September 10, 2012

29.


i’ve never been a huge fan of birthdays. birthday cake? yes, but the whole hoo hah that is associated with them, not so much. especially when it’s an odd numbered occasion. my perfectionist virgo nature is easily ruffled by such a simple notion. my 28th year was a corker, i’ve heard they usually are. i made a decision to take a few weeks off and head to europe for what i’d hoped would be a trip of a lifetime. an important one that would nuture my heart and broaden my creative horizons. it exceeded all of my expectations and i am beyond grateful for such an inspiring year. i made and exhibited art, got my cake baking mojo back, moved into an amazing house, reunited with my family and best friends in europe, met a beautiful man, visited my idea of heaven, spent an amazing week in hawaii and started my love affair with nashville on instagram (priorities, please.) not too shabby if you ask me. my 29th looks to be just, if not more exciting than the last. the new year brings a move to london which coincides well with my plans to spend the odd weekend in paris, time in holland with aforementioned delicious dutchman, sundays with family, cake dates with nan, and generally just being more creative in an incredible new environment. i’ve begun to compile a little mental list that i’m more than excited to be working through in the coming months. funnily enough, there will be 29 of them, some simple, some inspiring and others just plain delicious. i hope to give this place a little revamp too, as it will be my first port of call for travel updates, flea market finds and general pre-loved merriment. my first weekend as a 29 year old was full of indulgence, sugarcoated by time spent with beautiful friends and surrounded by copious amounts of vintage wallpaper, cider, opshops and love. hi 29, you're already looking fine.











12 comments:

Trudy Florence said...

My beautiful girl. I'm so sorry I couldn't be there to celebrate your birthday with you. I was thinking of you all day and am still searching for that special gift that you can take with you on your travels next year. I miss you and love you sooooo much. xxxxx

sky-blu-pink said...

Many happy returns, and all the best for the year ahead; may it be as exciting as the previous one!

Trudie said...

What wonder and delight for your birthday. What exciting plans for the future. Life seems busting with possibilties. I look forward to following the journey here.

Queenslands going to miss you when you leave. X

dear olive said...

Happy happy birthday! So much fun coming your way by the sounds of it. Kellie xx

two squirrels said...

Oh happy birthday sweet!!! Oh I just love the carpet, summer bouquet, even it's name is pretty!!!
Love v

Bungalowgirl said...

Happy birthday and 29 is a magical age I think, on the verge of possibility at every moment. So nice to see you blogging again, I have so missed your posts and all the loveliness within. How exciting to be planning an overseas move- I am pleased to here you will be blogging so we can live vicariously through your travels. melx

Emma Lucy said...

Hey there, we follow each other on instagram and ive only just thought to check out your blog :P your pics make me swoon girl! Much love xx

Zara said...

A busy and exciting year ahead for you. All the very best and I hope all your dreams and wishes come true lovely.
x

Tammi said...

Happy Birthday lovely, sounds like you have a sensational year ahead of you. Stoked to hear you will continue to blog overseas..I'll live me dream through your words and pictures until I get there myself.

xx

ps..you look far too young to be 29 :)

tabitha said...

happy birthday! you live in the most beautiful & colorful world <3

look see said...

Happy Birthday :)

Hello Vintage said...

What a life! Sounds fantastic! Happy Birthday, I am a Virgo also but not really wanting to add another year to the count. Lol.