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Tipsy Tapas: I turned twenty one!

I’m pleased to see you liked my adventures in the Peaks (happy dance) Today I am back (without a hangover the size of mars) which should mean I should have a tad more to give to this post (potentially!) On the twenty first of September I turned twenty one. I am now a fully fledged adult who still looks about 12 give or take… It feels like my birthday has been going on forever! I received presents and cards from family in early september! A meal with my friends at home in late August, dreamy adventures and meals throughout september and an abundance of cards which seem to keep on coming as well as presents! I have been one lucky girl! This post is pretty much going to be a run through of my birthday day(s)!

16th September:

My parents and I went to Meadowhall in Sheffield and shared tapas from TGI Fridays! I absolutely love their tapas! We ordered Cajan prawns with jack daniel sauce, chicken wings, mozzarella dippers, potato skins with pulled pork and BBQ houmous with pitta breads! It was very yummy! I also had a banana milkshake!

Milkshake in hand!

After eating we wandered around, did a spot of shopping then I headed back to their hotel for a light supper before they dropped me home!

17th September: 

My parents were driving back down to Poole! So we did a spot of food shopping, went for a carvery and then said our sad goodbyes till Christmas! Later that day Will drove up from Reading and he gave me my beautiful present! He didn’t arrive till quite late so we had a quick pizza and finished the night the usual way with a bottle of shiraz!

18th September:

Will cooked one of my favourite meals which is chicken breast stuffed with mozarella, cheddar and whole grain mustard mixed together and then streaky bacon to cover the chicken! We had it with mediterranean vegetables and ‘mustard’ potatoes! Which of course was accompanied with a bottle of red!



19th September:

We got out of bed fairly late as we decided to have a lie in, then we headed to a pub because Arsenal were playing Chelsea and Will could not miss that! We went to the Common Room in Sheffield which is a sports bar. I of course had a cup of tea whilst being surrounded by males drinking manly drinks! After the football we headed into town, Will found a bargain beard trimmer, I browsed some shops, we popped to Wetherspoons for a bite to eat (I was kindly treated by my love) and we both went for a carbilicious option a hotdog with ALL the trimmings! It was yummy but we were so stuffed that walking back to mine was a tad challenging whilst we contended with our food babies! We got back had an hours nap because walking to get the car to then go to aldi to buy pre drinks for my pre birthday night out! We stuck with a few bottles of red wine of course! We did the usual ring of fire which was followed by Irish snap which was later followed by chase the ace! It’s safe to say I was a tad tipsy! Here is some photographic evidence of said tipsy-ness… In the end we went to our favourite haunt, Plug!




20th September: 

Was the day of the dreamy peak adventures with picnic which you can hear about here!

21st September:

I woke up around 8am, fell asleep again till 9am. Woke back up, demanded Will to turn his laptop on because he had a conference call and we both fell asleep again till 10am! Then I made us drinks (because I am so incredibly nice and he was feeling a tad fragile..) I then sat in bed and opened up my mountain of cards! There was an awful lot!


I opened them up, read them and felt extremely loved, I then hung them along my piece of string (all 35 of them) before hopping into the shower and getting ready for the day! Will headed to work and me and Taylor went to town! We did a little bit of shopping and I managed to pick up two black ‘going out’ dressed for £14! Such a bargain! We then headed to Spoons (what a surprise) for chicken strips before we wandered back home! Taylor also gave me my present which was beautiful (all presents mentioned will be in a ‘what I got for my birthday part two post’ so keep your eyes open! It’s freshers week so it was a given that we were going to go out! I facetimed my mum (it’s really sad they weren’t here but I was looked after extremely well!) Then will surprised me with a beautiful bunch of flowers which I managed to capture whilst on facetime to my mum! (I’ll include a picture at some point) Will then took me out for dinner and we ended up going to Las Iguanas (which for those who don’t know is a Mexican place! We both decided to opt for tapas and we shared five dishes with a side order of southern fries! We went for Nachos, Calamares (Calamari), Chicken wings, Quesadilla (filled tortilla) and Albondigas (meatballs). It was very yummy and seeing as it was happy hour we had a long island iced tea alongside our bottle of Malbeque!


Will eating all the Jalapenos!


It was a really lovely evening (I was a tad tipsy) and we wandered to sainsburys to buy another bottle of wine before we headed home to get ready for the night out! I think we sang many a song on the way back! Then it was time to go out (we were planning to meet my flatmate from last year) In the end we headed to Paris on Carver Street and managed to get in at a discounted price and on the guest list thanks to my lovely boyfriend! vodka mixers were £1 so you can imagine how the night ended! I was only tipsy and the hotel wasn’t very far away! What really got to me were the shots of vodka that Will bought for us and I did admitedly mix a little too much alcohol that night! I was spoilt and was bought copious amounts of drink! It was a really fun night despite there being three of us most of the night! Myself and Taylor of course took selfies in the toilets (it wouldn’t be a night out without a toilet selfie or 20…




It was a really fun night and we stumbled back to Will’s hotel for the night! I had a really good birthday! I feel like it’s been going on for weeks and weeks! I am extremely lucky for having such wonderful people in my life! I am now twenty one. I am a grown up now… even though as you may be able to see I look 12 instead of 21!

Until next time

Love and hugs



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