I had such a great time; it was the greatest birthday of my life. I turned 36!
I awoke to see birthday messages on my phone from my family and friends. My birthday plans were already set a few days before, so I was really excited about this day.
In the afternoon, I went to town to buy a dress for tonight and some baking stuff. Then I went home and changed into the dress I bought, after that, I jumped in a taxi to go to the theatre with Luca, who had bought me a special birthday gift to see the musical comedy, ‘Dirty Rotten Scoundrel’. I hadn’t seen the original film before, but we enjoyed the story and laughed a lot! I saw a lot of visual comedy in the musical, which was a bit surprising because I thought English comedy was more based on language, rather than visual humour.
It was gone 10 pm when the show ended. We moved to his house, then we had cranberry juice with Cointreau, which was nice. Luca and his housemate sang ‘Happy Birthday’ as they brought a birthday cookie cake, which was Millie’s cookie cake with messages written on it in icing! I was so moved by the surprise cookie. What a wonderful birthday in a foreign country where I just came four months ago.
Since my school started, I have met a lot of students, and most of them are quite mature for their age. I really thank them for everything they’ve done for me. If I had not met them, my stay in the UK would be totally different.