The Monday Muse. Hello adult.

Hello Adult.

This past week has been a week of lasts. My last Friday night as a twentysomething, my last Sunday lie-in as a twentysomething, my last painful Monday morning wake-up as a twentysomething…. In case it isn’t slap-you-in-the-face obvious, this week I turn 30.

I am surprisingly not too tormented about the looming age milestone that many a woman has had a meltdown over. And I do wonder if now might be the time to stop panicking when I get asked for ID at the checkout when buying Burgundy… The wine. Not the place. Unfortunately.

As a child, I was one of the lucky ones. A birthday in half term, no school guaranteed, and one whole lazy day of presents and playing with them.

As an adult, it sucks.

Everywhere I go, I find myself amidst a crowd of little people. I am not saying I don’t like children, but I am perhaps one of those adults that only likes (and adores) the ones I know or am related to.

So, suggestions for child-avoiding, 30th-birthday-worthy weekday activities during half terms are most welcome. Answers on a postcard, please.


  1. 27 October 2015 / 1:49 am


    • 27 October 2015 / 7:59 am

      This was also my first thought. However, my 30 year old body is as much a lightweight as my 18 year old body, yet it seems to be intent upon making me suffer for longer post-drinking. Evil world.

  2. 27 October 2015 / 4:51 am

    I hope half term refers to the holiday period. Because, I never used this phrase for mid-term holidays. So, if your birthday is in the midst of holidays, children will definitely be there. The only way to avoid children is to book a function hall and celebrate the occasion there inviting your close friends and circles. Of Course, you should make it clear that no children are allowed.
    Wish a Happy birthday in advance and all my blessings to you.

    • 27 October 2015 / 8:11 am

      Thank you! It does refer to the holiday period, it’s quite an English phrase! I would love to spend the day at one of our marvellous museums here in London, but they’re always rather rammed throughout this week ? Maybe I’ll just change the date by a week and be a November baby.

  3. 28 October 2015 / 10:31 am

    Look ahead … Embrace the day … then embrace the decade. Happy Birthday on your day!

  4. 31 October 2015 / 2:27 am

    Happy Birthday! I think you’ll love your thirties. I certainly enjoyed mine. Of all my decades, I’d rate my thirties second-best to my top-rated forties, which were wonderful, if only I could remember why.

    • 5 November 2015 / 4:23 am

      Haha, as long as you know they were good that is all that matters! Thank you, I am enjoying the decade so far 🙂

    • 8 January 2016 / 12:47 pm

      Thank you! It was been nice to me so far, here’s hoping it stays that way 😀

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