My birthday is on the 29th of December, so for me, Christmas is really the time when everything happens. When I was younger I used to hate that it was at Christmas, that nobody was ever available to do anything and usually wanted a bit of a break from going out ready for New Year. But more recently I love that everyone is always off work and that my family are around. It’s so nice that my sister is usually at home and we can all be together with my parents.
I just had a chilled one this year, we had a very busy Christmas, so I was really looking forward to just relaxing and eating! I realised all I really planned for my birthday was eating; my sister said she would make us all pancakes in the morning, then Jack and I had a pizza at The Pi Shop in Bristol, before going to the Watershed to see Paddington 2 (which was even better than the first – Hugh Grant was hilarious!). Then we all went to Carluccios for an evening meal – perfect.
I got some lovely gifts this year, Jack really spoilt me and got me this Comme Des Garcon top, I’ve always really wanted one but have never taken the leap because the price is so extortionate for just a top. This winter I’ve been on the lookout for a perfect long sleeved striped tee, and never really found one I loved, so this ticks that box perfectly! He also got me this really cute necklace from Littlesmith. They had a stall in the Topshop on Oxford Street and I loved how dainty it was, then they can also engrave initials onto it. Yes, a bit sickening (honestly we’re not usually this romantic), but I just love simple jewelry like this, especially if it’s got a bit of meaning behind it.
These gifts were actually for Christmas but I just had to share them because I’m so pleased with them. The vase is from Oliver Bonas (and looks just as beautiful without anything in it!) I’m not sure where the neon light is but I have seen similar in Scribbler. I am soooo happy with it, I love interesting lights to brighten up January (my least favourite month eurgh), one day I would love to have one of those wall mounted ones – they just look so cool and retro!