31 October 2016

A perfect... birthday and a #travellinkup

30 years old. I am now officially 30 years old.

I'm fairly sure I'm the only person on the planet who isn't freaking out about reaching such a milestone at the age, but there we go, I'm not.

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi
A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

Instead, I used the excuse to extend the usual week of festivities around my 36-hour birthday into a fortnight (along with an amazing 2 week holiday we have coming up shortly!). It's 36-hours long with the time difference in New Zealand - an exclusive benefit to the expat lifestyle - but with the lovely, lovely friends and family around me, what can be a homesickness trigger was actually a whirlwind celebratory champagne, fantastic meals and a secretly organised long weekend in a beautiful European city.

I've decided to spend the next decade in a similar vein, and simply keep living life to the full for as long as possible.

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

YOLO, right?

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi
A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

It's been delicious. Astoundingly 3 birthday cakes, 2 brunches, an astonishing amount of emptied champagne glasses, 5 dinners, too many cocktails, 2 lunches - one in a long held bucket list restaurant, so very many amazing people...

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi
A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

... a plethora of overseas facebook messages, a table full of birthday cards, two-Michelin stars, one plate of breakfast meatballs, 3 choruses of happy birthday, many tables full of people I love and a trip to Gothenburg, Sweden that was only revealed at the airport to my utter delight.

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

Many of these photos are grainy as I didn't want to spoil the magic of the moment by lugging out my proper camera, but each one is a special moment with some of the best people in the world.

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi
A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

My ribs are aching from laughter, my hips have probably expanded exponentially, my heart is full and my head is whirring with so many words I think it might just implode. There are people I still haven't seen and a few that I'll only be able to Skype but all in all I've been thoroughly spoilt rotten.

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

Thank you, thank you, thank you.

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

Cheers to the next chapter of this amazing journey.

A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi
A perfect birthday Travel linkup Adventures of a London Kiwi

I suppose now that I'm 30 I'll need to start adulting properly, but I very much doubt it's going to happen somehow...


No comments :

Post a Comment

So, what do you think? Comments are blogging mana; short, sweet, long, loquacious, deep and meaningful...