Thursday, January 25, 2007


Tomorrow I hit a milestone. I will be 30.

Previously I rather scoffed at people bemoaning the passing years. What possible difference does turning 30 make, I thought. After all, you are only 1 day older than you were the day before.

Well, on the last day of my 20's I can offially confirm that I am feeling both sad and optomistic. If life begines at 40 then I can offically waste another 10 years before starting to get maudlin. However, here is my To Do list for the next decade:

Get a pension. (The sooner the better actually)
Regularly service the car.
Have 2 children.
Loose 2 stone
Go to Japan
Use a diary instead of trying to remember all my appointments.
Always have a supply of spare lightbulbs and stamps
Design my own house
Moisturise my skin on a regular basis, not just when it is falling off.
Be more energy efficient.
Go to the dentist every 6 months.
Be creative

and most of all - Enjoy life

After all, it's the only one I've got, and it's pretty good. Happy birthday me.


Blogger Christian Briddon said...

Lightbulbs and stamps. Gets me every time!!

Don't worry about being 30. Since I was 30 I have got married and we have had Alice so it's been all good for me!!

Unfortunatly at 37 I'm a little too close to 40 for my liking.

Happy Birthday. :-)

1:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yep, Have a good one Rach. With luck our card will arrive in time. Maybe we can get together for a belated-birthday drink later in the year! I hope so.
I didn't like turning 30, but it was actually OK.
If it helps with the setting targets, I successfull managed to lose 2 stone in my 30th year.

That's a lie.

1:39 PM  
Blogger Jane said...

Hi Rach

Happy Birthday for tomorrow. I rang last night to say hello and an early happy birthday! The present will be with you a little late I'm afraid because I'm rubbish. It'll prob be with you Mon or Tues! Have a good one. Jane

2:19 PM  
Blogger Chris said...

Hope you have a great birthday and that you rattle through that to do list in no time.
I quite liked turning 30 really. Life is a journey towards wholeness, ain't it, and the further you are along that journey, the more complete and fulfilled and wise a person you become. So being further along that road is definitely something to celebrate, not bemoan.
Assuming, that is, you haven't spent the previous 30 years sat on your arse watching ITV or something. Which in your case you most certainly have not.

3:28 PM  
Blogger Primrose Hill said...

I have 34 days left until I hit that milestone too, I wasn't really bothered until people started asking me what I was going to do to celebrate?!! The plan had been that we'd be in New Zealand but unfortunately that hasn't come off....... bummer. I like your list, kids is on mine too as ALL our friends have babies so we're the odd ones out, hmmmm.
Hope you have a lovely Birthday. (Also hope you're making yourself a super Birthday cake with your own eggs!!)

3:36 PM  
Blogger Tracy said...

Have a great day - and a great next decade. At the ripe old age of 43 I can tell you that for me life got soooo much better once I passed 30!!! On the day itself I was very depressed!!! but my 30's and so far my 40's have been really great. As you grow older you actually amass more wisdom and a better sense of ironic humour!!! Things that previously bothered you feel like water of a duck's back. Hope you have a Happy Birthday!!!

8:26 PM  
Anonymous Grace said...

Happy birthday Rach! Hope you have a great day and lots of fun this weekend! I'm sorry that I've been so rubbish and haven't posted your present yet. I'll give it to Dad to bring on Tuesday.

9:17 AM  
Anonymous Cousin Jenny said...

Happy Birthday Rach! I turned 30 last year and wasn't really looking forward to it but lots of pressies and a weekend in Florence helped!

Hope you have a great day!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Kate S said...

I don't know whether you'll se this now as it is about 10 weeks since you first posted your comment! I just liked your list of stuff to do before you are 40. I can recommend a few of them (I'm in Japan at the moment and having a fantastic time!) and would love to be able to do a few others. I've always loved the idea of designing my own house but I think I'd probably end up making something that was hieous (like the fire places you had pictures of) and apart from that I've not spent 8 years studying like you! I always have stamps but never any light bulbs - we've just moved into out new house and three light bulbs have gone in the living room already so we're down to two. I'm not sure I will actually get around to buying new ones until the last one goes and I can't see anymore.
Anyway, like I said, I'm not sure if you will see this but I hope you had a great birthday and you've managed to achieve some of your goals.
See you at the next SN weekend.

1:11 PM  

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