I don't know about you but I'm feeling 22....

Yeahhh you've got it....I've turned 22 today so I thought I'd do a post about my day & of course I absolutely HAD to add in Taylor Swift's video for her song 22, enjoy! :)




I'm really not too sure why people make a massive deal with birthdays, especially the years when it isn't a certain milestone. So when people would ask me what I had planned in the run up to my birthday I was just like 'hhhmmmm, not much'..I then changed my mind to 'I'm going to have a onesie day', that didn't happen. I'm partly glad about that though actually. My mum did offer to take me shopping but I turned down her offer, I don't need anything so it would of been a bit pointless. I'm going to do a run down of my day & add in a few pictures. Hope you enjoy reading about how I spent my day....



I woke up as usual (always a good sign really) & opened my cards & presents I had received. So many lovely presents, I won't go in to a list & name them all. But I will mention a few things that did make me giggle, present wise. Me & my godmums husband have a thing where he always buys me something One Direction, what did I get this year from him...nothing from him...but instead my godmum got me a flippin' one direction electric toothbrush & toothpaste! I actually don't mind these presents, they always make me giggle! Then another thing that really made me laugh was my grandma has a thing of buying people scratch cards for their birthday to put in their card...I was not missed out, she filled my card with scratch cards up to the price of £10 (crazzyyyyy?!) I do usually think its bonkers but I won on the scratch cards...a total of 22 pound! Talk about meant to be? :)

After this me & mum got ready to go & pick up my birthday cake, brace yourself! It is absolutely INCREDIBLE! Speaking of cakes, last year I had cupcakes instead of a cake from the same company & oh my goodness...they were all delicious (I didn't eat them all just putting that out there)! Also my second family (the family on my street who are literally my second family) bought me a cupcake decorating class at the very place we got ours from. The business is run by a lady who works from home & does classes too. I haven't attended the course yet but I hope to be attending very soon & I'm thinking about putting a post all about that.

Seriously, how incredible?! I can only imagine the hard work that has gone into creating this masterpiece. Absolutely beautiful!

So once we'd collected the cake we nipped in to town to pick up a few little bits. Whilst there a man was in my parents shop & doesn't believe I'm 22 & while he was there he also waffled on about how I should have a boyfriend, how I should be living in my own place, how I should be away from home....I'm sorry but I hate when people make remarks. Admittedly I did used to make remarks probably but now I have opened my eyes I've learnt so much. No two people are the same, I know of people who live at home still & are in their 40s..no two peoples situations are the same! urghhhh, some people frustrate me! I'm trying to make the best out of a shitty situation yet we still have people who don't understand! rant is over... & breatheeee! It's my birthday back to happiness!

I scrapped my onesie day idea for a trip to the cinema with my mum. A onesie day would of been ideal since I felt really sick, don't feel overly great now really but being out in the fresh air & out the house really did make me feel good. So I'm one point ahead of anxiety! :)

I've saved the tickets to put in my scrapbook..maybe more on the scrapbook in another post :)

We watched Delivery Man & used our friends 2 for 1 Orange Wednesday code so happy days all around. We were in abit of a rush getting there for the film to start at 12, safe to say it didn't start until like 20 past. Don't you just love the adverts..I actually don't mind the adverts sometimes to be honest. The film was really good, pretty funny too. I didn't enjoy it as much as I would like to of just because of anxiety still being with me. I couldn't fully settle & relax (ok, maybe I felt relaxed at like 20 minutes before the film ended) but I stayed, I managed....I partly enjoyed. I haven't been to the cinema for over 4 years so hopefully I will go more often & be better. We went to a new cinema near us, I'd never been to before & it was so lovely. Your cinema experience isn't complete without....

Admittedly this was my second, I had one whilst I was in the cinema & one for the drive home..

& you usually have snacks during the film right? We didn't think we had time to wait & decide what to have to munch on so we skipped the snacks. Instead on my way out, I picked up a SMALL , I repeat SMALL popcorn...it was HUGE! Admittedly people moan about cinema food & drink prices being high but I can't fault them for prices at all. To be honest, I can't fault them on anything. I will definitely be visiting again.

Popcorn for the journey home too..it isn't  about a 10 minute journey honest!

After the film we headed home, on our way home I phoned our local radio station to request a song during their show when you can request a song. It was quite funny because one girl runs the show & I actually emailed yesterday to request 22 to get me in the mood for my birthday today...it didn't get played though :( She did remember me though when I spoke & said my name & where I was from, she was like you emailed yesterday didn't you? & it's your birthday today..I was like yes & yes it is. So she wished me a very happy birthday & apologised because she couldn't play 22 because it had already been played like an hour before..she did add that before it was played she was like noooo, we can't play it! haha..how funny! So I requested The Vamps - Wild Heart instead...did I get it after she had approved? Noooo...but I did get One Direction - Midnight Memories so I'm not complaining! :)



That is my day in a post, my birthday will soon be over..anybody else think sometimes birthdays are over done? Made out to be a much bigger deal than they are? Admittedly I have been using the excuse of, but it is my birthday..Mum will ask me to do something & I will say 'but it's my birthdayyy'...won't be able to use that reason for another year. Gotta make the most of it right?

The rest of my birthday will more than likely be spent how I am now, sat on my bed under my blanket :) well for the next couple of hours it will be....catching up on unread blog posts & then I might put on a film, relax & enjoy my own company.. :)

Ooooh, one last thing..today is the lovely Christina's 1 year blogging birthday, please be sure to check her out (not in that way, she is happily spoken for) & wish her good wishes maybe..you can find her at kimi and me ! Massive congratulations Christina! :)

Thanks for all the birthday wishes I've received over on twitter & thanks for reading. Last night I had a birthday Skype party..I might do a post on that too..
- Anna ♥

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  1. HAPPY BIRTHDAY ANNA!!!!!!!!!! Love you loads x glad you had a good day x

    Hanily <3
    hanily0529.blogspot.co.uk

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  2. Happy happy birthday lovely lady! Sounds like you had a pretty great day and that cake really is INCREDIBLE!!!!
    Four more hours of milking it, make them count.
    M x Life Outside London

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    1. thank you very much :) I really did..I know right!
      I seriously can't wait for the decorating class! :D I've put it off since last year, so let's hope it goes well :) xxxx

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  3. thanks for the blog wishes! HAPPY BIRTHDAY! I agree with ur little rant, and this comes from a 28 year old. Amazing birthday cake, sounds like a lovely day to turn 22! x

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    1. you are more than welcome! :) thank you once again!
      Exactly, people really frustrate me..
      It's unbelievable! :) xxxx

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  4. Happy birthday, lovely. Sound like a nice way to spend the day. I'm not one for doing much for my birthday other than hang out with my family. I had a night out for my 18th but my last actual birthday party was probably when I was about eight. Haha. Summer birthdays are rubbish because everyone is on holiday!

    That cake looks amazing by the way. I hope you'll post about the cupcake decorating class. It sounds fab.

    Debi x

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    1. thank you Debi :) haha! Love it! :D summer birthdays could be spent in the garden :)

      It is amazing, tastes as good as it looks! :) I will be doing a post on it...I'm doing the course at the end of Feb so watch this space :) xxx

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  5. It looks like you had an incredible Birthday! Happy Birthday!

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    1. thank you Matt :) I really did thank you xx

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  6. I do hate people that tell you what you should be doing, where you should be living. Like it's awkward when they're around your family. With family there, you can't really tell the person to shut the heck up! I LOVE your cake! I think for my 21st this year (I'll celebrate with my Irish friends when I get back home 3 weeks after my b-day) but I hate clubs. So a meal out and a chat in a pub would be perfect for me... then a sleepover, heehee. I agree with what you say when people stress with being a year older. I won't ever lie about my age, don't see the embarrassment or shame :/ Hope your evening went well anyway Anna :) x

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    1. exactly Michaela...completely agree, it really frustrates me! :( oooh how I'd love to! haha..thank you :) ooooh, sounds like a plan..celebrate exactly how you want to celebrate :) thank you Michaela! :) xxxx

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  7. That cake looks incredible - my word that's a talent!

    Happy birthday!

    Although I hate how much our cinema charges - $5 for a small drink ... sigh.

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    1. I know, tell me about it! & the bonus is, it tastes as good as it looks, yuummmm!
      thank you very much! :)
      I think every cinema must be different :/ xx

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  8. Happy belated birthday, Anna! It sounds like you had a fabulous day and your cake is incredible! Love all the little stitchy details, especially the pin-cushion on top and the cotton reels. So much fun!

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    1. thank you :) I really did :) thank you very much! xx

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