It's my birthday tomorrow! I love having my birthday on New Year's Eve - whatever day of the week it falls on there is always loads to do and I always get the next day off work to nurse my hangover. Most people are up for a bit of a party. Christmas decorations and fairy lights still adorn the streets and everywhere looks twinkly. Champagne corks pop and sequins are acceptable; expected even. Need I go on?
A huge plus point is that I get to spend my birthday money in the sales. A particular highlight a few years ago was a Rick Owens leather biker jacket that I bought at Harvey Nichols. It was reduced from an eye-watering £1,100 to £300; still spenny at £300, I know, but I've worn it to death and love it as much today as I did when I bought it. (In fact, I'll be wearing it tomorrow.) A bargain in my book. This year I've bought a blinging Swarovski cocktail ring and a dress - both were reduced by 25%. Hurrah!
We're off to see the Wizard tomorrow. The Wonderful Wizard of Oz. I can't wait! I adore going to the theatre and love musicals. It has become a little birthday tradition for me. It's a matinee performance so we are catching an early(ish) train and stopping by Liberty to empty my bank account before having a long lunch somewhere pre-show. There will be fizz, there will be sherry and there may even be a smattering of sequins.
My age will, henceforth, be kept secret.
Unfortunately, gingerbread men are not known for being discreet.
Thank you for sharing my blogworld with me in 2011. Thank you for sharing your own bloglife with me, too. It's been fun and I'm so looking forward to next year.
Wishing you all lots of love, luck and laughter in 2012.
PS Did these photos take an AGE loading when you clicked onto my blog? Was it irritating? I'm so sorry. I've been given a complicated new camera for my birthday and I haven't yet sussed how to adjust the resolution(?) of the photos. Can anyone help please?