Back in July the dreaded birthday came round again. I wish I could stop at 33, or better still be 30 again. It’s not a lie if I say I am 30 and a bit – just suggests a much smaller bit than may be the truth.
Anyway being that none of my friends had seen our new home – I decided a BBQ was in order to celebrate.
Now every year we seem to purchase a BBQ – use it once, not bother to clean it and it ends up at the tip. Now we have a garage to store it in, we decided to invest in a slightly better quality one. Turns out cheaper ones are best however as almost straight away the handle on the lid broke so guess what, once again we didn’t clean it but instead of the tip, it ended up back at Argos for an exchange!
We were blessed with nice weather on the day of the do so I wore a tropical design jumpsuit from Oasis.
Jumpsuits have been in fashion for a few seasons now and I love how flattering they can be. My favourite one is a navy one I purchased from Joy and I have accessorised this two ways to make it look like a fresh outfit.
Jumpsuit Joy, suede shoes M&S, clutch Oasis
Jumpsuit Joy, Clutch purchased in Hong Kong, Shoes LK Bennett
I was truly touched at the number of family and friends who came to my celebration, especially given some of the journeys involved. One friend travelled an amazing two hours – thanks to you all.
The key room I wanted to show off was our newly made over summer house. This was a miserable, cold, blue room when we moved in but I have taken great enjoyment in making it an ideal place to sit and relax, enjoying a glass of wine on a summer evening.
AFTER – Check out the homemade bunting (a joint project by my Mum and I)
On my actual birthday, my Mum and I went into Rochester which has long been my favourite town.
For my outfit on the day, I took inspiration from Fabulous Magazine and put my own twist on a denim/victoriana combination.
The Fashion Spread from Fabulous Magazine (free with the Sun on Sunday)
Shirt with bow Lookagain.co.uk, denim pinafore Oasis, white frill ankle socks and black quilted bag Asos, Shoes Faith
We enjoyed browsing the kitsch shops before relaxing over a delicious afternoon tea at Fleur de The.
I was really spoilt by everyone and got so many amazing presents that it would take far too long to list them all here.
Two presents that I feel must have a mention however were my sister in law’s inventive presentation of a wonderful cocktail set and my other sister in law’s notebook which couldn’t have been more perfect.
The evening of my day was spent with my husband and we went to see the amazing Aladdin musical in London. The best way I can describe the show is like a pantomime with a million times better costumes, props and cast. It is an absolute must for any Disney fan.
The show got me thinking, what would I do if I had a genie and could only make three wishes? This is a lot harder than one might think and definitely would take some careful consideration; assuming that is that one of the wishes couldn’t be for three more wishes! I already feel very blessed but guess I would ask for all my family and friends to remain happy and healthy as my first wish. Narrowing down the rest of my wish list might be hard although would be nice to be thin but be able to eat whatever I liked and to remain youthful!
Another fabulous birthday, courtesy of all my loved ones, thanks again.