In my world, there’s no such thing as a calm November. It’s the stormy month, and it’s the birthday month, and I absolutely love it. Myself and two of my best friends had our birthdays one weekend after the other, so we celebrated with a joint party at Laura’s parents’ house back home in Falkirk. That was a brilliant night, completely chilled out and just what I needed before the grand finale the following weekend.
This weekend, I turned 23 the same day as I graduated with a Masters degree from The University of Edinburgh. The following morning (after partying till the AM), I was dashing off to a stunning Scottish castle to be bridesmaid for one of my best friends from uni, and my old flatmate, Jenny.
With everything from confetti balloons, to mojito birthday cakes and ring-bearing owls, I thought I’d share with you my mad November in pictures…
Graduation at Usher Hall in Edinburgh. MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement!
Keeping it professional in the the run-up to the big event.
My Mum, my favourite baker in the whole world, assembling my birthday cake at The Beer Kitchen. Carrot cake bottom tier and mojito cake top tier!
How good does this cake look?
My little flat on my birthday night.
I made balloon cupcakes!
Me and the lovely Yanni!
Celebrating my birthday with my balloons and my beautiful friends.
We all fall down…
Up bright and early for bridesmaid duties!
When you have that one awesomely weird friend!
And you look after each other with a post birthday, graduation, wedding treat.
P.S. Balloons make the best parties!