It was my birthday on Sunday and was a really lovely one. I used to have really awful birthdays (lots of drink, lots of crying, lots of getting frustrated with “friends”) until I started going out with J. Now I have amazing, quiet, chilled out birthdays, so I thought I’d share what I got up to this year!It started off with coffee in bed, followed by a croissant breakfast (not in bed though, think of the crumbs), complete with strawberry jam (I used to have this every year when I lived with my parents, but I forgot about doing that until recently!!)
I then got to open my cards and presents 😀 I even got some from a few friends!! The lovely Jemma had sent me the cutest postcard which I adore, Sharon got me a very sassy keyring and Rachael got me a beautiful bouquet of flowers, a set of stunning coasters and a very rude mug!!
My parents got me a book token as requested, because I have to fill up our brand new Billy bookcase somehow 😀 I ♥ IKEA!!
J’s presents, as usual, took me on a wild ride from start to finish! I always ask him what to open first, so this year he helpfully wrote numbers on the bottom in the order I should open them. (Soz about the photo quality, I had to vacate my desk for all our new house bits and use our new drawers to take photos on and the lighting was horrific 🙁 )
I got a beautiful black tealight holder with an H on in silver and a gorgeous giant teacup plant holder!!
Next up was a quick charger plug for my phone, because it’s about 4 years old and I have to charge it about 3 times a day! The plug is designed to charge your phone much more quickly than a normal plug!
Then I got a new case for my phone as I recently dropped it and cracked the bottom of the screen a little. I felt really bad for J when it didn’t fit as I knew he’d spent loads of time and effort looking for the perfect presents for me 🙁
The next present seemed to be working on a theme; a portable power bank for my phone. This one is like the mother of all portable chargers, the battery is 10040 mAh!! I liked this a lot as I find I go to a lot of blog events without my big camera so I use my phone a lot more and constantly need to charge it up 🙂
Recently I managed to snap one of my Buffy discs when taking it out of the case. The next present felt quite heavy and looked very much compact boxset sized, so I wondered if J had bought me a brand new one! It turns out that, no, he hadn’t. He’d only gone and bought me a new blimming phone!!! One that, looking back, it was quite obvious I was getting, because, what a surprise, the case J bought fits my new phone perfectly!! The phone is a Leeco which is very similar to a Google Pixel phone! I absolutely love it as it’s been a long time since I’ve had a brand new phone, I usually get J’s old one when he upgrades!! He told me to test it out, so I went to put my SIM card in …. and it didn’t fit 🙁
That’s when I opened my last present and inside was a new SIM card!! J had very sneakily ordered me one. I had wondered when I got a text saying “your new SIM card has been dispatched” but honestly didn’t put two and two together. I am not smart.
After present opening I got to see my cake; which was a “burger and fries”. It has madeira and chocolate sponge with lots of icing and jam!! Oh and it tastes absolutely delicious!!
I then relaxed with a couple of episodes of Buffy (while J had to order some more house bits) and started watching Tangled until it was time to go and pick up our Wagamamas; Yuki Udon, Pad Thai, chilli squid and tora kara age for the win!! Then we watched Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows pt 2 on TV, ate some cake and went to bed ♥ It was honestly one of the nicest birthdays I’ve had 🙂
Thank you to everyone who left me lovely messages 🙂 Do you have any birthday traditions? Let me know in the comments below 🙂 x