I'm sure that those of you who follow me on Twitter & Instagram will already know from the continuous stream of photos & updates, that it was my birthday last Friday. I turned the grand old age of 24. Now a birthday for me isn't just a day.. it's a good few days worth of celebrations. Let's start with Wednesday..
Myself & my tea ladies went for a meal at Côte. Côte is a beautiful French restaurant, which serves a variety of dishes. I opted for the steak with fries & a praline & chocolate pancake for pudding. The only downside to this restaurant is the lighting.. It was impossible to take a photo of the food, let alone our faces..!
Thursday I had a total 'me' day. I decided to get my hair cut (nothing drastic don't worry!) & have my first proper French Manicure. I haven't had my hair cut since June last year & after it looking like someone had shredded it to bits, I wasn't in any rush to get it cut again! I tried a new salon in my local town & couldn't be happier. Also, my nails are still going strong. I'm soooo pleased with how they turned out. My parents cooked us dinner that evening too, where we had a gorgeous cheesecake & some birthday sparklers.
Friday, I went to visit my Grandparents in the morning & James treated me to a trip down to Brighton to go ice skating at the Pavilion. It's an outside rink, surrounded by fairy lights & speakers which played the cheesiest music. I haven't been ice skating for years.. & even then I was horrendous at it. But after half hour, I braved letting go of the side & with James holding my hand, I managed to skate round a few times. We came home late afternoon & headed out to the local Chinese with James' dad & partner Maria. After a bottle of champagne & two bottles of wine between the four of us, we stumbled home!
Saturday was the big night out with my friends in town. We headed to the pub around 8.30pm & drank the night away. I say this.. being a 24 year old means you have to have some restrictions.. midnight was late enough for me..
& finally Sunday was a chilled day. James headed back to uni & I went out with my ladies for dinner at The Giggling Squid. I've never been there before but the menu looked delicious & after some very high praise from people at work, we booked it & weren't disappointed. After all of us getting through three courses each, we rolled our separate ways.
I can't thank my friends, family & James enough for everything they did last week. I received some amazing gifts & had the best days & evenings out I've had in a very long time.