Today I’m thirty. 

To celebrate, D and I drove up to Dornoch yesterday and spent a wonderful afternoon walking and paddling on the beach followed by a dream-like evening snuggled up before a roaring fire, sipping champagne in a castle. 

Wish I could spend all my birthdays in castles…



31 thoughts on “30

  1. Happy birthday, Wendy! Thirties are a great time (though I may be a wee bit biased:), so there’s definitely reason to celebrate – which you seem to have done just well:)

  2. Happy birthday!

    I knew there was a reason I liked you, you are a fellow libran, mines on friday! where is that castle, it looks absolutley fab, i wanna go!!

    it was lovely to see your lovely photos, many happy returns
    love meg

  3. Pille – Thank you! Quite excited about being in my thirties!

    Ellysaysopa – Thank you so much. 🙂

    Deana – Thank you! I loved that rock. It was just so very green!

    Pat – Thank you!! It really was!

    Maryann – Thank you and thank you!

    Claire – I really was spoilt. And now D is in the kitchen making me banoffee pie while I laze on the sofa! 🙂

    Megan – My fellow libran, thank you! 🙂 The castle is in Dornoch, Sutherland – north east of Scotland. It’s a beautiful village and the castle hotel was out of this world!

    Maninas – Thank you! It was perfect!

  4. Happy Birthday Wendy! I have to tell you, I absolutely adore my 30s. They’re infinitely superior to my 20s in every way. So enjoy. And what a fantastic place that must have been. It’s so beautiful and romantic. So glad you had such a lovely time, but I miss the Scottish beach ; (

  5. Happy Birthday Wendy !!! WOW, you surely got the royal treatment for your special day. How wondeful! Thank you for sharing the great photos with us! As to the last photo, must have been a purrr fect day! OK, I guess it was not that funny!
    Happy Birthday Wendy and Many More:)

  6. Happy Birthday Wendy and lots of love! You are but a young thing!
    Some fine photos, loved them all, especially the slippery green rocks and the cat, heck, I loved them all!

  7. Alison – Thank you and thank you again. 🙂

    Amanda – Thank you! That the thirties are great seems to be the consenus! Dornoch has one of my favourite beaches. It goes on for miles…

    Deb – Thank you! You make me laugh. 🙂

    Mainyacha – Thank you! It was grand indeed.

    Holler – Thank you!! Cats don’t usually like me. This one stayed with me all evening though. My black dress is black no more!

    Christina – Thank you! I could get used to the castle business. A bed without four posts just doesn’t seem enough now… 😉

  8. Hi Wendy, I chanced upon your blog on the lovely Erika’s. Happy birthday! My husband’s birthday is tomorrow so we’re in a birthday-ish mood and felt happy just looking and your lovely photos!

  9. Happy Birthday, Looks like a great way to spend a birthday. I wish i could go to a castel on my birthday, should start giving hints to the hubby:-)
    X Matin

  10. Joanna – Thank you very much!

    Anh – Thank you to you too! 🙂

    Happygrub – Welcome, thank you and happy birthday to your husband!

    Matin – Thank you! Good luck with those hints!

  11. Happy belated 30th-day! What a wonderful day you had, and oh my did I liked the look of that castle – not to mention that cuddly dinner (?) friend:)

  12. Pia – Thank you! Charlie was my post-dinner companion. Cats aren’t usually fond of me (think they know I prefer dogs) but he stayed on my lap ALL night. 🙂

    Lucy – Thank you. 🙂

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