Fri 4th May. Well the big day has finally arrived. The Girl's hit the big 50. The spring chicken days are certainly behind them. What better way to celebrate than with some shopping!!!!! Graham & Evelyn took us to anothrr one of the huge malls where the girls shouted themselves a nice watch. One got a bling bling and the other got a bright pink one. Home for a bit of a rest before heading out to the big birthday bash at the six star Burj al Arab. G&E had secretly organised a stretched limosine pick up and we cruised to the hotel in style sipping on champagne. The hotel is very opulent and we headed up to the Skybar at the top for a fancy cocktail, then down to the Al Mahara restaurant for a magnificent meal. The restaurant is built around an aquarium and has a surreal feeling. The food was sublime, lobster, crab, and a variety of fish washed down by some Dog Point Sav Blanc from NZ. We won't mention the difference in price for buying the wine in NZ. At the end of the evening the hotel present both Liz & Rose with a fancy birthday cake each. Special. I am sure this is a birthday that the girls will never forget.