Sunday, September 10, 2006

Happy Birthday to Me!

So yesterday was my birthday and I have now reached the grand old age of 26, so I am now closer to 30 than to 20-eek! It is a bit of a weird feeling as when I was diagnosed with CF the life expectancy of a person with CF was only 24, so I have now outlived that.... These days people with CF have a life expectancy of 31, so in relative terms I am practically geriatric! Ah well, as someone said to me yesterday 'you are as only as old as you feel' I didn't think they'd appreciate it if I'd answered that if that was true then I was about 85!

On a more cheery note, a bunch of us went down to London yesterday for a merry jaunt and had lunch with Ben for his birthday and then later went to see Wicked at the Apollo Victoria for Dr James's birthday. (Its so good, I had a fantastic trip on my actual birthday and I did not organise a thing!) The show was absolutely amazing! I don't want to give the plot away but its a sort of prequel to The Wizard of Oz; about how the Wicked Witch of the West and Glinda the Good went to school together and how they ended up being good or wicked. It's not your usual cheesy, glitzy West End show with a chorus line of shiny girls all going two, three, kick, turn, turn, turn, kick, turn! It's got a fantastic plot and is rather more dark and complex than the film. The sets and costumes were incredible, I was totally drooling over the green Emerald City dresses, and the two leading ladies were superb, as was the whole cast in general, special mention of Adam Garcia as Fiyero- fantastic singing and dancing and soooo gorgeous too. I definitely give it five stars and two thumbs up-go see it!

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