Lifestyle; my birthday! πŸŽ‚πŸŽ‰

Oh my goodness, I’m 27… Bloody hell. I am starting to feel it though now.

So my little man really spoilt me. He got me sooo much… I mean who would have thought a kitten could afford & know how to order all this stuff πŸ™„πŸ˜‚ 

Sam made me breakfast & we went off to the coast as it was a glorious day. We had a good walk & went round the amusements. I totally beat him at bowling too πŸ’πŸ½ we got some yummy doughnuts & treats & a hot chocolate too.

I then finished off my cake & if I say so myself, for a first try I think I did pretty well. Right?! 🍰 I got the topper & the candles from Amazon incase anyone wants to know.

Going back to the gifts I got. I was well & truly spoiled rotten. So many bath bombs, candles & smelly’s! Exactly what I wanted. Plus a fair few bottles of drink, including some yummy unicorn gin which didn’t even last 5 days πŸ˜‚ I had a lovely bunch of flowers & some new lunch boxes as well. Sam also got me some nice adidas trainers.

My mum & nephew then came round for a Chinese for tea.. And to taste the cake I made.Which, might I add, went down very well πŸ’πŸ½  Sam’s mum & dad then joined us for a drink too.

Thanks to everyone who made my day special πŸŽπŸŽ‚

Lifestyle; it’s my birthday πŸŽˆπŸŽ

Happy birthday to me, happy birthday to me, happy birthday Caitlin, happy birthday to me! 

So.. I’m 26. I honestly am now at the age where I’m feeling my age, feeling older. I no longer feel like an 18 year old. Let me stay young & youthful forever please 😩😩 

We went to a wedding reception on Saturday evening so we celebrated my birthday on Sunday by going out for dinner. We went to the goldings, which is run by the people who own my favourite place, market bistro. We both had scampi & I had a few cocktails too 🍹 I can’t resist. The food was so yum! 

On my birthday, yesterday, Sam made me breakfast while I opened my cards. I had dippy eggs, it’s like my only tradition ever πŸ˜‚πŸ™ˆ I love them! I opened all my presents & got myself ready as I went out for lunch with my mum & Sam’s mum. We went to prezzo & enjoyed my free bottle of prosecco (bloody love prezzo) 🍾 

I spent my evening on the sofa with Sam watching a film on Netflix & it was honestly the best way to end the day. 

Do you think I got a big enough bouquet of flowers?! πŸ’

Thanks to everyone for my gifts & all of the birthday wishes! 

Blogmas; day 9 πŸŽ‰πŸŽ

Sorry lovelies! Today isn’t Christmas related… Just want to share with you how we spent my other halves birthday πŸŽπŸŽ‰ (which was December 1st) we can’t have Christmas until after his birthday….

I ordered loads of balloons etc for him & decorations. Nobody wants a naff birthday after all. We were in Tenerife & I thought I needed to do something to show him how happy he makes me! So while he was at the gym that morning I literally went over the top with decorating our room ☺️

I ordered a cake too before we went so that I could still sing to him, terribly πŸ˜‚πŸ˜‚ he loves  my singing really…. I’ll tell you all about the cake in another post by the way, so yum.

We went out to play a bit of mini golf & have a few… too many cocktails… Haha we went at happy hour & I promised I’d treat him to some drinks so we had to have more than one. They even put a sparkler in his drink 😍🍹

We then went out for dinner in the evening & had some lovely food at a place called monkeys & few more drinks of course πŸ™„ they literally had the best cocktails ever. If you know me you know I love cocktails so that is a bold statement…

Sam says: ‘I’m not a big one for celebrating my birthday but Caitlin made this such a special one I couldn’t not enjoy it. From the effort of taking cakes and balloons (sacrificing her luggage allowance for makeup & products) to making sure we did something she knew I’d enjoy and she probably wouldn’t. Had a great week away in Tenerife but it wouldn’t matter where in the world I was or what we were doing I know it would have been extra special with Caitlin πŸ’•’ 

He really wasn’t looking forward to his birthday, not that he’s old.. Even though he thinks he is πŸ™ˆ  so I tried my hardest to make it fun ⛳️ 

Caitlin xo 

My birthday; gifted πŸ’„πŸŽπŸŽˆ

I thought I would share with you some of the things I got given for my birthday. Sorry if this bores anyone πŸ™„ 

My family: 

I love asking for practical things that I don’t really want to buy for myself πŸ™ˆ so I asked my mum to get me some new pjs, dressing gown etc. It’s just one of those things I can never be bothered to go and buy. So I got given some cute primark pjs & dressing gown. They have Marie from the aristocats on πŸ±πŸ’• love that film. These are sooo comfy. I also got a new money box/prosecco fund πŸΎπŸ€” haha it’s so me. A bottle of Lacoste perfume, as I keep using the same ones over & over I thought a different one would be nice. My brother got me a bottle of rosΓ©, a photo frame of my nephews, the little cuties & some chocolate. I sound spoilt already πŸ™ˆ

My work colleagues: 

I got so many goodies from my lovely co-workers. I was given a debenhams gift card, which I think I’m going to buy some new makeup with.. duh πŸ™„ A kenzo perfume which smells lovely. The lady who bought this said she always picks me one she would wear because I always tell her she smells nice πŸ™ˆπŸ˜‚ some soaps, scrubs, candles & mojito sweets (yum) from others πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ people know me so well πŸ’πŸ½

My friends: 

Sooo many bottles of rosΓ© & prosecco. Thanks Hannah, Jade & Colleen. A cute little necklace & coco pops lip balm too. Steph always buys something different πŸ’πŸ½ it tastes so good. Not that I’m eating it πŸ˜‚ I got a cute delivery from bloom & wild from Meg, this was really kind. They’re still looking beautiful in my room now! πŸ’  I also got some nice mermaid makeup brushes from my little mini me, Reilly (Colleens little one) which I’m going to do her makeup with πŸ’πŸ½πŸ˜ plus some more candles & chocolate 🍫 

My boyfriend & his family: 

More makeup brushes!! Plus a brush holder 😜 this time spectrum ones. Loads of Gerard cosmetics liquid lipsticks, πŸ’„ including a new shade I’ve not tried yet, wine down. Lots more chocolate of course.. I’m seeing a theme here. Loads of good bath bombs from bomb cosmetics, soaps & skincare treats from lush, just loads of goodies to keep my skin looking fab. Lucy (sam’s sister) also baked me a cake. I’m a very lucky girl, she even spelt my name right πŸ’πŸ½ haha! His auntie even bought me a lipsy bag, it’s a grey colour & it is literally spot on me 😍 

Thankyou everyone 😘 

Caitlin xo πŸ’–

My birthday; the pigs edgefield, holt πŸΎπŸŽ‚

When asked what I wanted to do for my birthday I knew in an instant. Ever since I had found this place I had been itching to go. Sam literally booked this back in March πŸ™ˆ if you’re anything like me you will LOVE this place. 

As soon as we arrived I instantly felt relaxed. The place is so welcoming & so are the staff. When we checked in the lady couldn’t have been anymore helpful. She booked us a table for the evening & a slot to use the hot tub the following morning. We didn’t even realise we could do that, plus it was free too. Which was a nice surprise.

The room

We booked an original spa room which I was more than happy about 😍 the bathroom was stunning with marble tiles, a drench shower 🚿 & some luxury toiletries. I used the shower on the morning we left & for a bath lover I was pleased πŸ˜‚  the bed was massive!! Really comfy too. A wall mounted tv in front of the bed if you wanted a cosy night with a film. Plus tea, coffee, hot choc & bottled water. Then it gets to the good bit.. The dual bath tub with tv & the sauna. I mean your own sauna? What more could you want?! There was even a little candle by the bath πŸ•― outside there was a firepit with logs, fire lighters, matches & newspaper! Even blankets to wrap up in when it gets chilly. They really have thought of everything. There were plenty of towels & robes too. I think the floor was heated too so it can still be enjoyed in the winter months.

The extras

The little added touches always make an experience complete. So the rooms didn’t have their own fridges etc which then meant we had our own fridge in the corridor our room was   down. I think we shared it with 4/5 other rooms. The fridge had milk, soft drinks etc in it. Then on the side was a biscuit barrel, these were sooo yummy, lemon sweets galore, marshmallows for toasting by the fire & sticks too πŸ’πŸ½ plus sauna oil to help yourself to. In the cupboards were more logs for the fire, games if you fancied playing a game during your stay too… πŸ™„yeah, no comment on that one. 

The food

Our evening meal was delicious. We had four iffits to share for a starter, whitebait, gin cured salmon, bacon & Cromer crab cake. So yum. Even though it took me a little while to actually eat the whitebait πŸ™ˆ  for the main I had ham hock with mash & roasted veggies. I definitely couldn’t eat it all there was sooo much. Sam had battered fish & chips, which looked tasty.. Didn’t get to try that as Sam demolished his πŸ™Š we both had a few drinks with it too, but the dessert we had to give a miss as we were both so full.. Breakfast was again, perfect. I had smoked salmon & scrambled eggs. Sam wanted the same but I had the last of the salmon, sorry babe πŸ™ˆ  so he had kedgeree, which is haddock & poached egg. Was actually really tasty πŸ˜‹ they also had loads of nice yoghurts & bits that you could help yourself to. Look at my cute little tea cosy 🐷 

The experience

When we arrived the first thing we did was have a few drinks at the bar, because it was my birthday so why not? 🍾  lovely atmosphere & reasonably priced too πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ we then decided to order a smoothie to be brought to our room, which were alcohol based. I had ‘tropigal’ which was coconut, banana & Malibu 🍌 & Sam had ‘pigs nickers’ which was chocolate & peanut butter with baileys 🍫 we decided to get straight in the bath, I did bring a bath bomb with me which was one Sam got me for my birthday. It smelt sooo good. We drank these whilst we relaxed in the tub watching tv. Got a liiiiittle bit carried away & forgot the time. So then we both started to get ready for our meal. 

Like I’ve already said the dinner was amazing, so I won’t waffle on too much. But if you ever go you MUST have the ham hock. Delicious πŸ‘ŒπŸΌ we had by this time had a few too many to drink πŸ™„ 

We decided to grab a load of goodies from the cupboard, so mainly biscuits & marshmallows πŸ˜‚ Sam was getting the fire going whilst I set the sauna up, which took 20 minutes to heat up. I opened a bottle of prosecco for us to continue to celebrate. The fire was a bit of a disaster… πŸ”₯ we just ended up smelling of smoke, so we gave up & took our drinks into the sauna! Hot hot hot πŸ’¦ we then got back in the tub & watched a movie. We were both knackered after a hard day of relaxing πŸ˜‚ 

The following morning we had our breakfast. So anyone who knows me & Sam will know we love food, we love it that much we were the first ones up for breakfast πŸ™„β˜•οΈ  after breakfast we went through to the hot tub & had a lovely time chatting away to each other. It can’t get much better than that on a Monday morning. . I didn’t want to leave the place was so good.

Has anybody else ever been here? I’d love to know your thoughts & how your stay went. 

Caitlin xo✨ 

Ps. I bought my dog some posh sweets, chicken & rice sticks πŸΆπŸ’– 

Mums birthday bedroom makeover πŸŽ‰πŸŽˆ

So I find it gets harder & harder to buy for my mum for her birthday. I usually do a spa day or a meal but thought I’d switch it up a bit this year. I’ve decided to do a bit of a mini makeover for her bedroom πŸ›Œ 

Recently we have had our nephews start staying every other weekend so they have obviously taken over the living room haha (not complaining at all) but I thought surely that means our bedrooms being the right sort of space to really relax in is even more important πŸ€” I know that my mum would never think to buy this sort of stuff for herself, & I love furnishing rooms πŸ™„ so what a perfect idea. I am in no way good for money so it’s not a major makeover, but just enough I think. 

I went on to matalan website to get a few bits & pieces. Candle holders & fake flowers πŸ’  Perfect little finishing touches to a girly bedroom. I tried to match it to the sort of colours that she already has in her bedroom, I think I’ve done an alright job… I was really pleased with the price of these. The little tealights candle holders were Β£2.50 each & the faux flowers with vase were only Β£5. Not too bad right?! 

I then had a look on Amazon because my mum has a super King sized duvet, they aren’t as easy to find. Bargain to be fair on Amazon, I just hope that it’s okay quality at only Β£24.80.. It’s the perfect colour for her room so yaaay. From Amazon I also got some cute silver coasters which were only Β£8 for a pack of 4. Just something to glam the room up a little too.. I love doing this sort of thing πŸ’πŸ½  I also decided to get her a new alarm clock seeing as hers is like at least 20 years old! This cute little alarm clock ⏰ was only Β£9.99. I need one for myself πŸ™„

Does anybody else enjoy buying home stuff? πŸ™ˆ

So I was super pleased with the outcome πŸ’πŸ½ I hope my mum liked it as much as I did. What do you normally do for your family’s birthdays? 

Caitlin xo✨