Birthday bubbles and bliss


Birthdays were so much less confronting when you were 5.

I’m 47 today. Forty farking seven! Geez that sounds old.

And it felt old as I struggled out of bed before dawn for a 7am start at work.

Last night was the official launch of the Festival of The Birthday, held at O Bar. It’s a revolving restaurant on the 47th floor of a building in the city.

I’d requested bubbles with a view and that’s what I got. Pink bubbles with THIS view …

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Gorgeous huh? I hadn’t fully explained that I’m a bit scared of heights and was anticipating a view on ground level, so it took a little while to get used to the floor-to-ceiling windows and the fact the whole bar was revolving, but I got there in the end, especially after a few glasses of the pink bubbles and some chorizo soft tacos.

It was sooooo gorgeous to be there watching the sun set …

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DD was enlisted to take a selfie of me to mark the occasion but I hated them all, because aside from 47 sounding old and feeling old, it also looks old.

Oh, OK, here’s this sort of acceptable one …

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And here’s what the view was like when the sun set …


Lucky me! I felt very spoilt.

I expect you’ve all been racking your brains, trying to decide on the perfect gift for me. So I’m going to make it easy for you. I’m going to tell you what I’d really like. Here’s my wish list:

* “Like” Housegoeshome on Facebook by clicking here. Then share, like or comment on a few updates.

* Comment on one of my blog posts at or share it on your Facebook feed.

* Subscribe to my blog.

* Read a few of my blog posts you’ve missed lately.

See, something for everybody, and all very reasonably priced (ie free). So come on, show me the love. Make it like my hen’s night, when I made everyone to form a scrum around me and repeatedly chant “We looooooove … ALANA!” (I was very drunk.) Except this’ll be a virtual love-fest.

I’m waiting …

When’s your birthday? How old will YOU be?

Song of the day: Stevie Wonder “Happy birthday”

9 thoughts on “Birthday bubbles and bliss

  1. Well have a very, very happy Birthday Alana! I even remember a few of those cute little faces in the first pic :), and the second is not just ‘sort of acceptable’ (pfft!)…you look gorgeous!
    Anyway have a great birthday with lots more bubbles!

  2. I KNEW I had the right date after all! Those FB comments yesterday got me a bit confused! 🙂
    HAPPY BIRTHDAY for today. I’m sure there will be more celebrating even if you are at work.
    Fabulous fotos! 😉

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