A few weeks ago I celebrated my 29thbirthday. Being a February baby normally means that birthday celebrations are a bit of a nightmare. The weather is normally pants, there isn’t much going on and everyone is short on pennies after Christmas. However, this year I was determined to make some plans. Ryan and I booked annual leave for my birthday, so we didn’t have to go to work and tried to come up with some ideas. I ended up having such a lovely day and it was definitely one of my best birthdays yet, so I thought I would share a little photo diary of the day.
We started our day waking up quite early to a light dusting of snow. Now this was a first, I don’t think I have ever had snow on my birthday before, so that was fun. As I was super fidgety in bed (pregnancy problems) and I could hear Ryan downstairs, I decided to head down. Our living room had bee filled with big balloons, cards and presents and I was greeted with the biggest cup of tea and some birthday pancakes with strawberries and blueberries. It was a very good way to start the day!
Once we were both showered and dressed, we headed off to Penarth to go to pottery painting at Dotty Pots. This was a super random and last minute idea I had a few days before my birthday and it was absolutely brilliant. We sat for around 2 hours chatting and painting the bits we chose. Ryan went for a honey pot and I went for an owl tea light holder. It was such a lovely way to spend the morning; it was so relaxing and therapeutic.
Lunch at Bills & shopping
Once our bits were painted and they were ready to be glazed, we left them in the safe hands of the Dotty Pots staff and headed into Cardiff. As I was starving hungry (no changes there) we made lunch our first stop. We popped into Bills and had chicken skewers and a chicken burger, followed by some yummy chocolate brownies and sticky toffee pudding for dessert. With our tummies full, we then had a mooch around the shops, so that I could spend some birthday money. I didn’t find anything, but it was nice to have look around while it was quiet.
By about 5pm I was absolutely exhausted, I think we can blame baby Owen-Gibson for that (that or I am getting super old lol). We decided to head home and Ryan’s family popped over to celebrate. We had birthday cake (Bonnie the caterpillar; an all-time favourite of mine), sparklers, exploding confetti and cups of tea all round. I had such a lovely day and I wish I could do it all over again.
How do you like to spend your birthday? I would love to hear from you, so please leave me a comment below!