Birthday.

12.2.11

I turned 26 on the 3 of February and to celebrate, myself and the boy made some nice plans and took 2 days off (thank God for having lots of annual leave left to take before the end of March!)

The night before my birthday we checked into a little hotel in the centre of Leeds (thanks for Pug-sitting Mum!) and went to Bibi's in Leeds - an amazing Italian restaurant with gorgeous art deco decor and wonderful food. We went on one of their "Showtime" nights so there was a 6 piece live band playing ALL of my favourites - My Girl, Stand by Me, Sitting on the Dock of the Bay.. just brilliant!


I wore my new Dorothy Perkins skinny jeans (£12 in the sale, perfect fit? Yes please!) and my oldie but goodie Topshop platforms, and a black Topshop top with ruffles on the sleeves.

We had a wonderful time. I had a goats cheese tart to start, salmon for my main, and a cup of tea to finish things off, and a few glasses of wine in between. The salmon was cooked to perfection and came with lots of tasty veg and potatoes.

The band were amazing and so talented, and we had a great time singing along. We went on for a little drink afterwards and then headed back to the hotel for some zzzz's.


The next day we got up feeling a little bit tired (we're not getting any younger and we're usually in bed asleep by 10pm! hehe). After a sneaky McDonald's breakfast we picked up the Pugs and I got my cards and presents from my Mum and Dad's house and took them back to my little house to open, along with a few bits and bobs from people at work. My friend from work got me a gorgeous River Island scarf - I love scarves at the moment so it was a perfect gift. My friends in the Training Dept got me some lovely Avon smellies and chocolate. 

From my family I mainly got money and vouchers for River Island and Primark. I've done very well indeed! Losing weight means the majority of my clothes are too big so I'm in need of some new things. As mentioned here I got a blender, and an electric whisk, from Jonathan's parents so expect lots of baking posts now we can whisk properly! And Jonathan got me knitting lessons amongst other things which I'm SO excited about.

After a spot of lunch we headed out to a place called Newmillerdam to have a nosy at houses and to have a little wander. We found some very friendly fellas along the way...


Jonathan cooked me a wonderful tea of salmon with hollandaise sauce and a few trimmings followed by a little sneaky treat from Waitrose. I opted for a giant strawberry fondant fancy and I can honestly say it was YUMMY.

We settled down to watch The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo which we both thoroughly enjoyed, ready for an exciting day at Eden Camp the following day. But I'll talk about that another time :)

39 comments:

  1. Happy Birthday, looks and sounds like you had a wonderful day? Where is that peter pan collar top from and those cakes look so delicious! Can't wait to read more recopies with your new kitchen supplies =)


    Bow Dream Nation xx

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  2. lovely post!
    i love your outfits! especially the one with the peter pan collar!

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  3. Hope you had a lovely birthday :)
    Your shoes look gorgeous!
    x

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  4. Happy birthday!! Looks like you had an amazing time :) you have lost a lot of weight.. and you look even more beautiful :) xx

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  5. Happy belated birthday!
    Looks like you had a lovely evening :) I went to Bibi's the one and only time I've ever been to Leeds and it was one of the nicest meals out I've ever had! x

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  6. You look like you had a fab time hun, Love the peter pan top! Those desserts look soo yummy too! xo

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  7. Looks like you had a truly fab birthday - and that's exactly the way birthdays should be! xxx

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  8. Happy birthday if I haven't already said it! Looks like you had a fab time. Love your bday outfit. xXx

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  9. Looking lovely, well done with the weight loss x

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  10. Hope you had a lovely birthday Victoria! The French Fancie looks so tasty! xx

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  11. Looks like you had a great birthday weekend! Love the peterpan collar top! I was thinking of getting it , and now I think I might! :-)

    Leanne x

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  13. Happy birthday!
    I'd love to know about Eden Camp, it's right near my boyfriend's house and theres naff all to do in North Yorkshire! :)

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  14. Look out for that post very soon :) xx

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  15. Hope you had a lovely birthday! What a lovely weekend! x

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  16. Wow you look tiny in those skinny jeans - I am so envious! Lush photos my lovely, glad you had a good birthday xxx

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  17. Happy Belated Birthday! :)

    Looks like you had a lovely time! Your outfits are so pretty - especially the peter pan top! xx

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  18. Sounds like you had a great day, Happy belated birthday! X
    badez.blogspot.com

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  19. It sounds like you have had a lovely birthday! The cakes look truly delicious! x

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  20. You're looking gorgeous! Looks like you had a lovely birthday :)
    xx

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  21. What great pictures! Happy birthday!!

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  22. You have such a lovely figure! :) xx

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  23. sounds like you had a lovely birthday :)

    happy (belated) birthday :)

    sarahbox04.blogspot.com xx

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  24. You look amazing, such skinny legs. Im jealous.
    Looks like you had an amazing birthday. xx

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  25. you so slim and naturally radiant! xo

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  26. Happy belated birthday! You look so so happy, I hope you enjoyed yourselves xx

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  27. Happy birthday, Victoria, and may all your wishes come true! :X

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  28. You look gorgeous in that first photo hun, really good. The peter pan collar top is lovely too. Glad you had a lovely birthday and lots of treats. x

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  29. You look so fantastic Victoria. Sounds like you were spoilt rotten! Glad you had a wonderful time, and looking forward to hearing about Eden Camp!xx

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  30. You look stunning! Hope you had a great birthday! :)

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  31. You look amazing, glad you had a lovely birthday weekend x

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  32. Aww looks like you had a lovely time :) it was my 21st on the 9th hehe I love birthdays :) xo

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  33. awww happy birthday for the other day! That fondant fancy looks so delicious! xxx

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  34. Looks like you had a great time!

    Georgie
    xx

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  35. happy birthday! sounds like the perfect getaway, loving the navy peter pan style top too. BEAUT!
    x

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  36. Happy (belated) Birthday! Sounds like a lovely birthday celebration, really glad you had a good time - and you look gorgeous as ever! xxxx

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  37. I never even knew it was your birthday missus! so happy belated birthday :) Im glad you had a wonderful time with your fella, you look fab. and really happy :) you deserve all the happiness in the world lovely xx

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  38. Happy Belated Birthday Victoria! Looks like you had a fabulous time! Love Bibis xx

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