I remember turning fifty. I asked my husband to organise an event with my friends – a weekend away at Duralong on the NSW Central Coast. It was wonderful to spend time with dear friends, family and in a beautiful setting. My sister, Helen, baked fifty cupcakes and decorated them with fifty pink candy flowers. I had more than fifty reasons to smile – I don’t think I stopped smiling all weekend. I remember turning fifty, it seems like yesterday.