Being the super organised person that I am (!) I found myself at 6 o clock on Saturday evening, furtively taking in the dress I'd bought online.
Thank God I made the effort, as when I arrived at my sister's house there were a lot more cars than I expected. I was over the moon to see all my friends, namely "The Raharney Women" there as well.
In fact the only honorary man that was there was my brother-in-law Michael, who was doing DJ.
It was onto a night of chat, food, drinkies and dancing.
The nicest surprise for me was my cake, a replica of Roxy!
It was perfect, right down to the registration plate. It seems that one day while I was visiting, my nephew had snuck outside to take photos of Roxy, to give the confectioner.
Before she made "me", she asked Lauren if I had any distinctive features. Lauren replied
Here I am....
It was such a shame to cut it, but it had to be done.
Roxy looked as if she'd been in a car crash!
The party went on until stupid o'clock. I just want to thank my sisters, sister in law, nieces who organised the night, and also to my friends who helped me celebrate the big 50.
It's a night I will never forget.