Last Thursday it was my 29th birthday and even though I got lots of Facebook messages from friends and family wishing me a wonderful day. It was a very quiet one. I’m currently at my dads, though he and his wife Michelle had to work, I spent the day in Woking wandering around the shops, trying on clothes I couldn’t afford, applying for jobs I probably won’t get, watching lots of TV and drinking alcohol. Not exactly what a normal 29 year old would be doing then again am I normal 29 year old? Probably not.
I got some great gifts, including a trip to see The Railway Children in York with my mum. A show that is at the York Railway Museum which is definitely worth seeing and features a real train. Even now at my age I can still be surprised by this. An ice-cream maker, which I still need to make some. A bunch of flowers, a tote bag with Hakuna Matata on it and some irn bru rock. The flowers had sunflowers in them which is one of my favourite flowers the other being daffodils. I honestly think if flowers are yellow and green, I will love them. My dad and Michelle got me a book about Winston Churchill by Borris Johnson, some cupcakes from Lola’s Bakery, a nice bottle of Prosecco and a meal out the following night.
Friday night we got changed and went to The Sun Inn which is a pub in Chobham. The Sun Inn is a nice little pub with some amazing food. If your in the area I fully recommend you to go. http://www.suninnchobham.com/
The meal we had was delicious and even made more amazing that I tried snails for the first time. They were in a garlic sauce, which was super hot but they tasted delicious. I can now check this off the list of foods to try and believe me this list grows every day or when I read or see a recipes. After the snails, I had salmon with a rocket salad followed by a cherry amandine. The whole meal was so tasty and the wine was a great add on. My dad had potted crab and belly pork, michelle had scallops and chocolate souffle which she said was the best yet.
I’ve not celebrated my birthday with them properly for a long time and it was a nice change. I think birthdays should be spent with family and friends over a delicious meal and lots of wine to drink.