The Best 30th Birthday in the Whole Wide World

Nelson Mandela 90th Birthday concert

I have just got home from four amazing, emotional, uplifting, seriously bootie shaking hours of this.

I couldn’t have wished for a better way to celebrate my 30th birthday (and Mr Mandela’s 90th) than to be shaking my thang to some top notch musical acts in my most favourite park in the whole wide world Continue reading “The Best 30th Birthday in the Whole Wide World”

Thanks Mel

Mel and Miranda Manchester 1997

I’ve just come back from the really, really nice hen weekend of Melanie, one of my best friends from University.

I met Mel in September 1997, when we signed up to do the same European Studies and Modern Languages degree at Manchester (see dodgy 1997 pic above of us in our full nineteen year old glory 🙂 )

In the first year, we also lived in the same halls, on the 17th floor of an absolute monstrosity called the ‘OP Tower’. I will never forget the almost NIGHTLY fire alarms that required me descending seventeen flights of stairs in my nightie – almost always because some bloke (and it usually was a bloke) had burnt his toast in his less than hygenic kitchen!!!! Continue reading “Thanks Mel”