My Birthday Weekend

Hello lovelies,

how are you all? So as you may or may not know it was my birthday last Saturday and I was fortunate enough to spend it in London with my family. Now, I am one very lucky girl when it comes to my birthdays. My last three ones have been incredible and they kept getting better and I’m kind of scared that my 21st birthday is going to totally suck because all the others have been so amazing! On my 18th birthday I got the best of both worlds by being able to celebrate with my family during the day and one of my friends asked me whether she could have her birthday party that day even though it was my birthday and at first I wasn’t too keen on the idea but it turned out to be pretty amazing because basically I got to go to a party with lots of my friends on my actual birthday and the whole crowd sang happy birthday to me, which was so sweet of them. Since my 18th birthday was a day and night to remember I wasn’t really looking forward to my 19th birthday because I was in my first year at university back then and I had my midterms, so I couldn’t go home. However a really good friend of mine organised a huge surprise for me by getting together a bunch of friends and they all drove all the way to where I go to University just to surprise me. I honestly thought I had to spend my birthday all by myself writing essays so you can image my surprise when a bunch of my friends showed at my door. I was so touched I nearly cried and I hardly ever get emotional. The next day my family came to visit me and we had the most amazing day out in the city.

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So my 18th and 19th have been absolutely incredible but this year it got even better. My amazing family took me to London for an entire weekend to go see the musical Wicked, which I’ve been wanting to see for ages. We arrived in London pretty early on Friday morning and after checking into the hotel we went straight to the city center. At first we just went for a little walk through St. James Park before we went shopping for a few hours. My dad absolutely hates shopping and my brother isn’t too keen on it either, so the fact that they would go into every store I wanted to go in was pretty nice of them but it was my birthday weekend after all. Basically I bought a bunch of make up. Yes, I know! Shocker! After a perfect day in the city we went to have dinner at one of Jamie Oliver’s restaurants in London which was pretty good.

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On the day of my birthday I had to wake up pretty early and after receiving some very lovely gifts from my family we went to have breakfast at a Starbucks close to the Tower Bridge. Afterwards we just walked along the Thames River for a while before heading back to the hotel to get ready to see Wicked. The show started at 7.30pm but our hotel was a bit further away from the center, so it always took us quite some time to go back and forth. However Wicked was absolutely incredible. I don’t listen to a lot of musical songs on a daily basis (thought I love watching musical) but I’ve always loved the song defying gravity ever since I first heard it. I think there’s just something so empowering about that song, so I couldn’t wait to see it being performed live and oh my god it was incredible. It almost made me tear up and I don’t really get emotional about things easily. Basically it’s been perfect and even better than I imagined it was going to be. I loved every single second of the musical and if I could I’d go watch it again in a heartbeat.

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I’m so glad I had another magical birthday and I honestly don’t think 21 can top this. I just had the most incredible birthday weekend and I don’t even mind that I have to spend the rest of the week writing essays and studying for exams.

If you’ve been one of the lovely people who wished me a happy birthday on Twitter then thank you so much again!

Would anyone like to see a ‘What I got for my birthday post?’ I personally enjoy reading those type of posts but I know they can be quite controversial and I don’t want to be showing off, so I’m never sure if I should go for it or not. Let me know your thoughts!

Thank you for reading so much! It always means a lot!

Much love,

Sophie

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4 thoughts on “My Birthday Weekend

  1. I can’t believe I didn’t know it was your birthday! It sounds like you had an amazing time. Wicked is my all time favourite musical – if I could play any character in any musical ever, it would be Glinda ;) Anyway, I digress – HAPPY BELATED 20th BIRTHDAY SOPH! Welcome to your 20s. The fun starts here!!! Xx

  2. Aw you’re so lucky, sounds like you had an fab day/weekend! I love Wicked – I went to see it in London a few years ago – Defying Gravity is my favourite song, but I love Popular and For Good too!! I don’t think a post about what you got would be bragging, I’d love to see one x

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