Friday was my 31st birthday. Wow, seeing it in writing like that is quite scary actually, but it is what it is. I am now in my thirties (not just thirty...) I don't exactly know how I feel about getting older. On one side I don't like the numbers going up and on the other side I prefer the person I am today so much more than who I was at 21 or 25. I am a lot healthier, happier, stronger and more confident than I was 5 or 10 years ago. And if that is ageing, then I am happy to add on the numbers. Plus I just ran my second marathon a little over a week ago. My 21 year old self could not even run down to the end of the road. Too much smoking and weekend drinking going on back then....The "joys" of being a student, ey?
So how did I celebrate? My husband and I don't do presents. We stopped that a couple of years ago and just get what we want, when we want/need it and not just because it's Christmas/birthday..... Same with friends and family. What we do though, is spending some quality time together or go away for a short break etc.
This year I decided I wanted to cycle to Windsor, visit the castle and have a great day out. The weather was on our side and my legs were good to go again.
Betty Schwinn came out to play. We left too late to make it to Windsor with enough time to look around the castle (the husband likes to read EVERY piece of information) so we will have to come back for that again. Instead we ended up eating loads, scouting the Windsor charity shops with great success and eating some more on our way home.