Tag Archives: 30

Cake, Love & an iPad

I pretty much had the best 30th birthday possible. Two nights of live music, time with my parents, wonderful friends who give lots of hugs, an incredible iPhone cake from Charly’s Bakery, and being super-spoilt with gifts – including a beautiful iPad 2!

I felt lucky and privileged to have a husband I adore and so many special people in my life. Thanks to all of you for making it so. X.

iPhone cake from Charly's Bakery

Surprise! It's an iPad!

Me and my gorgeous Mom

Graffiti at 5Gum party

Krushed & Sorted at 5Gum party

Twitter? It's a piece of cake.

Gazelle makes me do a happy dance

30 Things I Know At 30

I turn 30 on Sunday. As great as they were, I’m quite happy to leave my 20s behind. Hallo new decade! And here’s what I figured out in the last one:

  • There’s no such thing as too many shoes.
  • People will disappoint you, but you’ve disappointed them too.
  • Marry the love of your life, the one who makes you laugh.
  • This too shall pass.
  • Your 20s are for being selfish and self-absorbed.
  • Don’t drink all night if you have a presentation the next day.
  • Nothing is sacred.
  • There’s a difference between being a friend and being used.
  • Macaroni cheese can cure most problems.
  • You should have got over your quarter-life crisis by now.
  • Sometimes love is not enough.
  • Feeling sorry for yourself is a waste of energy.
  • Nobody has all the answers.
  • Use eye cream every night.
  • Taking responsibility for your actions is part of being a grown-up; blaming others is part of being a child.
  • Nothing is forever.
  • What seemed exciting or romantic at 25 was really just sordid.
  • The GHD is the best invention since mascara.
  • People don’t change, although they sometimes evolve.
  • Everybody hurts.
  • Nothing is what it seems.
  • Hey Jude is a great karaoke song.
  • There are three sides to every story.
  • Learn when to cut your losses.
  • Prioritise your time, it goes by faster every year.
  • Cheap make-up looks, well, cheap.
  • Don’t take stuff personally.
  • Never put anyone on a pedestal.
  • Don’t eat garlic the night before a job interview.
  • Life’s too short – and it goes on.

The birthday invitation my mom made 25 years ago.