December 18, 2009

I Like the Sound of 35...

Today is my 35th Birthday. This is a milestone for me because I spent the majority of my 20's dreading turning 30 and becoming "old"! I therefore spent a lot of time bemoaning the fact that I was getting older in age and not actually noticing what I was gaining with those years - wisdom, beautiful memories and experiences and most of all, a growing acceptance of who I am and what I want from my life. Looking back I can see that turning 30 was one of the greatest moments of my life and my thirties as a whole have been fantastic! I am especially looking forward to being 35 for a year - I think it sounds like a great number.
I also love Birthdays - mine and other peoples - and I was duly spoilt today with beautiful presents, cards and calls from my partner and friends. My wonderful partner gave me some of my favourite Harrods Tea (yes, he discovered a place to buy it in Australia!), a beautiful Royal Albert tea cup, saucer and plate and a gift voucher for a local spa - all very loved and appreciated.




One of my friends also made a surprise visit to deliver a gorgeous bunch of flowers - how beautiful are these?
I also picked up some wonderful new books but more about those tomorrow...

19 comments:

farmlanebooks said...

Happy birthday! I hope that you have a fantastic day!

JoAnn said...

Happy Birthday, Karen! Sounds like a lovely day!

kimbofo said...

Happy birthday... from someone who turned 40 this year and didn't mind achieving the milestone at all.

Hope you have a wonderful day -- and year!

kimbofo said...

Happy birthday... from someone who turned 40 this year and didn't mind achieving the milestone at all.

Hope you have a wonderful day -- and year!

Paperback Reader said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you have a wonderful day, Karen.

Molly said...

Happy 35th! Having just turned 50 earlier this week, I can honestly say that my 30s was a great, exciting time in life.

verity said...

Happy birthday! Look forward to hearing about the books

Nadia said...

Happy Birthday! 35 sounds like a great number - enjoy it!

Jodie said...

Happy Birthday, congratulations!

Steph said...

Happy Birthday! It sounds like it's going to be a lovely one!

savidgereads said...

Wishing you a very very very Happy Birthday!

claire said...

Happy birthday Karen! Looking forward to your bookish presents..

Connie said...

Happy birthday!

I haven't enjoyed my twenties very much (grad school, assorted BS) and I am looking forward to being in my thirties, especially if it's as fun as you say!

Kim said...

Happy Birthday, Karen.
I love your teacup and those flowers are just beautiful!
Have a wonderful day and Many Happy Returns!!

adevotedreader said...

Happy Birthday Karen!

Karen said...

Hi Jackie - thank you - I had a lovely day!

Hi JoAnn - Thank you so much - it definitely was.

Hi kimbofo - good to hear that the 40's are just as great!

Hi Claire - thank you so much!

Hi Molly - I am certainly loving my 30's and all they are bringing me!

Hi verity - thank you very much - book news coming soon...

Hi Nadia - many thanks!

Hi Jodie - thank you!

Hi Steph - thank you, I think a great Birthday sets up the year to come perfectly.

Hi savidgereads - thank you very, very, very much!

Hi Claire - Thank you - I'm looking forward to sharing them!

Hi Connie - the 20's can be a stressful time - but I think whatever age a person is right now is the time to enjoy life as much as you can! The 30's are great though!

Hi Kim - thank you so much - I certainly was spoilt.

Hi adevotedreader - thank you very much!

softdrink said...

Happy belated birthday!

claire said...

Karen, hi again. I just realized, we are exactly the same age, just a day apart. I didn't say anything yesterday as I thought I was 35 going on 36. And then I counted the years, and realised I was actually only 34 going on 35 (today). Lol. How stupid is that, I forgot how old I was.

Karen said...

Hi Softdrink - thank you so much!

Hi Claire - that is so cool! Don't worry - I often have to count the years to make sure I have the right age for myself! Happy Birthday to you too!!