The day began like any other. I am fairly low-key about birthdays; often I like to pretend they haven't really happened and there isn't an extra year tacked on to my age. Liam has a surprise planned for the weekend though, and I am excited to find out what!
I trudged to work, and tried to fend off the birthday/age questions from various colleagues. Facebook! Y U tell everyone everything?! When lunch time arrived, I threw diet-caution to the wind! It was roast day at the work cafe - roast pork with all the trimmings! Cheesy cauliflower, and of course who could forget crackling? I showed slight restraint and declined a serve of potatoes.
You'd think that should be enough bad food for the day, but... this is me you're talking about! I'm seriously starting to think that this should be turned into a food blog with the amount of talk and photos of eats! Liam and I headed to this amazing little restaurant for dinner, the same place I spent my birthday evening last year! I believe it may just have to be incorporated into my annual birthday routine... a new tradition, if you will.
My request this year was that my mother make me one of her yummy hummingbird cakes! So when we arrived back, there it was on the table - in all its passionfruit-frosted glory, adorned with a little "Happy Birthday" plaque! My other request was that she provide me with a cup full of frosting, so that I could cover all sides of my slice in that sugar-y goodness... I wasn't sure if she was going to humour me, but to my delight there was a big bowl of frosting sitting on the kitchen bench with the spatula all ready! My mum is the best!
Okay, now this is the part where I need your help!
Liam revealed one of his surprises to me... he was kicking himself straight after he told me, but I think he'd been waging an internal battle inside his head. He had wanted to present me with a little blue bag of Tiffany, but knowing how picky I am had no idea what to choose! His plan was then, as part of my birthday activities over the weekend, to take me to the Collins Street store as a surprise and let me choose what I wanted! He then worried that they may not have the item that I would like. Silly boy! I don't think there is any girl in this world that you could let loose in Tiffanys and have them not find something that they'd like! So many pretties...
Anyway, I have an option to choose a gift from Tiffanys and if I wish, we will go pick it up over the weekend. I'm wanting to limit the price, as I think it's more important to save as much money as possible to go towards imminent upcoming expenses for when we purchase the house! So the budget is roughly around $350. Help! Do you have any suggestions of pretty things that I just need to have?!
What would you choose?