Wednesday, October 31, 2007

I am 21, 21 am I

Well, today (that's 30 October for all you people on the wrong side of the world) I turned 21. It's strange being away from home and having a birthday; other than my sister and brother-in-law, I think one person in Perth knows it's my birthday. But I got lots of cards and text messages etc from home so I feel a lot better.

I opened my cards/presents at breakfast. Among them was a card a lot of people from my home church signed which was very very sweet. Also there was the card pictured above, from my niece Lydia, who is ten. This is the poem she wrote inside it:
Allie
Action woman
Likeable
Laughter
Icing on the cake
Ecstatic

I think she's destined for great things.

I also got this book, The Jane Austen Miscellany, from my niece Ruby who turned one six days ago (the one I am living with). Ruby has great taste for one so young.

I had a lovely day - I met my sister near her work for lunch, and then I went for a swim in the afternoon, and I did THIRTY LAPS. (I am so proud of myself. I have been going regularly for a couple of weeks now, and doing thirty or forty laps each time. I decided to take it easier today because after all, it's my birthday.) Then this evening when J&J got home from work, we had:
Cake. Janet's almost unbeatable Armenian nutmeg cake. Yummmmm...

Then this evening we went out for dinner to the Little Creatures brewery which is also a really popular bar/restaurant. Very cool. And Little Creatures beer is actually nice. My sister is going to kill me for including the lower photo; somehow my photos of her always make her look like an alien.

And in just over two weeks, I am off on my birthday present from my family - a trip to Malaysia to visit my brother and family, from whence we shall drive to Krabi in Thailand. Huzzah!

7 comments:

JenKneeBee said...

Happy Birthday!!! Although I'm sure by now it's probably not your birthday there anymore. But that's okay, you'll just have to extend it for us American folk. I love the elephant card, so cute!

Stacy said...

Happy birthday! And have a wonderful time in Malaysia/Thailand!

Tusk said...

Happy Birthday!!!

e. said...

Kia huritau ki a koe! Wishing you the best of adventures and a Henry Tilney moment all your own.

LEstes65 said...

Happy Birthday!!! Mine was 10 days before yours. Although, I think my actual day of birth was a decade or two before yours. But we both share ROCKTOBER as our birth month. YEAH!!!

heidikins said...

Happy Happy (only slightly belated) Birthday!! I'm so incredibly jealous of your upcoming trip to S.E. Asia!

xoxo

~Virginia~ said...

Happy belated birthday! Ah, to be 21 again! :) I hope you have a fabulous time on your trip!