Another year, another birthday. Nothing special this year, we’ve been busy and it has kind of snuck up on us. We’ve already had visitors and more are on the way, next week and next month. Yasu is hoping to get a full-time position as an Academic Lead at the University of Derby, so over the past few weeks we’ve been working on and preparing for his application, presentation, and job interview. We hope to have good news soon. Also, I’m hoping this will be my last birthday as a non-mother. Today I am double the age my mom was when she had me and it is about time for me to become a mom myself. We’ve been trying, so actually we hope to have double good news soon.
Today we relaxed and hung out with friends. First, our friend Yasmin and her Union Jack Mini Cooper drove us to Derby to have a look at Yasu’s potential future workplace at the University. We also went to a small Asian supermarket so a very happy Yasu could stock up on instant ramen and other goodies.
We went for some birthday treats at a Starbucks Drive-To. We’ve seen the Drive-Thru and Drive-In versions before, this was our first Drive-To, is it a UK term? Who knows. Lunch was Japanese in Derby, dinner was American in Buxton with Kahn and Cathy, at night Matt and Kristel joined all of us for some dessert at our place. Low-key but enjoyable birthday, and now I’m 34. Funnily enough it hurts less than turning 30 did.