ITS MY BIRTHDAY!! I can not believe I'm 20 years old, although as Fenella keeps telling me 'that's nothing!' it still seems like a big landmark!
I got up and went straight on Skype at 7am to speak to the family. I also opened my presents while on there so they could watch, which was really cool. I got some really nice presents; My favourite was a t-shirt from the family. They made me a top with the photo I took of the 'Game Over Dude' etching printed on the front, it's sick!
My 'adopted family' also got me some presents, including the Lonley Planet book for Bali and Lombock which will be really useful.
Having had a good catch up with home Fenella, Diggor, Cecily and I went off to the market in Caloundra. They needed to get Christmas presents etc, and I have been looking for a couple of other Aussie souvenirs for home. It was a really nice warm sunny day, so it was great to just wander around the stands and get something to eat.
We came home in time for lunch, then spent the rest of the day chilling around the house and in the pool etc. Considering it is normally we and cold at home for my birthday, it was strange laying in the sun and swimming in the pool.
I also managed to sort out all of my photos from the Road Trip etc, and put a selection of the best ones on Facebook for everyone to see back home.
Fenella tried to organise a little gathering and BBQ for the evening, as a little 'party' for my Birthday. Unfortunately though Kelly, Rich and Maddie couldn't come, and Ron and Bubbles got caught up doing something to so weren't going to be able to make it.
In the end it was just the 4 of us having a BBQ as Mark was still in Sydney. It was really nice sat out on the Verandah with all the candles going etc having a few dunks then eating dinner. Ron and Bubbles did manage to make it for a little while and stayed for a couple of drinks. They brought me a bottle of Champagne too, which was really nice of them.
The other thing which was really nice was that Cecily made me a cake! I didn't expect to have any presents or anything, let alone a cake so that was awesome!
After Ron and Bubbles had left again the 4 of us sat around chatting for a while, then once Cecily and Digs had gone to bed it was just Fenella and I sat outside having a few drinks and chatting away.
It was really strange we had been talking about Laurie and Jens and how Fenella barely hears from them anymore, then out of the Laurie rang to wish me Happy Birthday so we spoke to them on the phone for about an hour!
We both eventually crashed and went to bed about midnight, by which time it had actually got pretty cool outside.
(Photo - my favourite birthday present!)