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Birthday Wish List

I always see bloggers put together Birthday wish lists. However, in all my years of blogging, I have never completed one. As it is my birthday at the end of the month. I thought it was time to rectify this and produce a wish list of things I want for my birthday or that I will end up buying for myself over the autumn.

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My Birthday Wish List 2018

Birthday Wish List 2018

  1. Navy Floral Bomber Jacket
    Even since I saw Killing Eve, I have obsessed with getting an embroidered bomber jacket. Whilst I loved the green version Villanelle wore. I think this blue one as it’s more practical for me as I wear a lot of blue.
  2. BB-8 Keepcup
    As you know I love drinking coffee when I am on my adventures. I am also concerned about the environment. Being a caffeine addict should stop me. So I am trying to carry a reusable mug with me more often.
  3. Wonder Woman or Harry Potter Alex and Ani Bracelet.
    I have received an Alex and Ani bracelet on several recent birthdays, one was brought from me in New York and another Princess Leia one. They also have collections based in DC comics and Harry Potter. I’d love another bracelet this year, but am having trouble picking just one.
  4. Batgirl: A Celebration of 50 Years
    I have always loved the earlier Batgirl comics, I think it’s because those are the ones I started reading. That’s why I was excited about this “Celebrations” book. As it collects some of the classic Batgirl storylines, combined with newer Birds of Prey and New 52 storylines.
  5. Spectrum Makeup Brushes
    I recently discovered the Spectrum store in Carnaby Street and it became my favourite shop! Downstairs they sell amazing makeup brushes and bags, based in Disney characters of Mean Girls. Upstairs is a coffee shop, which is an Instagrammer’s dream! I fell in love with so many things in the store including these brushes.
  6. Danielle Nicole Ravenclaw Clutch
    I keep seeing Danielle Nicole bags on Instagram, with designs based on Disney character and Harry Potter, they are the height of geek chic. When I saw the Hogwarts’ house collection, I fell in love. What an amazing way to show your ‘house pride.’ I adore both the uniform crossbody bag or this house badge clutch. But in the end, I feel the clutch is more subtle.
  7. Kikki-K Personal Planner
    I have used the Bullet Journal system for as my personal organisation over the last few years. However, I am toying with the idea of going back to a planner. Especially, after reading Boho Berry’s post. I love the set up she has used combining a traditional Filofax and Bullet Journal.
  8. Satchel in chestnut
    For years, I’ve loved with satchels, I have had a red Cambridge Satchel for the last several years and it’s still going strong. However, I want a smaller version for running around. I love the classic look of chestnut leather, plus you now have the option of magnetic clasps under the buckles for ease of access.
  9. Puma Kimino Trainers
    Jason is addicted to trainers, whereas I seem to just replace my converse every few years. However, I think his addiction is rubbing off on me. Recently, I have been drawn to other styles. First Adidas Stan Smiths and now these embroidered Puma ones.
  10. Little Miss Caffeine mug
    You can never have too many coffee mugs, right? I know the Little Miss Blogger version is hugely popular at the moment. But as I have never felt like a proper blogger! I thought the Miss Caffeine version was more me!

Is it anyone else’s birthday this month?
Any fellow Scorpions?
Do you create a birthday wish list?
Let me know in the comments below.

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5 Favourite Things About Halloween

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Five Things I Love About Halloween
    1. My Birthday: The Halloween traditions in our family are going to be a little different than most you see Halloween is an extra special day for me as it is also my birthday!
      Halloween Decorations
    2. Decorations: I love decorating the house for any occasion, and this day is a double whammy for me, so it is fair to say the decorations in our home at a little over the top. This is our bedroom from a few years ago!
    3. Halloween Themed Food: In the States they seem to really embrace “Halloween” themed food, luckily this is a trend that it catching on in the U.K. I’ve noticed Cadbury and Kipling’s both do Halloween variations of their products.
    4. Cadbury’s Screme Eggs: Which brings me to my fourth favourite thing. Cadbury’s Creme Eggs used to be reserved for Easter, but a few years ago they introduced a Halloween variation with a gooey green filling, so now I get to enjoy my favourite chocolate later in the year.
    5. Catching up with Family & Friends: As well as having my birthday at the end of October, I have several friends and family members with birthdays around then, so it is always a perfect time to meet-up, gossip, and celebrate.

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Birthday Treats

Happy Halloween

This past week marked my favourite holiday, Halloween. We adore this time of year and decorate the house as we would at Christmas… The reason why I love Halloween, because it’s also my birthday!

Cake! @ The Langham

I had an amazing weekend, spend time with my family, got spoilt and ate a ridiculous amount (including two afternoon teas).

Sokkusu-O Fall Foilage

To celebrate my birthday, I am holding a little competition to give away this Sokkusu-O yarn (exclusively dyed for the Lace Club) and some goodies from the Brit Knit Kit, and all you have to do is comment below telling my what’s your favourite holiday – you have until the 15th November and the winner will be chosen at random.

Also I haven’t done a #yarnpadc for November, but I am working on a yarn/winter/Christmas version for December.

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Birthday Weekend

Birthdays are a really big deal in our house, Jason’s birthday and mine are fortnight apart, so for the three weeks from the end of October we have a birthday festival. Hence why a lot of things on our Fall Bucket List revolved around celebrating birthdays.


Pedicure

My festivities started last Thursday with a pampering session, mani/pedi and a haircut… my pretty birthday toes, it is a shame it’s too cold to show them off!

Halloween Afternoon Tea

Having my birthday on Halloween, we also make a big deal of this – decorating the house and eating a lot of halloween candy. This year we wanted to celebrate all the “holidays” over the autumn, Halloween, Guy Fawkes night and Thanksgiving (being British we were in this one just for the food!), However, we are going to a 40th Birthday party over the weekend so it looks like we won’t be able to go to any fireworks displays, not to be done out of a list item we decided to change this option to having a Halloween Afternoon Tea. We found several places in London that were doing themed Teas, but opted for the Podium @ the Hilton, Park Lane. Isn’t it cute ghost cookies, “blood” orange cupcakes and mini witches hats.

Birthday Cocktails

A birthday celebration needs a cocktail (or two), and the Hilton has an amazing bar on the 28th Floor overlooking Hyde Park. Unfortunately it was too dark up there to take decent photos.

Birthday Treats

No birthday is complete without some birthday treats, it seems some members of my family have been reading my blog as I was presented with what seems like most the Kate Spade shop on Monday morning.

Inamo

One of the other birthday list items, was having a meal, Jason picked Inamo for my birthday dinner. I love the idea of this restaurant instead of having a waiter take your order you use the interactive tables to select your food, drinks and even the bill. Whilst you are waiting for your food you can even play games.

Birthday/Halloween Cupcakes
Finally, CAKE! Halloween Cupcakes from Beverly Hills Bakery

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Birthday Surprises

I am a little late posting this but I have been busy working on a few secret things. (More about one of those later). Last month was my birthday, who knew 35 would be such a memorable one.

As my birthday is on Halloween, the festivities always start the night before as we decorate the house, this year we were up until 1am blowing up balloons. Surprisingly I was up early the next morning. When Jason and I headed to Westfield for him to buy me a present (which is becoming a bit of a tradition), what I didn’t know was my mum and sister had also given him some money to buy me a present. So when I was picking which bag I wanted he encouraged me to buy the matching wallet, and then produced a card explaining everything. I nearly cried in the shop.

JasonToo calm myself down we headed to the champagne bar.

Then we took a pause from the celebrating to watch the football in the pub, at one stage we looked into getting tickets to the game (as Liverpool were playing just down the road), but they were too expensive (over £150 each) so we settled for watching the game in the pub. I am glad we didn’t go as Liverpool had an awful game and lost.

Then we popped home for some more champagne and cake with my mum and sister. No baking this time (the cake was from Marks & Spencer), but this cake reminded my of the birthday cakes I had as a child.

There are numerous restaurants in London I dream of going to but without a doubt I have always wanted to go to Nobu, and my birthday seemed to be the ideal opportunity.

I tried to take photos of every course unfortunately I forgot about this starter so you will have to imagine what the oysters looked like, but you can view the rest of our meal here.

Knit Nation

Now remember that secret project I was talking about – well you might have seen the advert in knitting magazines or seen the news on Ravelry but Alice and Cookie A are organising a major knitting event here in London next summer, and I was lucky enough to be asked to design their blog.

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