Monday, 15 September 2014

I've just realised that I share a birthday with Prince Harry. How can it have taken 30 years for the penny to drop?

It's partly because I don't pay much attention to gossip about society folk, but also because I don't take anniversaries seriously.

People have the idea that today is somehow the same as previous 15ths of September, but what those days have in common is little more than the date by which we refer to them. The similarity is mainly linguistic.

People often use birthdays as an excuse to have a party. I need no excuse; if I want to have a a party, I have one, whatever the date !