Happy Birthday to me!

It’s past 4pm, so as I explained the other day, I’m now officially 27.

I’m now just 1095 days away from being 30, but I realised this morning that there are actually two positives to this.

(i) My (official) birthday will fall on a Saturday that year, so at least I can have a party that lasts the entire weekend.
(ii) I’ll be 30 on the 30th of July – that’s got to be pretty cool surely?

One of my colleagues suggested this afternoon that I get really excited about my birthday for one so mature in years. But the truth is, I honestly don’t! I hate the pressure of having to do something exciting because it’s my birthday (it’s similar to the hatred I have of new year’s, but not as extreme). I also strongly dislike sharing it with a good friend, as it brings an unhelpful element of competition to the day!

Plus (in case you hadn’t noticed) I have age issues. Turning an ever-increasing age year on year is challenging if you don’t feel that you’ve really achieved anything in the previous year! But I will look positively upon my 28th year, and hopefully by the end of it I will actually have achieved something worthwhile!

Anyway, just wanted to share with you a lovely picture of what was happening in the world 27 years ago today, at the same time that my momentous birth was occurring:

(At least I’ve survived longer than their marriage did…)


  1. happy befday! sorry l forgot…

  2. Happy birthday from Mozambique. Sorry, the Methodists had me captured until today so I couldn’t get on the internet too much. Hope you had a wonderful day!

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