Lifestyle: Feeling 22

Definitely feel like this is going to be on repeat in my head all day!

 photo 2015-11-29 18.57.47_zpsdkqm9ka2.jpgIt really doesn’t feel like it has been a year since I turned 21, spending the day curling on ice with my family and friends. But it has, I’m now the grand old age of 22!

Today’s post is just a quick one to say thank you to all the lovely people who have wished me happy birthday. Thank you to my boyfriend for arranging some kind of surprise weekend treat in a few weeks. Thank you to my housemates who have kindly buggered off out of the house so I could have phone interviews. Thank you to those who have tweeted encouragement when I’ve been down.

 photo 2015-11-29 16.55.59_zpsdf3ohv7t.jpg photo 2015-11-29 16.54.57_zpso6z9imhr.jpg photo 2015-11-29 16.55.42_zpscpe54f1l.jpgThank you to Blossoming Gifts for sending me such a beautiful bouquet of flowers, which I’ve since gifted to my mum. They’ve got a beautiful range of autumn bouquets – and using code BGIFTS33 you can treat yourself with 33% off. It definitely made my birthday weekend a little more special receiving some fresh flowers! These were a particularly stunning batch, they arrived packaged extremely well (albeit a day later than requested), and every flower was fresh and unblemished. I’d chosen the Fall bouquet and it was pretty much exactly as described. Definitely inspirational for a future Autumn day I’m planning in my head too…! I just wish I’d be able to see the bouquet at it’s best, as its clear its going to open up a little – and I’ve left it for my mum to enjoy back at home. No rest for the wicked, these next three weeks of university are going to be intense.

 photo 2015-11-29 18.57.40_zpsmwdcad3c.jpg photo 2015-11-29 18.57.59_zpsejmyex2p.jpgThanks to my dad for making THE most awesome cake. I thought last year’s was pretty awesome, but brownie layers sandwiches with vanilla cream surrounded by meringue?! So, so good – I’m surprised I wasn’t lying on the floor after a massive roast beef dinner and a rather large slice…

 photo 2015-11-29 16.54.29_zpsprv6a4fx.jpgThank you to both my mum and W’s mum, who between them have managed to surprise me with some of the most thoughtful and lovely gifts. I’m a lucky, lucky girl! Oh, and thanks to my (camera shy) dog for putting up with more than a few cuddles over the last weekend. I definitely miss “puppy” snuggles when I’m away at university, though I’m not sure this guy quite appreciated being carried around… photo 2015-11-29 20.11.07_zpsxpubna6b.jpg

Have a lovely day!