There is a good side to having a significant birthday - you can get all the people who are most important to you together for an evening - so that's what Ivan (Mr Bicknell) did - he very kindly organised a meal at a very lovely local gastro pub - and with the sad exception of Sue, J and Bex, the gang was assembled.
Grown up conversation - well, that's all there is when you're old!
God - am I really married to a 40 year old? Yep, 'fraid so....
Annie and Rainer - also perplexed!
Michelle can smile - she only just turned 30- but Ned, I wouldn't look so smug - you're next!
Lynda - this is what happens when you have been 40 for a couple of years - looking forward to it!