Weekly Wonders: Birthday Week

 

1. Monday started with a brunch out in town. We ordered the breakfast for two which included a basket full of bread, a plate with scrambled eggs, two different types of jam, butter, 3 different kinds of cheese and ham, different kinds of fruit, two cups of fruit oatmeal, and two glasses of orange juice. I also ordered an extra ginger tea since I was a bit sick. The breakfast was extremely yummy and filling. We couldn’t eat anything for the rest of the day.

2. The rest of the day was dedicated to shopping. I found a pair of sunglasses which were reduced from 120€ to 99€ and I spontaneously bought them as you can see on the picture. I did need a new pair though.
3. We were walking around a beautiful park, looking for a nice spot to take photos at and they had these colourful flowers planted.  We didn’t take too long, and went back home. We were completely shattered.

4. On Tuesday, July 4th, it was my birthday. We had planned to go to the thermal baths that day. My sister still had free tickets, so we used them. It was a day full of relaxation, swimming, sunshine and yummy food and drinks. Despite being sick, I enjoyed it a lot. Still miss the steam bath and the amazing fruit sugar peeling we got there for free.

5. At the weekend, I finally got to celebrate my birthday with all my friends. My sister did my make-up and I got to wear my new dress from Mango.

6. It was such an amazing evening, despite some reservation problems. I booked a table for 11 at the most popular sushi restaurant in town called Origami at 9pm (8pm was not possible), and when we arrived at 8.50pm, they told us that we’d have to wait for a while until the guests have finished eating. It was around 9.30pm until we were able to go inside for food finally. Until we had ordered and got our food, almost one hour passed. Some of us got starters as well. I got the gyoza, and it was friggin yummy!

7. Finally the food – and with it the sushi – came. I also ordered a huge sushi platter for everyone to try. I didn’t only eat sushi, but also a coconut udon soup with shrimps. I didn’t like that so much though, and my sister’s beef pak choi dish looked so much yummier. It was a great evening though, and by the time we left the restaurant, they were about to close :’D We were the last ones inside (11:45pm), but then again, it wasn’t our fault, since we did arrive on time.

8. Group picture with everyone :)

9. Me with the cute HappySocks I got from two of my friends :)

10. On sunday, I first had to unpack all my gifts and take photos of some of them. I loooveeeed all of my gifts I got and want to say thank you to everyone who came and got me presents. I am fortunate to have friends who know me so well :) The ‘One-Line-A-Day’ 5-year-journal is actually one of the things I have thought about buying, but never did.

11. And the Instagram-famous book is a book I just recently discovered at Urban Outfitters and had to think about my friend Giulia thinking about me if she ever got to see the book :’DD And then she actually got it for me :D

12. I just specifically fell in love with the Harry Potter pillow set <3 The trio and Hagrid look soooo cute! Hagrid is actually my favourite out of the four in this pillow collection :D Other than these gifts above, I got a Sailor Moon mug and a unicorn pocketmirror, an Amazon voucher and some bathing stuff, and I am gonna get a see-through umbrella :)

 

I hope you guys had an awesome first week of July. Mine was great as you can see. I was sick on my birthday, probably for the first time ever, but it was still a great birthday week with all the friends, food and swimming <3

Thanks for reading! See you next week!

Merveille

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Birthday Celebrations

FINALLY I am able to post about my birthday celebrations two weeks ago. I was so busy the last few weeks, that I really couldn’t find any day for posting it. Actually, I am still busy right now, the next week might even be busier than the weeks before, but well, it is sunday, and I will just take the time for me and my blog now :)

Two weeks ago, on Friday the 4th of July it was my birthday. So, as you can see, I was born on Independence Day. I am no American, though, and I have never been to the US, but I have met some Americans during the course of my studies here in Germany :) And I also wanted to do an exchange year in the US, but for financial reasons, it didn’t work out. If you have been following this blog for over a year, you will know the exact reasons.

Anyway, the day began quite normal. I went to work for 4/1/2 hours, and even got a present from my chef :D

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I am not sure what this book is about, but I will soon find out if I will read it :)

The day also had another event, namely the Worldcup match between France and Germany. I missed the first part of the match because I sitll had to work, but I made it for the second part. However, the match was not very exciting.

The next day was even better. I had organized a little birthday celebration at a restaurant in Stuttgart. A few of my friends also came, especially some I seldom see :) I was quite happy that they found time to celebrate with me, although most of them had to leave early already.

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I celebrated at the Sultan Saray again this year. The turkish restaurant :) The food was delicious, but there was a little problem when my friend wanted to leave to catch their train, the waiters told them to wait a little bit, because they were stressed due to Ramaddan. But later, the waitress apologized, and I offered her a chocolate I got from my friend as a birthday gift :D She was very grateful for the chocolate, and that made me quite happy as well :)

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My friend Giuli was also present, but she took the photo :)

After the rest was gone, we were only 5 people. My sister, my friend Giuli, my friend Keddy, a friend from my job, and me. We also paid at about 10.30 pm and went outside to watch the football match between Costa Rica and the Netherlands. I also got a bottle of wine as a gift from my friend Yen, so we drank it outside.

After the match was finished (after midnight, due to penalty), we went to the club next to the restaurant. They play Hip Hop there, so it was a good place to continue celebrating.

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Yupp, that’s me dancing :’D

We left the place at about 3 or 4 am. When I was in bed, it was 6 am I think.

It was a fun night with all my kind friends and funny people :) And here is my gift haul :)

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A lot of chocolate and birthday cards. I even got my Hogwarts letter *o* They contained a bookstore voucher. Then I got a new phone case, lipsticks (MAC and Avon), showering gel and body lotion, key pendants, a lollipop, Nori, a book about Facebook…

And a friend of mine who couldn’t make it to my birthday gave me some endlessly cute presents *o*

Here they are:

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Can you believe it??!??! A Sailor Moon mug :O And extremely cute Luna and Artemis key pendants :’) And a bookstore voucher of course :D My friend really must be crazy to give me all of this … o.O

Okay, enough showing off for today ;D

I hope you enjoyed this post, despite of all the cute pictures ;)

Thanks for reading!