Wednesday, August 29, 2012

What turning 27 looks like.

Thank you for all the birthday wishes! Monday was the perfect birthday. I went to Yoga in the early morning. The sun was shining and rising on my way back. Spring is coming to Melbourne.

On my street, these trees are blossoming everywhere and bees - so many bees.

This is my fifth birthday in Australia, and I still cannot get over that my August birthday (the day my neicephews went back to school in the states) is a winter/spring birthday! I don't think I'll ever get used to it.

As a birthday present to myself I worked from home.  I adore working from home. I didn't want my birthday to be a big deal at my workplace this year - I kept it very very quiet. It felt like a private day to me - a day commemorating the year that was just so big for Inspector Climate and I seemed to necessitate quietness and retrospection.

So, this is what 27 looks like:

It looks like pigtails, and Jcrew sweatshirts I've had for 3 years. It looks like yoga pants (clearly), and it looks like I have more wrinkles around my eyes when I smile and it looks like I'm still wearing the same earrings I wore when I was 11.

My brother and his family got me this hat for my birthday. Apologies for looking so..not smiley. I intended on smiling but kept closing my eyes. Apparently, smiling and eyes open is a hard one for me! So I settled for wry instead.

My old housemate came over to celebrate my birthday - she and I love cooking together and watching West Wing (we have three episodes until we finish the series! GAH!).  And so, on this occasion to celebrate we decided to make a gooey chocolate-y souffle.



  1. Happy birthday! Looks like you had a fab day:)

  2. I've said it a bunch of times in the past few days, but HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Looks like a nice relaxing time. And souffle looks AMAZING - how did the chocolates work out in the middle of it??

  3. Happy birthday!! Look at that chocolatey deliciousness! YUM!

    I laughed out loud when I read the part about you wearing the same earrings you wore when you were 11! I thought I was the only one who did that! I have been wearing the same ones since 7th grade - little silver hoops! I am much too lazy to change them out...

  4. Sounds like a very happy birthday! Also, I wish I could steal that soufflé, or come over and have some!

  5. Happy birthday! How weird, my birthday was Tuesday and it was also my fifth one since moving overseas!

  6. Happy belated birthday lovely! (I loved that hat when I saw the picture on Instagram - what a great gift!) And that 'gooey chocolate-y souffle' looks divine! Look at the center!!! ahhhh

  7. Happy birthday and that dessert looks so delicious!

  8. Please post the recipe for the gluten-free chocolate-y goodness!!!

  9. Your birthday sounds like a perfect reflection of you. Glad you had a great day! =)

  10. Nancy - THank you it was lovely.

    Melbourne on my mind - Totally useless! They didn't really make it any more gooey (gooyier?).

    Sarah Kate - Yes! mine are little silver hoops too - I occasionally will wear something else for a night - and then I'm back to the hoops

    E - I wish I could make souffle for everyone!

    Kat - We're twinsies!

    Vanisha - thank you! the hat is ADORABLE

    Sarah and Stewart - It was delightful

    Me - will do :)

    Teachergirl - now that you've said that...I believe it was!

  11. Glad you had a wonderful birthday!

  12. Happy birthday! I am staring down at the big 2-7 soon enough. I didn't feel old until I thought that I'll be almost 30 and a mom. Right...

  13. So glad you had a wonderful birthday!!

    Yoga is the perfect way to start the day!

  14. Happy belated birthday! Nice hat. 27 looks great :)

  15. Looking good :) Happy belated birthday!

  16. HAPPY birthday, darling! Sorry I'm late.
    I'm a big fan of birthday fuss, birthday presents, birthday cake and people singing me Happy Birthday.