Sunday, August 01, 2010

nineteen


I celebrated my 19th birthday on Thursday. I found my last couple of birthdays were anti-climatic celebrations which is no reflection on the part of my family; more down to my approach to birthdays changing as I'm gettting older and enjoyment becoming less dependent on the size of present piles. This year however really was wonderful; a chilled lunch and potter with my Mum during the day and then an evening with my friends which I'll remember with really fond memories. We spent the evening playing Beer Pong at mine. Laura and Josh made me an insane cake (sponge with a fresh raspberry filling) which teased everyone's tastebuds. And I was once again bowled over by my friends impeccable present buying skills and generosity. 

From Josh an old Olympus Trip camera. From Laura a Japanese lunchbox. From Emily an old satchel and the lost 1994 Chloe Sevigny issue of Vice. From Ellis a handsome sparkley Ganesh tattoo which I've stuck inside my moleskin.

Afterwards we made our way into town, to our old haunt which is a club on a boat. It was absolutely packed in that typically inbred Bristol where you're able to name half of the club. Friends from college, old work friends, facebook acquaintances, friends of friends home from university. Already merry from the Beer Pong and with the summer officially in full swing there was a lovely sense of homecoming on board and the entire boat seemed to be drunk in the most positive and heartwarming way. Perhaps this is a case of rose tinted birthday-girl specs, either way my amazing friends, flirtations and good dancing made the night pretty perfect.

12 comments:

chu eva said...

whoa you're so lucky to get a olympus trip!!!!!
i wish i can get that on my 19th b-day!
happy birthday!!! xx

Fashion Queen said...

I love that bag and camera!!

Mash said...

Happy Belated Birthday sweety :)

Rebecca said...

I know the feeling of the dashed birthday excitement as you get older yet I think you might be on to something as the birthdays begin to get a lot more joyous occassions after the big 1-8. Now I am soon to turn 21 and I keep forgetting that people actually buy you presents on your birthday! It looks like you had a wonderful day and the presents you recieved are pretty wonderful! X

hannah-rose said...

glad you had a wonderful birthday! you definitely deserve it. enjoy those fantastic presents!

X

Fi said...

Ahhhh, Thekla - am I right?

God I miss that place.

ABI said...

sounds like you had a lovely day :)


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x

Fashion Tidbits said...

happy belated b'day!

Miss Woo said...

Belated but happy birthday! It was wonderful to read about your celebrations and presents as they sound truly special!

ps: voted in the Cosmo blog awards!

Ally said...

Happy Birthday! My birthday was on Friday, yay for July babies! Your presents all look very thoughtful and lovely. As I get older I have also started to place much more importance on the 'celebration' aspect of my birthday rather than the presents. This year my lovely boyfriend took me to the zoo and on a river cruise for dinner - the experience itself being much better than any present he could have bought me! This weekend I am going away with friends to the beach to celebrate so all in all I find birthdays getting better as I get older - excuses to catch up with friends, eat lots of food and indulge in favourite pastimes.

Rollergirl said...

(Belated) Happy birthday lovely girl! x

Dina-Dyorre said...

OMGSATCHEL <3