Turning 25: Celebrations!

For the past few months there has been this lingering date getting closer and closer that I didn’t really know how to react to. Online, people seem to think that turning 25 is this huge landmark and that suddenly I should start applying for mortgages or knowing what on earth I’m going to be doing with my life in 5, 10, 15 or even 20 years. I just wasn’t at that point.
Gradually as the date got closer I was thinking more about these things – and I decided that these things were going to bother me anyway, no matter what date or deadline was coming up – and I decided to enjoy it, instead of worry about it.

So, lucky me, I got a two-day birthday this year. My sister and I, coincidentally, share a birthday. Three years apart, but born on the same day, I know – She stole my birthday, how dare she?!? We have always kinda done our own things, particularly over the past few years, we’ve hardly seen each other over the time of our birthdays, but this year, our schedules sort of matched up.

The day before our birthday we were both going to be free, so my mum decided to treat us both to a spa day – LOVELY! We got there mid morning and spent a good couple of hours swimming, enjoying the jacuzzi and lounging out in the sauna and steam room – gossiping and generally chilling out a bit – which for all of us is saying something (three women whose lives all go at 1000mph!)

We had facials and massage treatments booked at 1pm which was amazing – literally came out of the treatment room an hour and a half later a completely different woman – I was a bit spaced out actually when I came out – don’t think I’ve been that quiet in a while! Then we had our mid-afternoon spa lunch and headed home for about 4ish.

My sister had a work day out at Thorpe park on the day of our actual birthday, but I was free as a bird and as my dad hadn’t come to the spa day he decided to take me on a day out to the seaside.

We headed to Western-Super-Mare for the day, starting with fish and chips on the sea front (from a place called “Papa’s” which is apparently the best fish and chips in the south west and it did not disappoint!)

We then headed onto the pier and played on all the old fashioned arcade games – the coin-drop machines with all the 2ps you can find, air hockey and all the rest, it was great – we even won enough tickets to get a bottle of bubbles! πŸ™‚

After the pier we had a ride on the big wheel, with the most gorgeous views over the seafront, and played mini golf (I may have got a hole-in-one and done a very silly dance in celebration…!)

We went for a walk past the donkeys on the beach, but decided that we were probably too big to have a donkey ride – I might have been having a day where I felt like an 8 year old, but my bottom is definitely that of a 25 year old!

A quick ice-cream on the front in the sunshine and we headed back – we were both a bit sleepy from all the sea air – and we had to get the BBQ ready for when my mum and sister got in. (Not forgetting obligatory guilt-free birthday cake! Calories don’t count on your birthday, right?!)

I love a cheeky BBQ and it was a perfect end to a great couple of days celebrating what I thought was going to be a scary birthday, but that actually turned out to be really really fun – I definitely resorted to my 8 year old self on that pier and loved every minute of it!

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20 Comments

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    livetravelreadgina
    July 10, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Aww that seems like a birthday spent well !
    I know the feeling about kinda dreading your birthday, I've had that since I turned 18 which is slightly extremer hahah but in February I turn 23 and I'm now already inner crying! Just because I have aging fear, which is quite annoying!
    But anyway, back to the point,
    A belated happy birthday !!

    Xoxo

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    Kirsty Baker
    July 10, 2015 at 9:22 am

    It sounds like you had a lovely Birthday! Fish n chips on the seafront sounds like perfection to me πŸ™‚ xx

    http://www.kirstytalks.co.uk

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    Renee
    July 10, 2015 at 10:36 am

    Sounds like a great 2-day birthday! Happy belated! πŸ™‚

    Renee | Lose The Road

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    Rosie Ladkin
    July 10, 2015 at 10:53 am

    Thank you! It was a really lovely day! πŸ™‚
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    July 10, 2015 at 10:53 am

    It was absolutely what I needed – and yummy too! πŸ™‚
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    July 10, 2015 at 10:54 am

    Thank you! It was, I had a lot of fun!
    R xx

  • Reply
    LoversLost InSpace
    July 10, 2015 at 11:33 am

    Awww,it sounds like you had a lovely few days celebrating your birthday! πŸ™‚
    Happy belated birthday!!

    Loverslost-inspace.blogpsot.co.uk
    xo

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    Iga Berry
    July 10, 2015 at 12:58 pm

    Happy Birthday! Can't wait for my birthday now! Guilt free cake is the best kind of cake. Find me at https://www.bloglovin.com/blogs/igaberry-13323143 & http://www.igaberry.com Have a lovely day, Iga xxx

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    Catalina Reyna
    July 10, 2015 at 3:57 pm

    Happy birthday!! Sounds like you had so much fun! Reading this made me excited for my own birthday coming up. It's my 21st which means tons of celebrations with my dad, my mom, and friends! πŸ™‚

    Catalina // heartenest

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    Sam
    July 10, 2015 at 4:27 pm

    Wow what an amazing birthday celebration, of course calories don't count on your birthday! =^-^=

    Sam | Momentarily Dreaming

  • Reply
    Rosie Ladkin
    July 10, 2015 at 8:42 pm

    Thank you – yes, it was really special!
    Glad you liked the post!
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    July 10, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you!
    Yep, guilt free cake is the best – Big cake fan here! πŸ™‚
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    July 10, 2015 at 8:43 pm

    Thank you! It was a really great couple of days!
    Ooh have a great day when it comes – 21st is always very special – enjoy it!
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    July 10, 2015 at 8:44 pm

    It really was very special – glad you liked the post!
    Yep – I kinda think birthdays, weddings and special occasions, the rules go out the window – You only live once! πŸ™‚
    R xx

  • Reply
    Lucy P
    July 11, 2015 at 9:09 am

    Happy birthday! How lovely that you had a 2-day celebration together! xxx
    Lucy @ La Lingua: Milan, Travel & Food

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    Emma Hope Newitt
    July 15, 2015 at 7:01 am

    Looks like you had a lovely 25th birthday, there's nothing like a spa day to relax you after some hard weeks working! πŸ˜€

    Emma || http://www.carpediememmie.co.uk/

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    Laila
    July 21, 2015 at 9:52 am

    Wow, it looks like an incredible celebration! Happy birthday!! I turned 25 earlier this year. Spa day is one of the best ways to spend a special day I think! XX

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    Rosie Ladkin
    August 28, 2015 at 4:49 pm

    Thank you! It was good fun! Really special celebration!
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    August 28, 2015 at 4:50 pm

    Absolutely! I could do with another one about now! Its always when you get busy that you don't have time for the relaxing days! Ironic really!
    R xx

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    Rosie Ladkin
    August 28, 2015 at 4:51 pm

    Absolutely! And turning 25 is just scary, I needed the chill-time!
    πŸ™‚
    R xx

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