Monday, 6 August 2012

La tristesse durera toujours

A rather sad title but lots of lovely things to report on. I took a week off work last week for my birthday and tried to cram in as many days out as I could and sample plenty of cakes. Sadly the week I chose to have off work was filled with downpours and I couldn't go camping like a planned but I still managed to have lots of fun.

caterpillar cake, brit pop cd, bute park


Last Sunday I went for a mammoth walk around Cardiff and picked up a tasty Indian breakfast at the Riverside market and headed towards Bute park for a relaxing afternoon. I've seen the NZ football team and Brazilian teams train in the park recently and saw the GB team leaving Cardiff after their defeat on the weekend :( Cardiff has been buzzing with Olympic fever this week, nice to feel part of it all even though I don't live in London. I had a mid week birthday meal with friends because a few of us have birthdays in the same week. My friends know me very well and got me a caterpillar cake and Brit pop album. You can't beat a night in with the girls.
I went for lunch and cocktails and spent a small fortune on new jumpers, make up and clutch bags. Once I get started I just can't stop... I got a GOSH eyebrow pen and have been playing with it this week but I've not quite got the hang of it yet (major scouse brow)

birthday cake, pastel cake, coctails,


I had a joint birthday celebration with my friends Jack and Harri on the weekend and we went for food at Mezza Luna which was a great little place on City Road in Cardiff. We had some Moroccan food and there was even a belly dancer, we all got roped into belly dancing but I have no rhythm at all so wont be taking that up as my new vocation. Emma made a ruffle icing, pastel layer cake masterpiece which tasted great, I think she should make me one every weekend. YUM.

1D, Bristol bloggers meet up, IMpress


I went to see a band called Mowbird in my new favourite venue Gwdihw (Welsh for owl) and got some great shots on my instax camera. I ate even more cake, this time with some comedy 1D decoratoins which Rosie would appreciate. I tried out some IMpress nails which looked fab and were so easy too apply, great for a night out.
I went to Bristol yesterday for the Bristol Bloggers Meetup that Kim and Steph organised, they did a geat job and it was good to see them again along with the lovely Lily, Hannah and Sammy. It was also lovely to meet some new people like Amie , Chloe Lee and Sophie. I always enjoy meet ups but get a little nervous and babble so I'm sorry if I went a little off topic. It was a great way to round off my my birthday week off.

I wish all weeks could be like this!




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21 comments:

  1. Sounds like a super amazing week :] the cake looks gorgeous.
    Blogger meets are great, i'd love to meet you one day xx

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    1. I want to mee you toooo! Will try and come to a Northern meet up :) xx

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  2. Every year I get a caterpillar cake - they are freakin awesome! Sounds like a great week :) x

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    1. I wanted the chocolate face but my mate ate it, gutted!

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  3. Wow sounds like a great week, Happy Happy Birthday. Caterpillar cake is the best, I always go for the piece with a white chocolate foot...mmm.

    allaboutthegirlblog.blogspot.com xx

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  4. Happy birthday hun, it looks and sounds like you had a great time :) I love both the layered cake and One Direction one :)

    Charlee
    http://charmedcharlee.blogspot.co.uk
    xxxx

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    1. I ate the Zayn one first, he's my fave ;)

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  5. So lovely to meet you hun! I loved our chat and the welsh cake was delicious!
    Much love Amie xx
    www.creditcrunchchic.com

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  6. Looks like you've had a lovely week, caterpillar cakes are the best, and that one your friend made looks extraordinary too, very yummy (: Your impress nails are by the far the nicest and best I've seen too, if they look this good I am very tempted to get myself some! xx

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    1. They were so easy to put on and they have lasted three days now :) xx

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  7. I'm glad you had such a lovely birthday miss :) the rainbow cake looks DIVINEEEEEEE hello cake craving haha.
    Was lovely to see you again yesterday too, shame the day flew by! xoxox

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  8. happy belated birthday! Cake looks amazing. Nothing wrong with a scouse brow btw ;-)

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    1. haha the best brows to have ;) Thanks!

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  9. Wow sounds like you had an amazing birthday week, that cake looks AMAZING!

    Maria xxx

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  10. Aww it looks like you had a lovely time :)
    x

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  11. Hope you had a lovely birthday weekend mrs! Would you recommend the GOSH eyebrow pen? I've been really into definition lately, but not quite scouse brow impact, a little more subtle haha! <3

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  12. JEALOUS of your caterpillar cake haha :) xo

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  13. I LOVE that nail colour - absolutely stunning! That cake also looks pretty good!
    Anna

    http://opshopaholic.blogspot.co.nz/

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  14. Wow look at those cakes! Looks like you had such an amazing birthday week despite the weather x

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