Saturday, 5 December 2015

Blogmas Day 5 - My Birthday!

It's my birthday!! Is it bad that the one thing I'm looking forward to is eating cake?! Too bad if I is, as it's my favourite part of anything birthday! In my family, we don't tend to go over board at birthdays, unless it's a special one (18th, 21st etc) but we do always good out for a meal somewhere and I chose to go to the Hare & Hound Pub and Restaurant in Marple. This is one of my favourite places to go, as the food is ah-mazing! I got the chicken burger with cheese and hand-cut chips - literally one of the nicest burgers I've had and it was so huge I couldn't even have dessert! We always enjoy our meals there and today was no exception.

Birthday meal at hare and hounds marple

Also, how amazing is my cake - really wasn't expecting this and it is oh-so chocolatly inside!

my birthday cake blogmas day 5

Now the food is out of the way (quite literally!) onto the gifts. One of my favourite items was this gorgeous leather biker jacket from Zara. I had been on the lookout for one for ages as my old one is falling apart but I had had it since I was 16, so defiantly had my wear out of it! The leather on this is super soft and the blackest black which is exactly what I wanted and I get the feeling I will be living in this. If you follow me on Instagram, then you will know that I have a horse, so I got a pair of Dublin jodhpurs (the trousers you wear to ride in, if anyone doesn't know!) that have a pink reflective strip down the outside of each leg. This is such an amazing idea and I can't believe this is the first time I have ever seen anything like this! As I have to ride along a busy A road every time I go out, wearing reflective clothing is essential for safety and while I have a lot on, I don't have anything on my legs and this is the part that is most stuck out. With the pink reflective on the outside, they can clearly be seen by other road users and hopefully encourage more to pass slow and wide.

I also got a phone case from Skinnydip London. I LOVE their cases as they are so different from anywhere else and the designs are super cute. I love this heart macaroon design with it's pastel colours as it isn't too in your face but still looks oh-so cute.
My other gifts came in the form of vouchers (Boots and John Lewis!), money and of course chocolate!

I've had such a lovely day, even if I do feel old now at 23 - that sounds so weird!
Love Laura x


  1. Happy belated birthday lovely. The food look insane and that cake looks beautiful!

    Hannah xx