13 September 2015

The Birthday Post | Lifestyle

That's right, another year rapidly passes us by which means I must get another year older...woe is me. It was my birthday last Sunday so I just thought I would share with you what I got up to and give you some understanding about how I handle my birthdays. 

I have to be honest, I'm not really a fan of celebrating my birthday not for any real morbid reason but just because I don't really like all the attention being on me. I hate people creating a fuss around me, I'd rather just act like it's another normal day. I think if you are like me the best thing is to do loads of low key things. I did actually go out for dinner with a couple of work pals but it was casual it didn't feel like we were just going out for my birthday if you know what I mean. I went out for drink with different groups of friends and stuff, I just prefer things to be casual.

I'm not the type of person who gets a lot of gifts because most of the time, I just buy what I want anyway so my parents always struggle with what to get me so this year they are paying to have my car MOT'd which I am incredibly grateful for because the poor little thing hasn't been driven in a while. However I also treated myself to some new running trainers, as you know I'm very active so it's nice to buy myself something that I actually need. I'll pop them in a different post. My wonderful friend Vernia also sent me a little birthday parcel in the post! I think that food and treats are always really nice to receive, my wonderful work pals bought me a delicious cheesecake from the English Cheesecake Company - it was amazing!!! The thing that I loved was that the cake came with the wrong message on it it should have read "Happy Birthday Tones" (Tones is a nickname for Toni) but read "For the record, I love you" I mean, could you imagine who got my message? I can imagine that the person who received it would be rather confused that their partner sent them a cake with a random person's name on it!

Even though I don't really like to go over the top and celebrate I do have a little birthday tradition that I do every year and it's simply to buy and eat LadurĂ©e Macarons, I love them. I walk past the shop every day on my way to work and I adore it's chic French look and these little maracons are just delicious. This year I treated myself to 8 little gems and I ate them all on my birthday and why not. 

Do you have any low key birthday traditions?


  1. Im the same too, i usually ask for money as i buy everything myself and i don't want them wasting money on something i wont use x
    Emma | Emmys Beauty Cave | My YouTube

  2. Sounds like you had a lovely low key birthday! Going out for a meal is my favourite thing to do too xxx

    Hannah x hannatalks

  3. Happy belated birthday then :) As the years passes birthdays get smaller, I always have a small birthday with my family and it is usually dinner&cake. My family struggle finding me a present too and in the end they just ask me what I want :)