I got some lovely presents including a, very grown up, dressing gown from 'The White Company' and a heart-shaped 'Le Creuset' casserole dish. I hope that they will both last me a very long time (the casserole dish should last forever!) I drunk lots of Elderflower presse and tea whilst opening cards and presents..
Later on came home-made burgers and cocktails drunk from jam jars (a. because I love twee, b. why the heck not?!) Then, out came the heels and it was into the night for more cocktails and dancing, pretty much perfect.
I was also tweeted by one of the women who inspires me the most, Lauren Laverne. She said: (talking about birthdays..)
'In my experience it just gets better. Happy birthday. X'
I am taking to heart what she said because (for now) I actually like growing older, and definitely wiser.
(Photos are my own.. those lovely flowers got moved around a lot!)