23rd Birthday Celebrations and Pressies!

November 20, 2014


This weekend on Saturday I turned the grand old age of 23. I have to say that I am really enjoying my twenties – 22 was a great year – not only did I get a brand new job which I’m still excited about, start this blog which I love, I also met and moved in with my lovely boyfriend! So 23 has a lot to live up to, but I’m sure it will be packed with lovely things as well. I had a very exciting birthday weekend this year so thought I would share some of it with you!

First on Thursday I went out for dinner with my sister and her boyfriend. We went to Sushi Samba which is a Japanese restaurant on the 38th floor of the Heron Tower in central London. Now I was quite nervous when I found out where we going (as I was being told to get into a large lift) as I am not a fan of heights! The lift felt like a rollercoaster rushing up 38 floors. But I felt a lot better about the height once I was sat inside with a glass of bubbles. I might do a whole post on this restaurant if people are interested, but safe to say it was pretty delicious, the fish and sushi were probably the best I have ever had. As I wasn’t going to see my sister on my actual birthday, I got my presents a little early which is always exciting – my sister always gives such good presents so I was very excited to see the Marc Jacobs Daisy Dream perfume (which smells amazing!) along with a trip to the Harry Potter Experience next year, a cook book and a lovely picture frame off her boyfriend Callum.

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Things then got very exciting as on Friday, Paul and I were off to Paris! I am going to do a whole post on our Paris experience but in short we headed off on the Eurostar on Friday afternoon and arrived in Paris at about 4. It was then my birthday on the Saturday. I woke up to open all my presents which Paul has very kindly carted across in his back pack, and my was I spoilt – all my family and especially Paul went all out for my birthday and I felt very loved! I got some lovely goodies off my grandparents, an amazon voucher, a cute cat plaque and a nail micro buffer (soon to be tried out). Pauls parents also got me a Boots voucher which will of course be enjoyed! My parents were very generous and along with a ‘knit your own dog’ kit, bought me and Paul a spa weekend for two! I’m trying to save some money so will be having less trips away, so this is something to look forward to next year. I even got some beautiful jewellery, I wondered if it was from jacobs the jeweller because I’d seen some amazing pieces on their site, but I didn’t ask because I love it either way and will probably wear it every day!

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Paul then got me some amazing goodies! Not only did I get two Swarovski necklaces (following my lust at everything in Prague earlier in the year) which I am absolutely in love with, we are also off to the Lion King in December and Sipsmiths Distillery on Wednesday!! He then also bought me an iphone 5 battery (as mine is terrible) and some really interesting books which I will be reviewing soon.

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After I got through all that excitement, I called my parents and both sets of grandparents who all did some lovely singing. We then went off for a really nice day in Paris – went to Notre Dame and the Louvre, then out for a delicious meal in central Paris. I had prawns, duck and profiteroles and I was pleasantly stuffed by the end of the evening.

Overall, this birthday has to be up there with one of the best I ever had! Even though I did miss the family, Paul and I had such a great time in Paris and I have lots of exciting things to look forward to in the coming months.

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Bring on Christmas!!

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JC xx

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