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19th April
2009
written by tom
If only every cake tasted like this

If only every cake tasted like this

Thank you all so very much for making this 40th birthday thing such fun. It’s been an incredibly enjoyable few days. I really wanted to give a super good speech but got tangled up in words. This is what I felt and should have said on Friday: Friday was my first ever surprise birthday party and I was genuinely surprised: first at the very fact that there was one, and second that you were all there. I really felt so moved by the occasion; it literally made my day and made my 40th so much more meaningful. Some friendships just happen by chance, and I’ve been so lucky to have my fair share of good fortune in this regard (although some luck in 4D would also be nice!). In all honesty, I never thought I’d see so many friends at 40. I always thought I’d be the recluse, but thanks to my wonderful wife, I’m less of one, and a far better person than before I met her. Jen has really turned my world right side up! My brother Raj broke all the Rules of Brotherhood in order to maintain secrecy – thanks, man. I’m sorry I didn’t get a chance to chat with you as much as I’d like to, but there’s always lunch / drinks / football, etc. Love you lots!

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