Champagne is mandatory at 40

Just a short note to congratulate my friend, Clare, on reaching her 40th birthday earlier this week. I had a splendid time at her celebration and have had time since then to reflect upon my upcoming 25th (ahem) birthday.

I am constantly impressed by her bravery of stepping out of a conventional job and starting her own company doing something that she loves. It should be an inspiration to us all.