Headlong into My Thirties
Well I’m going to have to update my about page and various other things as I’ve now officially turned 30! I had a really lovely day that started off with pancakes and finished with a lovely dinner at the Yacht club with friends and family. It was really awesome that my mum and brother made the flight over and were able to be there as it was lovely to be able to share the moment (and the cake) with them as opposed to just sharing the pictures; and boy what I cake! It was made by a very talented friend of ours and I can’t really convey how awesome it was through just a picture alone. It came with a some candles and three sparklers and well, yeah, it was epic and I loved it. I’ve still got the red brick and Rubik’s cube left over so I’m well stocked for cake as I also received some cupcakes that evening too.
The day itself was rather nice, as I mentioned it was kicked off by having pancakes in Tuggeranong which was really nice and then we made our way to the National Museum of Australia. While it proved a little difficult navigating around as you had to backtrack on occasion, there were some really interesting exhibits. Given the recent fires in NSW it was quite harrowing to looking footage and photographs of previous fires, especially of those taken during the 2003 fires here in Canberra. It’s a stark reminder of how dangerous the summers here are and how important it is to be prepared. There were some interesting exhibits in the Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islanders as well as those around the modern Australia. All-in-all it was a really interesting place to visit and think I’ll have to go back as there were a few things I’d like to go back to and spend more time looking around and taking in the information.
After the museum we made our way home and then got ready for the evening’s festivities. The food was really good and must say the main I had of steak was really quite lovely as it was cooked just right I was then rather greedy and had dessert before the cake was delivered. I was then asked to make a speech which, I hope, went well as I really wanted to convey how important everyone there was as they’ve made settling here in Canberra far easier than it would’ve been. It was important that I celebrated my 30th birthday with them and I thought it was fantastic that my mum and brother were able to meet them too. The evening then drew to a close and everyone made their way home; it was an awesome evening.
So now I’m thirty with a baby on the way. Life, it seems, is about to get even more interesting!