Happy 19th Birthday to Me!

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Waheyyy!

IT'S MY BIRTHDAY!

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Well, kind of, kind of not...

April 27th was my birthday but I've only just finished celebrating! I mentioned in my last post that it was my birthday on the Wednesday I got back from Crete and as I had just got back off holiday, I didn't really do anything. Instead, I nominated the weekend after for my celebrations! The plan was to go out into town and have a few cocktails and maybe a bit of food from somewhere and see where the night takes us. Although we had a good night, there was just three of us so there was only so much you could do.

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Pina Colada from Turtle Bay = A-MAY-ZING! Although not quite the same as the ones you get in Mexico. Turtle Bay do the nicest cocktails I've ever had, so far, in England!
Captain America: Civil War came out on the 29th so Sunday (yesterday) was cinema day! It's very rare that we go anywhere else than our little independent cinema in St Annes but we wanted to see it in 3D so I drove myself, my boyfriend and two best friends to the Odeon. It was a brilliant film! Although I'm not sure if pay £16 something for a ticket was worth it... I will definitely be watching it again, but it won't be at an Odeon. Their prices are hideous! Despite it being a 'versus' film, The Russo Brothers did their job fantastically and pulled of another exceptional movie! I cannot wait for the next Marvel films! It was a million times better than Batman Vs Superman! (What a waste of a film that was, and that's coming from a massive Superman fan!)

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Captain Morgan's Dark Rum off my friend Halle and a bottle of Tequila off Edmond, the boyfriend.I don't drink much alcohol at all but I do love a good dark rum and coke. The tequila was more just for the bottle and the fact that we are going back to Mexico!
Being 19 in my family basically means you get ignored (with the exception of an Auntie and my parents). Because we have such a big family, there's a rule that as soon as you turn 18 you don't get any more presents. However, that shouldn't mean I don't get a card too but let's not start talking about how annoying my family can be. So, this year I didn't get that many presents because of that.

When my parents asked me what I wanted this year and I told them I wanted a proper DSLR camera, I knew I wasn't going to get anything else because of the price. This I was perfectly happy with. I now have a Nikon D5200. It just happens to be the exact same camera my boyfriend has (#relationshipgoals). That was pure fluke. I hadn't told my parents of an actual model, just that I wanted a reasonably new model with flip-out view finder. I am extremely happy with the camera and I shall be using it a lot more now so expect better quality photos and videos on my YouTube channel

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Flash logo necklace from Edmond, and a bunch of nail things from my sister, Samantha.
My boyfriend got me a bunch of presents, including some of the things in the photos and a comic book called 'The Books of Magic' by Neil Gaiman and although I don't normally read comic books, this one has really intrigued me. It was originally published as a 4-part-series about a 13-year-old boy called Timothy who is basically told he has magic, then he gets an owl, and certain people want to kill him because he's powerful, etc. etc. etc. Do you get where I'm going with this? It's supposed to be very similar to, you guessed it, Harry Potter. Except it was actually originally published in 1990 when the first Harry Potter book was only published in 1997. Being a big Harry Potter fan, I am definitely interested in this. I shall definitely be giving this a read very soon. I will sit in bed with a Galaxy hot chocolate (that Ed also got me) and read it. Too bad I ate the popcorn at the cinema.

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Earrings from Halle!
Halle, one of my best friends, got me these beautiful earrings, along with some Milkybar buttons, the rum, and a sentimental coaster that reads "Best friends make the good times better and the hard times easier". The coaster speaks a lot of truth! Apparently I still have some presents waiting from my other friend Caitlin so I have a few more to open yet! I did also get a 'coz-e-reader' which is basically a cushion thing that's a stand for your e-reader or tablet whilst you're in bed. It's a good idea and cool design but there's one major problem... I don't have an e-reader or tablet of any kind. So, until I can get myself an iPad, it's going to have to wait in the box.

Overall, one of my favourite things about my birthday is the fact that myself and Edmond have finally booked to go back to this place:

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Having a picture taken with some random guy wearing traditional Mayan costume down 5th Avenue in Playa Del Carmen.
WE'RE GOING BACK TO MEXICO! 

I still can't believe it! I am unbelievably excited as we go on the 7th June (35 days, not that I'm counting) and we shall be there for Ed's birthday which will make it extra special! I'm glad we booked it when we did too because it has gone up by over £100 in price since then! 35 days can't come round quick enough! I still can't believe I never posted about mexico, I shall have to do a post or two before I go away (and after)!

Considering I'm now 19, I think I did pretty well considering, 19 is very much a boring age. Let's just hope I can make this year not so boring!

What did you do for your birthday or what are your plans? Any big birthdays coming up?

Adios!
- KC xx

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46 comments

  1. You did well for your birthday and you have heaps to look forward to. Wait till you're approaching 39, you learn to make the most of all the time you have. 19 will be wonderful :)

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    1. Definitely looking forward to Mexico!

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  2. happy (belated) birthday! :) you got some lovely goodies. also, i loved captain america! i want to watch it again

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    1. thank you!! So do I! Can't wait for it to come out on DVD.. movie night!

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  3. Happy 19th Birthday it sounds like you had the most amazing time and those earrings are absolutely beautiful. x

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    1. thank you!! They are aren't they :D

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  4. Sounds like you had a great birthday and welcome to the DSLR club! Can't deny that I am very jealous that you're heading to Mexico, can't wait to see your photos from the trip x

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  5. Belated birthday wishes to you, I am sure you are going to have a wonderful trip to Mexico.

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    1. thank you!! I hope so! I love it there!

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  6. Happy belated Birthday. Enjoy Mexico. Hope you have fun.

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  7. It sounds like you had an amazing time with some great gifts - I also agree with those cinema prices, it really makes me think twice about going but great for a treat.

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    1. Every once in a while I go to Odeon, but I was expecting to pay £8 not £16!!

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  8. The books of magic sound interesting- never knew of them but they do sound eerily close to Harry Potter.... Gonna go check them out on amazon ;)

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    1. I'm yet to read it but I will let you know what I think!

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  9. I will have to check out the books they sound fab! I hope you had a great birthday H x

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  10. Happy birthday {late!} How exciting you get to back on holiday! That's amazing. So shocking prices gone up £100! Nuts what a few days and weeks do in prices isn't it

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    1. Gone up by £200 now!! It's really bad, so glad we booked when we did!

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  11. Sounds like you had a lovely birthday, happy belated birthday!

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  12. Happy 19th birthday and your camera takes such good photos! I am trying to work out how to use mine!

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    1. Thank you! Same here, need to get the instructions out to learn all the little extras about it!

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  13. Happy Birthday, sounds like you had a lovely time.

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  14. Happy birthday! Sounds like you got some really lovely gifts! Those earrings are pretty!

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    1. Thank you Leanne! Yes I did and I love them!

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  15. Happy Birthday, I would have liked those same presents, it's quality not quantity that counts:-)

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  16. Happy late birthday! You really did get some awesome gifts. That Nikon is a really good camera.

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    1. Thank you Liz! It works so well! Great for what I want!

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  17. Happy birthday! Mexico sounds like a grand adventure! Oh to be 19 again - enjoy it! :D

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    1. Thank you! I can't wait! haha seems like just yesterday I was 12 :')

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  18. Happy birthday sounds like you had an amazing time and I am dying to go to Mexico X

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    1. Thank you! I absolutely love it there! Can't wait to go back!

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  19. Sounds like you've had a great birthday and lots of celebrations! Hope you have fun with the camera, I'm still trying to figure out how to use mine haha

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    1. I'm slowly figuring it out! Can't wait to take it abroad with me!

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  20. Happy belated Birthday! You got some lovely presents. I'm so jealous you're going to Mexico again, that's my dream holiday. Have a fab time x

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    1. Thank you! You can get it really cheap at the right time of year!

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  21. Happy birthday and happy new camera! Exciting news that you are returning to Mexico - One of my favourite places on earth.

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    1. Thank you! and yes I cannot wait! I love it there! Have you been? :)

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  22. Happy birthday! But £16 for the cinema?! That's crazy! You should buy something cheap off Compare the Market (think their cheapest travel insurance is about £2!) and then you get half price cinema tickets on Mondays and Tuesdays for a whole year, I think it's around £7 a ticket!

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    1. It really is! Annoyingly I had actually just bought some travel insurance for my holiday but then realised that it was only for certain days and we really wanted to go on the Sunday. Guess it's only the once and it was a bit of a treat!

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  23. Happy belated birthday, I hope you're getting on well with your new camera. Getting a DSLR was the best thing for my photography.

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    1. Thank you!!! Yeah I love it! I've been able to take some great photos so far :D

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