Oh no, the big 30?

So, I am now 30.


How did that happen? Surely I was only 21 yesterday???

Most people who have spoken to me about turning 30 have had a look of dread on their face with a real concern about my mental health for the big day!  The honest truth is, I was looking forward to turning 30 and starting a new chapter in my life.  I am in a good place with my family and my career.  I’m not glad to see the back of my 20’s because they were a real mix of good and bad, but looking back some of my most significant experiences have happened over the last 10 years.  Getting married, having a baby, losing loved ones and experiencing what life has to offer have brought me to where I am now and I’m glad to say it’s a very happy place.

I’m not really one for parties, growing up my family wasn’t big on celebrations like that, for birthdays etc we always had a big family meal instead.  I decided to buck tradition and have a party, so on Saturday night I had a brilliant night with all of my nearest and dearest.  I had a such a good time and was beaming all night.  Everyone I’ve spoken to has said they had a great time too which makes me happy 🙂  Miss B did me really proud, she was on the dance floor all night and eventually conked out after 11pm.  This was a really big deal for her because we have never let her go to anything like that as we always felt she was too young. I’m really thankfully at 3 and a half she was able to celebrate with me because my night wouldn’t have been the same without her there.

My family and friends were so kind and generous and I am a lucky girl.  The best present I was given was a digital SLR by Mr B.  I have always been interested in photography and really wanted to learn how to do it properly and now I can.  I was given a couple of books on it and am planning on going to night school to learn all I can about it. It’s sooooo exciting 🙂

I can honestly say that 3 days in, my 30’s are pretty awesome so far!


Black Monday?

The last week of my 20’s hasn’t got off to a good start.  I woke up this morning with a stinky migraine and felt awful.  I took all my painkillers and got ready to head to Dundee.  I then had to pull in at the side of road to be sick about 15 mins from home.  I set off again and then got stuck on the M73 because of a accident AND a break down on the A80.  Got through that and just as I was about to get to Dundee a bird flew straight into my windscreen.

Today is supposedly the most depressing of the year.  Apart from all that it’s been great 🙂

Out with the old and all that jazz

Happy new year everyone

I can’t believe it was just over a week ago that we were out celebrating hogmanay!  

I’ve never been a massive fan of New Year probably partly to do with the fact that my family didn’t celebrate it. Some of our close friends had a big 80’s prom themed party and we had a lovely night and didn’t get home until 5:30am, what a party animal eh 🙂  I decided to stay off the booze and drive instead but forgot that I had to pick my sister up early for dinner so only got a few hours sleep zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

I was speaking to a friend recently about 2010 and all it’s ups and downs and what we were looking for from 2011.  2010 wasn’t a great year for us with a lot of highs and lows, but I think there were more positives than negatives.  I’m not a great believer in the idea that when the clocks strikes midnight on new years eve that the world is going to change, I think you get out of things what you put into them and a positive attitude makes it easier.

Here are some things coming up that I’m looking forward to:

* I’m 30 in 2 weeks and am having a big party to celebrate 🙂

* Two of my best friends are having a baby in a few months

* Beth turning 4, she’s growing up so fast and everyday brings new adventures

* More madness at work

* Hopefully a holiday to Euro Disney

I know that some of my friends and family haven’t had it easy the last year so I hope that 2011 brings them all they desire