Birthday celebrations

Good evening!

Sorry for the lack of posting; it’s been a busy week. Partly because Tuesday was my birthday. 32. I feel like I’m definitely in my 30s now. For some reason I’ve always felt optimistic about the third decade of life. It feels like a more natural fit for me.

The day started at 5:30am, no birthday lie in for me. Theo and I went grocery shopping in the morning followed by a trip to Better Foods (fave health food store) to buy some vegan treats and one of their amazing (but totally overpriced) salads for my lunch.


During nap time i chillaxed on the sofa and watched some Orange is the New Black; after which we had a birthday tea/play date.

In the evening Tom and i had the luxury of a dinner date out; i pursuaded Tom to take me to a great vegetarian restaurant; Matrieya Social. I think it’s the only one in Bristol and an occasion such as this is the only way I can get tom to a veggie restaurant.

For starters I had the cauliflower pakoras, served with a marsala purree and mango and chilli dressing.


Tom went for a smoky yellow pea soup.


For our mains tom and I went for the same thing. We both love Malaysian food so we had a coconut and tamarind laksa.


This was so filling! I really wanted dessert but I was beyond full. Such a shame as their desserts looked as good as their mains. Overall the meal was excellent and tom said he didn’t even miss having meat! Result.

As for presents, I had some great ones but by far the best was Isa Chandra Moskowitz’s latest cookbook.


It’s a tome of a book, and there are so many recipes I can’t wait to try!

The rest of the week has flown by. Lots of play dates and general life stuff; including a night shift. This week coming is looking pretty good. I’ve decided to chop my hair off and go for a bob. I’m having an identity crisis and my long hair is driving me crazy. Thus it is time for a change and update. Eek.


4 thoughts on “Birthday celebrations

  1. A belated happy birthday! what great looking b-day meals! I had long hair for the longest time, nowadays I have a bob. I think you’ll like it, it feels more grown up. πŸ™‚


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