Weekly Trivia #16

Every time I write one of these posts I have to go back and remember what number I’m on. Ugh.

So last weekend I was a lucky girl, having birthday number 4 because everyone needs a full on birthday month for their 21st.

After getting my 50mm upgrade for my birthday I decided I REALLY wanted to have a go at some night time photography, which of course meant SPARKLERS!

fullsizeoutput_cdaIt was cold and dark but I think with a bit of practice we got a few good shots. (I say we, Joe probably burned himself about 6 times being my sparkler holder.) Something I also wanted to try was long exposure photography, but with my flash gun. It’s something I see all the time in club photos but I wanted to be nosy and just learn how to do it because I just wanna learn ALL the photography.

fullsizeoutput_cb9After a long and smoky night of burning old notebooks filled with all my thoughts from when I was in counselling and running around with sparklers, we headed home.

The next day we were kicked out of Joe’s house by 10:30am since they had someone coming to look at the house. I think Joe’s mum thinks his presence is off-putting to potential buyers. I don’t blame her to be honest. So on a Saturday morning there’s only one thing to do. Nan’s breakfast. Seriously, my nan cooks the best Saturday morning going. We got round there and my mum was already there tucking into a fry up. The age old family tradition. It’s great visiting my grandparents, mainly because it’s hilarious. They’re just so out of touch with a lot of stuff. My nan spent about 45 minutes trying to convince me, who has never smoked ever, my mum, who quit smoking a year ago, and Joe, who still smokes, that smoking just isn’t bad for you. Are you sure, Nan? Are you sure?

After we filled our faces, we spend our day doing the single most important thing after a birthday. Birthday shopping. Ooh and shop I did. My first port of call was Game, since I’ve only actually bought one game for my PS4, while Joe has five. Definitely needed to catch up a bit. So, Final Fantasy 10/10-2 remaster and Tomb Raider now sit happily in my collection. The next stop was OBVIOUSLY Urban Decay because I have a major problem, which you can read about here. (I might have gone slightly overboard.) I also had a quick stop in Jessops, just to have a peek and found something I never thought I’d find. A blogger photography kit. I never thought I’d see anything like this so I immediately had to have it. I haven’t had the chance to open it up yet, but I am SO excited to.

So after blowing all my money, it was time to head home and get myself ready for Birthday Dinner #4 with Amber and James. We went to TGI Fridays while I carried my big “21!” balloon that Amber made me walk around with, which immediately made me nervous. TGI Fridays is a place that loves singing at you on your birthday. And they did. Oh my god I think I died inside. Obviously, because I was so mortified, it made James and Amber love it even more. But it’s fine. I got my own back on Amber (you’re welcome by the way Ambs).


The rest of the week was pretty slow, even though for me, it was only technically three days long, since yesterday, Mother and I drove off to Cornwall for the weekend. As I type this I’m wrapped up in our little B&B, listening to the Cornish rain (yay) and feeling ever so cosy. If you wanna keep up to date with all my Cornwall adventures, you can have a peek at my Instagram before my posts go up in the next few weeks.

So that’s it for my week, and somehow, already the end of this month. Which means no more birthday month for me. What a travesty…


  1. March 31, 2017 / 8:07 pm

    I live in Cornwall! So I hope you’re enjoying yourself down here and are welcoming the lovely rain haha! Those sparkler pics look so cool! I’ve always wondered how on earth people take those photos


  2. March 31, 2017 / 8:17 pm

    Wow sounds like you really went all out for your 21st haha. I”m turning 21 this October and my mom wants to take me to Las Vegas, which should be interesting… Alot of people associate the 21st birthday with drinking alcohol, I’m a bit nervous about it to be honest, because I don’t handle alcohol too well, I get headaches and super sleepy.. so we’ll see how my birthday goes! But happy belated bday to you!

    • March 31, 2017 / 8:28 pm

      Haha I did a bit! That sounds amazing! I’m the same, I don’t drink, so Vegas was an odd experience for me haha! Thank you! x

  3. March 31, 2017 / 8:25 pm

    Omg! I thought I was the only one who literally could not stand having happy birthday sung to them 😂 finally someone understands the shame

      • March 31, 2017 / 8:46 pm

        My friends used to get kicked under the table but they would only sing louder 😂 Even if I was holding a cake knife 🔪 they just loved to watch me squirm!!!

  4. lolitambonita
    March 31, 2017 / 8:31 pm

    Well Happy Birthday seems like you had a riot better than my 21st! I really want to invest in a good camera soon! I love Cornwall have an amazing time! X
    Lola Mia // http://www.lolitabonita.co.uk

    • March 31, 2017 / 8:43 pm

      Thank you lovely! So do I, I’d better start saving though haha! x

  5. Kayleigh Zara
    March 31, 2017 / 8:43 pm

    Sounds like you had an amazing birthday! TGI Fridays is really great I love it there, also love got firework photography x

  6. March 31, 2017 / 9:08 pm

    sounds like you had an amazing birthday, your pictures look so good with your new lens!

    • March 31, 2017 / 10:13 pm

      Thank you! Neither had I, but I just couldn’t walk away from it! X

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