Monday, 14 January 2013

My 21st Birthday - What I Did & My Presents ♥

Hello everyone,

First of all, I'd like to apologise for my absence lately. I really appreciate that you've stuck around and still supporting me :) I have had a really rough time over Christmas and the new year for a few reasons including being really unwell, and my 3 year relationship break up. So I haven't felt up to to blogging on top of everything else. I won't go into it too much as I don't want to bore you. But I am feeling better now and things are looking up again, so I'll be posting regularly again soon enough.

Let's move on to the happier part of this post shall we? It's been just over a week since I turned 21! Which was last Sunday. I wanted to share with you what I did with my weekend and some of the lovely presents I received.

Me and one of my best friends Adam up the pub on the night before my birthday.

I really didn't feel up to organising anything, so I just went to our local pub with a few friends on my Birthday Eve (if such a name even exists). It was a good laugh and I had a nice relaxed evening.

On my actual birthday I hadn't planned anything and was just going to stop at home with my family. However my ex-boyfriend decided he wanted to take me out to make up for everything that had happened. I had no idea where we were going until we got there. He took me to Chester Zoo for the day, it was a pretty long drive about 1hr 45mins, but as I wasn't driving I didn't mind :P 

When I found out where we were going I wished I'd taken my new camera to get some better shots, but my iPhone didn't do too badly.

How adorable is the baby elephant?
I really want one of these! - I believe it's an Axalot, thank you to Terri for informing me of the name.
 Giant Tortoise - N'awww...

All in all, it was a nice day... but a little cold and all the animals were hiding away, so it would have been nicer in the summer. I would like to go back there maybe for a full weekend and go to some of the other places nearby such as Chester Town and Markets, Cheshire Oaks and the Blue Planet Aquarium, soon! 

My moms wonderful wrapping skills!
My Giant Cupcake Birthday Cake, complete with all 21 candles haha.
My Birthday treat to myself.
New watch from my Mom and Dad
I see my Mom read my Christmas Wishlist post lol.
Tresor Paris Earrings from my boyfriends parents.
Love this Owl bag from one of my Mom's friends, I think everyone knows I love Owls now.
From my brother and his girlfriend :) 
Some really thoughtful and lovely presents from my boyfriend 

Looking back now I really wish I'd done something more special and memorable. I had a lovely weekend in the end. I had some good laughs and enjoyed the time I spent with all my friends, family and my boyfriend.

Sorry if I've rambled on a bit, and also apologise for the poor photo quality.

Have any of you celebrated any milestone Birthday's recently? & What did you do? 


  1. Sounds like you had a great birthday! You got some lovely gifts too:)xo

  2. Looks like you had a lovely day, great presents too! xo

  3. Aww I love chester zoo! :) Shame you didnt get to Cheshire Oaks but I'd def recommend it in the future, theres a discount cosmetics store you'd love!

    Lovely gifts! Sorry to hear you've been having a hard time lately :/

    Hayley - formerly of Makes Up, Movies & More!

  4. Glad you had a good birthday lovely (: Keep your chin up! Love from Jenn & Soph<3 xxx

  5. Chester zoo is the best it's one of my favourite places ever did you see the giraffes there the best :) xxx xxx

  6. Happy 21st. I love Chester Zoo & that baby Elephant is the cutest thing ever.
    Your watch is so nice & that Owl bag too. Very sweet

  7. Oh that is so wonderful! I'm glad that you had a good birthday - it looks like you were very spoiled. Such cute pictures!

  8. looks like you had a great birthday and received some gorgeous pressies!

    thank you for the comment on my blog :)
    The girls are arranging another B'ham Bloggers Meet Up on April the 20th so would be great to meet you Laura :)
    This is Hayleys link she is one of the ladies organising :)