Too many candles on this birthday cake

Nikki Parkinson Life 42 Comments

At 5am today I officially turned another year older.  I cannot escape the indisputable fact that if you double my current age I would be considered elderly.  I am, therefore, MIDDLE AGED.

How did I get here and where is my crisis?

These deep and meaningful questions I decided to ponder in the early hours of Sunday morning, having bid farewell to the last of my birthday party guests and stumbled into bed, urging Mr Styling You to put a hold on his OCD-need to clean up until the morning.

If Mr Styling You took my urging him to stop cleaning and get himself into bed as an invitation for a “special” birthday gift, he would have been hugely disappointed.  The minute my head hit that pillow, I was gone.  Drooling on my pillow gone.

He would have seen the smile on my face though and probably mistaken it for me dreaming about that aforementioned special birthday gift.

Wrong.

I was dreaming of a birthday online shopping excursion that involved an unlimited credit card, someone who pays said credit card at the end of the month, and the many parcels that were set to arrive at my door, extending my birthday festivities even further into June.

Want to know what I bought?

1.  Table Tonic handmade Moroccan Leather Pouffe $199

2.  Mulberry Oversized Alexa leather bag £914.17 at Net-A-Porter

3.  Burberry Cotton-blend trench £544.68 at Net-A-Porter

4.  Sodashi Samadara Ultimate Age-Defying Creme $495

5.  Chelsea de Luca Ravishing Beauty earrings $350

6.  Uberkate Family Compass $925

7.  Jimmy Choo Vamp sandal $US750

And then I was kinda on an online shopping roll …

I booked seven nights at the Four Seasons Bali Resort at Jambaran Bay ...

I booked seven nights at the Four Seasons Bali Resort at Jambaran Bay ...

 

... and a ticket to BlogHer 2011 in San Diego

... and a ticket to BlogHer 2011 in San Diego

As I was just about to organise Christmas in New York when I felt a tap, tap, tapping on my head.   And there was a soundtrack to the tapping: “Mum, MUM, MUUMM! wake up, I’m bored.  I want some breakfast.”

Slowly the realisation hit that all of the above would NOT be landing on my door step any time soon.

Bugger.

Reality bites all that bit harder when you are a woman of a certain age who partied like it was her 21st the night before.  Now where is that crisis when you need it?

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  1. Hey, Happy B-day! I’m June 3.
    Your fantasy shopping spree cracked me up. Especially when I got to the getaway to Jambaran Bay. I SO want to be there right now!

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  2. Hi Nikki
    Seeing that Burberry Trench got me thinking….

    I have a below knee length classic authentic Burberry trench in my wardrobe, purchased in about 1991 from Burberry Regent St for about 400 pounds and still in pristine condition. Because I bought it when I lived and worked in London it’s a size or two too big; intended to accomodate a suit underneath, plus a lining and thick scarf for those freezing London Winters. I rarely wear it now, it doesn’t really flatter me as it’s too big and I have no intention of returning to England to live.

    Should I sell it, and use the proceeds towards other classic items in my closet? What would you do, Nikki and other dear readers? How much would I even get for it? Sara

    1. Absolutely, sell it! If you don’t wear it, no point keeping it! Do some research on ebay, if you do a search with some keywords (eg burberry trench) then scroll down and in the left hand column there will be a tab for ‘completed listings’ so you can get an idea of what you would get for it. I’m forever turning over my wardrobe, mostly cos it’s very little and I can’t fit much in it!

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      Hi Sara, definitely sell! Yes you could get an amazing amount of money to spend on clothes you can where now – or buy a new Burberry that is lightweight like the one above!

  3. How on earth did I miss your birthday?!

    Happy belated birthday!

    I always say…one day you’ll WISH you were your current age, so enjoy.

    As for that handbag up there….WANT. Want. Want. WANT!

    xxx

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  4. Happy Birthday fellow Gemini and isn’t it wonderful to have an unlimited Budget when shopping in our Dreams I know that in my Dreams I always Travel 1st Class and never have to ask the Price of anything 🙂

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  5. Happy birthday Nikki!

    I have been coveting the family compass necklace for a while (my hints are not being picked up on though). I will be insanely jealous if you get one!

    Enjoy your day.

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  6. Hip Hip Hooray!! Hope you’re having a wonderful birthday. And that maybe just one of those presents manages to find it’s way into your home sometime soon. x

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  7. And there I was saying OMG WOW! Look at those gorgeous things you bought…and wow she’s going to Bali…and BlogHer! Well, I guess it was as good as it lasted…I’ve done a bit of “online window shopping” myself. But I bet you had a blast celebrating your birthday though. Happy Birthday!! xx

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  8. Oooh I like those Jimmy Choos, too. And the trench. And the pouffe. And the seven nights in Bali… OH, OKAY! I LOVE IT ALL. Hope you have a lovely day.

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