Happy Birthday To Me

Last Wednesday was the anniversary of my 23rd year on this planet and I had a really fun day (Caitlin Moran wished me happy birthday!). I decided that I wanted to make it vaguely Mexican themed so I went out for dinner with my familia at Viva Mexico in Edinburgh and then consumed copious amounts of my homemade Margarita cupcakes (see picture above).

My parents were incredibly generous with their gifts (especially considering they are currently keeping me in cupcake ingredients and Diet Coke supplies) they bought me a Kindle AND a sewing machine! The Kindle I was expecting (I’ve been “wish listing” books I want to download on to it for weeks now) but the sewing machine was a total surprise. Mum has promised to give me a tutorial on how to use it and hopefully this means I can be more adventurous with my craft escapades, my BFF Mel gave me this book for Christmas and there’s a pattern for an apron in it that I’m now desperate to try out. I wonder how long it will take me to sew my fingers together. . .

Yesterday the fun continued and I went out for a scrumptious Italian meal with my friends. They were equally generous and I received a lot of chocolate, bath stuff, scarves, etc. My friend Ross has promised me that there’s something AMAZING coming in the post for me (words cannot describe how excited I am) and I will have to blog about it when it finally arrives.

Today I woke up to discover that my friend Sarah went to the effort of posting me a gift all the way from Bristol which really touched me.

I just want to thank my friends and family for making my birthday week so special and for being so supportive during the past year, they’re all lovely and I genuinely don’t know what I’ve done to deserve them!

Jude xxx