

    Happy Birthday Tracey! It looks like you had a fantastic day and those cupcakes look scrumptious 🙂

  22. Oh 43!
    I loved my 40s. I was never scared about them, as I had been when my 20s ended, and again, but a little less so, when I turned 50. The 40s are just great.
    Life is good.
    Just like a beautiful lunch with a beautiful man at a beautiful spot by the sea!

  23. Uli

    Looks like a wonderful day. Happy Birthday (again).

  24. Aunty Evil

    Happy birthday!

    I am very impressed with the lack of crow’s feet at the side of your face. And jealous. But let’s not talk about that…

  25. M


    43! It cannot be true.

    Looks like you had a lovely day.

  26. If 43 looks that nice, I can’t wait to get there! Happy Birthday Tracey! Sounds like you had a lovely day. Are there any cupcakes left?

  27. late again!!!………

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! You look fab and your special day looked wonderful too – any cupcakes left???

  28. I think I’ve happy birthday-ed you on Facebook and Twitter but here, have another one for the blog: HAPPY BIRTHDAY LOVELY TRACEY!!!! Why wasn’t Ashy covering the birthday baking? Although the ones from Leoni (?) look splendid and I’m sure my boys would be most impressed with how many M&M’s she’s managed to squoosh onto a teeny-tiny cupcake!

    • This is probably because I have mentioned my birthday on facebook, twitter and here. It is all about me…

      Leoni tells me that it was difficult to put that many m&ms onto the cakes because she had to sample lots of them.

  29. Oh yes, happy birthday from me too. How I wish I were as young as you. And had those fabulous eyebrows….

  30. Happy Birthday, Forty Three!

  31. Happy birthday dear peppermint patcher! Looks like a wonderful way to celebrate a very special day!

  32. sprucehillfarm

    Happy Birthday! Welcome to the wonderful age of 43! Looks like you had a wonderful day!

  33. SO pleased you had a good day! Happy 43!

  34. A belated happy b-day from one red-haired 43 year old to another! Looks like you had a great time!

  35. HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY! The day looks like it was a beautiful one – how perfect. I hope it is full to the brim with memories, and that this new year of yours is one of your best yet (as you deserve). xxx

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