I turned 30 today. It was quite wonderful in the end.
easing the pain the celebrations early, on my birthday eve, with a bottle of champagne and sunset-watching on our balcony.
This morning we bought pastries from the boulangerie at the bottom of the hill, drank birthday tea and opened presents. I Skyped my parents and spoke to my in-laws. I received messages from my wonderful friends and felt very loved. I was totally spoilt by my awesome husband.
We had a very long lunch at Chez Julien in Paunat. It was the most idyllic spot.
|Attempting to pose for a photo whilst being mauled by a herd of dogs (seriously, this was only half of them)|
When we got back to Beynac, we had a quick dip in the Dordogne before an evening stroll through the countryside where we met a real life dog lady.
It was the bestest day, and although I sometimes forget, at 30 I have a whole lot in my life to be happy about and so much to look forward to in this brand new decade (plus, I hear 30's the new 21). Also, I became an auntie yesterday. A baby niece may be the best birthday present ever.