Earlier this week I celebrated my 30th birthday and I felt so spoilt!
I received not one, not two, but three gorgeous bunches of flowers, Rob baked me a low FODMAP cheesecake especially, I went to see The Lion King at the theatre in London and went for a posh vegetarian meal.
A day that starts with cheesecake has always got to go well, right?
Rob presented me with my surprise dark chocolate cheesecake which he adapted especially so I could eat it (he used a Nigella recipe, if anyone is interested in recreating it). I ate it with raspberries and a cup of tea in bed, perfect!
I opened my presents in the morning too, I got so many lovely things including a portable speaker, a pug print notepad, body cream, an oil diffuser, a tea light set, some lovely soft winter gloves, knee gaskets for skating (they may sound boring but will be very practical) and money to buy myself a few bits – plus loads more. I also had a beautiful bunch of flowers delivered from my mum!
We then got ready for the day – summer outfit ahoy for the hottest day of the year!
My 30th birthday outfit – modelled while standing outside a pretty house, pretending it’s mine! I’d been looking forward to wearing this dress for a while but it hadn’t been warm enough. I certainly got my wish there! London was about 35 degrees, very unusual!
My dress is from H&M, the sandals are from Accessorize and the small satchel is from Camden market.
Once I’d finished posing outside pretty seaside houses, we headed to London where we had a walk along the river and a quick drink in a Covent Garden pub.
Hair got tied back at this point, too hot for hair clinging to the back of my neck!
Then we went into the theatre to watch the matinee performance of The Lion King which was brilliant! I’m not normally a musical person but made an exception for this, I’d heard so many good reviews that I knew I’d love it. The music and costumes in particular were so good and cleverly done. I still have some of the songs stuck in my head now! Unfortunately no photography was allowed in the theatre (for good reason) so I can’t share any pictures of that.
Afterwards we got a train back to Brighton and had a lovely meal at vegetarian restaurant Terre a Terre. It’s become a bit of a birthday tradition, and I still wanted to go there despite no longer being a vegetarian.
Another pink drink, this time a Raspberry & Elderflower Fizz
Sorry for the photo quality of these last two pictures, my phone battery died so I used Rob’s phone and the camera’s not so great.
The Pomme de Terre à Terre and a couple of sneaky chunky chips
All in all it was a fantastic day and I felt thoroughly spoilt and loved!