So, this post is really to thank all the wonderful people who sent me such lovely messages yesterday and helped to make my 18th birthday absolutely incredible - I had the perfect day - and to share some of my photos from the day with you all! Also, a special thank you has to go out to the amazing Kokopelli Blu who wrote a special blog post to wish me Happy Birthday - she writes a wonderful blog, you must all check it out! I miss her so much and I really wish she could have been there last night!
I decided to wait until I saw my parents in the evening to get any presents, but my Mum had given me some cards to open in the morning when I woke up when she came to visit a few weeks ago!
My first birthday cake was this chocolate tray bake I took to my old AS Politics class I joined for a term while I was re sitting the unit, it was great to see them all as a class again! I took what was left of the cake to my friend Tristan's study at break and everyone he shares it with seemed to enjoy it!
My second birthday cake I had in English - a chocolate caterpillar cake - I've always wanted one for my birthday! Colin tasted incredible.
Something you have to do on your 18th birthday is have your first legal drink. Mine was a Tequila Sunrise (thanks Tristan!)
Thank you everyone for some incredible presents! You can see Kathryn holding the Cath Kidston pencil case she got me (with some lip balm, a nail file and the Katy Perry for O.P.I Last Friday Night nail polish I really wanted inside!). I also got book vouchers - no one gets me book vouchers anymore! Boys I love you!
I got some great presents from my family too, including an amazing book of flower poetry, a Tiffany key from my parents (!) and the most beautiful silver and gold evening watch from my grandparents. I gave it back to my parents to take home because I'm scared of it getting lost!
We went to an incredible Moroccan restaurant, and I ate so much Paella and squid, I love seafood! From left to right we have all of my amazing friends (and me and my Dad!): Eddie, Jeet, Kathryn, Me, my Dad, Tristan, Helen, Parn and Rachel (who finally made it after being hit by a car on the way, but don't worry, she's fine!) - thank you all so much for giving me an incredible evening!
For some reason, as the official photographer of the evening my Mother felt the need to take a photo of the excessive amount of Blackberry's we all own between us! I think we all have them, apart from Helen and my parents!
Me and Helen
Me and Tristan. You can see the dress I was wearing quite well in this photo: I was wearing a black smock dress from Soo Lee I got for a Conservative dinner a few months ago. I'm also wearing my silver bangle and the Pilgrims Proverb Star String Bracelet.
Parn, Me and Rachel
Me and Eddie
I was surprised with the most incredible birthday cake I've ever had (Sorry Mummy if you're reading this, all the birthday cakes you've ever baked me were still incredible!) It was a pink French patisserie strawberry cream cake with caramel sugar decorations that had been made especially for me, and it tasted incredible!
Though I felt a bit sick afterwards because I'm actually supposed to limit the amount of dairy I eat, I totally pigged out and it was completely worth it - it tasted so good!
Again, I just want to say thank you to everyone who gave me such an incredible day!