So, this week I celebrated my 22nd Birthday right here in Australia! God how time flies when you are having fun! Exactly this time last year, I was sitting on a plane, on my way to Australia…
The plan was to jump on a plane and see where life took me, however, that didnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t quite work out as I thought it would, as just a few weeks later I had a call from the Big Brother producers telling me I was a housemate in BB10, and needless to say, I turned around, hopped back across to the UK and had my life changed in a VERY big way! Well, I say I turned around, I did spend all of 24 hours in Oz, as the BB team booked me on a flight the very next day and *poof,* there I was right there on your TV screens just a few short weeks later! But thatÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s a whole different story!
This birthday was just a little less dramatic to say the least, but none the less excitingÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I was treated to the most gorgeous Dinner at the fabulous Nuevo37, a Spanish restaurant situated in the Docklands area of the City, with its Michelin starred chef and stunning decor, it certainly beat the dried up aeroplane food I was eating this time last year. So obviously, I decided to take full advantage of the night and stepped out in my little black dress and killer heels!
To be perfectly honest with you (and donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t laugh!) I usually donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like to try new foods, I like to stick to what I know, you cant go wrong there can you? But eventually I let my friends order for me and ended up trying a number of authentic tapas – everything from sautÃƒÂ©ed tiger prawns to oven roasted capsicum. My, my, I really did have the best night.
Of course, being the party girl that I am, the fun doesnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t stop there either! I have organised a night out at the weekend with friends, so if youÃ¢â‚¬â„¢re in Oz and have your dancing shoes on, come partyÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I mean who says you only need to have one birthday a year?!
Obviously being away from my friends and family again this year was tough for me and I found myself getting really emotional reading the cards from them all – especially the one my baby sister managed to write herself! – But it just hits home how much they have been there for me over the past year and how often they have stood by me no matter what.
I think it is so important to have people like that in your life, being on Big Brother has shown a lot of peoples true colours, and in a sense I am extremely grateful for that as I am now left with the people who really care about me whilst at the same time highlighting the importance of surrounding yourself with loyal people.
My friends and family mean the world to me and even though I couldnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t celebrate my birthday with them, they still managed to make sure my day was special, and that truly means something to me.
Of course I cant forget the fans, I honestly lost count of how many birthday wishes I received on Twitter, and I think its so thoughtful of people to take the time out of what they are doing to wish me a Happy Birthday! So a big Thank You to you all.
I really did have the best Birthday here in OZ, thanks to all the special people in my life who made my day so perfect!
Until next time!