Today is my birthday. I am turning 24. It's always a bit of a sore spot for me. Firstly I don't like ageing, especially since I've started the "real working struggling life". Secondly it is the 6th year in a row that I spend my birthday without my family. I have lived in London nearly 6 years and since my birthday doesn't fall on a school holiday, my parents and my sister are always busy at this time of year and can never visit for the day! Also since my boyfriend is British and we don't have much money it doesn't make sense for us to go to the east of France to celebrate my birthday. So last and this year, I have taken the habit of giving myself a few days at the seaside to celebrate. As you read this I am probably wondering why so few people are contacting me, and on my way to the train station to go to Worthing.
Early teens with a cousin in my arms
My 16th birthday (I'm third from the left)
Staying over at the hospital with the girl I was an au pair to
Starting a business with Lewis at the end of our final year at uni
Holidaying in London with my sis and my mum (not pictured)
Christmas at home in 2010, with my grandma
My ma and sis' first stockings, ever!
My sister's 18th birthday May 2011, featuring my mum, dad sis and I on a photograph for the first time in probably 13 years!! - my parents got divorced when I was 10
I will try my hardest to enjoy myself as always! I'm hoping for a surprise parcel from my family to come in the post and hopefully a card or two from friends? I'm not sure what will happen, with the invention of facebook, it seems like the easy way out to write happy birthday in capital letters to the birthday girl on their wall! Nowadays, you can count on the fingers of a single hand the number of people's home addresses we know! For that I am unhappy with technology, it makes it just that much too easy to communicate.
Anyway, I hope you're enjoying the photos in this article :) and I will be back next week!