My 24th Birthday

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Every year, without fail, I get stuck by the age-old question: what do I want to do for my birthday this year?

Welllll, this year I made a very organised decision, and thought instead of celebrating my birthday for the entire month (!!!), I’d do 3 separate events with the people I love most in the world!

(No shade to anyone who celebrates their birthday for the entire month – I’d love to have the time and money to do that!)

Unfortunately, I wasn’t feeling the best (I complained multiple times on social media so you missed out on those moody tweets if you don’t follow me on Twitter then you are missing out pal!), so I had to make the best out of a bad situation.

The first thing I wanted to do was go away for a weekend, with my sisters and my Mum. I did want to go with my Dad too, but unfortunately he couldn’t get out of work. I wrote a whole post on my trip to Edinburgh, which you can read here as I can never resist adding to my Travel Diaries haha, you may have noticed that the travel part of my blog is my absolute fave! I won’t bore you with the details of the trip, but it was actually one of the nicest trips I’ve been on and Edinburgh was absolutely stunning!

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I took the day off on my actual birthday, which was on a Wednesday so a lil’ mid-week break was a-calling! We stayed in the Holiday Inn Kensington and it was such a perfect stay. The hotel is on Kensington High Street so there is no shortage of shops and restaurants, and the area is always buzzing with people. I spent the Tuesday evening in bed eating a burger from Five Guys (which is making my mouth water just thinking about it), and I woke up on my birthday feeling so content with life.

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I had a massage booked at the hotel’s spa which is Imagine Spa (one of my favourites), and as per usual, their service was amazing. I opted for a Raindrop Massage, which is their signature massage and it was incredible. The therapist poured hot oil on the backs of my legs and on my back, and gave me a deep tissue massage and exfoliation. It was just so good, I wanted to stay there forever. The actual spa itself was really nice too, with a big pool, a hot-tub, steam room and a sauna that was actually located in the changing rooms. I don’t know what it is about spas, but I genuinely just love them, they make me so bloody happy.

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The last thing I did to celebrate my birthday was go to a bottomless brunch. I love daytime drinking, it’s just so much fun! I invited my bestest girlfriends along with my sisters and I just had the nicest day. We went to Galvin Hop in Spital Square and I had avocado on toast and the pecan pie. I was quite ill so it wasn’t ideal as I couldn’t taste much, but the food looked great, albeit slightly small portions, but what are you gonna do eh? Also the rye bread was a *touch* too sweet for a savoury dish but apart from that, the prosecco went down a treat!

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So that was my 24th birthday! How do you celebrate your birthday?

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