My best friend is turning 50 – and I’m amazed how much I’m looking forward to it
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Each landmark birthday has its own special flavour. For the half-century it’s uncomprehending wonder

It’s the eve of my best friend’s 50th birthday party and I was trying to recap her 40th and 30th for Mr Z, who didn’t know me back then and was just Mr Himself. For her 30th, her boyfriend did a “J gallery” across every wall – a pictorial chronology with salty captions about why her camera face is a look of unending dread. For her 40th, he did a Museum of J, with incredible glass cabinets that he...

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