Celebrating my 26th birthday!


On Friday (June 17th) I turned 26, I wanted to share with you a few photos from my day. 
I had a lovely birthday full of cake and food just as it should be. 

The evening before my birthday Stuart and I went out for a lovely meal at a place called Mama Rosas which is a lovely Italian restaurant in Leighton Buzzard. The food was amazing and the portions were huge so a lot of food was left over. We both went for pasta dishes and mine was just amazing. The pasta dish I went for was filled with salmon and cod with cheese and is definitely the best pasta dish I've ever had.


My birthday  morning started with opening cards and presents which I am very thankful for.  
My sister got me some new books two from Giovanna Fletcher which I can't wait to get stuck into. I got some DVDs I had wanted for awhile from Blake (with Daddy's help) so I'm also looking forward to getting the chance to watch them. The rest of my presents were money and a voucher. 



Once we had breakfast we headed out to Milton Keynes to look around the shops. I've been wanting to get one of the Urban Decay Naked palettes for ages and picked up the naked2 with some of my birthday money. It was very hard to choose which one I went for as I love the look of the other 3 naked palettes in the range too. I also popped into Cath Kidston and picked up a cute Pomegranate and Cassis candle which was in the sale £20 down to £12. 
It smells very similar to the Jo Malone Pomegranate Nior candle I own which was why I went for it. 


Once we had finished looking around the shops we headed home and grabbed one of the Indian takeaway bags from Morrison's for dinner and then enjoyed a slice or two of birthday cake. So that was my day i still have a bit of birthday money left to spend as well as the voucher I've got so when I find a moment I'll be doing a bit of online shopping. 

Would you like to comment?

Rebecca U said...

aw happy birthday! Sounds like a lovely day if it contained shopping and cake. I'd love an urban decay palette!

Margaret said...

Lots of beautiful treats
Happy birthday

Lisa (BadMammy.com) said...

That cake looks absolutely amazing! Sounds like you had a wonderful shopping day too, yay! Happy Birthday to you!

Unknown said...

Love your buys! Every time we visit the in-laws at Woburn Sands, my daughter and I always enjoy shopping at the MK shopping malls. Oh and happy birthday again. Looks like you enjoyed your special day. x

Cathy Glynn said...

It sounds like you had a lovely birthday, sorry I missed wishing you happy birthday and that cake! Wow.

Realweegiemidget Reviews said...

Glad you had a goodday, your cake looks delicious x

Talya - Motherhood: The Real Deal said...

Happy birthday lovely. The cake looks amazing!

Unknown said...

Happy Birthday to you. Sound like you had a fantastic day and that cake looks really yummy.

Lifeoftheinappropriatetachymummy.com said...

Happy belated birthday sounds like a fab way to spend your birthday pictures look fab xxx

Melanie Edjourian said...

OMG that cake looks lovely, Happy Birthday. hope you had a FAB day xxxxxx

Sabrina said...

Happy birthday! Love the books and isn't it great having birthday money to spend! X

Anonymous said...

Happy birthday! Love the books and isn't it great having birthday money to spend! Sabrina x

Oliver Long said...

I recently turned 26 too! Happy birthday to us!! It looks like you had a fab day!

Oliver x

Unknown said...

Happy birthday in arrears. Looks like you had a good time.

Laura - dear bear and beany said...

Happy belated birthday! It was my birthday on the 19th June :-) I love Giovanna's books and have read them all. I was lucky to get her new one too and can't wait to read it x

Ana De-Jesus said...

Aw happy 26th birthday, it sounds like you had an amazing day, I love the look of your birthday cake and the Urban Decay naked palate looks good too.

Helen @ Fuss Free Living said...

Happy birthday! Oh to be only 26 again!

Kara said...

Happy Birthday, looks like you had a fabulous day xx

Unknown said...

Happy birthday Joanna. It's also my bday today, one year older 😊 hope you had a fab day!! Would love to get my hands on an urban decay palette 😊

beautyqueenuk said...

Aww belated Happy Birthday and that cake looks amazing, wow x

Sabina @MummyMatters said...

Happy Birthday! I love that cupcake, very cute!! I have just started reading Billy & Me, very easy to get into ;)

Unknown said...

Happy 26th birthday, so jealous of your urban decay palette lol xx

Kerry Louise Norris said...

Sounds like you had a fab birthday. That cake looked amazing. I really want to read that giavonna fletcher book. Have you started it yet? X

Lilinha said...

Hope you had a wonderful birthday! May all your wishes come true! :)
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Unknown said...

Happy belated birthday!! I'm 29 in a couple weeks - dreading it! What a lovely cake and presents ☺️ x

Ickle Pickle said...

Happy Birthday! What lovely gifts - and obviously cake! Kaz x

Vai said...

A tad belated, but happy birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely day x

Sonia said...

oooh you got some lovely pressies!! Hope you had a wonderful day! Happy Belated Birthday xx

Harriet @ Life With Mrs Lee said...

Sounds like a fab birthday!! That cake looks delish. I have read billy and me and loved it! xxx

Steph said...

Sounds like a lovely birthday, I have the naked 3 palette and I love it. Very tempted by the other ones now!