Thursday, 11 February 2010

Birthday's are nature's way of telling us to eat more cake.

and I ate a lot of cake...


Thank you for all the birthday messages I received. They meant so much and I had a lovely day/weekend. I thought I would do a post on a recap of my birthday, to serve as a reminder of a brilliant milestone. I love reflecting.


I started my birthday celebrations last Saturday. It is always good to start early in my book :) I went out with three good friends I went to college with. We are all at different stages in our Nursing and I love meeting up with them. I just love them. Unfortunately I forgot my camera - typical! We went out to an Italian place that had just opened. It was awful. The food choice was limited, we waited nearly 90 minutes for our food, not offered dessert (the best bit!) and were pretty much ignored. I could have cried that a celebration of my birthday was going so badly. However, we all kept up our humour and had a laugh. We got 50% off our food bill because we were so unhappy with the service. The funniest part? We ended up having our dessert in MacDonalds. McFlurries all round!!! It was SUCH a giggle and I can't help but look back and smile!


The girls gave this lovely WestWood Rocks bracelet they had designed. It is engraved with my birth date the year I turn 21! (Us English write our dates differently to the USA).

On the Sunday I went out with a couple of my very close best friends I have known for ages. They are such a blessing. We went to one of my favourite restaurants - Bluebeckers. They surprised me with chocolate cake and balloons. Also, they bought me a nursing watch, necklace, candle and a SPA DAY! I was in my element :)

Kathryn, Me, Becca and Sacha at Bluebeckers.

The next day was my birthday - 8th February 2010. Ever since I was a little girl my Mum has always set mine and her alarm to the time I was born (06.28am). I would just like to point out it is the only time she ever sets my alarm haha! It is a tradition I will miss her doing when I leave home. I had to be up early anyway as I still had to do my nursing shift at the hospital. However, all my family got up and they showed me the video they had made with my friends. I loved it and many happy tears were shed. 

You can see the video here.

Luckily my nursing shift went quite quickly. The patients were an absolute pleasure to care for. All the nursing staff sang happy birthday and we had cake! When I arrived home it was present time :) I was very spoilt and as one of four children that is very rare! I received plenty of money which will go towards my Paris trip next month :). I also opened up a new PURPLE digital camera, lots more jewellery, perfume and tickets to see Hairspray the musical this Saturday. I am so excited!!! 

However, there was one gift I was not expecting one bit. Do you remember when you were at school and there were all the new crazes? I was so jealous of the kids that had the tamagotchi's, the micro scooters, the funky skipping ropes and the new swarkovski watches. My parents simply could not afford for four kids to keep up with them. Well about 3 years ago Links of London became very popular...and expensive. I remember asking (more like trying my luck) for one of their 'sweetie charm bracelets' and the answer was a firm no! 


It was worth the wait in white gold :)

I have salivated over this bracelet for some time. It does not look much at the moment but once I build up the charms it is worth it. My parents put a strawberry charm on it. This is because one of their favourite memories of me as a child was every Saturday morning, without fail I would say, "Are we going to the Strawberry farm ever again?." I just adore it :)

Plus, after our family meal there was more cake...


Thank you to everyone who made this day so special.

12 comments:

Abigail Hutchinson said...

Looks like a wonderful birthday!!!!!!!!!!! I love your cakes! They are soooooooo cute!
Hope all is well!
~Abigail

Colette said...

That is a lot of cake!

Happy Belated Birthday Becca, I can tell you had a wonderful day, you're so lucky.

I LOVE your gifts, especially your charm bracelet, it's beautiful. I love that your family remembered how much you wanted one.

Holly said...

What an awesome cake! I love the ribbons! The stars it has on it are the same as I had on mine! :)

I do what I want! said...

What an awesome birthday! You got some awesome presents and that cake looks amazing! yummm now I'm cravin some cake...

Alex(andra) said...

Yay cake!!! Which all sound delicious by the way. And what a gorgeous, gorgeous bracelet! White gold is pretty much the best thing ever. =)

Mere said...

Oh my! You had a FABULOUS birthday! I only wish I was there to celebrate with you darling!

Love, Mere

Janet said...

Oh my! What a lovely, lovely time you had! Love the 21 cake - it's beautiful! I'm glad you were spoilt - you only turn 21 once and you're a special girl!
Have a really great week-end!

PS - the bracelet is BEAUTIFUL!

Callie Nicole said...

I'm so glad you had such a good birthday! The necklace is so pretty, and I love the charm bracelet! Happy Birthday (I'm not sure I've officially said it)! I'll pray for blessing for you this upcoming year! :-)

Stacie said...

looks like you had a lovely 21st birthday! and at least you got a good story out of the bad dinner. ha! love the bracelet. it's beautiful. happy (belated) birthday.

Candy Hart said...

Oh I'm so glad you had a happy birthday!! 21 is an awesome year! It looks like you really got some good gifts to and enjoyed time with your friends!

HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY (A LITTLE BIT LATE) FROM ME!!!

Anne said...

What a sweet & special birthday! That bracelet is awesome! :)

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