My birthday is always a bit of a awkward affair. Being a January baby almost guarantees the most hideous weather every year; this year was no exception. Weather warnings flashed amber the night before, gale force winds, the news told me. My annual trip to the zoo was a no-go. Still, the older you get, the nicer it is to have a quieter birthday don't you think? As someone who works full time, Christmases, bank holidays and birthdays are all pretty awesome for one main reason- Lie in.
Later than I'd usually let myself sleep in (still a little tired from the hurricane outside our house the night before) we woke up and had tea in bed. Not long after, Harp's grandparents came over for tea and gift giving. They really go out of their way, lovely people.
A while later, and many "oohs" and "aaah's" from me, they headed home and we decided to get a bite to eat. The previous day we'd been hunting around Cornwall for our perfect venue. With three places lined up, we finally found the right place for us (see above). I've been thinking a little about my wedding and the amount I've been sharing about it on here. There are a few out there that I wouldn't want to 'surprise' me on the day by turning up, so I have decided to leave the name of the venue and date we've booked a bit close to my chest. Do ask though, I'm sure I'd tell most of you!
Anyway, the day before had left us rather tired and instead of driving anymore, we headed into town to the Eden Cafe for a light bite to eat. Bellies sufficiently stuffed we headed home for more gift opening and wedding planning.
What has become quite a lovely little tradition over the last few years is a big family (I say big-there's 8 of us) dinner at my parent's house on my birthday evening. Around sixish, Harps and I headed through the winds there and had a delicious steak meal and lots of family fun, involving booze and Harp's beard of course.
Thank you to everyone who made my birthday extra special. And yay for wedding venue choosing and date setting!
Love Sophie Xx