What I Got For My Birthday.

25 Jan 2015

Yesterday was my 17th birthday. Wow. Typing that feels weird- I'm seventeen already and I can't believe it. This year for my birthday it was a quiet one like most years because that's how I like it really. I opened a few cards before going shopping with a friend into Manchester to spend some of my birthday money and came back to find even more cards and presents for me to open so I thought I would share most of the things I got with you!

The present that probably stands out the most is my ukulele; I've been wanting a ukulele for ages and I'd kind of forgot for the past year that I would live to learn to play but when my sister surprised me with this present I was over the moon. It wasn't something I asked for but she definitely chose well because I haven't stopped playing it since yesterday. There is also a lot of CDs I asked for as I didn't get many for Christmas and Christmas and birthday are the time when I stock up one CDs or artists that I love. The CDs I got were Alt-J This Is All Yours, Fall Out Boy Save Rock and Roll, Catfish and The Bottlemen The Balcony, The Smiths Louder Than Bombs, City and Colour Sometimes and Bombay Bicycle Club So Long, See You Tomorrow; these will last me a long time now and I'll be putting them on to my Ipod as soon as possible!

My mum also picked up a Fruit Fusion Yankee Candle for me. It's not like the usual candle scents I go but it would be a nice one to burn during the day to leave a nice tropical smell in my room! My god mother got me some Topshop socks and a Topshop Nail Varnish, a family friend bought me the cutest book called "To My Future Self"; it was so strange that I opened this after going into Manchester where I had  spotted this is Urban Outfitters and fell in love so it was so funny when I opened it to find it was the same this. Inside it basically has letters to write to your future self for certain things such as places where you want to go and what you want to accomplish; I love it! 

Ayode on Ayode is a book that has interested me for a few months and since getting it yesterday, I've already started reading it even though I have so many other books on the go right now which probably isn't the best idea! Richard Ayode is someone I love and admire the work of and as well as sharing a love for films which is a lot of what the book's about, I think I'll enjoy it. For the rest of family and friends, I received money which is going to be really helpful when I start driving lessons as well s putting towards some spending money for China at the end of the college year. 

I did take some of the money into Manchester with me and so I thought I'd share with you the few things I bought. I received a Topshop voucher and so I thought I'd put that towards some purchases so I bought myself the Check Embroidered shirt which has an aztec kind of print. I love y shirts and I had nothing like this so I picked it up as I know I'll get lots of wear out of it. Also from Topshop, I bought myself a new cardigan called the Box Stitch Cardigan which is a dark mustard/camel colour; my photo really doesn't do the cardigan justice but so I'd check the Topshop website out. It's so comfy and so warm, I put it on as soon as I bought it and wore it for the rest of the day; I seriously love it.

In Waterstones, they have been doing this stamp system where every £10 you spend, you get a stamp and once you get 10, you receive £10 and so I thought I used it before they decided to stop the offer and I picked up two books the first of which I haven't heard anything about but I loved the story line; "The Manifesto on How To Be interesting" by Holly Bourne. I've not heard of this author before so I'm excited to see if she's any good. I also picked up The Disreputable History of Frankie Landou-Banks by E.Lockhart. Most people in the book blogging world will have heard of We Were Liars by now and this is the second book I've come across by E.Lockhart and I loved her first offering so I can't wait to read this!

The last thing I picked up was a new notebook from Home Sense. I'd never been into Home Sense before but I was looking for a small plate for some rings but soon saw these amazing notebooks and fell in love with this "Make Things Happen" notebook. It's not a size a see very often so for £8, I picked it and I can't wait to scribble some ideas down in it!

So that's everything! I'm so grateful for everything I was given and I hope you realise that in no way is this post me bragging about what I've got but, personally, these posts are ones I love reading so I thought may be you would too.

Hope you're doing great,


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