I've always had the interesting predicament of my birthday falling early in the year, at a time when things have just changed, and you're making new friends and potentially wondering who your friends actually are.
It meant that in kindergarten, my whole class was invited to my birthday party. Better invite everyone than no one, was my Mum's idea, I think.
I came to Melbourne determined to continue being a sociable person, to organise things and make fun happen.
So I pretty much planned the best birthday ever, which included op-shopping, market browsing and a vegetarian feast.
Brunswick Street, Fitzroy
Outside the Moroccan Soup Bar
My lovely housemates brought great mirth to the occassion by sticking balloons around my door and baking a cake, as well as participating in said plan.