(hat tip to Ken Bruce, whose show may have subliminally given me the title for this series…)
Next month, as most of you know, I will be turning thirty. I’m not much of a one for birthdays, but it feels significant. Weighty. Maybe even a little grown up. Anyway, one of the things I am doing to celebrate my journey into the thirties is a little drinks party at a bar close to home in London. It should be fun and I am so looking forward to seeing so many of the people I love in one place!
I decided I wanted to do a small gift for each of my guests. I’ve done party bags before (remember my twenty-second, Hannah?), but will already be making sure there’s cake and nibbles at the shindig. So I decided a mix CD would be a nice gift. And then an idea took shape.
The thirty-one songs on the shortlist, are the ‘tracks of my years’. Every one of them is a track I love, and that I’d love to share. So over the next month, I’ll be sharing them here. I hope you like them! Starting tomorrow I’ll be counting them down, in reverse order. I wonder how many of them might make your list?
With each selection I’ll detail why I chose that song, and no doubt ramble on in a Claire style too…