I’m sitting behind my laptop, with a delicious slice of Victoria sponge cake and a cup of coffee. I’m smiling, because I turn 21 today.

I had a great day today. Even though I had to kiss everyone in the office this morning. I hate that. Can’t we just shake hands? No? Please? Haha! I brought three cakes to work to celebrate, and even though they were a bit dry, they were delicious! I forgot I shared the day with a co-worker from the other office that’s on our floor so she had a box full of mini pastries to hand out as well. No need to tell you what the morning looked like on our floor. Party time! And as if all the yummy food wasn’t enough, the weather gods blessed us with sunshine and temperatures up to 27Β°C locally. Uh-mazing. My internship coaches let me leave early so I could enjoy the sunny afternoon and shop for that perfect prom dress I did not find. A little upset that I could not find a pretty dress anywhere, I went home to find my youngest sister behind the stove baking me pancakes. The cherry on this amazing birthday! 

Last year, for my 20th birthday I made a little list of expectations. I wanted to take photography classes, fly across the pond and make new blog friends. I did all that and more. It has been an awesome year where I traveled to the United States, got good grades, stayed in good health and where I could enjoy much love and laughter. For the next year I mostly hope to graduate from college and decide what I want to study for my Masters. I hope to travel even more, maybe to northern Italy, southern Spain or Scotland but preferably to all. I am still doubting whether I should go to Canterbury or not and I really, really should get back into blogging. Like… really.

A toast to all of you!
Have a good one!

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  • happy birthday!

  • Gefeliciteerd!!! Ik hoop dat je een mooie dag hebt gehad πŸ™‚

  • Happy Birthday!

  • Happy birthday! 3 cakes, pastries and pancakes sound like a great birthday πŸ™‚ I hope you get to travel a lot this year.

  • Happy Birthday Nikki! Sounds like a great day! πŸ™‚

  • Happy Birthday! xo

  • Happy Birthday, lovely!

  • Fabulous plans, all. Happy Birthday, Nikki! It has been great getting to know you this year πŸ˜€

  • Ah! Happy Birthday! Keep us posted on your travels πŸ™‚ I always look forward to the lovely pictures!

    xoxo, Julie

  • Happy birthday! I love how you reflect on the year and things you want to accomplish in your next year πŸ™‚

  • Happy 21st Birthday!! Make sure to have a wonderful day<3

  • YAY! Happy Birthday, love! It sounds like you had a lovely day which makes me so happy! Keep celebrating πŸ™‚

    Lady Γ  la Mode

  • Happy 21st, love! That cake looks so good…I'm jealous!
    Hugs & Kisses,

  • happy birthday, girl! sounds like it was a good one!

  • What a lovely cake!

    Happy Birthday – it sounds like your day was wonderful, and I hope that continues for you πŸ™‚ You did so well with your goals last year I'm sure you will achieve your goals again this year πŸ™‚

    Away From Blue

  • OOh, een dag te laat zeker? Maar toch nog een gelukkige verjaardag! πŸ™‚ xx

  • baby im so happy for you
    you're amazing


  • Gefeliciteerd Nikki! πŸ™‚

  • Proficiaaaaat! Die taart ziet er lekker uit πŸ˜€

  • Heel hartelijk gefeliciteerd! Gelukkig had je een leuke dag, op de afwezige jurk na. Ik hoop dat je een mooi nieuw jaar tegemoet gaat!

  • Gefeliciteerd! πŸ˜€

  • Klinkt als een leuke verjaardag πŸ™‚
    Veel succes met je voornemens!

  • Happy Birthday!! I'm so glad you enjoyed your day πŸ™‚
    I hope this next year is even more full of joy and surprises than the last!

    Cheers to you!

  • Happy Birthday, Nikki. Hope it's a great one!!

  • Have a happy one, jij jong ding! πŸ˜‰ xx

  • gelukkige verjaardag meid!
    xo Charlotte – Aliceroxy

  • Congrats dear, love to hear that you had an awesome day, that's how all birthdays are supposed to be like πŸ˜€


  • Gelukkige verjaardag! Ben blij dat je een leuke dag gehad hebt. Waarvoor ga je wel naar Canterbury? Gewoon op te shoppen of iets anders? Ik kan je Canterbury absoluut aanraden, ik ga zelf bijna om de maanden naar daar gewoon om te shoppen en om onze inkopen te doen bij Tesco. En natuurlijk voor de typische Engelse sfeer.

    X Audrey

  • Happy birthday ^^

  • Oh! Happy Belated Birthday! :)) I am so glad you stayed tuned to your laste year's plans! I bet you feel proud of yourself! πŸ™‚

    P.S. About those kisses and hugs… I know, right?!

  • Leuk te horen dat het leuk was!! Wat doe je als stage? Veel succes!!! oOh 21 ik word 23 en voel me zo oud :p

  • Happy Belated B-day!

  • Zeeer late happy bday!

  • Een beetje laat maar toch nog een gelukkige verjaardag baby!