twenty five years

2/08/2013

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A few days ago I turned twenty-five. It's slightly surreal as I've always been the "youngest" of the people I've known, especially since I had an older sister and tagged along with her friends. It's the inevitable progression of life and with it comes wonderful new experiences of course. I love self-made traditions, and keeping them throughout the years for purely nostalgic reasons. When I was a kid, I always had the typical party with pizza, an ice-cream cake, and a game of Mall Madness or Girl Talk (complete with zit stickers). Although I no longer play the latter games, I do take pleasure in the delicious food! Here's some of what my birthday looked like:

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Pizza & raspberries. The raspberries were for dessert, but Donald ate both at the same time (ahh) ! Erlend wanted in on the action...

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Taking Erlend off of the table. She wanted my Oreo cake!

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eating raspberries

You can see the lust for dessert in both Erlend and my eyes. In the middle of my cake celebration, Vanessa skyped in to sing Happy Birthday. Although she is all the way in England, we were still able to laugh, cry and enjoy the day together. The happy tears were shed when she gifted me with a vintage polly pocket that I used to own, but lost when we moved from our childhood home. I've been reunited!

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I had such a busy January (understatement!) but I hope to visit these parts much more now that I've completed some tasks. One of those was finally getting my driver's license after putting it off for years! I suppose turning twenty-five is a grand thing after all ♥

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37 comments

  1. happy bday!!
    that oreo cake looks amazing!!

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  2. These photos are so pretty! And congratulations. :)

    x

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    1. Thanks Kaity, I'm excited to get a new car soon! :)

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  3. Happy Birthday darling!!!! It looks like you had such a beautiful (and delicious) Birthday! That Oreo cake looks amazing :D

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    1. It was quite tasty and had peppermint mousse inside! Happy belated birthday to you too! I am so late catching up on my blogs! x

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  4. happy birthday! that cake looks so good!!!! :)

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    1. Thanks Marlou!! We ate it so quickly - it's completely gone now!

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  5. Happy birthday Valerie! Looks like you had a lovely day, the cake looks delicious! And congratulations on getting your driver's license :) I've missed your psots, hope everything's going alright for you.

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    1. Merci Jane! I honestly thought I'd never get my license because I was much too nervous about it. Thank goodness I passed and don't have to worry about it again! I miss posting as well, can't wait until my schedule finally opens up :)

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  6. Happy birthday! Perfect photos as usual. x

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    1. Thank you Grace, it was easy to photograph because the cake was adorable!

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  7. happy birthday dear, that cake looks epic! and congrats on your drivers licence, hope its synonymous with loads of out of town adventures :) xx

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    1. I hope it is too! I'm still a nervous driver so hopefully that subsides with even more driving! Merci dear x

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  8. awww, Valerie! once again, a very happy birthday to you! :-) everything you do is so sweet, colourful and lovely! no matter how old you are, I'm sure you'll never stop loving these wonderful little things that you share with us here! you are so special, I wish we were neighbours! ♥

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    1. I wish we were neighbors too! I'm sure one day we shall meet :) Perhaps in Iceland? I dream of visiting again so if it ever happens we will have to make it happen together! You wrote such lovely words, and it's true that my age will not make much of a difference in terms of my tastes! x

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  9. P.S. Polly Pocket is awesome! :-D

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    1. She is! It was my favorite toy as a child and I had about four of them. I still can't believe Vanessa thought to buy it and found the exact one I used to have! ♥

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  10. ahh polly pocket, the memories! happy birthday x

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    1. You had it too? So awesome! I had four of them and played with them obsessively! Thanks Laura x

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  11. 25 years full of talent!! So happy birthday to you:)
    Ciao*

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    1. What a sweet thing to say! Thank you dear x

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  12. What a cute cake! Happy twenty-five years of happiness that have brought you to /this/ moment, and to many many more!

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    1. Thanks Jessica :) What a great way to frame it! x

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  13. oh, happy birthday dear! i adore all of the decorations on these desserts! everything is just always so lovely with you!

    lindsey louise

    hellomrrabbit.blogspot.com

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  14. Happy birthday! That cake looks beyond amazing.

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  15. Happy, happy birthday! It sounds like you had a wonderful day...that Oreo cake looks to die for. What a sweet gift from your sister! I used to love Polly Pockets (and Mall Madness, of course). I like that you make traditions and actually keep up with them. Your posts always make me feel nostalgic, but in a really good way. Congratulations on getting your driver's license! What an accomplishment! x

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  16. Happy Birthday Valerie! Beautiful photos! I love how you are keeping traditions from when you were a kid! & That oreo cake looks delicious!!!

    Victoria

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  17. Happy birthday! Lovely photos, your cake looks divine! You have a fantastic blog, so pleased I dropped by x

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  18. Happy Birthday beautiful girl!!! You look so wonderful and these photos are gorgeous. You're such a talented and inspiring lady who I am glad to have bumped into online :)
    xoxo

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  19. So lovely!!! Happy birthday. It looks like an amazing day. Great photographs www.adoramehitabel.blogspot.co.uk

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  20. happy birthday dear!! i'm turning 25 this year too and the thought is pretty scary, but i'd better get used to it because there's no slowing down time! your cake looks incredible by the way, especially with all the decorations on top of it! and your polly pocket from your sister is the sweetest gift, definitely something to remember and keep from your 5th or your 25th. :) x

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  21. Happy Belated Birthday!! 25 will be a great year :)
    That Oreo Cake looks delicious- did you make it yourself?? Looks like you had a lovely birthday celebration.
    xx

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  22. Happy Belated!
    The Oreo Cake looks really pretty and delicious

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  23. I am still amazed with your oreo cake. And I firmly belive you should be a party planner. :) Everything is perfect.

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