Birthday Celebrations

I turned 23 last Wednesday. I can hardly believe it!

As I'm living at home with my parents at the moment, most of my friends live elsewhere so it was a quiet but nonetheless lovely day.

I started out by meeting my friend Laura for a late breakfast - she had a full Scottish breakfast and I went for French toast with bacon and syrup, washed down with freshly squeezed orange juice. (Not-so-)Interesting Fact: French toast is one of the only foods I like in which a main ingredient is eggs.

In the afternoon, I took advantage of the fact that my dad had the day off work and we went to the cinema to see Sunshine on Leith. If you haven't heard of it, it is a musical based on the songs of the Proclaimers. I actually only knew a few Proclaimers songs (come on, everyone loves '500 Miles') but was still keen to see the film - it looked like a light-hearted, fun movie and it did not disappoint. It won't win any Oscars but it is a great way to spend a couple of hours and it will put a smile on your face. Or tears, if you are a sentimental so-and-so like my dad. And of course, it was great to see my second home Edinburgh on the big screen.

I am loving the tartan trend at the moment - this top is from New Look
In the evening I went out for a meal with my parents and Gran. For my main I had seabass fillets in tempura batter with fries, which was good but my favourite part of the meal had to be my dessert: white chocolate and tablet cheesecake with vanilla ice-cream. While I actually couldn't really taste the tablet flavour, the cheesecake was absolutely delicious.

And of course, a celebration wouldn't be a celebration without a wee bit of fizz; prosecco in our case because I actually prefer it to champagne which is generally a little on the dry side for me.

What would your ideal birthday involve?


  1. Awesome! looks like you had a very nice day :)
    My ideal birthday is just a small group of fam & friends chilling at the beach. :)
    Just came across your blog & so happy I did. I'm following you now & can't wait to see more :)

    x leah symonne x

  2. Happy Belated Birthday!

    Looks like you had a brilliant time, you look gorgeous in that tartan top.

    Hmm maybe...

    1. Thank you very much! I am loving the tartan trend at the minute I could fill my wardrobe with it! xx