31 today

Thankyou all for your lovely comments re my last post – it seems that ‘mummy-guilt’ is fairly common place.  I just need to relax a little – which the rational part of me knows will not only be good for me, but Charlotte also. If only the irrational part of me would listen! Today has been a splendid one, thus far. For I went to sleep aged 30, and woke up a year older. And what better way to celebrate another year passing by than with my little family. I did have to go into work for a while this morning, but was greeted on my return  home by a big bunch of flowers courtesy of Mr BBB and Miss C… IMG_7189 And the promise of a shopping trip in the near future to select a new piece of artwork for our main living area. Most excited indeed! Oh and in other exciting (and well timed for my birthday) news…I was thrilled to find out that I made it through to the next round of the Gourmet Garden Cook Off / Blog Off competition. So yours truly will be competing in a “cook off” at the Sydney Good Food and Wine Festival in June. Exited? Yes! Nervous? Most certainly!!! Perhaps my impending birthday has had something to do with the sense of nostalgia I have experienced recently. For I have found myself reflecting more and more on the changes that have taken place in my life over the last 12 months. Big, wonderful changes. Last year  I celebrated my 30th birthday with a Moroccan dinner party with friends and family at home… mo And this year I am celebrating my birthday with the newest addition to our life. mum The last 12 months really have been nothing short of amazing. I travelled both nationally and internationally. I ran, I biked, I baked. I stood at the edge of the Grand Canyon. I boated next to the Niagara Falls. I got pregnant, grew a baby and gave birth to our daughter. I went from blonde, to brunette and back to blonde again. We landscaped our yard. I gained 13kg, and lost 11kg. I went from working full time, to working part-time from home. I feel as if I have grown as a person. And my birthday wish from this time last year came true… IMG_7068 Time for a photo trip down memory lane… P6120012P6120016P6180023P6190030recap9IMG_0103IMG_0110  IMG_5130IMG_0042IMG_0085IMG_0424IMG_0142IMG_0859IMG_0525IMG_0683 IMG_1568 IMG_1600IMG_1634IMG_1010IMG_1253IMG_1259IMG_1854IMG_1891IMG_1972IMG_2001IMG_2111recap8donutsIMG_4085IMG_4206IMG_4231IMG_4247PC010019PB120009rearrearleftIMG_4306IMG_4505IMG_4545IMG_4546IMG_4594IMG_5916IMG_4685P2150001IMG_5192IMG_5200IMG_6994IMG_7008IMG_5908P4290001 Who knows what the next year will bring? All I know is…I’m pretty excited to find out!

30 thoughts on “31 today

  1. Awww – happy birthday Lisa! What an amazing, frankly awe inspiring year. This was a great round up of photos, and highlights just how much you have fit in.

    Congratulations on getting through to the next cooking round, too 🙂

  2. What a fabulous post! The perfect way to celebrate the year on your blog!! And Happy Birthday! I'm so excited that you made it to the next round of the gourmet gardens cook off…I'm going to be living vicariously though you 🙂

  3. Such a gorgeous collection of photos. Happy Birthday Lisa and thank you for sharing your adventures with us.

  4. Happy birthday Lisa!! What a wonderful 30th year you have had…wow – it really is amazing to see all that has happened! Hope your 31st year is even better!! 😀

  5. Happy Birthday for yesterday. I did try to leave a message last night but I was on my ipad and couldn't remember my google password so I could sign in :-(. Anyway, you certainly have had one amazing year. I the one ahead is every bit as wonderful – though it's going to be a hard one to beat.

  6. Hope you had a wonderful day – and what an amazing, life changing year you've had. May the coming year be all you hope for 🙂 xx PS: We're almost birthday twins, I'm 31 on Saturday!

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