the days started with a lie in until half seven. sleep seems to be on my mind as i keep updating you with my sleep schedule--but hey a lie in is to be appreciated these days and are little miracles to be thankful for. so thank you ava for this wonderful gift that straight away meant it was going to be a good day.
then there was cup of teas in bed and a bottle of milk for someone else before cards and presents. i was truly spoilt rotten by the man i love; our little girl and my family and friends. every card and gift was wonderful and ava particularly loved the cards, she inspected very single one before nibbling on a few.
we meant to head into london in time for brunch but our timing, really my timing, was a bit off so we made do with a little brunch/lunch before spending the day walking around london: because that is all i wanted to spend the day doing, spend quality time with my little family.
^ a brunch/ lunch of champions. pret saved me when i didn't think i could take another step because i was hungry and just wanted to eat something, anything. and that apple cak--to die for. you have to start the day right with cake on your birthday ^
^ we walked around holborn and then came upon lincolns inn, which is so pretty. imagine working here. i felt like i was at cambridge or oxford. and i loved seeing all the barristers carrying their wigs and the such like. i might have a slight obsession with barristers, but what can i say i did study law at uni. v
^ we stopped to smell the roses ^
^ the gherkin and my love // enjoying sitting in newly found green squares ^
^ there was time for a quick dinner in china town at our favourite chinese before heading home. and we managed to get a beckoning chinese cat for ava on the way home too. she loves those cats and now she has her very own in her room--know the ones i am talking about. and i bought a chines cat off an asian man in china town--i don't think i could get more multicultural if i tried and that is why i love london ^
^ and just as i was getting sad that my birthday was coming to an end, jonny walks in with a caterpillar cake. that man! now this is why i love him. and there might be hardly any of that cake left because i have the willpower of an ant and love cake too much. ^
i had a wonderful day and have the post birthday blues big time but that is what the best birthdays do to you, and i am just glad i had a great one :)
p.s. all photos were taken on my i-phone and i wish i had taken more but i was suffering from the "i have hardly any battery my phone is going to turn off at any point" syndrome and then it turned itself off. don't you love it when that happens.