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 27°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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  1. 24 April 2013 / 18:08

    happy birthday!

  2. 24 April 2013 / 18:12

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

  3. 24 April 2013 / 18:29

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

  4. 24 April 2013 / 19:21

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

  5. 24 April 2013 / 21:02

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

  6. 24 April 2013 / 21:37

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

    xoxo, Julie

  7. 24 April 2013 / 23:18

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

  8. 24 April 2013 / 23:57

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

  9. 25 April 2013 / 02:16

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

  10. 25 April 2013 / 02:48

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

  11. 25 April 2013 / 04:54

    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

  12. 25 April 2013 / 06:24

    Gefeliciteerd Nikki! πŸ™‚

  13. 25 April 2013 / 09:32

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

  14. 25 April 2013 / 11:48

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

  15. 25 April 2013 / 12:19

    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!

  16. 26 April 2013 / 15:43

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


  17. 27 April 2013 / 06:30

    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

  18. 27 April 2013 / 11:29

    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?!

  19. 27 April 2013 / 17:59

    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

  20. 28 April 2013 / 15:44

    Happy Belated B-day!

  21. 29 April 2013 / 20:05

    Een beetje laat maar toch nog een gelukkige verjaardag baby!

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