Hello there lovely Buttoneers! Last Saturday was a very special one indeed. It was my birthday! Hooray! [Insert party poppers, blowy thingys (What the hell are they called!?) and confetti falling from the ceiling into your lap and getting soggy in your coffee cup] Naturally I spent a little bit of time documenting my Birthday Adventures to share with my lovely friends (That’s you…Yes you…group hug?)
This is the first year since I started blogging that I haven’t done a creative blog challenge. Mainly because the last one nearly killed me off. I dove straight into ’27 Before 27′ in my first month of blogging – Madness! Then dove into ‘Create 28’ the following year – this was quite possibly the hardest challenge ever!!
I did kind of miss the end result on my birthday though, the lack of the end of the challenge blog post, celebrating a lot of hard work, a final photograph of all of the pretty doses of handmade goodness that I had pushed myself far out of my comfort zone to create.
It was so strange not having that this year. I think Create 28 put me off for a while!
So…I turned Twenty Nine…eeekkkk!!! TWENTY NINE!!?? Where the hell did my twenties go!? Jeez!
Although as an old soul I am sat typing this wearing my cosy slippers and sipping a big mug of tea with my knitting sat next to me…
My ‘Knit and Drink Tea’ print seriously sums me up in a sentence! Hello last year of my twenties! Haha! It seems like its all a much ado about nothing….groan… (If you follow me on Instagram you will get the joke, for the rest of you…well, you’ll get it in a minute!)
Anyhoo, without further ado, grab a mug of tea and join me on my…
I had such a wonderful day. From the minute I woke up to a fabulously bannered and garland strung house, to my fiancé serving me fresh croissants and coffee for breakfast (complete with a little Batman Lego Minifigure holding a bunch of Lego flowers (You will get it if you follow him on Instagram – You should by the way – His feed is sooooo much fun!) to opening my cards before getting ready for a super exciting day out…
Those of you that know my in real life may know that I love Shakespeare. I was one of those weird kids at school that grinned with glee when the teacher announced a module of ‘The Bard’ whilst the rest of the class groaned. Was anyone else like that!? No…Just me? I have been lucky enough to visit the Royal Shakespeare Company (RSC) before as Stratford-upon-Avon is only about 20 minutes from our house but had never seen Cymbeline. For my birthday we managed to snag some ‘cheap seats’ (as we are still saving for a house move) but it was phenomenal! If anyone gets the opportunity to go to one of their productions, I highly recommend it (And I’m not being sponsored to say that! Haha!)
Before we went to the theatre we grabbed a bite to eat in the gorgeous town of Stratford-upon-Avon and had a stroll through the park towards the RSC. I love this willow sculpture by Artist Emma Stothard. It is Titania, queen of the fairies from the Shakespeare’s A Midsummer Night’s Dream (A play that is high on my list of plays to go and see) It was created to celebrate the ‘Stratfords of the World’ reunion, where six towns from across the world called Stratford come together. Titania is part of a larger scene in a bed of white flowers and silver birch trees that “reflect the setting of an enchanted wood and the moonlight imagery from within the play”
How magical is that!? I think I need one in my garden!
The RSC is such a beautiful and grand building too. The tower certainly creates a landmark that catches your eye and I love the outside seating areas near the bar. It was just a shame it was raining but at least there was a roof!