My 21st Birthday Celebrations

Despite being ill, I had the best 21st Birthday I could have possibly wished for, surrounded by wonderful people and full of laughter and love. Lots of things went wrong and it was completely perfect because of that, I will never forget it and I had the best day ever and could not stop laughing. I started the day at 2am where I woke up and started vomiting due to viral gastroenteritis.  Normally, you vomit at the end of your 21st Birthday from too much alcohol but I like to do things backwards. My boyfriend found it quite funny and decided to snap this beautiful picture of me and my sick bucket:

Happy Birthday to me!

Me looking very sick and fabulous.

Eventually, the vomiting subsided and I got roughly 2 hours of sleep but I woke up and felt absolutely fine! So, my boyfriend and I took a trip to Woburn Safari Park as planned. All was going great and we arrived at Woburn at around lunch time. It was extremely busy as my birthday happened to fall on the bank holiday Good Friday, but we bought our tickets and drove in to the park. If you do not know already, Woburn can only be entered by car as it is a drive around Safari.

So, we are driving along, seeing some cool animals and stuff. Everything is going great and we are just about to drive in to the carnivore enclosure when my boyfriend stalls his car which he never normally does. He then goes to turn on his car but it wont turn on. He tries so many times to turn the car on but it just wont start! This is a brand new car so immediately we are like “what the fuck.” We have now broke down, on a busy bank holiday, outside a lion enclosure. There are literally hundreds of cars driving past and staring wondering what is going on whilst we are sat wondering what on earth to do. We call a park ranger to let them know and we sit for half an hour waiting to be rescued.

Half an hour later, the ranger turns up and asks what is going on with the car. My boyfriend explains what happened and as he goes to demonstrate that the car will not turn on, it turns on! We both start laughing, a little embarrassed but glad the car seems to be working again but instead of continuing the safari, we decided to have our tickets refunded and go and get the car checked out to see what is wrong with it. The car turned out to be completely fine and we ended up going to Woburn on Easter Sunday instead, but I had to include this little story as I found it too hilarious!

By this point we have the rest of the day free so we decide to grab some lunch and go home and watch the Star Wars film- Rogue One, which I am more than happy to do as I am a huge star wars fan and I love relaxing at home with my boyfriend in my Chewbacca dressing gown. I still had my birthday dinner to look forward to, so we just stayed at home until then.


My Birthday  Dinner!

I had my birthday dinner at one of my favourite restaurants called Zizzi, which is a lovely Italian restaurant that has a fantastic vegetarian and dairy free menu. Our table was aptly booked for 21 people and I truly had a fantastic night. The service was incredible and the food was amazing.

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 My beautiful best friends Vikki and Amy, put together the most thoughtful birthday gift ever and I ended up bursting in to tears when I opened it because it was just so kind of them to do. It clearly took them hours also! It was a big box full of goodies including a scrapbook full of funny memories and photographs that they made themselves, crafting bits and bobs, a jar of lovely notes (Vikki and Amy, I know about the cream tea you owe me btw!!!), a cute little lamb toy, plenty of vegetarian friendly goodies including delicious homemade marshmallows and also some makeup from YSL! They also wrote me letters that I can open before and after surgery which was so thoughtful.  I love you both so much!


Also, my boyfriend got me tickets to see my favorite band The Staves in Brighton this June. Depending on when my surgery is, we will go, but it is something to look forward to nonetheless! I had the best birthday ever. I am not normally one to do much on my birthday but as it was my 21st and because I have had a bit of a rough year I thought fuck it, I am celebrating.

A quick shout out to Cake-A-Liscious MK who made my incredible Unicorn Birthday cake and cupcakes! They were so beautiful and delicious and everyone loved it! I have attached the page for you all to check out as the baker Charmaine is truly talented.


Thank you to every one who wished me a happy birthday, sent cards and came to my dinner. I love you all and I feel very overwhelmed by how much love and support I am surrounded by. That is all for today! Keep your eyes peeled for my blog post on Woburn Safari Park that is going up later today!


Lots of love,




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  1. April 18, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    Glad you had a happy birthday, even if it didn’t start well.

  2. April 18, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    Girl, that cake is amazing! Hope you had a great birthday 🙂

  3. April 18, 2017 / 5:21 pm

    Happy belated birthday!! ❤️

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