2 Aug 2016

Turning 21

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

Turning 21 | Colours and Carousels - Scottish Lifestyle, Beauty and Fashion blog

I know you're probably fed up of hearing about my birthday now, but it's a well-known fact that I like to drag out my celebrations for as long as possible so you can stick it out for one more post. Well, probably more than one, but hey. I think this birthday has been a new record, however, as my birthday celebrations started out with me treating myself  to a trip to New York (and a fair few shopping trips), continuing with a visit to Maison De Moggy and a spot of afternoon tea before seeing a show with my mum last week.

My actual birthday was on Friday and the celebrations peaked with a big ol' party with my nearest & dearest, involving a few too many drinks and a hell of a lot of dancing. It's safe to say that I felt like a princess all day, especially with the sun making an appearance alongside my beautiful cake from Bearsden Bakery Co. and more foodie treats in the form of mouthwateringly delicious ice cream from Equi's Ice Cream which I devoured a whole tub of whilst sitting in the bath on Sunday evening.

Turning 21 isn't the biggest deal in the UK as not that much really changes, but 20 was a bit of a mixed year with a fair few difficult patches and I was desperate to celebrate getting through it. I had such an amazing time and have been totally blown away by the kindness of the people around me, I have an incredible support network and I don't know where I'd be without them.

In the spirit of stretching the celebrations out that little bit further, I'm going to be continuing the festivities well into August and finishing them up with a very exciting trip. My birthday present from my lovely boyfriend, Paddy, is a trip to Paris 12 days time and I cannot wait. I've never been to Paris (unless you count my mum's trip when she was pregnant with me) but it's a city I've been desperate to visit for years now, much like New York, and I can't wait to see it all for myself. If you have any recommendations of things to do/see/eat then please let me know!

I think I definitely ended July on a high, and I'm really excited to see what my first month of being 21 brings. August is also the last month of my unintentional gap year as I'll be starting my new course at the start of September, which is equal parts terrifying and exciting. I love this time of year, it's full of new starts and in Scotland we usually see some quite nice weather too... Fingers crossed.

Here's to new adventures! What are you looking forward to in August?

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