I’ve always struggled with feelings of loneliness, which is rooted deep within me. Probably because I was bullied and needed to look out for myself through the years. I’ve always been an outside who’s never quite fitted in anywhere. That’s why I got really touched and shaken when many of my friends had gathered to celebrate my 28th birthday. It felt more like a 30th birthday party. I thought I was going to have a small lunch at Nosh and Chow but they’d borrowed the whole ”living room” and the whole gang sang Happy birthday when I arrived. Then we had lunch and there were speeches held by Sheila, Linus, Simon and Pingis. I cried so much. Wonderful, wonderful friends.
Why does it take years to understand that they’ll stay? That they won’t leave me and that they like me
My closest friends. Sheila and Linus. Linus held a really moving speech about how we got to know each other as 13 year olds and have stuck together through the years even though I wanted to grow up quicker and he wanted to stay young for longer. Our lives have never been more different than when I was heavily pregnant and he lived a student life around the world but we’ve always stuck together through thick and thin and Linus is such a lovely person. I can’t believe I’m so lucky to meet him every day and run NTH together.
David, Pingis’ wonderful partner had organised everything. 20 friends celebrated me with pomp and circumstance.
Amazing Pingis (the brain behind the operation), Sheila, Nicole and Tara. At first there was a Great Gatsby theme but they’d forgotten to tell Tara so they changed it to a ”cosy lunch”. She was the most dressed up (fantastic weather) of all of us 🙂
I got a huge cake! A trophy!
After a four hour lunch (!) Hampus and I went to A Home. I was so touched and full of love. Lovely, lovely friends.
The room we just got at A Home was fantastic. I took off my shoes, jumped in a bathrobe and crawled into bed full of gratitude. Then I opened all the presents and letters from my friends and cried more. Lovely letters.
Around 8 I put on a Balmain dress, put lipstick on and went down to. …
…the kitchen for dinner together. Having dinner at A Home is like visiting a friend. So cosy. I had a lovely dry apple cider for dinner without alcohol. Giving up alcohol is the best decision I’ve made. We were back at the room by midnight and talked until 2am. Hampus made me laugh so much my stomach hurt. I love him so much.
I woke up at 5.50am and couldn’t fall back asleep. I was like an overexcited child in the afternoon. How typical. I needed to sleep in. I stayed in bed until 8 and then we ordered breakfast. I had such a shock when I came out of the bathroom because Hampus had ordered the biggest balloons I’ve ever seen.
There were enormous balloons everywhere! And what a breakfast. Beautiful roses and my favourite frank sinatra was playing in the speakers. He’d made everything so beautiful .
Omelette, sandwiches, pancakes and cake. And best of all Hampus’ present:
A Patek Philippe. I love it! On the backside he had engraved ”For the present we share, H”
Afterwards we had a fantastic Sunday. Lunch at Långängen (the staff brought me alcohol free bubbly just like that, THANK YOU). I picked up Sally who had been visiting my mom where they made a tosca-cake we celebrated with. Afterwards we picked up Gillis at Odd’s and had thai food at home. We’ve spent all evening playing games around the house.
This has been the best birthday of my life. I’m 28 years old now and I’m looking forward to the year ahead