It’s my birthday next week. I have a love/hate relationship with birthdays but they’re becoming more enjoyable as S gets older. Except for last year, obviously – she was so ill with chicken pox our planned weekend away was replaced with a mad dash to the GP for antibiotics!

This year people have been asking me what I would like for my birthday, and as usual I am short on ideas. My lifestyle means that I don’t really need a lot of things – actually what I probably need is a good clear out of this cluttered old house!

Looking back over previous birthdays, I realise now that I don’t remember gifts so much as experiences. I remember going to Glastonbury (the town, not the festival) on my 18th birthday; I remember having a Science GCSE on my 16th. I remember one year going camping at a beautiful campsite on my birthday. The one exception to this would be last year’s gift from S; she gave me four brightly coloured plastic cups, the kind with a straw wrapped around the outside. Though to be honest, I think I probably remember this so clearly because it was the first gift S had ever given me which I’d not paid for myself, and was a genuine surprise for me – so an experience, again!

On my 16th birthday my mum gave me a copy of JD Salinger’s Franny and Zooey – I have no idea why I remember this so clearly, but it’s a book I still have on my shelf today (The Catcher In The Rye has long since disappeared) That birthday was spent at my local cinema with a friend – I think it was 100 years since cinemas were invented or some such, and it was £1 each to watch a film, so we stayed all day and watched several movies. It was great.

One year for my birthday, I went on a trip to Cornwall with a boyfriend. We stopped at Dawlish for…
 

Discover more fancy articles

How hobbies improve your personal life If you have a hobby that you cherish and love to spend time enjoying your hobby, it will help prevent you getting into unnecessary trouble, because you will be busy. It helps to ease the mind from stress. If you have some bad habits, like doing drugs or drinking, investing your t...
Top carpet cleaning tips that will help you get th... Carpets have been in existence for centuries. In palaces and mansions, these were used to add elegance and royal aesthetics to them. Even today, the right carpet is what you need to give a perfect look to your house. However, with time the carpet will get dusty or dirty. If carpe...
30 lessons I’ve learnt in 30 years It’s my birthday today and I’ve turned the big 3-0. I don’t feel it and I get told I don’t look it which are both great in my opinion! My birthday has got me in a bit of a reflective state - more than any other birthday that I’ve had. I think it has something to do with the fact ...
Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in t... I’ve never been one for quotes, but there are a handful of them that I love, and the title of this blog post has been one of my favourites for a long time. With September comes the start of Autumn (let’s call it autumn, the quote says fall but as I’m British I’m not sure I can pu...

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This