I was somewhat apprehensive about my 30th birthday...
I had a notion in my mind that a person's habits, lifestyle etc, must be pretty much fixed by this stage in the game, and if there are any problems/inadequacies/vices that I am capable of fixing then I would have fixed them in 30 years, right?
There is also pressure to have fun on the day, and not let enjoyable events pass you by. We had no real plans in place, but after a spontaneous birthday I feel very upbeat and happy.
See Helen's blog for details of the day, including the use of my new entrance pass (which accompanied my otter adoption) from Bryony and Mark...!
Over the last year, Helen and I have made huge steps forward on our health. This time last year (2009) I said no to getting the caterpillar birthday cake that has become a tradition since 2006- I was quite confused at the time about my eating habits.
Over the last year I've lost my sweet tooth, and I am easily getting my 5-a-day. This year's 'pillar' was made with stuffed peppers, and it was absolutely amazing.
Thank you all for the thoughtful cards and well wishes!