Monday, 7 September 2015

turning twentyeight

Today I turn twenty-eight. Yeh, 28. T-w-e-n-t-y-e-i-g-h-t. How did that happen? Blimey. 

Unfortunately, as life doesn't stop for birthdays (how rude) I'm working today and it will no doubt be a hectic day with the arrival of new students. To compensate I made sure I had lots of fun things planned over the weekend - and it totally lived up to expectations! Saturday evening was spent eating pizza (at my new favourite place, The Stable in Winchester) and drinking prosecco... closely followed by cider, espresso martinis, jagerbombs et al. Ouch. A great evening with some of my closest pals, it was lovely. 

Despite feeling pretty groggy on Sunday morning, Rich and I dusted ourselves off and hopped on down to The Pig in Brockenhurst for a special birthday lunch. As expected, it was totally delicious. We started with various 'piggy bits' - sausage rolls, crackling, pork shoulder and cured ham with melted cheese. Agh, just remembering it and I'm drooling! We both then went for the steaks, naturally. Thrice cooked chips yes please. The Pig was hosting their final Smoked and Uncut festival of the summer, so after our meal we were able to enjoy a drink in the sunshine listening to live music. Perfection!

As I'm writing this I'm snuggled on the sofa watching telly and eating birthday cake - the perfect way to end the weekend. These pictures are a little catalogue of my weekend, if you follow me on instagram you'll have seen some of these already. My outfit is nothing special; a Zara playsuit I bought of eBay for a tenner (#winning), with an H&M navy trench and Missguided suede peeptoe boots. The shorts I'm wearing at The Pig are from New Look, such a bargain and so versatile. 



  1. If it's any consolation, you don't look 28! I turn 27 soon and it's quite scary to think how quickly your 20s go - they're whizzing by! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend though - I've heard good things about the different Pig restaurants, really must try one at some point!

    October Eleven

  2. Happy birthday! Sounds like you had a lovely weekend! I turn 28 in March and it feels so weird to me as I don't really feel that age :D

  3. Happy belated birthday, it looks like you had a lot of fun!

    Maria xxx

  4. Well don't you looking flipping fabulous?! Hi legs! Your birthday weekend sounds totally perfect, and exactly what I would do. I only realised a month or so ago they'd opened The Stable in Winchester, which is perfect because when I return home to visit friends and family, I can get a slice of their amazing pizzas there too. I adore The Stable in Bath, which luckily for me, is only a few minutes walk from where I live! I was a little cheesed off however to see they just change the names of the pizzas depending on the location, rather than have totally new flavours...

    The Pig is epic too! I've enjoyed several stays there, and seriously recommend booking a room for the night during the Winter months for a lovely, cosy, countryside weekend. It's such a beautiful building, with equally matching grounds. The Piggy bits are almost worth visiting for entirely.

    Glad to see you had a fab birthday!

    She's So Lucy

  5. Happy Belated Birthday - looks like you had a lovely weekend celebrating! I'm 28 next week, eek! x


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