Birthday roundup ’18

Yo guys I had a birthday again, and I’m 29! It’s also been a year since I went on a surprise trip to the zoo and Will proposed to me! Of course we got married recently so that’s kind of a bigger deal.

On my birthday itself, we had nachos (best food) while Jodi came over to watch Terrified (Aterrados) on Shudder with us. It definitely dun’ me an alarm! An actress in it is called Elvira, which is an interesting name you don’t see very much of!

I wound up screaming when a guy’s bed moved along the floor because I didn’t notice he was pushing it himself.

As usual I got lots of great presents, including Friends Trivial Pursuit! I’d never played Trivial Pursuit in any form before so it was certainly exciting.

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I found this very confusing, especially as there are no wedges included with the game. It’s some sort of portable version, for taking to people’s houses with you I guess.
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Birthday nachos!

I spent a lot of the day just chilling out and watching a longplay of Project Zero 4, which is a bit old now but it was never released outside Japan. Dat spoop!

 

My sister came up the next day and gave me further presents. Guess what?! My sister bought me a replacement PS3!! I am overjoyed at finally being able to play original Tomb Raider again.

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FINALLY.
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Nice to see this arrive.

At the weekend Will threw a party for me and I had fun. Went to bed disappointingly early because I was falling asleep sitting there, apparently that’s just my life now!

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Trying to make a nice table display even though I didn’t know entirely what was going to happen.

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Unflattering angle ahoy! Callum not featured because he wasn’t there yet.
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In a perhaps not surprising turn of events, we won the Friends trivia!
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Lyndon’s Drawful portrait.
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Some presents from Kadek!
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I HAVE WAITED SO LONG.

Hanukkah and Christmas are upon us already! We decorated on December 1st as always.

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A small present to Will.
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We successfully put the tree up on the first!
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A beautiful lampshade from Kadek!
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First night. It’s Jewish law to share the light of the miracle, but I also don’t want to set my curtains on fire, which is where an electronic menorah comes in.
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Real hanukkiah in the living room.
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It’s not Christmas without ceiling garlands.
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It’s so pretty and twinkly in the dark as well.
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It is getting colder.
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Beautiful Jupiter.
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Son why are you like this.
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I’m unreasonably in love with these simple storage baskets for dishwasher stuff. I ordered them as part of our Asda delivery.
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A weird tear in the bum of Will’s trousers that I dun’ sewed up.
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Will did a good job starting to put this chest of drawers together! It is a present from our awesome local friend group. I look forward to it being finished and actually being able to find what I want instead of digging into floor piles for anything that will do.
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Foggy.

I finally trimmed my hair. Not dramatically shorter, because I’d look worse, but enough so that it’s slightly easier to manage. Still very little of my hair is new growth that won’t have had relaxer on it last year, so I think it’s going to be a long time before I have perfectly healthy hair.

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Hair combed out on one side.
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A trim!
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It’s not really noticeably shorter but it’s already easier to manage.
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You can see it when I put my hair to the front.

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Freya stealing Hen Night Horse.
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Current hair. My ends go like that when I’ve gone a bit overboard with conditioner. 
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A weird curl.
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The tradition of backwards Tomb Raider.

I ordered 2019’s bullet journal/ planner/ notebook/ everything. I decided to try A4 size this year, and told myself it’s OK because my over-notebook pencil case will fit on it sideways. It looks like the notebook is slightly larger than A4 so that might not work after all, whoops!

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Copied my Things by 2020 into the book. Gonna need a lot of help to get these done!
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And here’s a bonus gif of Freya from 2013-ish.

 

I hope real-life people know that they are always welcome in our house during special occasions. I strongly believe that Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, and Boxing Day are days that you absolutely should not be alone so, if you have nowhere to be, don’t be afraid to reach out to us. We will definitely feed you!

 

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