Monday, 4 March 2013


Sooooo I turned 24 last Friday! No offense is meant by this to anyone whatsoever but I really feel like 24 is a proper grown up age, like I'm not in the "early 20's" category anymore (don't worry I'm not having a mid-20's life crisis!) I think it's a bit hard to accept because in my head I really think I'm still like 19. 
Anyhoo, my birthday was so much fun. I went home to Scotland for a couple of days before the big day and spent time with my family. I went for a lovely Turkish meal with my parents and my little sister and it was so nice to have some interesting and not so typical veggie options to chose from. Then I made the mammoth 12 hour bus and train journey back to Notts in time for my actual birthday. I got some lovely gifts including this beautiful weekend bag from my parents and these super cute cushions from my little sister (I've realised I keep saying little sister- she'll be 23 this year but she'll always be my little sister) :)

So on Friday I went out with some friends to celebrate. We started the night at our flat where had cake and champagne amongst other drinks- oh dear, hindsight and all that.... Then we went to my favourite cocktail bar in time for happy hour and on to my favourite bar/club, where my friends boyfriend just so happens to be manager so a few doubles instead of singles etc may have gone down nicely (at the time, not the next day...)

Here's a few snapshots of the night:

He just cut some cake, so it's not as bad as it looks! 


I have to say I had a great time but I'm realising that doing anything out of my normal daily routines really throws me health/fitness wise. I steer off the right path very easily, eg. I missed a couple of days on myfitnesspal. I have started again but it's just little things like this that need I to control better and not let slip. Speaking of control...I went to my second Abs Class tonight- and man do I feel it! In parts I couldn't control myself shaking with working so hard. I have to be 100% honest and say I felt really sorry for myself last week. Yes, I know it was the first class and all but I wanted so much to be able to do all the exercises and I couldn't. Simple as. I learnt that I can plank for 40secs but side planks for your obliques are killer!!! I couldn't do them or all the way up sit ups. I'm kind of surprised how sad it made me, I think it must be because it's realisation of how far I've still to go. I did think twice about signing up for this weeks class as I have a tendency to give up when things get hard, I'm ashamed to say or maybe I should say I USED to! Because I did go back today and I'm signed up for next week too, which I know is positive but I just suck at not being good at stuff! haha

Ok, so now it's time for:

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 Almost Spring
 1. What do you love most about Spring? The longer days starting to set in, it is truly amazing what a difference more sunlight does for people.
2. If you’re lucky enough to have a Spring Break, what will you do to enjoy it?  I don't have a Spring break as such but I am going on my belated Honeymoon next week to Venice with my MR, so I'm sure we'll have fun! 
3. What is your favorite flower?  I really like tulips and I think hydrangeas are an underrated flower.
4. Do you have a garden?  If so, what do you grow?  Sadly not as we live in a first floor flat.
5. Share one thing that you hope to accomplish during Spring.  Lose at least 10lbs or so and do some scrap booking, I've been looking at our wedding photos a lot recently and seeing as our first anniversary is coming up it seems about time that I do something with our photos :)
6. Do you do Spring cleaning?  Not really.
7. What is your weather *really* like right now? {Just b/c it’s almost Spring, doesn’t mean that it feels like it for some of you.}  Well, the last couple of days have been pleasant but when I went into town this morning I still needed a scarf.
8. Share one photo that you've taken during the month of March. 
This is a chest of drawers my husband bought me for my 21st. We planned on decorating it then, but only got round to it last year. I took the photo this weekend seeing as I'd tidied the top of it for people coming round so I thought, perfect photo opportunity! (I've also used this photo for something else but will share a post about it in the coming weeks- ooooow cryptic I know haha) :)

9. What’s your favorite thing to do on a sunny afternoon?  I've not been to a beach in like 2 and a half years so it would be nice to spend a few hours on one. 
10. If you could spend the day doing anything in your city, what would you do? Walking to a place we've never been to and sitting in a nice beer garden sounds pretty good to me :)

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  1. Happy Belated Birthday!! I'll be 25 in a few months and I completely still feel like I'm about 20. Last year, on accident, my sister put 23 on my birthday cake and I didn't even notice that it was wrong until people on Facebook starting telling me that I was 24! haha

    1. Thank you! Haha that's funny that you didn't notice :P

  2. Happy belted birthday!I know what you mean about feeling like you're 19. I went to a youth job fair yesterday with high schoolers and recent graduates and I was like "Man, they're my age. Well, a little younger, I guess. Oh wait, I'm 25... what!?" It was weird being on the GROWN UP side of the table. When did this happen?

    Anyway, stopping by for a belated FMM. Hope you're having a great week!

    I answered Kenlie's questions, too!

    1. Hey Amy, thank you! It's nice to know I'm not alone with feeling younger at heart! :)