Isn't it a mad, mad, mad, mad world...

...when Federer loses in the quarter finals?  And, right, when our boiler breaks again at the exact same time that poor Roger's flailing about uselessly?  It's very worrying, and I don't know what it all means, but I'm not hanging around to find out.  This afternoon I'm off to Amsterdam until Monday evening - whoop!  This is to celebrate my birthday - I'll be thirty on Saturday.  That's right, thirty.  Can you believe it?  I can't.  Thirty used to seem incredibly old.  It doesn't now (thank CHRIST) - I'm quite psyched about the next decade.  The last one was pretty cool, but I think I know what I'm all about a little more more, and that can only be a good thing.  Anyway.  Thirty!  In Amsterdam!  I'm going to ride Dutch bikes and eat cake and read and look at canals and museums and stay in two nice hotels (long story) and I'll see you all on the other side!

6 comments:

Claire King said...

Have a brilliant and wonderful 30th birthday. I loved turning 30, a wonderful landmark to press forward with certain things and leave others firmly behind. Enjoy :)

Clare Wallace said...

Have a lovely lovely birthday!!! It sounds like it's going to be lush. And sorry your boiler is so unforgivably shit. x

Nik Perring said...

Wishing you a splendid and lovely birthday, Valerie - enjoy!

Nik x

kerryswindow said...

Happy Birthday! Have a fabulous time in Amsterdam and welcome to your dirty, flirty thirties :)

Carola Huttmann said...

Many happy returns. Have a fab birthday and a great weekend :)

Valerie O'Riordan said...

Thank you, everybody! I had a wonderful time (photos to come!) - a great start to a new decade!