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Posted in Home at 7:10 am by guy_simmons

…& just like that, I’m 40 tomorrow!

Where did all the time go? Blowed if I know, but it’s scary how time seems to be accelerating with each passing year (it feels like it should only be March at the moment, but somehow it’s June already!).

Am I where I hoped I’d be? Mostly yeah, I think I am. I mean I have Domini, a beautiful, caring, understanding, amazingly patient wife (in all but name ;)) who I’ve put through the wringer during our many years together, but somehow we got through all the crap & now things just could not be better! I have two lovely, lovely kids; Kal, creativity, smarts, cheek & charm, in equal measure; Poppy, frighteningly clever, hands of Houdini (quick, amazingly dextrous & an ability to unlock anything, as opposed to fat & hairy) & so cute that she could wilt concrete with her little doe eyes (I can hear her in bed now singing a song about “dolly” pocket :)). I have a half decent roof over my head, 4 wheels (actually I have 8, but it’s best if we don’t mention the other 4), & not too much debt at all. Career wise I’d love to be further down the road, I’d love to have put out more games in recent years, but then I do work at Lionhead… 😉

It’s funny, but I remember an arrogant 15 year old me declaring to his computer studies class that he hoped to be dead by the time he hit 40, as he assumed he would be old & knackered & life wouldn’t be worth living by that point. The “me” today however is very happy to be alive & is very happy with what he has in life. He loves his wife, his children, & is very much looking forward to spending many happy years ahead with all of them. In fact, he can’t wait for retirement when he can sit down in front of his computer & start pootling away writing exactly the games he wants to write.

Anyway today Dom, the kids & I are all off to Eurodisney for a few days of sugar coated grinning, & I can’t wait to take Kal through Pirates of the Caribbean (please let them not have changed it to reflect the films, please let them not have changed it to reflect the films…) & Star Tours! So happy birthday me, & fingers crossed life will see fit to grant me many more birthdays to come!


  1. scotay said,

    June 13, 2007 at 7:33 am

    Well said! Happy Birthday mate, have a great time (which I’m sure you will) 😀

    K x

  2. gaz said,

    June 13, 2007 at 9:22 am

    Happy birthday chap :)

    Yeah I don’t know, I had that “nearly over” vibe on the run up to 40 but I’m actually happier than I’ve ever been. Codgers unite!

  3. sty said,

    July 9, 2007 at 4:02 am

    Happy belated birthday, sorry haven’t browsed your blog for a while.

    I hope you had a great time at Eurodisney, so spill the beans, have the changed Pirates of the Caribean?

    Turning 40 was funny I have to admit, fairly happy with where I’d got to in life, just felt a bit old as my body was playing up a bit.

    Race you to 50 😉

  4. piku said,

    July 18, 2007 at 10:30 am

    Happy Birthday, guess I’ll have to stop moaning that 28 is old with you old farts around 😉

    I still have that Gamecube you know…

  5. guy_simmons said,

    July 19, 2007 at 8:58 am

    Thanks chaps :)

    Sty: I haven’t read it myself for a while 😉 Eurodisney was ace actually, & Pirates remains excellently untouched! Thankfully I’ve managed to recently stop humming “Yo Ho” :)

    Piku: Hiya mate. 28 eh? I remember panicking at that age that 30 was around the corner :) The gamecube? That rings some sort of bell, was it a special Yak Yak one?

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