Wednesday, 23 July 2014

21st Birthday: Presents

Hellooo,

You may have seen my previous post which was all about my birthday - click here to read if you haven't already :) I got some amazing presents but I haven't managed to take pictures of everything as it was taking sooo long! I love reading and seeing pictures of what others get so I thought I would share mine too :)

Well from my mum, I actually spent my money a long time ago. Firstly, a very amazing nail stamping set from MoYou which I am still yet to blog about. Secondly, my ticket to attend Brit Mums Live and you can read my post about it here. Thirdly, I had some clothes and a bag for that event too! I am glad I put my money to good use and was able to attend the event as it was a gooden! :)

Off my grandparents and uncle I got moneyyy and I have hauls coming up in next couple of days of everything I have treated myself too *hides face* - only 21 once right?! (how many times can I get away with using this excuse haha?)

Next up is one of my favourites, off my best friend I got a tattoo. I had wanted a puzzle piece for ages, I wasn't sure how it would turn out as it is a little different to have I guess but I am so pleased with how it came out :) Super cute in my opinion!

puzzle piece tattoo

Even though my mum got me bits already, she got me presents from Corey and I was spoilt. I think she planned to get 21 presents but I am sure I know I had a bit over :) I didn't take pictures of everything because as you can tell with more than 21 things would have taken forever!

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sunshine on a cloudy day blog
sunshine on a cloudy day blog
sunshine on a cloudy day blog
sunshine on a cloudy day blog

So this may be a little out of the ordinary for a grown adult but Corey was so set on getting me a Pink Power Ranger for my birthday and honestly we knew how disappointed he would have been if I didn't get one so mum got one! And next, we have Rapunzel as we took a trip to Disney Store in the week and well I have wanted a princess for ages okay - don't judge me! Corey knew instantly which one I wanted as Tangled/Rapunzel is my absolute favourite. But as you can see she is dressed as a bride. The story behind this is - Corey's favourite episode of Power Rangers, is where the Pink Power Ranger gets married and Corey has been telling me that I can only be a princess if I get married and he will walk me down with a sword to fight off the monsters - hands up if you think he will do this when the day eventually comes?! He actually even told his pre-school I was getting married and they congratulated me. Embarrassing mummy moment when I had to say I wasn't and it was in fact just from a TV episode :( But either way these two presents are by far my favourite because of the story behind them! Children say the funniest things don't they?!

Last but not least, what the other half got me and I was truly spoilt :) We haven't done special occasions for over a year but as it was my 21st I did actually get some bits, as a couple of years ago we did celebrate his 21st!

fiorelli tessa cross body hand bag

fiorelli tessa cross body hand bag
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sunshine on a cloudy day blog
sunshine on a cloudy day blog

Ohhhh just look at the Tiffany & Co - what a beauty!!!!

I am totally in love with all my presents, bits and bobs :) What did you get for your 21st or what is at the top of your wishlist? Be sure to keep an eye out for my birthday haul post coming soon!

Love, Gemma xo

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**Disclaimer - This isn't a bragging post, I am just overly excited by birthdays and thought I would share**
Monday, 21 July 2014

21st Birthday: BBQ, Cake, Fireworks & Whipsnade Zoo

Helloo,

So you may have seen my last post which felt like forever ago now but I have been super busy and that is because it has been my birthday :) I won't lie, I have been overly excited and made the most of it whilst I can still enjoy before getting too old. Only 21 once right?

The night before my birthday, whilst I was fast asleep my other half popped to Tesco and got some decorations ready for when I woke up. It was really sweet and I was so pleased :) Going down the stairs, Corey in front of me and he goes 'mummy, its a party for your birthday' - what a sweetie!

sunshine on a cloudy day blog - 21st birthday celebrations

On the day itself we had a family BBQ at my mums with cake and presents. We ended up doing the BBQ in the oven because it was far too hot to be standing in front of the heat of the BBQ. Originally she had ordered a personalised cake from Marks & Spencers, who unfortunately screwed up (not just mine, many others too!) and ended up with a refund and FOUR cakes off the shelf. Corey and I chose which was our favourite to light the candles and ended up which was this Enchanted Fairy cake, it tasted so yummy!! Corey helped with blowing out of the candles of course.

sunshine on a cloudy day blog - 21st birthday celebrations

Here is Corey having some fun in the garden, it was so blooming hot that day and Corey was sweating buckets as you can tell by his hair!

sunshine on a cloudy day blog - 21st birthday celebrations

I remember Corey crying on the way home from my mums that evening as he didn't want my party to be over so we are keeping all the balloons up until we say the party is over! How long do you reckon I can keep them up before my other half gets annoyed?!

A couple of days before my birthday, we went for my birthday day trip out which was Whipsnade Zoo, not far from where I live and it was an absolutely wonderful day with my mum, nan and Corey. The train was the most beloved bit of it.

whipsnade zoo
whipsnade zoo
whipsnade zoo
whipsnade zoo

I love these photos of Corey taking pictures with the camera and then seeing what he had taken. It was so sweet - a little pro in the making :) We were really lucky too as all the animals came out close to see, the giraffes seemed the be Corey's favourite.

On Saturday, in my local town there is this thing called River Festival, a massive event that happens every other year full of rides, music and stalls. The girls and I decided we would take a picnic blanket and set up and make cocktails right into the night to watch the fireworks. You may have seen on Twitter that the night didn't end so great though - the girls can't handle their drink which is ironic as I can when I drink like 5 times a year rather than every weekend like they do! But non the less I got some beautiful firework pictures:

bedford river festival 2014 fireworks

Would like to say a massive thankyou for all the birthday tweets, instagrams, facebooks etc on the day last Friday - it made my day! As I write this I am watching Mulan with the boys whilst we recover from a very busy last few days :) I have a few posts lined up to share what I got up too, presents, hauls and more so keep an eye out for these too :) What did you or do you plan to get up to for your 21st? :)

Love, Gemma xo


 

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