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Birthday shenanigans

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No weigh-in Wednesday today. Instead, I am going to tell you all about how I celebrated my 30th birthday yesterday.

As you already know, the day started off well with sausage and bacon sandwiches, provided by Jan. YUM! My friend then turned up bearing cupcakes with candles on them! For the record, I suck at blowing out candles… and there weren’t even 30 of them!

Jan and I then drove to Strasbourg (one of the great things about living where I do is that I can very easily just pop to France for the day! We walked around a bit then went and ate cake at a place called Christian’s, which is apparantly famous. Here are the cakes:

French cakes

French cakes

We choose two different cakes and halved them both. And because I am so dedicated, I even took a photo of the insides for you:

cake 2

cake 3

On returning from Strasbourg, we both went for a nap, then it was time to hit the pub. First we went and ate food at another place then we headed to the Irish pub. It was (mostly) great fun. I was given a bunch of flowers and a CD by my wonderful friends. Then I drank wine and waaaay to much whiskey – none of which I ordered or paid for myself. Then in a drunken state, I started telling people about my blog (mostly because our waitress is someone I originally knew through blogging). Despite me telling them it’s not particularly interesting, they all wanted to URL. So, that was the fun stage of drunkennes…. then the whiskey really kicked in and the tears started, as I told Jan he doesn’t care about me and I’m doomed to die alone and childless while all my friends get married. NOT pretty… and I’m sure I made one or two people very uncomfortable. If any of the people who were there last night have decided to read this, I hereby apologise most sincerely for my behaviour last night!! I don’t really remember most of the journey home. I ended up walking back with my neighbour, wailing and complaining at him all the way, then he came in with me because Jan wasn’t back yet. At some point, I decided I felt sick (classssy!!) and went into the bathroom, then I got a text to say Jan would be home soon so I sent the neighbour away and Jan arrived to find me sitting on the bathroom floor. I never was actually sick by the way, but it was embarassing nonetheless. Alcohol is evil people!!! Avoid it!

So that was how I turned 30. A good day surrounded by lovely people… until I ruined it all by being a drunken mess. But I wasn’t a mess until after midnight, so technically my actual birthday was all good ;-)

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Author: bevchen

No longer twenty-something, but still unmarried and unchildrened, English girl currently living in Germany. I work at a translation company and am slightly obsessed with books and travel. I also cross stitch.

22 thoughts on “Birthday shenanigans

  1. Aaaah, very satisfying. The cakey bit, I mean ;-) Much appreciated.

  2. Belated happy birthday Bev, sounds like it was helluva day! Have myself treated innocent parties to far more information about the state of my relationship after too many vino-collapsos than they ever wanted to know. Slightly embarrassing at the time but find it hilarious now. Your cakes looked amazing – no amount of chocolate is ever too much!

  3. Glad most of the actual day was great – and don’t worry about the rest that wasn’t so great. We’ve ALL been there, so nobody can judge!

  4. Oh whiskey. Bad memories!
    And I agree, it is so great that you can travel to so many countries in a really short time. When I lived in Germany I had to drive ten minutes to Luxemburg, 12 to France and maybe 45 to Belgium. So awesome.

  5. Been there, done that! Happy Birthday again!

  6. The part about being doomed—it happens to all of us. But it all works out. =) Happy belated Birthday!

  7. HAHAHA if it makes you feel any better, I didn’t realize you were quite so drunk!

    • Well that’s a relief ;-)

      I think the alcohol kicked in once I got out into the fresh air. I’m not even sure now whether I had 4 or 5 whiskeys, but either way it was toooo much!

  8. Haha, oh goodness, yep I think we’ve definitely all done that when drunk! I know I have anyway! I already have a feeling I will have some sort of drunken episode on my 30th (which is my next one). Your day sounds lovely though, and the cakes look yummy! Whiskey is evil, but Jan and your friends sound wonderful! :)

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