Guardian Weekend has a sporting look at this weekend's birthdays and I chose two that are well known for such a
long time as follows:
Maureen Freely: writer is 6O
Mikis Theodorakis composer is 87
Maureen Freely grew up in Turkey and now lives in England and she has received attention as a translator of the
novels of Orhan Pamuk the Turkish Nobel Laureate: she has got a lot of information attached to the wikiapedia but most
notably her work with Pamuk stands head and shoulders above all else:
So Mikis Theodorakis is a composer and he is 87 so his work too is of immense importance and he has lots of
information online both in Greek and English and I recently saw interesting shots of him and a little bit of the history of
his life as a composer so I am visually up to date and its terribly helpful to read in Guardian Weekend that he is celebrating his 87 birthday as most of the videos are black and white and I guess the movies were shot a long time ago as Theodorakis looks a lot younger than 87:
Last weekend it was the turn of Wendy Cope at 67 and Cat Stevens now Josef Islam at 63: Wendy Cope is a poet and Cat Stevens a rock star similar to The Beatles and that sixties vintage in time!
Birthday treats are something that small children enjoy but I suddenly realised that adults too enjoy birthday treats or presents so I packed them off to friends and colleagues only last week and they have been gratefully received!
Frank McGuinness playwright is 59 Eamonn McCabe photographer is 64: so it seems we are a little top heavy
so there are many who are younger than this and my Turkish boss is 51: His birthday isnt for ages! Keeping in touch is important and there are rewards such as friendship through the ages:!