Yes, I am one of those people who has to milk out their birthday for as long as humanly possible. No, I don’t normally milk it for this long. As I said in my July post at the beginning of the month, I was super excited to celebrate my birthday. We had a whole weekend planned out that was going to be filled with fun things. But unfortunately, my sister and designated driver dislocated her shoulder in an accident at work and we had to postpone. So, we did it this week.
- Had a Disney film day and ate too much.
And I really mean we ate too much. On my actual birthday, we spent the day at home with my nan. I’m not sure if I’ve ever stated the situation we’re in but my nan had a stroke about two years ago and it left her in need of full time care which my mum provides. While we wouldn’t have it any other way and love having her live with us, it means that getting away and doing things as a family isn’t something that we can do all that often anymore. But we always make the effort to make our birthdays special for my nan as well – even if she can’t go out with us. We watched Moana, Beauty and the Beast and we ate so much cake and popcorn that all of us had tummy ache. I even went up to bed for a bit! On my birthday like a total party pooper.
2. Had a garden party with the besties.
The following day, I invited two of my best friends over for some drinks in the garden. Which escalated into drinks in the garden with Dominoes. It was so amazing and that night, there was a thunderstorm which we all watched before deciding that we were being a bit silly and went and watched it from inside. It was a really atmospheric night, though and one I won’t forget.
3. Had a spa getaway with the fam.
I’ve mentioned my love of spa days in previous posts before but I seriously do love them. They are my absolute favourite things to do – so relaxing and chilled out and you come back feeling 100% better. Well, that was exactly what we decided to do. We all pitched in so that we could have a better getaway and booked a night in at Boringdon Hall near Plymouth. We’ve been there before and it is such a lovely place to go. We were really living the high life – champagne in the hot tub, the pool nearly all to ourselves and being able to jump in and out of the sauna and steam rooms whenever we liked. It was busy, don’t get me wrong. But everyone seemed more interested in reading their books on the loungers! Waste of money if you ask me but each to their own.
4. Found a secret bar.
This is kind of a tag-on to the previous point but it needed its own point as it is something that truly is one of the more memorable moments of my life. We had a lovely meal at the hall – steak and chips and fried mushrooms. But what really made the meal was our waiter. He was from Romania and was absolutely hysterical. Every time he came to our table, he would have some funny story to tell us or would try to make us guess something about either him or the hall. I guessed where he was from and he began to tell us the story of the real Dracula. Now, vampires have never scared me that much. But what he then went on to tell us did scare me. He told us that the hall was haunted – which was something I had never heard before so I’m pretty sure he was making it up – and that there had been a few ghost sightings there. He then lead us through to a bookcase and told us to pull on one of the books. After my mum guessed the right one, the bookcase opened all Scooby-Doo like onto a secret bar. It was truly amazing – and also hysterical because the waiter decided to hide behind the bookcase to make my sister jump and she screamed so loud. Truly a moment I will never forget.
5. Had afternoon tea.
Like a true Brit, one of my favourite things to do is drink tea in a tea room. However, I was a bit of a phoney today as I didn’t fancy a scone but I had a teacake instead. It was so nice and warm and just what I needed on a grim, rainy day. The staff were very friendly and what was even better was that my Mother (who is dairy-free) could have the scones, too! Winner winner, chicken dinner.
All in all, I have been thoroughly spoiled with what I’ve done and I will never forget my 22nd.
Hope you guys are keeping well! Stay tuned for my next post because my August birchbox arrived and it’s a good’un! Here’s the link to my July birchbox.
Morgie out. x
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