|Me on my birthday on Wednesday at the Genaker Press Conference, ready to go.|
Well there is lots to tell this week. It was a milestone as on Wednesday, believe it or not, I turned 60! It was also a milestone in my professional life as a fledgling communications consultant when I organized a press conference in Barcelona on the same day for my new customer, Genaker.
|With the "Nokia girls" at a pre birthday celebration lunch on Monday|
|The slice of birthday cake in my honour at teh Nokia girls lunch on Monday|
|The beautiful Michael Kors watch my dear Nokia girlfriends gave to me at our lunch on Monday|
So suddenly I was 60. Well, I didn't feel any different. In fact I don't think I look 60. Women today at 60 look a lot younger than our mothers or grandmothers did at 60. So I'm just one of the new generation of 60 year old baby boombers and feeling and looking good. I feel more like 40 with boundless energy and so much will power and motivation and I suppose "joie de vivre". So yes I am 60 and accept it with grace but wonder how it happened and where the years have alk gone.
On the big day, my 60th and the day of my first press conference as a communications consultant, I woke up at 5 in the morning with a big headache thanks to the wine the night before. I had plenty of time to have breakfast and get ready for my big day. I was wondering how it would pan out. It was so wierd being in Barcelona on my birthday and I was missing my family with whom I would normally have been enjoying a celebratory breakfast. It was by the way also Jordi's birthday and David's daughter's. Of course it was also Copi and Juan's birthday too. I hope they all had great days like me. That morning, alone in my hotel bedroom, I had a present to open. A little parcel had arrived for me at home a few days earlier with strict instructions not to open until 8th February. So I took it to Barcelona to open that day. My dear friend Jackie had sent me a book "Now we are 60" hahah and a lovely birthday card, both of which you can see in the photo below.
When I got there Gloria and Julia had already set everything up and it was looking beautiful. All the press kits were arranged on tables for breakfast with "bunches" of tempting looking sweets". It was, by the way, Genaker's first set of merchandising I think.
|Just some of the media coverage garnered for Genaker from the press conference|
|Saturday morning birthday breakfast|
|Birthday lunch on Saturday|
|The hilarious birthday cake moment yesterday|