On Sunday I will have reached the ripe old age of 60. How did that happen? However I am still younger than my sister and the bloke who is still waiting to be King.
I can't believe Truman was President and Clement Atlee was Prime Minister in the year I was born.
I was born on a Tuesday and am apparently Full of Grace
I was almost born outside the Wall's Sausage Factory in Acton, London. The ambulance had to stop at the gates as they thought I was coming out. I have a feeling I took one look at the sign at the factory gates and thought 'No way am I having that on my birth certificate'
They did funny things to your hair when you were a baby in the 50s. Why I do not know
The ruby is my birthstone, this one is worth $14 million. Doubt I'll get one of these on Sunday
When I was little I bathed in a tin bath and quite often had dripping sandwiches. I am fit and healthy so it must have been good quality dripping. For my American readers dripping is fat from roasting meats
Wonder Woman was born on the same day as me in 1951, that gives me some hope. Actually it was the actress Lynda Carter who played Wonder Woman but we'll not nit pick
The Festival of Britain was held in my honour that year or rather I would like to think it was.
My lovely family are all setting up a marquee and picnic on the green outside my cottage on Sunday to help me celebrate. I shall report on that on Monday and promise that the pictures will be much prettier.