Monday, 17 August 2015

My Birthday!

 Last Sunday (the 9th) was my 26th birthday and I had an absolutely lovely time. We started the day off nice and early to make the most of it, and after opening my presents (I loved everything but highlights were definitely the Sabrina boxset and a new pair of sheepskin boots, my last pair were literally falling apart!) we set off to Ikea with a quick visit to McDonalds for breakfast en route. I do love an Ikea trip and we hadn't been for a while, so the need to buy some random tut was pretty high! We usually go to the one in Wednesbury but this time we went to the Warrington branch. It was very busy, as always, but we still managed to get a good amount of miscellaneous items! Such items included candle holder, plastic bag dispenser and a cushion for my new cover. Oh and a pretty orchid. After a speedy lunch of  meatballs, a hotdog and a cinnamon roll we set off to Chester for some more shopping at the Greyhound Retail Park. I bought quite a bit at the big B&M store there. I'd not been before and it was huge in comparison to the one here in Oswestry. This is probably sounding very boring but I love a bargain shop! Other shops I visited were 99p stores and TK Maxx so I was happy!

Stu didn't approve but how could I resist these! Plus we did actually need new oven gloves.
Stu doesn't like this either as owls don't tweet. But it's cute.  So I don't care :P 

Only £2.49 compared to £6.99 at Boots. This is the shade Little Minx and they did a nude one too .

Pretty orchid! Also, got a lot of cute dog cards this year! 

We had a table booked at La Tasca for 5.30 so we headed back into the city centre to have a drink beforehand. After a bit of a stressful time for Stu finding parking (we eventually managed to park for free so it all worked out well!) we went to Pitcher and Piano. I had my fave Cosmo and Stu had a lovely passion fruit cooler. I hadn't had one in ages and it went down a treat! La Tasca was a bit disappointing however, as we were sat right at the end of a table with a family on it and opposite a couple with a rather noisy baby so it didn't feel like we could talk properly. The food was rather average too, and not as good as the last time I went, but we had a 40% off code so it was reasonably priced at least! I still really enjoyed the beef and cannellini bean empanadas though as well as the slow cooked pork cheeks with skinny fries. Stu chose the latter and I was pleasantly surprised- I wouldn't have ordered it myself but I think I will if I ever go again.
Afterwards we stopped off at a pub alongside the canal and Stu treated me (well he treated me all day, tbf) to another cocktail. This time I chose a strawberry daiquiri and it was pretty good, if a little strong! I was feeling a little sleepy and full by this time so we headed off home to watch Monsters University and have my chocolate orange birthday cake which Stu made. It was so so good and I definitely went to bed feeling as though I could pop!

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