Tuesday 10 May 2011

Birthday summary

Birthdays at my age are weird. I never know whether to celebrate or not any more.

"Hooray, X years ago I emerged from lady parts."

I sure as heck wasn’t in a manger surrounded by livestock. Nor was I immediately presented with frankincense, gold and myrrh. I did however receive a gigantic teddy bear. Apart from traumatic “lady bits”, it was apparently one of the first things I saw.

Birthdays nowadays don’t seem like such a big deal. Especially when like me, your birthday always falls on a really stupid / inconvenient day. Last year, mine was on a Tuesday or Wednesday (I forget…). I arranged a night out and not many came because it was a week day and there was uni / work / exams the next day. 

I wanted to be excited this year. But my birthday was on a Thursday. There was no point organising something for that very evening – it would've been social suicide.

This year I wanted to get out of my rut and be excited for birthdays again. Thanks to the Bank Holiday, I managed to start celebrations early. Here’s my birthday week in pictures:

Sushi lunch with the girls

I originally planned to get and nail art done with the girls too but there weren’t enough appointments available for all of us :( We did however go out Friday night and had a BBQ on Sunday which were both really fun 

Getting cupcakes “to go” and eating them in the park.

Lots of birthday “treats” to share around at work!

Indian takeaway on the actual day

Day trip in search of adventures! The highlight was hiring a boat

Yep, that's me driving! Wearing ASOS cardigan first mentioned here

Yes, a little extreme to go from I'm-not-bothered-about-birthdays to partying almost every night and going out most days… Maybe I milked this birthday a tad? But hey, why not? It’s only your birthday once a year!  


  1. All the foods making me hungry!
    Glad you had a good day. My birthdays always on a awkward day too. My 18th was on a Monday (fail!) xx

  2. I think celebrating the Birthday milestones like 21, 25, 30 etc seem more important and the ones inbetween not so much.

  3. aah this post made me hungry! haha

    Love your cardi!

    Thanks for your comment. I think I will buy the shoes haha. And maybe you should buy it online then? xx

  4. Happy (belated) Birthday! Looks like you had a fab day! Plus very jealous of the boat - what a cool idea :) x

  5. All the food looks absolutely delicious! Especially the Indian food! Indian food is my favorite. Happy belated birthday. Looks like you had a blast.


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