Always good to see articles like this in Ireland: Andrea Smith says single, childfree women aren’t losers

If you had asked me to visualise my 50th birthday celebrations when I was 21, I would have presumed I’d be blowing out the candles with a beaming husband and at least two adorable children/stroppy teenagers by my side.

Three decades later, with three weeks to go to the big day, I find myself single and childless, a prospect that probably would have filled 21-year-old me with horror.

It turns out she’s pretty much fine with it.