I turned 24 today; in the company of my wonderful girlfriend, my mum and step-dad and Stacey’s family – and I could not have had a better day. 

My mum, step-dad, Stace and I are now watching the closing ceremony of the Olympic Games – I’m sure there will be tears before I head to bed tonight! We haven’t spoken  much about the Olympics in the last few weeks (the Edinburgh Festival has taken over our day-to-day life somewhat, we’re writing reviews of Fork, DeAnne Smith, Bec Hill, Boom Jennies, Ali McGregor, Shit Faced Shakespeare, Lady Carol Must Die, Jim Campbell and Harry Baker as I type, and we have more shows planned in too!) but Team GB has made me cry on more than one occasion. From the first gold medal Team  GB won (Helen Glover and Heather Stanning’s domination in the Women’s pairs rowing – have I ever mentioned I used to cox the novice mens four at the University of St Andrews Boat Club?) through to Tom Daley’s bronze last night, the Olympics have made me proud to be British.

Photo with Gary Liniker from the BBC Stage at Edinburgh Fringe Festival 2012

We went to Foodies, the Edinburgh Food Festival today – it was brilliant. Filled by buffalo burgers, venison, rose wine, mustard cheese, Edinburgh gin and oh, more wine – I couldn’t have anticipated a better day. I’m sure we’re write more about the Foodies festival soon, but I just wanted to express how happy I am right now – and how well Stacey has done at giving me a perfect day. From the presents she bought me (lots of my favourite books, and make-up, and clothes) through to the words in her card which made me feel like one in a million – I could not ask for any more, I feel like the luckiest girl in the world.

I guess having tickets to see Bon Iver play in Glasgow in November makes that even more amazing!

Seriously; I have had a wonderful 24th birthday, and so much of that is thanks to Stacey.  I could tell you how much I love this girl.

Thank you, bubs, for making this so special. You are amazing, and I love you.


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  1. Happy birthday lovely!! Glad you had such a wonderful day! Good wishes from London for you! xoxo

    1. Carley says: Reply

      Thanks so much lovelies! Stace and I are planning to head to London (and maybe get some Paralympics tickets) in early September – maybe we’ll see you again then? Can’t wait to hear about Thailand / Egypt!

      Carley xx

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