I don’t know about you, but I’m feeling 22 | birthday week round-up

My last week of being 21 was pretty crazy, and the first week of being 22 has been busy in a different way.

I feel like I haven’t stopped this week, but it’s been thanks to work rather than fun. But it was also my birthday on Monday! Last year my 21st was pretty epic and consisted of a solid week of celebrations. I knew that all subsequent birthdays would become more subdued, and I wasn’t wrong. I decided to take a few well-deserved days off work last week to go home and properly relax for a while, which was all the sort of celebration that I wanted.

Back in London, I had to do a full day’s work on my birthday but then I went out for dinner with my best London pals. We had a great time drinking all-night happy hour cocktails and discounted American food at Maxwells in Covent Garden. Luckily for me, Monday is their night for discounted everything so we got more than our money’s worth.

They even gave me a free ‘freakshake’ complete with birthday sparkler, which was possibly the most sweet thing I’ve ever tried to drink in my life. It made me eyes widen with every sip – though I only managed about five sips before I couldn’t handle any more. Luckily it came with a glazed caramel doughnut on top so I munched on that instead. Yum!

Even though I had to work in the day, being spoiled at the weekend and in the evening meant turning 22 was still a special birthday.

I didn’t take snaps of most of my gifts, but here are a few.

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Hotel Chocolat dessert-inspired chocolates. They’re to die for!

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Disney mugs from some friends

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In other news, I’ve been busy commuting for two hours to reach a golf event that my company is working at a few days this week. Now, I have never sat down to watch golf on TV before and I’ve never even been on a golf course, let alone seen pros whacking a ball all the way down a green.

I walked onto the course that first day and I had absolutely no clue what I was doing. I feel like I would have been pretty hilarious to watch. I was trying to follow the crowds to figure out where the hell I was meant to stand. People would gather around the bit where they first hit the ball (teeing off or something) and then where they hit it into the hole (putting? maybe?) and at random points in the middle. I would get too eager at points and wander off just before the action arrived, or be staring into space only to be awoken when a ball would appear miraculously in front of me.

During one of these moments when I wasn’t paying attention, someone yelled that dreaded word; ‘fore!’. I was already terrified of being knocked out by a stray ball, so I threw my arms over my head and ran away. The ball was about 20 metres away from me. Classic. I just hope I didn’t make it onto TV.

I would like to add that this was all for work social media purposes and I wasn’t just swanning around a golf course all day. Naturally.



Cakey Dreamer – Sadly we can’t all be in Disney everyday, no matter how appealing that might sound! So Sian has made some summer tips to help keep the Disney magic alive but without having to spend thousands of pounds going on holiday.

Kara Willow – There is always lots to do in London, and even more pops up on a bank holiday weekend. Kara kindly rounds up some of the best food pop-ups that are coming to the city this weekend. How good does that mac and cheese look though?!

Belle’s Moments – As you know, I’ve learned how to make Minnie ears (tutorial is still coming soon, I promise), and Bel has been doing the same this week. She spotted some perfect fabric and got it made into a cute skirt and ears that are perfect for the parks.


How was your week? Have you noticed birthdays getting a little less momentous as you get older as well? 

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