Saturday, July 23, 2011

Happy birthday to me!

Hello all! Today is my birthday, I am 29 years old. I've been thinking a lot about getting older in the past week. It's occurred to me that (so far!) I don't mind being a year older as I'm fairly happy and content at where I am in my life. I'd always like things to better, but right here? right now? I'm OK. And I think it's taken me a long time to get to this point. And a large reason that I'm so OK is because of you, my lovely blog readers. So thank you.

Still, in some ways, today almost feels like New Year's Day and like I should be writing a list of goals and resolutions for myself in the lead up to my 30th birthday. I've seen lots of people write blogs and lists specifically for the things they'd like to accomplish by their 30th (or 40th or any significant number, really) birthdays and it seems like fun. I don't think that *I'll* be doing anything too strenuous or challenging, but we'll see how things happen. Here goes...

By my 30th birthday -

1. Have a relaxing and fun-filled summer holidays with my two gorgeous boys and take lots of photos

2. Update both boys' baby books and write down all the crazy/funny things they've said regularly

3. See The Lion King in the West End

4. Read all of the Roald Dahl books to the boys

5. Visit the Roald Dahl museum

6. Visit the Jane Austen centre and take a Jane Austen tour

7. Have 500 blog followers (is that even attainable?!)

8. See an event at the London Olympics 2012

9. Finish a first draft of my novel (yes, I am writing one!)

10. Complete Operation Read Own Books!

11. Host Love Month again next February

12. Help the boys make handmade Christmas presents for the Nana

...And why can I not think of any more? Please do leave some suggestions for me in comments. I hope you're having a wonderful weekend, and as I'm writing this in advance I hope that I am eating lots of cake right at this very second!


  1. Happy birthday, and I hope you have a wonderful day! I love your list.

  2. Have a wonderful birthday you young thing! Hope you get oodles of nice things ( including loads of books). Re your list - why don't you do a sponsored event for a charity?

  3. Happy Birthday - I hope you have a fab day :D

  4. Happy Birthday hun, I hope you have a fantastic day! :o)

  5. Happy birthday!!! Good list. I am going to see The Lion King at the West End too... :]

  6. Happy Birthday! I didn't know there was a Roald Dahl museum! I'll have to go some day!

  7. Happy Birthday! I didn't know there was a Roald Dahl museum! I'll have to go some day!

  8. Happy Birthday! I hope you have an awesome day!!

  9. Happy Birthday! May you have your cake and eat it too!

  10. Happy birthday! Hope you had a fab day today :). Until next year!

  11. Hope you had ca fantastic day! Many happy belated returns!

  12. Aww a lovely list, I hope I keep a baby book when I have children, everyone says they will but rarely do.

  13. Hope you had a wonderful day! I love your list, I've been thinking about doing one too - I think I'd better start thinking about it ready for December!

    I've been wanting to visit the Jane Austen centre for ages, some friends went and had a lovely time.

  14. Happy belated Birthday, I hope you are making a week of it ! Squee, you are writing a novel?? I'm excited!x

  15. Luisa - Thank you so much :) I did have a wonderful day!

    Janette - A sponsored event for charity is a GREAT idea, thank you! :)

    Sophie - Thank you!

    Jesse - Thank you, I did :)

    Sarah - Thanks, it was a great day :)

    Zoe - It's exciting, isn't it? :)

    Cliona - There is! I can't quite recall where it is, but I've been meaning to go for awhile now.

    Becca - Thanks :)

    Kenny - MMM. Cake.

    Liz - Thank you :)

    Kaylen - Thank you! :)

    marybelle - THANK YOU.

    Darren - Thanks :)

    BooksForCompany - The baby books have been pretty neglected of late, but I've made a plan to keep them updated!

    Jenni - Ooh, good luck to you! And I've been dying to go to the Jane Austen centre, but just as I have a hard time getting the boys to watch a Jane Austen adaptation, I find it hard to convince N and them to give up a weekend :(

    Fiona - Thank you! I am, it's in the very early stages but I'm excited about it.

  16. Happy Birthday!!!! I love your list of things to do this year, what a lot of wonderful stuff to look forward to.


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