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25th Birthday Haul


On Valentine’s Day I turned 25, and though I felt unwell (for the third birthday in a row!), I had a great day.  Charles treated me to a lovely breakfast in bed of Belgian chocolate waffles, hot tea, and fresh orange juice.  We then went for a long walk around Bradgate Park with my family, and had lunch at a tea room, and in the evening we had a pizza party with amazing chocolate birthday cake!

I was lucky enough to receive lots of cards, a few Highcross and Amazon vouchers from friends and family, and some gorgeous gifts, so I thought I’d do a little haul post to show you some of what I got.

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My mum gifted me this watch, and it’s absolutely stunning.  I love the marcasite detail and I’ve been wearing it every day since I got it.

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My two main presents from Charles were these Kate Bush themed necklaces.  The first one is from her official website, and features lyrics from one of my favourite songs, Cloudbusting.  I actually saw this when I went to see Kate in London last year, but couldn’t afford it at the time.  I really wasn’t expecting to get it for my birthday, so was so happy when I opened it!  The second necklace is made of silver and was personalised just for me.  I love it.

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Charles also got me this awesome Game of Thrones t shirt.  I can’t wait to style it for an outfit post in the coming weeks!

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My dad gave me a few bits for the house, my favourite of which is the Moroccan lamp.  It’s made of metal and is lined with purple fabric, and gives off a lovely ambient glow.  It now takes pride of place on my living room fireplace.

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Much to my delight I get quite a few books every year, and this year was no different.  Charles gave me ‘A First Book of Nature’, and ‘An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth’ by my space hero, Chris Hadfield.  The rat training book was from an old school friend, and my sister gave me ‘Wreck This Journal’ and ‘The Pocket Scavenger’, both by Keri Smith.  I can’t wait to start filling them in!

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All of the above were parts of gifts from my old school friends, who I celebrated with last night at my favourite restaurant.  There was a definite rat theme to their gifts this year!

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And of course, no birthday haul would be complete without an abundance of chocolate!

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Last but not least, my talented mum made me this super cute heart wreath.  She crocheted the flowers herself, and decorated them with buttons.  This now adorns my bedroom door and it looks right at home.

Naomi x

Birthday Haul


Last Friday was my birthday, and I was lucky enough to receive lots of lovely gifts from my friends and family – some that I’d asked for, and some that were a complete surprise!  So, as promised in my birthday outfit post, here is a little haul post for those who are interested.

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAAlexander McQueen Savage Beauty / The Usborne Book of Drawing, Doodling and Colouring / I Am Pusheen the Cat / Batman: The Killing Joke / Cornucopia at Home: The Cookbook

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALook Beauty Glitz & Glam Nail Set / Sleek Blush By 3 in ‘Pink Lemonade’ / John Galliano EDP

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERADreamcatcher Scarf / Batman Socks (they have capes!!)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERARatty Photo Album / Treats for my girls / Rat Calendar / Custom Made Rat Necklaces by Solstice Mini’s (I’ll be reviewing these separately soon!)

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAThe Great British Bake Off Muffin Tin and Sandwich Tins

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERAGraduation Photo Frame / Pink Notebook / Batman USB Stick / Uniball Gelstick Pens

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALumpy Space Princess Plush

OLYMPUS DIGITAL CAMERALots of Chocolate! (I actually got 4 boxes of Milk Tray but one of them was polished off before I took these photos…)

My mum got especially crafty for my birthday this year.  She actually crocheted the blanket you can see in the photos above, as an extra special gift, and she even made my birthday card by hand.  With a heart and rose theme as it was Valentine’s Day!  Look how beautiful it is…


Oh and I’m also waiting on an amazing necklace from my dad that I plan on styling in an outfit post asap, so keep an eye out for that.

Thanks everyone for my gorgeous presents :)

Naomi x

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