A Year Older

Today I turned 27.

I’ve had a really nice day. I thought it was going to be hard, being on my own in another country, but it wasn’t! I could be completely selfish and do exactly what I wanted all day without having to think about anyone else.

That might sound strange, but it is what I have needed for a while. I’m not going to go into to anything today as I’m not going to end my birthday on a downward note. I had a lovely day and I wanted to share it 🙂

Firstly I had a lie. Well as much of a lie in as possible when staying at a hostel. I the opened my cards and presents. My parents sent me some money to enjoy myself. My sisters sent my gift vouchers! And my friend sent me chocolate – proper cadburys chocolate!


I then went for a coffee and a read of my book at one of the many Starbucks around town. I then went for a birthday brunch at Milestones. I had the prawn eggs benedict – even better than I remembered. The waiter recommended a juice drink with pineapple and pomegranate juice as well as other things I can remember now, but it was really good 🙂





I then went to a different coffee shop to FaceTime my parents. Still funny as they do not like the do not like the delay 😉

I then went to the Aveda hair salon on Robson Street for a haircut. My stylist was so nice. Taio went through what we could do and recommended a few things for my face shape based on what I liked and what I wanted to do. I loved the salon. They let you choose an aromatherapy oil and then do a head and neck massage before washing your hair. It was super relaxing. I went for getting a lot of length taken off as I have been wearing my hair up all the time lately as its too heavy. I also got talked into a side fringe! I love it, but it will take a lot of getting used to 🙂


I hate taking photos of myself!

Then I went shopping! well after I had bought a couple of hair products from Aveda! I then went on a mission to find some new flat boots. I bought 2 pairs of shoes with me and regret the heels already! I have done so much walking I wanted to give my feet a break from my walking trainers, but heels were not a good idea 🙁

So I bought a new pair of boots! I love the band Merrell and they had these snow boots in black with purple laces and stitching 🙂



I’m now sat in another Starbucks – totally because of the free wifi honest – with a peppermint tea. I plan to finish the day reading my book and getting some food from somewhere.

I am looking forward to what the next year of my life might bring and that to me is a good birthday!

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