My birthday week has been very special. Considering a few days before it didn't feel that I was about to celebrate my 28th birthday due to wedding arrangements and all sorts of things going on, it turned out pretty special.
I still cannot believe I am 28, I still look like I am in my early 20s and when people ask me how old I am my brain wants to say 24/25! However, as I said in my previous posts, I am excited to be 28. 2015 has already been one of the best years to date and getting married in July will be magical.
On Monday (birthday eve) I had the day off and the moment I woke up I felt a little disappointed that it looked so grey outside. My best friend and I had planned a little countryside walk and lunch, luckily the sun popped out mid walk and it suddenly grew warm. By the time we stopped for lunch our jackets were off and my skin turned a slight shade of rosy pink.
The walk itself was just lovely. I hadn't been for a wander across fields for a while and I sure did appreciate the fresh air. We walked through the sweetest tiniest village in which Suz and I wanted to live in. We passed each door with awe and inspiration and adored each cottage name. We then walked amongst the tiny lambs frolicking in the fields with their friends and a really noisy cow.
Once our sneakers were covered in mud and our tummies completely empty, we headed to Badgers Hill Farm for a spot of lunch. Whilst nibbling on bacon baguettes and mandarin fizzy pop, we realised that almost a whole year ago we came here for lunch. Suz had taken me out birthday cream teas and we agreed that this would be our tradition. So in years or so to come, kids in tow, we will re-visit every year in April for cream teas, chicken watch and pig petting.
After an hour of Poldark watching at home, Suz left and I climbed on the sofa for the longest nap in history- that walk was just what I needed for some well deserved sleep.
After I woke from my nap and had some soup, I had a few visitors. Mother and sister Terri popped by to drop some cards and gifts off for my birthday (Tuesday). We had a chat, sipped tea and then I took myself to bed.
On Tuesday I turned 28 and it was the most beautiful day. Mother Nature gave me the most special gift- the sunshine!
I woke up to such glorious blue sky and a big birthday hug from Sebastian. He hurried off downstairs to put the kettle on and make breakfast whilst I showered and washed my hair.
As a tradition, Sebastian and I tend to have our birthday cake for breakfast. However the last few years have been iced buns or waffles... this year was porridge! We all know how much I love Sebastian's porridge- well this was special birthday porridge. It had a spoonful of marmalade and a spoonful of nutella hidden inside creating a gorgeous chocolate orange taste and finished with some edible sparkle, pastel decoration and a candle.
Once I had finished my delicious porridge, I opened my huge pile of cards and lovely selection of gifts from loved ones and felt so happy and lucky.
I finished getting ready, sipping some tea and attending to my phone that kept lighting up with lovely messages wishing me a happy birthday. After responding to messages and a little tidy up, Sebastian and I hopped on the train to Canterbury for the afternoon.
The sun was so gorgeous, we left our jackets at home and wandered around popping into shops in hope to spend some birthday money (is it me or can you never find anything you like when you actually have money to spend?!).
We had lunch at KITCH. I had a healthy helping of Buckwheat pancakes with berries, almonds, nuts and banana all washed down with a green juice, whilst Sebastian enjoyed a sausage ciabatta sandwich with a berry smoothie.
After I cleared my plate, Sebastian gave me my birthday gift... this surprise he had kept for so long.
He had bought us tickets for the theatre! I cannot remember the last time I went to the theatre and saw a show. I was beyond excited. The tickets were to see Top Hat and it was opening night that very day. Sebastian had bought the tickets not because he wanted to go but knowing I would enjoy it. However, he ended up loving it and we both had a wonderful time together.
Sometimes they end up being the best gifts! I finally feel older this year and am appreciating the little things in life. Experiences; tickets for a show, a packet of sunflower seeds, fresh flowers and craft paper. I am surrounded by loved ones and care for them greatly.
I thought the closer I got to 30 would be daunting, but right now I am loving every second of it. There are some pretty exciting things happening in my life right now and turning 28 is just the beginning! Thank you all for your lovely birthday wishes- you are all fantastic!
Only 2 months, 25 days until the wedding!