Friday, 23 January 2015

TURNING 23

Ahhh, I do love a good awkward car selfie or two...

Hello everyone, hope you're well and have been having a bearable week! Yesterday I turned 23, and while I don't really ever do much for my birthday (unless it's a big milestone) this year certainly went up in my expectations. 
I always have Thursdays off work so I had a really lazy, relaxing morning. I slept in, ate pancakes in bed and opened my birthday presents. My parents bought me a beautiful Daniel Wellington watch that I've been lusting after for ages. I really love it, and I was quite surprised to receive it even though it had been on my Christmas wish list and despite me casually dropping hints into conversations over dinner for months. I also received How To Be Parisian Where Ever You Are, two new MAC lipsticks (Twig and Brave), Cards Against Humanity from my brother, a beautiful bouquet of roses, and money from other relatives. 

Tradition has it that we usually go out for lunch as a family but I didn't really fancy a huge meal. Instead my Mum took me for afternoon tea in town and it was gorgeous. We went to a quaint little place called Maison Blanc and it was the epitome of French patisserie - right up my street! I chose the breakfast tea - always my tea of choice all day, every day - and we mused over delicate finger sandwiches (the smoked salmon was rather delicious) and a selection of bite size sweet pastries. We ended up taking home a cute little box of freshly made macarons as well! A wander round the shops, as a trip to Lush was way overdue, and we were off home to walk off our patisserie podge.
In the evening, my parents made themselves scarce and went for a curry, while I picked up some friends in my car and we had a proper girly sleepover at mine. I actually felt like a teenager again, haha! We're talking a cheeky Dominos (it was my birthday, all the treats please), lots of wine, and Netflix. I know, we're total party animals. I think 23 has made me into more of an old lady, but it was just what I wanted. It was a relaxing night, full of giggles and reminiscing - lovely! 

So, yes, that's another birthday over and done with. I had a fabulous day and was spoilt rotten. Thank you to everyone who sent me birthday messages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook - everyone on Facebook is your friend on your birthday, aren't they? I swear I don't speak to half the people on there but it's nice to know that they took time out of their day to drop me a quick message all the same!

I'm currently nursing a sore throat, running on 4 hours sleep and munching on cold pizza. I'm pretty much dreading going to work this weekend!
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  1. Happy Birthday! I turned 23 on Tuesday!

    Stephanie
    http://missstephanieusher.blogspot.co.uk/
    http://www.bloglovin.com/blog/3436251
    xxxx

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    1. Thank you! I hope your birthday was as lovely as mine! Xx

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  2. Dw watches are gorgeous I definitely want to get my hands one asap. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, you look lovely, glad you got to enjoy a delicious dominos much to my envy ;) xxx


    Blonde Of Carbs

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    1. I love mine - it just goes with everything because it's such a simple yet classy design! Thank you beaut! Xx

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  3. Aww Happy Birthday lovely! ox

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  4. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday! Hope you feel better real soon too lovely

    Hannah x | hannatalks

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    1. Aw thank you Hannah! I really did have a good one, this cold needs to shift though! Can't put up with it! Xx

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  5. Macaroons and a Daniel Wellington watch. What more could a girl want?!

    xoxo
    jessica
    from
    The Crown Wings

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  6. Happy belated birthday! I'm so jealous :( been lusting this watch for a long time myself! x

    www.sheintheknow.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Rebecca! Ah it's a lovely watch, isn't it! Xx

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  7. It sounds like you had a lovely day, happy belated birthday! xx

    Toasty

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  8. Happy belated birthday! I've always celebrated my birthday with really relaxed days. Your day sounds perfect. Those macaroons look delicious.

    Jenny xo - www.jnylng.com

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    1. Thanks Jenny! I do love a nice relaxing birthday - getting old! Xx

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  9. Happy belated birthday!

    P.s your eyebrows are goals!!
    Charlotte | Thegoodowl.co.uk
    xx

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  10. you're beautiful! happy belated birthday!

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    1. Oh gosh, you're very sweet! Thank you! Xx

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