Sunday, 8 April 2012

Birthday and Kreativ Blogger

As of Tuesday the 3rd of April. I'm 20. No longer a teenager. That's scary, right?

I remember this time last year I wasn't that happy about turning 19 because it was so close to 20... and now it's here. The big 2-0. What can I say? I don't feel any different.

My mother has a saying that she and her friends used as their slogans when they were all turning 40 and that was: Growing old is mandatory, growing up is optional. And I think that's true for me. I just, sort of imagined that I would have had more memories from my teen years. I kind of thought I'd do all the things that they did in the books and movies; have a whirlwind summer romance, swim with dolphins, get my Hogwarts acceptance letter...

Now I'm in my twenties, the typical to-do list looks more like this: Get a job (ew.), get my own house, get married, have kids... The 20's list looks so much scarier! Where's my Tardis?

The day itself was pretty awesome. I was at my Uni house, and I came downstairs to this:

My house mate Laura had been down at 3am and decorated the living room and kitchen of our house! Then later that day, with my other house mate, we went ice skating and bowling, then had midnight pizza and movie  (27 Dresses in case you're wondering). It was the best birthday I've had in a long time. So, from the bottom of my heart, thank you girls.

I got a few nice presents including some additions to my library! I knew they were coming because I ordered them myself. Still, always nice to get a good big parcel in the post! 

But that's not all! 

I have been awarded this!   

Thank you to the lovely Melissa from My Unpublished Life for the award! 

So here are the 7 things about me that you might find interesting! 

1. My favourite colour is purple. Seriously, even my kitchen utensils are purple...
2. I've never seen Dirty Dancing...
3. I must have the widest tastes in music. It ranges from poppy Katy Perry, to the country drawls of Lady Antebellum to metal kings that are Iron Maiden. 
4. My favourite piece of classical art is Ophelia (from Hamlet) by Sir John Everett Millais. Google it. It's hauntingly beautiful.
5. I am famous among my friends for liking 'bad' movies. For example. It is almost universally acknowledged that Star Wars Ep. 2 - Attack Of The Clones is the worst of the 6 Star Wars movies. However, it's my favourite. I'm a sucker for Anakin/Padme.
6. I am a Christian. And as today's Easter, it's kind of a big deal. But whatever you believe, I hope you have/had a good and peaceful day :)
7. Everyone has been labelled something at one time or another. Usually it's not a good thing. But here are a few labels that I don't mind: Nerdfighter, Hopeful, Yognaut, Hiddlestoner, Whovian, Cinephile. 

Hope you found those little titbits interesting! 

Here are some of the lovely blogs that I'm passing this award onto! Sorry if you've already had the award before!

Rules for the winners:

1. You must thank the person who has given you the award.
2. Copy the logo and place it on your blog.
3. Link the person who has nominated you for the award.
4. Name 7 things about yourself that people might find interesting.
5. Nominate 7 other Kreativ Bloggers.
6. Post links to the 7 blogs you nominate.
7. Leave a comment on which of the blogs to let them know they have been nominated.


  1. Thanks so much for nominating me! And Happy Birthday! I so vaguely remember turning 20 and it was only what, 7 years ago? I'm loving my twenties so much right now. I think its a bit more socially acceptable to not hit all of those milestones in your twenties so there's alot more freedom. Especially cause so many of those milestones require the actions of other people.

    For example, I hope you don't get married until you've found the right guy. Just cause your the right age...

    Plus you can have friends in a wide age range. Right now I have friends that are in their mid fifties to their mid twenties. When your a teenager, its okay to have friends a few years younger than you, but I'm sure you would have gotten some odd looks if you started hanging out with people twice your age.

    You also grow a ton in your twenties. I don't think I am at all the same person as I was when I was twenty even though seven years have passed...I don't think I'm the same person as I was when I was twenty five, and that was only two years ago....but as Lewis Carol wrote in Alice's Adventures in Wonder land "It's no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.'

    Happy Birthday!

  2. Happy Birthday, Sarah! And thanks so much for passing the award on to me.

  3. Hi Sarah!

    Just catching up on some blog reading and saw your post ... happy birthday for 3rd ... 20 ain't so bad. Try 26 ... turning 26 was really scary for me because I just seem to be moving so much more slowly than all my friends ... not married, no kids, no house, no career so to speak of.

    But, then I just reminded myself that this little life is a journey and everyone's is different.

    Thanks so much for participating in the award - it's great to get to know you a bit better.

    I LOVE Lady Antebellum - they are my soul music. As for Dirty Dancing??? Watch it ...


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