It's my birthday on the 22nd of March. I will be 41 years young.
I LOVE birthdays and I LOVE getting older.
It's a great privilege to be here four decades on...
Mum was in her mid-forties when she fell pregnant with me and was advised (because of her age) to have me terminated.
But my parents found the BEST specialist.
From day dot -- all my parents wanted was a little girl and after four sons, they wanted to give it one last shot.
Mum and Dad made birthdays and Christmas so special for me.
So, my birthday is a day to remember them and all the love and BELIEF they poured into me.
I was meant to leave for London on March 8 but due to some very personal issues, the flight has been moved to a later date.
I had envisaged spending another birthday in Europe but it's not to be.
So I'll do my best to make it a very SEXY birthday in Melbourne.
As I've mentioned previously, I tend to shake the fruit off the tree instead of letting it drop.
In the last couple of days. 2 pieces of fruit have dropped by themselves.
Seeds that I planted last year.
I will keep positive and do my VERY VERY best.
And hopefully the combination of these traits and my hard work -- will pay off.
Until next time.
My name is Vanessa de Largie.