Big HAPPY BIRTHDAY to the love of my life! Since Kees and I share the same birthday week, for the past few years we’ve done a traditional birthday holiday. This year Kees decided to go with his African drumming band “Tranzulu” to Terschelling, a northern Dutch Island, to attend the super fun Oerol Festival. He got the big yellow truck that we met in in Africa all those years ago out of storage and headed north.
I must be letting my roots sink in a bit too much because I decided to stay home and redecorate instead! Yes, sometimes I even shock myself. As a side note, my house looks freaking awesome. And don’t worry, as soon as you step inside you know it’s the home of a bunch of world travellers with all the unique souvenirs, artwork, African instruments, Asian temple, statues, plants and exotic animals.
Every year since 2004 when we left on our grand four-year, round-the-world family adventure I have spent my birthday in a different country (except for Holland which happened twice)! This year my birthday was limited to a one day celebration but I certainly made the best of it. Five days before, I came up with the idea to do an all-girls, five-country, ONE-day birthday blitz road trip!!! I invited Mom the chauffeur, “sister-in-law” Anita the designated sandwich maker and DJ, and author friend Jessica Lipowski our tour guide and planner and off we went at 6am!
STAY TUNED for this year’s FULL story of how I celebrated my 26th birthday.
Below is a photo essay of the past 11 years of birthdays! I never thought I’d be able to keep it up so truly hope this year wasn’t the last.
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