TURNING TWENTY

This weekend I celebrated my 20th birthday and I have to say it was probably the best birthday I have ever had. As I am currently at uni, I live away from home and this was my first birthday I wouldn’t be able to celebrate with my family and I was finding this really hard. However, my absolutely amazing best friend Nikkii, boyfriend Alex and society made sure that I didn’t even have time to think about missing home by throwing me the loveliest surprise party ever!

I had attempted to arrange my own celebrations in the shape of a cinema trip followed by a cheeky Nandos and karaoke night at the student’s union but was lead to believe that none of friends could make it. Little did I know that they had been asked to decline my invitation to add to the surprise! A few people came for the meal with me and we had a great time but I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t internally getting upset at the number of ‘sorry I can’t make it tonight’ texts I was receiving.

Birthday Nandos

Nikkii and Alex managed to convince me that we should still go to karaoke just the three of us as we would still have a great time and I agreed, got ready and remained completely oblivious to the fact that whilst I was doing so Nikkii was running back and forth to the SU with some others to set up.

We headed over to karaoke and as I walked in I was greeted by around 30 of my closest friends pulling party poppers and yelling ‘surpriseeeeee!’ I literally could not believe it – I think I actually tried to run away in shock and it definitely took everything in me not to burst into tears. I’m not easily surprised but I had absolutely no idea that this was going to happen and I still can’t really believe all the thought and effort that went into pulling it off, not to mention the amount of people that came to celebrate with me. I feel so, so humbled and lucky to have such amazing people in my life.

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As the night went on we had an amazing time! We sang (world of our own by Westlife of course), danced and consumed a lot of alcohol – being the birthday girl you find that a lot of people want to buy you shots. The DJ did a count down to midnight for me and everyone sang happy birthday and it was just the best night ever. A few of us also headed to the club once karaoke ended and continued the birthday celebrations there.

Later that morning, after we had slept, I opened some cards that had arrived from my family before heading to watch a wheelchair basketball game at the University arena and then some lunch. I saw in the end of my birthday cwtched up in bed with Alex feeling so loved and so happy.

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I still have some birthday things to look forward to as Alex’s present to me is a big shopping trip next week and dinner out so I can still be a low key birthday girl right? I can’t wait to see what my 20th year brings and I have no idea how my 21st will top this.

To any of my friends that happen to be reading this, thank you for giving me the best birthday ever – I am so lucky to have you.

Meg xo

 

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