The Weekend Blog
11th January 2015
I turned 21 on Tuesday.
I’d like to say a big thank you to all who left birthday related messages in the comments section or on Twitter. That was so sweet of you all.
Reaching 21 is suppose to be special but I don’t know; I’m not a big fan of birthdays. Perhaps it’s because my birthday is at such an awkward time of the year. It’s usually the first week people are back at school/work after the Christmas period, and everyone is just so depressed. Oh, and it’s winter, and I’m just a miserable sod in winter.
I’ve found my last couple of birthdays difficult because they’ve been without my parents. We Skyped but it’s just not the same. I like being with them on my birthday, and I guess it’s why I still go home for Christmas.
As usual, I was in university on my birthday for a full day of lectures, although I walked out half way through one after the lecturer turned up an hour late. I was just so annoyed that I couldn’t concentrate. I just wanted to go home and Skype with my mum. Also, my legs hurt.
In the evening Tyrone and I went out for a meal at our favourite Italian restaurant. I actually ended the day in bed at half 9, because I felt so exhausted, and cried a little because I missed my parents.
On Friday my parents came over to visit. They turned up with a bottle of champagne, home-made chocolate cake and a big birthday balloon. It was like having a second 21st birthday. Later in the evening we went out for a meal at Miller and Carter on Albert Dock which was fantastic. I had barbecue chicken wings to start, followed by a cheese and bacon steak burger. I also got a free bottle of champagne because it’s was my birthday and I’ve signed up to the restaurant’s newsletter.
Yep, lots and lots of champagne on Friday!
We ended up spending the end of the evening in the Cavern Pub, listening to some live music. The band who were performing were pretty good and even played one of my favourite Police songs – Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic. It was a perfect way to end the night.
My parents stayed over in Liverpool on Friday night and on the Saturday I took them on a little tour of the city to show them different bits they’ve never seen before. The original plan was to go to the beach but the wind was horrendous and just walking around town was a battle. Regardless, I had a great weekend and today kind of feels a little flat.
Have a great weekend!