Last Wednesday it was my birthday. 22 years old. Even though I feel that sounds quite old (in one of my friend’s words, ‘that’s going towards 30!’), I cannot complain. Most people in my college and programme here are already several years older, having some work experience and/or doing a DPhil or second master.
This also counts for most of my new, amazing friends here. I am so glad that in only a couple of weeks I have made some friends that I am sure I will be in touch with for a very long time. Thus, coming back to the topic of my birthday, I luckily had people to celebrate it with (in person).
So what happened on Wednesday? Let me show you.
00.01 – Lea and Nicky were in front of my door with cake, cookies and alcohol to wish me a happy birthday on the immediate start of the day!
08.00 Loads of messages and some phone calls coming in from the Netherlands. Yay, they still remember me! Also, loads of facebook posts and even some actual cards!
12.30 Lea and Nicky then invited me to go out for lunch. We went to this great sushi place.
14.00 I went to do some shopping. I really wanted to buy a gown for the white tie ball I am going to attend (a blog about all those amazing events some time later), but didn’t manage to do so. However, I had a good look around, which made me go back the day after and, yes, I finally did buy a dress that day!
18.00 Time for dinner with Nicky and Jeroen. One of my favourite restaurants so far has definitely been Jamie’s Italian, so that’s where we went.
Also, I got a very appropriate gift from Jeroen, a book called: “Cocktails with a Literary Twist”
20.00 Drinks with even more great friends! We met up in a really nice bar and I received many delicious cocktails there. The highlight being my birthday cocktail.